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Introduction to Compositing: Creating Your First Composite Portrait

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Introduction to Compositing: Creating Your First Composite Portrait

By: Eric Doggett

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 13-AUG-2013

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In Introduction to Compositing: Creating Your First Composite Portrait, author and photographer Eric Doggett walks you through the steps to creating your first composite image. He discusses the two composite types to choose from, realistic and intentionally unrealistic, and why you should avoid an “in between” image. He then shares three key tips for capturing successful, simple source images every time–shoot in open shade, photograph from the waist up, and make room for your subject. Finally, he covers how to effectively composite your image in Adobe Photoshop, from masking to refining edges...

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The Power of Black and White in Nature and Landscape Photography

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The Power of Black and White in Nature and Landscape Photography

By: Rob Sheppard

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 13-AUG-2013

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In The Power of Black and White in Nature and Landscape Photography, author and photographer Rob Sheppard shows you that creating beautiful black-and-white images involves so much more than just removing color. He begins by discussing how the history and tradition of black-and-white photography affect you as a photographer. He then shares the key elements to making dramatic images in shades of gray—contrast in brightness or tonality, texture, pattern, and sharpness—and explains the significance of tonal contrast in defining your images. Finally, he walks you through image-processing...

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Photographing Fireworks: The Right Gear, Location, and Techniques for Capturing Beautiful Images

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Photographing Fireworks: The Right Gear, Location, and Techniques for Capturing Beautiful Images

By: Alan Hess

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 13-AUG-2013

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In Photographing Fireworks, author and photographer Alan Hess teaches you how to capture stunning photos of fireworks displays, offering helpful tips to guide you in the field. Alan covers the equipment setup that you’ll need to snap the perfect shot, as well as the fundamentals of exposure and composition. He shares the trick to getting just the right amount of exposure – a key factor in shooting the light trails of fireworks against the night sky – walking you through using the manual exposure and bulb settings on your camera. Finally, he discusses practical considerations for shooting such...

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The Power of Color in Nature and Landscape Photography

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The Power of Color in Nature and Landscape Photography

By: Rob Sheppard

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 13-AUG-2013

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In The Power of Color in Nature Photography, author and photographer Rob Sheppard teaches you how to master color and create compelling and effective photos every time. He shows how you can use colors to change emphasis in a photo to affect where the viewer looks, and he walks you through the effects of light on color, from front to back light, and gentle to dramatic, so you can get just the effect you want. Finally, he discusses how to strengthen the composition of your photographs through your color choices or by creating color contrast, and how the wrong colors can detract from your...

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Tips from a Pro: Travel Photography

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Tips from a Pro: Travel Photography

By: Nicole S. Young

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 14-AUG-2013

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In Tips from a Pro: Travel Photography, author and photographer Nicole Young teaches you how to create beautiful travel photographs and experiences to bring home. She starts by covering the necessary gear and accessories to include when packing light and why you might want to rent gear and purchase travel insurance. She then discusses the importance of doing your research at home — knowing what you want to shoot, where you want to go and when before you land is key to getting the photographs you want while on your trip. Finally, she shares her tips and tricks for shooting with a local...

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The Digital Photography Book, Part 2

The Digital Photography Book, Part 2

By: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 19-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 31-AUG-2013

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Scott Kelby, author of The Digital Photography Book, part 1, the top-selling digital photography book of all time, is back with an entirely new book that picks up right where part 1 left off. It's more of that “Ah ha–so that's how they do it,” straight-to-the-point, skip-thetechno- jargon stuff you can really use today that made part 1 so successful. This book truly has a brilliant premise, and here’s how Scott describes it: “If you and I were out on a shoot and you asked me, ‘When I use my flash, the background behind the person I’m shooting turns black. How do I fix that?’ I wouldn’t...

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Pet Portraits That Stand Out: Creating a Classic Photograph of Your Cat or Dog

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Pet Portraits That Stand Out: Creating a Classic Photograph of Your Cat or Dog

By: Alan Hess

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 22-AUG-2013

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In Pet Portraits That Stand Out, author and photographer Alan Hess shows how to capture beautiful portraits of your dog — or, if you are really brave, your cat. He begins by covering your basic gear and portrait setup needs, recommending budget-friendly options. He then discusses the importance of light and demonstrates how a simple black backdrop offers the most flexibility in terms of where to take your images. He provides practical tips for working with and posing your pet while shooting — a pair of helping hands with a favorite treat makes taking a great photo a whole lot easier! And...

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Illustrator CC: Visual QuickStart Guide

Illustrator CC: Visual QuickStart Guide

By: Elaine Weinmann; Peter Lourekas

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 22-AUG-2013

Insert Date: 27-AUG-2013

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For almost two decades, the best-selling Visual QuickStart Guides by Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas have been the textbooks of choice in classrooms and the go-to tutorial and reference for art and design professionals. This edition includes their trademark features: clear, concise, step-by-step instructions; hundreds of full-color illustrations; screen captures of program features; and supplemental tips and sidebars in every chapter. This fully updated edition for Illustrator CC covers the new enhancements and features, including significant upgrades to the interface, new unembed an...

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WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Third Edition

WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Third Edition

By: Matt Beck; Jessica Neuman Beck

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 30-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 23-AUG-2013

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WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, 3E uses a visual approach to teach the essential elements of WordPress, one of the world's most popular publishing platforms. This book gives readers the tools they need to create beautiful, functional WordPress-powered sites with minimal hassle. Using plenty of screenshots and a clear, organized format, authors Jessica Neuman Beck and Matt Beck walk new users through the installation and setup process while providing valuable tips and tricks for more experienced users. With no other resource but this guide, readers can set up a fully-functional and...

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The Guided Sketchbook That Teaches You How To DRAW!

The Guided Sketchbook That Teaches You How To DRAW!

By: Robin Landa

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 11-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 20-AUG-2013

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Always wanted to learn how to draw? Now’s your chance. Kean University Teacher of the Year Robin Landa has cleverly disguised an entire college-level course on drawing in this fun, hands-on, begging-to-be-drawn-in sketchbook. Even if you’re one of the four people on this planet who have never picked up a pencil before, you will learn how to transform your doodles into realistic drawings that actually resemble what you’re picturing in your head. In this book, you will learn how to use all of the formal elements of drawing–line, shape, value, color, pattern, and texture–to create...

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HTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Eighth Edition

HTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Eighth Edition

By: Elizabeth Castro; Bruce Hyslop

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 09-AUG-2013

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Need to learn HTML and CSS fast? This best-selling reference's visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with HTML in no time. In this updated edition author Bruce Hyslop uses crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's HTML and CSS essentials. The book has been refreshed to feature current web design best practices. You'll learn how to design, structure, and format your website. You'll learn about the new elements and form input types in HTML5. You'll create and use images, links, styles, and forms; and you'll...

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Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D: From Snapshots to Great Shots

By: Jeff Revell

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 27-AUG-2013

Insert Date: 08-AUG-2013

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Now that you’ve bought the amazing Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the camera to take great pictures. With Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. Follow along with your friendly and...

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Python: Visual QuickStart Guide, Third Edition

Python: Visual QuickStart Guide, Third Edition

By: Toby Donaldson

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 05-JUL-2013

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Python is a remarkably powerful dynamic programming language used in a wide variety of situations such as Web, database access, desktop GUIs, game and software development, and network programming. Fans of Python use the phrase "batteries included" to describe the standard library, which covers everything from asynchronous processing to zip files. The language itself is a flexible powerhouse that can handle practically any application domain. This task-based tutorial on Python is for those new to the language and walks you through the fundamentals. You'll learn about arithmetic, strings,...

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The Adobe® Photoshop® Book for Digital Photographers (Covers Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC), The

The Adobe® Photoshop® Book for Digital Photographers (Covers Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC), The

By: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 04-JUN-2013

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Scott Kelby, Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine–and the best-selling photography book author in the world today–once again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers more of the latest, most important, and most useful Adobe Photoshop techniques for digital photographers. This update to his award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers that’s never been done before–it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure it out on your...

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Album Moxie: The Savvy Photographer’s Guide to Album Design and more—with InDesign

Album Moxie: The Savvy Photographer’s Guide to Album Design and more—with InDesign

By: Khara Plicanic

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 25-JUL-2013

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Fresh, clean, and SIMPLE. Album Moxie makes designing photo albums a breeze. For a lot of photographers, album design is synonymous with headache. The hours (and hours!) spent designing are usually followed by weeks (or even months) of revisions, making for a painful experience for everyone involved. But it doesn’t have to be that way! This book will show you how to combine the right tools with a simple strategy, making it possible (even easy) to design basic albums in seconds, and custom wedding or portrait albums in an hour–or less. By the time you finish the book, you’ll have a...

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Mastering Xcode: Develop and Design, Second Edition

Mastering Xcode: Develop and Design, Second Edition

By: Maurice Kelly; Joshua Nozzi

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 17-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 30-JUL-2013

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Xcode is the flagship application of Apple’s suite of developer tools. In this book, Xcode experts Maurice Kelly and Joshua Nozzi show you how to use Apple’s powerful developer tools to start writing iOS and OS X apps. You’ll learn what Xcode can do and gain a deep understanding of how Xcode works so you can create and maintain great apps of your own. After a tour of the Xcode tools suite, you’ll jump in by creating a basic Cocoa app and exploring the Xcode interface. You’ll learn how to manage your project, write and debug code, build user interfaces, and use version control. You’ll also...

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Visual QuickStart Guide: Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Visual QuickStart Guide: Adobe Premiere Pro CC

By: Jan Ozer

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 17-JUN-2013

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In this clear and straightforward guide, digital video veteran Jan Ozer gives beginning and intermediate video editors just what they need to know on Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Tasked-based, step-by-step instructions and loads of visuals and time-saving tips help professionals and newcomers alike quickly find and learn tasks specific to their needs, benefiting from the award-winning Visual QuickStart style. Topics covered include essential editing tasks and media-management strategies, transitions, effects and filters, rendering options, and optimal editing and production strategies for streaming...

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Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design

Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design

By: John Clifford

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 30-AUG-2013

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Who are history's most influential graphic designers? In this fun, fast-paced introduction to the most iconic designers of our time, author John Clifford takes you on a visual history tour that’s packed with the posters, ads, logos, typefaces, covers, and multimedia work that have made these designers great. You’ll find examples of landmark work by such industry luminaries as El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, A.M. Cassandre, Alvin Lustig, Cipe Pineles, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Wim Crouwel, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Paula Scher, and more.  Who coined the...

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The Way of the Digital Photographer: Walking the Photoshop post-production path to more creative photography

The Way of the Digital Photographer: Walking the Photoshop post-production path to more creative photography

By: Harold Davis

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 22-JUL-2013

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In The Way of the Digital Photographer, master photographer and digital artist Harold Davis shows you how to make digital photography an art form. Great digital photographs need both camera and computer to be truly extraordinary. Using detailed examples and case studies from his own work, Davis provides myriad ideas you can use in your own work, and he shows you how to unlock your own creativity to make those special images you have always dreamed of! Readers discover how to effectively use post-processing techniques and gain insight as to how the techniques and steps involved can inform...

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Photoshop CC: Visual QuickStart Guide

Photoshop CC: Visual QuickStart Guide

By: Elaine Weinmann; Peter Lourekas

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 27-JUN-2013

Insert Date: 01-JUL-2013

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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 CC features covered in this extensively updated guide are: Smart Sharpen, Adobe Camera Raw as filter, intelligent upscaling, multi-shape and path...