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Chapter 3. Dirty Dancing: Focusing Attention

Chapter 3. Dirty Dancing: Focusing Attention

Remember that scene in the movie Dirty Dancing—the big dance at the end of the movie? At one point, Patrick Swayze comes dancing down the center aisle toward the stage where Baby (yes, parents can be so cruel) stands there waiting for him, while swaying the hem of her skirt to and fro? Do you remember that part? Seriously, did she look incredibly gawky and awkward? I think it was the moment when the director decided to change her name in the movie from Angela to “Baby,” as a way of publicly shaming her for not having a cool dance move of her own. Now, you're probably wondering what all this has to do with Photoshop Elements? Plenty—because before you read this chapter, I strongly urge you to go out and rent the Dirty Dancing video and tell me if you, as a Photoshop Elements user, would freeze up the way Baby did at one of those “all-eyes-on-you” moments. If you see this movie and feel certain that you could come up with a more compelling “come hither” dance than Baby did, then and only then should you read this chapter.



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