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The Print and the Process: Taking Compelling Photographs from Vision to Expression

The Print and the Process: Taking Compelling Photographs from Vision to Expression

By: David duChemin

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 05-DEC-2012

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The Print and the Process is a book of ideas, thoughts, and techniques about our photographs and the process that leads us to the final image. (To be clear, it is not an instructional book about how to print your images.) In this beautiful book, David duChemin takes the reader behind the scenes on four distinct photographic projects, discussing motivation, image creation, and post-production. The projects he walks the reader through are from Iceland, Kenya, Antarctica, and Venice – and for each he discusses the hows and whys of his own image-making process. Each project begins with a...

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Creative Boot Camp: Generate Ideas in Greater Quantity & Quality in 30 Days

Creative Boot Camp: Generate Ideas in Greater Quantity & Quality in 30 Days

By: Stefan Mumaw

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 27-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 30-NOV-2012

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Creative Boot Camp is a 30-day creative training program that will increase the quantity and quality of your ideas. The book begins by exploring what creativity is and isn't, how we can train ourselves to improve our own ideation, and what steps we need to take to generate more ideas and better ideas for our creative selves, our creative projects, our creative businesses, and our creative lives. Like any muscle, creativity requires repetitive and challenging exercise to grow. The 30-day program provides an escalation of creative exercises that test our problem-solving prowess and train us...

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Living the Dream: Putting your creativity to work (and getting paid)

Living the Dream: Putting your creativity to work (and getting paid)

By: Corwin Hiebert

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 15-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 29-NOV-2012

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Living the Dream is a business book for creative people. It provides the insights and action steps they need to confidently put their skills and passions to work, to make the best business decisions possible, all in service of the ultimate goal--to make a living doing what they love.   This inter-disciplinary, no-holds barred guidebook is for emerging and established creative small business owners. It delivers management, marketing ideas, and principles that can make independent creative work stress free and financially rewarding. Living the Dream is void of useless references to big...

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Designing the Conversation: Techniques for Successful Facilitation

Designing the Conversation: Techniques for Successful Facilitation

By: Russ Unger; Brad Nunnally; Dan Willis

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 24-NOV-2012

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Facilitation skills are the foundation of every successful design practice, yet training on this core competency has been largely unavailable—until now. Designing the Conversation: Techniques for Successful Facilitation is a complete guide to developing the facilitation skills you need to communicate effectively and design fully engaging experiences. Learn to take control as Russ Unger, Brad Nunnally, and Dan Willis show you how to use your skills as a facilitator to deftly extract information from different types of people in various scenarios and address any problems and needs that arise...

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Work for Money, Design for Love: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Starting and Running a Successful Design Business

Work for Money, Design for Love: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Starting and Running a Successful Design Business

By: David Airey

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 12-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 30-OCT-2012

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Unlike other dry business books, this refreshing, straightforward guide from Logo Design Love author and international designer David Airey answers the questions all designers have when first starting out on their own. In fact, the book was inspired by the many questions David receives every day from the more than 600,000 designers who visit his three blogs (Logo Design Love, Identity Designed, and DavidAirey.com) each month. How do I find new clients? How much should I charge for my design work? When should I say no to a client? How do I handle difficult clients? What should I be sure...

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Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Photographs of the Famous and Infamous

Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Photographs of the Famous and Infamous

By: Brian Smith

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 28-SEP-2012

Insert Date: 28-OCT-2012

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In this sexy, bold book, Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Brian Smith tells the stories behind the photos and lessons learned in 30 years of photographing celebrities and people from all walks of life. Smith’s long list of famous and infamous subjects includes pro basketball players Dwayne Wade and Shaquille O’Neal; billionaires Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Donald Trump; tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams; actors Anne Hathaway, Antonio Banderas, Christopher Walken, Taye Diggs, Jane Krakowski, and William H. Macy; and many more. You’ll get the inside scoop on what goes on at a...

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Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling, Second Edition

Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling, Second Edition

By: Chris Crawford

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 17-DEC-2012

Insert Date: 26-OCT-2012

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As a game designer or new media storyteller, you know that the story is critical to the success of your project. Telling that story interactively is an even greater challenge, one that involves approaching the story from many angles. Here to help you navigate and open your mind to more creative ways of producing your stories is the authority on interactive design and a longtime game development guru, Chris Crawford. To help you in your quest for the truly interactive story, Crawford provides a solid sampling of what works and doesn't work, and how to apply the lessons to your own storytelling...

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Designing Web & Mobile Graphics: Fundamental Concepts for Web and Interactive Projects

Designing Web & Mobile Graphics: Fundamental Concepts for Web and Interactive Projects

By: Christopher Schmitt

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 21-DEC-2012

Insert Date: 26-OCT-2012

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Graphics are key to the user experience of online content, especially now that users are accessing that content on a multitude of devices: smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops. This book provides foundational methodology for optimal use of graphics that begins with HTML and CSS, and delves into the worlds of typography, color, transparency, accessibility, imagery, and layout for optimal delivery on all the different devices people use today.   It serves beginners and intermediate web builders alike with a complete foundation needed to create successful illustrative and navigational...

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Mobile Usability

Mobile Usability

By: Jakob Nielsen

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 10-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 14-OCT-2012

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How do we create a satisfactory user experience when limited to a small device? This new guide focuses on usability for mobile devices, primarily smartphones and touchphones, and covers such topics as developing a mobile strategy, designing for small screens, writing for mobile, usability comparisons, and looking toward the future. The book includes 228-full color illustrations to demonstrate the points. Based on expert reviews and international studies with participants ranging from students to early technology adopters and business people using websites on a variety of mobile devices,...

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Food Photography & Lighting: A Commercial Photographer’s Guide to Creating Irresistible Images

Food Photography & Lighting: A Commercial Photographer’s Guide to Creating Irresistible Images

By: Teri Campbell

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 28-SEP-2012

Insert Date: 30-SEP-2012

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Creating mouth-watering food images requires more than just a love of food and access to a kitchen. With the popularity of food blogs and photography how-tos, it’s tempting to think that anyone can photograph food, but it’s another thing entirely to shoot for a tight ad layout with the pressure of your client watching over your shoulder. Commercial food photographer Teri Campbell has been called a “lighting master,” and in this beautifully illustrated book, he not only shares his detailed lighting set-ups and shooting techniques for a wide range of food and drink shots, but also offers...

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Photoshop Masking & Compositing, Second Edition

Photoshop Masking & Compositing, Second Edition

By: Katrin Eismann; Seán Duggan; James Porto

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 24-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 11-SEP-2012

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Designers, photographers, and artists use Photoshop to create fantastic and realistic images for illustrations, fine art, and editorial content. Whether they're landscape or portrait photographers, illustrators or fine artists, masking and compositing are essential skills to master for combining images to the extent that it is impossible to tell where one image stops and the other one begins. In this completely revised edition of her best-selling guide to masking and compositing, Photoshop artist and educator Katrin Eismann--along with compositing experts Sean Duggan and James Porto--takes...

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The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization

The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization

By: Alberto Cairo

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 22-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 31-AUG-2012

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Unlike any time before in our lives, we have access to vast amounts of free information. With the right tools, we can start to make sense of all this data to see patterns and trends that would otherwise be invisible to us. By transforming numbers into graphical shapes, we allow readers to understand the stories those numbers hide. In this practical introduction to understanding and using information graphics, you’ll learn how to use data visualizations as tools to see beyond lists of numbers and variables and achieve new insights into the complex world around us. Regardless of the kind of...

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From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black and White Conversion Technique Known to Man

From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black and White Conversion Technique Known to Man

By: Vincent Versace

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 28-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 03-AUG-2012

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The ability to create a stunning black and white image remains one of photography’s greatest and most aspirational skills. Being able to "see" in black and white is an enviable capability, and a well-crafted black and white photograph remains the finest of the fine arts. Master photographer Vincent Versace has spent his career teaching the art of perception and how to translate it into extraordinary black and white images. In From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black and White Conversion Technique Known to Man, Versace discusses digital black and white photography – with a nod to traditional...

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Stylin’ with CSS: A Designer’s Guide, Third Edition

Stylin’ with CSS: A Designer’s Guide, Third Edition

By: Charles Wyke-Smith

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 16-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 29-JUL-2012

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In this completely revised edition of his bestselling Stylin’ with CSS, veteran designer and programmer Charles Wyke-Smith guides you through a comprehensive overview of designing Web pages with CSS, including the advanced capabilities of CSS3 that are now widely implemented across all the major browsers.     You will learn the full capabilities of the CSS language, with step-by-step examples and in-depth explanations that will take your skills to new levels, whether you are a newbie or already have experience with CSS. Stylin’ with CSS focuses on practical skills for Web designers and...

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Experiment!: Website conversion rate optimization with A/B and multivariate testing

Experiment!: Website conversion rate optimization with A/B and multivariate testing

By: Colin McFarland

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 17-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 20-JUL-2012

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Testing is a surefire way to dramatically improve your website’s conversion rate and increase revenue. When you run experiments with changes to design or content, you’ll quickly discover which changes better motivate your users to take action. This book shows how to learn from your customers’ behavior and decisions, and how their responses reveal the strengths and weaknesses of your site. It will show you how to make websites that work harder and convert better. Experiment! will inspire you to challenge assumptions and start experimenting right now. You will: Learn how to approach...

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Web Designer’s Guide to WordPress: Plan, Theme, Build, Launch

Web Designer’s Guide to WordPress: Plan, Theme, Build, Launch

By: Jesse Friedman

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 08-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 20-JUL-2012

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Legions of web designers and developers are choosing WordPress for building sites. That's because it's powerful, reliable, flexible, scalable—and more. This book is your complete guide to mastering WordPress theme development, covering everything from installation to leveraging the community and resources to improve your WordPress skills for years to come. You'll learn how to: Install WordPress and work on a development server Create site plans and content architecture Develop basic through advanced WordPress themes Maintain responsive design...

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Implementing Responsive Design: Building sites for an anywhere, everywhere web

Implementing Responsive Design: Building sites for an anywhere, everywhere web

By: Tim Kadlec

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2012

Insert Date: 07-JUL-2012

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New devices and platforms emerge daily. Browsers iterate at a remarkable pace. Faced with this volatile landscape we can either struggle for control or we can embrace the inherent flexibility of the web. Responsive design is not just another technique–it is the beginning of the maturation of a medium and a fundamental shift in the way we think about the web. Implementing Responsive Design is a practical examination of how this fundamental shift affects the way we design and build our sites. Readers will learn how to: Build responsive sites using a combination of fluid layouts, media...

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100 Things Every Presenter Needs to Know About People

100 Things Every Presenter Needs to Know About People

By: Susan Weinschenk

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 04-MAY-2012

Insert Date: 11-MAY-2012

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Every day around the world millions of presentations are given, with millions of decisions hanging in the balance as a result. Do you know the science behind giving a powerful and persuasive presentation? This book reveals what you need to know about how people listen, how people decide, and how people react so that you can learn to create more engaging presentations. No matter what your current skill level, whether beginner or polished, this book will guide you to the next level, teaching you how to improve your delivery, stance, eye contact, voice, materials, media, message, and call to...

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Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer

Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer

By: Michael Clark

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 27-APR-2012

Insert Date: 09-MAY-2012

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Photographer Michael Clark provides an inside look at the reality of working in extreme conditions to capture and process his breath-taking images. He offers start-to-finish details of some of his most demanding assignments – rock climbing, big wave surfing, sky diving, and mountain biking – sharing his personal shooting expertise, on-the-fly problem solving skills, and photography post-processing techniques in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop (including Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6). This gorgeous guide for intermediate to advanced DSLR shooters is packed with practical...

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Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design

Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design

By: Ernest Adams; Joris Dormans

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 15-JUN-2012

Insert Date: 27-APR-2012

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This in-depth resource teaches you to craft mechanics that generate challenging, enjoyable, and well-balanced gameplay. You’ll discover at what stages to prototype, test, and implement mechanics in games and learn how to visualize and simulate game mechanics in order to design better games. Along the way, you’ll practice what you’ve learned with hands-on lessons. A free downloadable simulation tool developed by Joris Dormans is also available in order to follow along with exercises in the book in an easy-to-use graphical environment. In Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design, you’ll learn...