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Your fun guide to digital photography with any deviceWhether you’re shooting with an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera, a smartphone or tablet, a high-priced contraption, or one of those new-fangled action cameras, it’s possible to take your digital photos from good to great by applying a few simple tricks—and Digital Photography For Dummies shows you how! Packed with tips, advice, and insight you won’t find in your camera’s manual, this friendly guide quickly gets you up to speed on proven photography techniques to help your digital pictures say more than a thousand words!No longer a hobby or profession limited to those with access to fancy and expensive equipment, digital photography is all around us.
The authors’ focus in this book is to deliver software engineering knowledge and skills that readers can put into immediate practical use. The book provides the essential topic coverage required by students of software engineering, from the nuts and bolts of objects to software architecture, from writing code to testing, from software development processes to project management. Working through nine contemporary themes in Software Engineering, students are given an awareness of key issues from understanding the customer and user, evaluating alternative requirements and design, to developing quantitative and logical thinking and effective communication.
Design, develop, and deploy an interactive and informative MOOC course for the edX platform
About This Book
Create a curriculum, exercises, and assessments to leverage the interactivity of edX
Get well versed with preparation, planning, and production techniques of instructional videos
A step-by-step guide to master the art of managing edX
Who This Book Is For
If you are an educator creating a course for edX or a corporate trainer using Open edX for large-scale learning and development initiatives, then edX E-Learning Course Development is the ideal book for you.
Perfect the art of creating CRYENGINE games through exciting, hands-on game development projects
About This Book
Create CRYENGINE games from scratch with CRYENGINE Blank Game Starter-kit
Discover good working practices and tips to quickly jump into making a new level in the game
Build practical game projects and discover advanced concepts of CRYENGINE game development using the examples in the book
What You Will Learn
Create a CRYENGINE game from scratch with the Game Starter-kit
Add custom methods to allow the player/AI to use a weapon
Create complete “start” and “end” game menus using Scaleform and C++
Discover how to use highpoly modeling workflow and techniques within the pipeline for the SDK to use
Use the Crytiff exporter from Photoshop
Export the CHR―the format the engine needs to read the skeleton
Integrate the character in the engine using the character tool
Better understand the rules to create and author skeletons to rig characters designed for CRYENGINE
Debug common setup issues that might appear during production with useful tools
Get the lowdown on how HDR works plus ways to shoot it, process it, and finish your imagesAre you ready to take an artistic leap forward in your photography? Do you want dynamic photos that bring a scene to life? With this book, your camera, and a little practice, you’ll be able to create amazing HDR images. Packed with full-color examples, it shows you how to edit photos to give them more vibrant colors, richer contrast, and sharper highlights.The ABCs of HDR — learn the basics about cameras, gear, workflow, and software options for creating HDRExamine your HDR options — apply different strategies when shooting with a pro camera or basic point-and-shoot modelExpand your photo techniques — discover the basics of photo bracketing and how to create HDR from a single Raw photoTurn normal photos into eye-catching HDR images — use Photomatix Pro to create and tone-map HDR imagesBroaden your horizons — take better photos for HDR and create HDR panoramas or black-and-white HDR imagesOpen the book and find:What makes a photo a high dynamic range imageHow to tone-map an HDR imageWhen to shoot more or fewer brackets for an HDR imageTips on shooting single-exposure HDRHow to create amazing panoramasStrategies for shooting with a high-end or budget digital cameraSteps for converting HDR images to black and whiteProblem-solving techniques
Illustrator CS4 Digital Classroom is like having a personal instructor guiding readers through each lesson, while they work at their own pace. This book includes 11 self–paced lessons that let readers discover essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Adobe Illustrator CS4.
Sketchbook Pro is a professional grade painting app that is easy to use and which helps you create digital art that looks like paintings created using ink and color. Using Sketchbook Pro, you can transform your digital art into true masterpieces that resemble work done using traditional mediums.
SketchBook Pro Digital Painting Essentials will show you how to transform your digital art into true masterpieces. This book will guide you through the many tools and options available in Sketchbook Pro such as the symmetry tool, layer editor, and blend modes to create images that look as though they were done by hand using traditional tools and mediums.
Need to take your Macromedia Dreamweaver skills to the next level? You don’t have to be a programmer to build interactivity into your site. You just need Dreamweaver 8―Macromedia’s powerful new Web design and development tool―access to a Web server and an application server, and a copy of Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 Advanced for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide.
This best-selling guide from authors Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas has been the go-to tutorial and reference book for photography/design professionals and the textbook of choice in college classrooms for decades. This edition includes their trademark features of clear, concise, step-by-step instructions; hundreds of full-color images; screen captures of program features; and supplemental tips and sidebars in every chapter.
Among the new CS6 features covered in this extensively updated guide are: Field Blur, Iris Blur and Tilt-Shift filters; Properties panel; Exporting and Importing presets; Content-Aware Move tool and Content-Aware option for the Patch tool; Timeline panel for video editing; Photographic Toning libraries for Gradient Map adjustments; and Open Type options.
For intermediate programmers, beginning sound designers.
Sound gives your native, web, or mobile apps that extra dimension, and it’s essential for games. Rather than using canned samples from a sample library, learn how to build sounds from the ground up and produce them for web projects using the Pure Data programming language. Even better, you’ll be able to integrate dynamic sound environments into your native apps or games–sound that reacts to the app, instead of sounding the same every time.
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS6, COMPREHENSIVE offers a critical-thinking approach to teaching Photoshop. This text explains and reinforces design software concepts and skills through the New Perspectives' signature case-based, problem-solving pedagogy. Students will transcend point-and-click skills to take full advantage of the software's utility.
Digital photography has without doubt made it easier for novice photographers to take better pictures. The affordable prices of entry level models has widened the appeal of photography as a mainstream hobby. While the facility to instantly review images to check factors such as composition, exposure and focus has made it possible for photographers to improve at a faster rate than ever before. However, as experienced photographers are well aware, there is a difference between shooting a technically good image and one that stands out as exceptional.
Learn the advanced features of Unity 2D to change and customize games to suit your needs Discover tips and tricks for Unity2D’s new toolset Understand scripting, deployment, and platform integration with an example at each step Get a whole life-cycle overview of game development, from advanced scripting, monetization, marketing and deployment Who This Book Is ForIf you have C# knowledge but now want to become truly confident in creating fully functional 2D RPG games with Unity, then this book will show you everything you need to know.
Pixar Animation Studios, the Academy Award-winning creators of Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bug’s Life, and Monsters, Inc., are bringing a new animated movie, Finding Nemo, to the screen this summer. This visually stunning underwater adventure follows eventful and comic journeys of two fish-a father and his son Nemo-who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef. The underwater world for the film was conceptualized and developed by the creative team of artists, illustrators, and designers at Pixar, resulting in a lush landscape rich with detail.
Apple’s iPod still has the world hooked on portable music, pictures, videos, movies, and more, but one thing it doesn’t have is a manual that helps you can get the most out this amazing device. That’s where this book comes in. Get the complete scoop on the latest line of iPods and the latest version of iTunes with the guide that outshines them all – iPod: The Missing Manual.The 9th edition is as useful, satisfying, and reliable as its subject. Teeming with high-quality color graphics, each page helps you accomplish a specific task – everything from managing your media and installing and browsing iTunes to keeping calendars and contacts.
Visual effects and motion graphics pros of all stripes – from broadcast professionals to VFX supervisors to Web designers who need to produce occasional video segments – will welcome the dramatically accelerated features provided in the brand-new After Effects CS4. This best-selling book has been revised to cover all that’s new in this upgrade: the ability to import 3D layers from Photoshop; the Cartoon effect that converts live-action footage into stylized imagery; Adobe Device Central CS4, which lets you preview and test animations for mobile devices, and more.
With over 250,000 apps to choose from in Apple’s App Store, you can make your iPhone or iPod Touch do just about anything you can imagine – and almost certainly a few things you would never think of. While it’s not hard to find apps, it is frustratingly difficult to find the the best ones.
Today’s world is all about convenience. Supercenters are popping up every day, selling everything from toothbrushes to clothing and from milk to tires for your car. Even software programs are sold in "supercenter" type packages, or "suites."
Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 is a new graphic design program developed to generate images and sketches for printing, recordings or use on the World Wide Web. It is the swiftest illustrator created with new shapes, colors and paragraph styles that even has a mobile app so you can access your creations anywhere. Users are always happy with new developments and improvements in the graphic industry. There are some users that utilize this software in their day to day activities ad really welcome when improved ways of doing a task is introduced.
Adobe Photoshop Elements is referred to as a ‘junior version’ of the professional Adobe Photoshop. Both developed by the Adobe Systems. First released with the Photoshop version 6, the Elements software is designed to offer amateur designers and everyday users the ability to edit, organize, create and share. Since its launch, Photoshop Elements has introduced a number version; each with notable improvements over the earlier versions. The latest model, Photoshop Elements 14 released in late 2015, has received rave reviews for maintaining this trend.
The beginner’s guide to exploring, understanding, and rocking the world of dance music using the free LMMS digital audio workstation.Create the dance music you wanted. An experienced guide shows you the ropes.Learn from the best in dance music; its history, its people, and its genres.Learn the art of making music: from the way you set up your equipment, to polishing up your final mix.
This project-based guide from Adobe will teach readers all they need to know to create engaging interactive content with ActionScript 3.0 for Flash Professional CS5. Using step-by-step instructions with projects that build on the knowledge acquired in each lesson, readers will learn the fundamentals of adding interactivity to Flash files using ActionScript, starting with using prewritten Code Snippets, but progressing to customizing and writing their own ActionScript code. The tutorials start with simple navigation and timeline control and progress through controlling animation with ActionScript; using Event Listeners and writing event-handling functions; and controlling loading of and interaction with data, text, video, sound, and images.
Tap into the far-reaching potential of InDesign styles—from simple drop cap formatting to cross-media export to XHTML. Styles have the power to transform how design and production professionals approach and accomplish any project. Adopting a style-centric workflow can reduce tasks that would normally take days to mere hours, and tasks that would take hours to minutes or even seconds. Less time spent on repetitive tasks means more time for creating your best work. This book explores every InDesign style to reveal its full potential.
This is the only book on the market to focus exclusively on the creation of visual effects for After Effects users, and is a one-stop resource for anyone who wants in-depth explanations that demystify the realm of visual effects and how they were created, thanks to veteran author Mark Christiansen’s friendly and accessible style.A thoroughly packed, informative read, this masterful guide focuses on explaining the essential concepts, features, and techniques that are key to creating seamless movie-quality visual effects.
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