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The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes

The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes

By: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 28-JUL-2014

Insert Date: 23-JUL-2014

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Scott Kelby, author of the top-selling digital photography book of all time, is back with an entirely new book in his popular series that picks up right where part 4 left off. It’s more of that “Ah ha—so that’s how they do it,” straight-to-the-point, skip-the-technojargon stuff you can really use today that made part 1 so successful. In parts 1 through 4 of this series, the most popular chapter in the book has always been the last chapter: “Photo Recipes to Help You Get ‘The Shot’.” In each of those chapters, Scott shows a final image and then describes how to get that type of...

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Visual QuickStart Guide: JavaScript, Ninth Edition

Visual QuickStart Guide: JavaScript, Ninth Edition

By: Tom Negrino; Dori Smith

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 29-JUL-2014

Insert Date: 17-JUL-2014

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With the proliferation of new, standards-compliant browsers, virtually all users and Web sites can successfully use the latest JavaScript techniques.  This task-based, visual-reference guide has been fully revised and uses step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots to give beginning and intermediate scripters what they need to know to keep their skills up-to-date. Readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the programming language, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. In this updated ninth edition, readers will find new information on scripting...

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iPad and iPhone Video: Film, Edit, and Share the Apple Way

iPad and iPhone Video: Film, Edit, and Share the Apple Way

By: Jeff Carlson

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 18-JUL-2014

Insert Date: 16-JUL-2014

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For anyone who has ever used an iPhone or iPad, you know there is a powerful video camera inside that can shoot phenomenal HD video and is incredibly easy to use . But simply shooting video is only one step to visualizing and digitizing  your creative efforts. In iPad and iPhone Video, bestselling author Jeff Carlson shows you how to best harness the powers of these remarkable devices. Jeff explores all the steps to shooting great video in a variety of scenarios, from outdoor sunny arenas to dark concert venues. He’ll explain everything you need to know about editing the results in order...

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Apple Pro Training Series: GarageBand

Apple Pro Training Series: GarageBand

By: Mary Plummer

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 20-JUL-2014

Insert Date: 11-JUL-2014

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In the only Apple-certified guide to GarageBand, readers will be creating original works within the first few chapters. Using real-life material and practical lessons that they can apply immediately to their own projects, this book/media combo offers a complete, self-paced course in all aspects of GarageBand. Focused lessons take you step-by-step through fun, real-world projects, and the newest GarageBand features. Exclusively for this book, author/musician Mary Plummer works with a host of talented artists ranging from a student songwriter to a professional touring guitarist, an...

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Unix and Linux: Visual Quickstart Guide, Fifth Edition

Unix and Linux: Visual Quickstart Guide, Fifth Edition

By: Eric J. Ray; Deborah S. Ray

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 13-JUL-2014

Insert Date: 09-JUL-2014

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In this updated edition, authors Deborah and Eric Ray use crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's Unix essentials. You’ll find the information you need to get started with the operating system and learn the most common Unix commands and concepts so that Unix can do the hard work for you. After mastering the basics of Unix, you’ll move on to how to use directories and files, work with a shell, and create and edit files. You’ll then learn how to manipulate files, configure a Unix environment, and run–and even write–scripts. Throughout the book–from...

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Apple Pro Training Series: iMovie

Apple Pro Training Series: iMovie

By: Dion Scoppettuolo

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 07-JUL-2014

Insert Date: 29-JUN-2014

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In the only Apple-certified guide to iMovie, readers will be creating original works within the first few pages. Using real-life material and practical lessons that they can apply immediately to their own projects, this book/media combo offers a complete, self-paced course in all aspects of iMovie. Focused lessons take you step-by-step through everything from organizing and importing your videos to creating polished movies. The reader will master iMovie tools quickly through fun, real-world projects, create professional looking sports highlights from home videos, learn to make a...

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Out of Order: Storytelling Techniques for Video and Cinema Editors

Out of Order: Storytelling Techniques for Video and Cinema Editors

By: Ross Hockrow

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 02-JUL-2014

Insert Date: 27-JUN-2014

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Most video and film editors understand that the story is central to their work and that editing choices need to serve the telling of that story in the best way possible. What they may not know, however, are all the valuable techniques to making this craft appear seamless and part of the busy editor’s normal workflow. This book takes an approach to editing that both beginners and intermediate editors will find refreshing. While other books approach the topic of editing by teaching the functions of the editing software, this book explains how you can make smart choices and use those functions...

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Logo Design Love, Annotated and Expanded Edition, Second Edition

Logo Design Love, Annotated and Expanded Edition, Second Edition

By: David Airey

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 20-AUG-2014

Insert Date: 26-JUN-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. Completely updated and expanded, the second edition of David Airey’s Logo Design Love contains more of just about everything that made the first edition so great: more case studies, more sketches, more logos, more tips for working with clients, more insider stories, and more practical information for getting the job and getting it done right. In Logo Design Love, David shows you how to develop an iconic brand identity from start to finish, using client case studies from renowned designers. In the process, he reveals how designers create...

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Apple Pro Training Series: iPhoto

Apple Pro Training Series: iPhoto

By: Dion Scoppettuolo

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 23-JUN-2014

Insert Date: 19-JUN-2014

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With Apple Training Series: iPhoto—the only Apple-certified guide to iPhoto—you will be seamlessly organizing and editing your photos in no time! Using real-life material and practical lessons that you can apply immediately to your own images, this book/media combo offers a complete, self-paced course in all aspects of iPhoto. Focused lessons take you step-by-step through: Setting up your library Arranging photos by faces and places Quick fixes and effects Designing a photo book Creating a slideshow Sharing photos and more! Whether working with Mac OS or iOS,...

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Careers For Creative People: Advertising: and some real world advice from ridiculously talented individuals doing jobs they love

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Careers For Creative People: Advertising: and some real world advice from ridiculously talented individuals doing jobs they love

By: ChRiS Gomersall; Dan Keston

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 15-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 14-JUN-2014

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Right now on Facebook there are over 100 million people interested in topics directly related to the Advertising industry–and that’s just in the United States alone. We know this because they’ve actively listed one or more of these things as interests under their real names right next to their profile photo. Unfortunately, the amount of people who hope to turn their creativity into a professional career wildly outnumber the very select few who actually end up doing so. Why is that? Are they lazy? Uninformed? Uninspired? In reality, it’s none of the above. The biggest reasons many...

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Fujifilm X100S: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Fujifilm X100S: From Snapshots to Great Shots

By: Kevin Mullins

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 15-JUN-2014

Insert Date: 06-JUN-2014

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The Fujifilm X100S is a digital camera with a 23mm fixed prime lens. It is intended for amateurs to semi-professionals who want a camera that allows them to make great images faster and with less hassle than any other digital camera. While the camera manual explains what the camera can do, it doesn’t show exactly how to use the camera to create great images! That’s where Fujifilm X100S: From Snapshots to Great Shots comes in. Starting with the top ten things users need to know about the camera, author Kevin Mullins carefully guides readers through the operating features. Readers get...

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The iPad for Photographers: Master the Newest Tool in Your Camera Bag, Third Edition

The iPad for Photographers: Master the Newest Tool in Your Camera Bag, Third Edition

By: Jeff Carlson

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 16-JUN-2014

Insert Date: 03-JUN-2014

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Apple's iPad and iPad Mini tablets has been an incredible success and generated a lot of interest from photographers. Instead of hauling a laptop along on vacation or to a photo shoot, a photographer can bring the lightweight iPad and take advantage of its large screen, third-party software and online access. The iPad is great for reviewing photos on-site using something other than a camera's small LCD, editing photos, presenting a photographer's portfolio, and more. This fully updated 3rd edition of The iPad Book for Photographers includes full coverage of Adobe Lightroom mobile, your...

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Sports Portraits: Tips and Techniques for Capturing Athletic Photographs

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Sports Portraits: Tips and Techniques for Capturing Athletic Photographs

By: Alan Hess

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 29-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 03-JUN-2014

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Many companies offer sports team photo services–but with a little practice, you can learn how to take your own portraits of the athletes in your life! In Sports Portraits, author and photographer Alan Hess walks through everything you need to know to take great sports photos, showing how to capture amateur athletes in a flattering light. Starting with basics like camera and exposure settings, as well as the gear you need, he then moves on to topics like lighting, key techniques for taking indoor and outdoor portraits, and posing both individuals and groups. Follow along with Alan and you...

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Design Fundamentals: Notes on Color Theory

Design Fundamentals: Notes on Color Theory

By: Rose Gonnella; Max Friedman

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 19-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 15-MAY-2014

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Say your worst nightmare came true and you not only missed a class in your¿design foundation course on color theory–one of the¿first required courses for that coveted design degree–but you missed the ENTIRE SEMESTER? What would you do? Here’s what: You’d go to the funniest, smartest, most creative kid in class and borrow his or her notebook. And that notebook would look exactly like¿Design Fundamentals: Notes on Color Theory. Design Fundamentals: Notes on Color Theory¿looks and functions like a student’s sketchbook with hand-written¿notes and illustrations capturing the key concepts and...

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Go Wider with Panoramic Photography

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Go Wider with Panoramic Photography

By: Scott Wyden Kivowitz

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 05-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 09-MAY-2014

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In Go Wider with Panoramic Photography, author and photographer Scott Wyden Kivowitz shares his insights and offers techniques for creating segmented panoramic photography, which involves manually capturing a single row of photographs and combining them into a panorama. You’ll develop the skills that go into making panoramic photographs, from setup to capture and postprocessing. Along the way, you’ll pick up important tips on stitching and editing that will help you make great panoramic photographs–and have fun, too! Follow along with Scott and you will: Learn everything you need to...

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Nikon D3300: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Nikon D3300: From Snapshots to Great Shots

By: Rob Sylvan

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 19-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 09-MAY-2014

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The Nikon D3300 is a powerful new camera intended for amateurs who want to jump into photography with the control and capabilities of a DSLR. This camera is considered an entry-level DSLR and replaces the Nikon D3200. While the camera manual explains what the camera can do, it doesn’t show exactly how to use the camera to create great images! That’s where Nikon D3300: From Snapshots to Great Shots comes in. Starting with the top ten things users need to know about the camera, author Rob Sylvan carefully guides readers through the operating features. Readers get practical advice from a pro...

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The Magic of Light Painting

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The Magic of Light Painting

By: Tim Cooper

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 28-APR-2014

Insert Date: 06-MAY-2014

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Painting with light is magical. The flashlight is your brush and the scene is your canvas. Imagination and experimentation are your workflow. You control how long the beam strikes the subject, which angle it comes from, the color and softness of the light, and which part of the scene is illuminated. Few other forms of photography allow this level of creativity. Whether you’re shooting starry landscapes or urban architecture, pro photographer Tim Cooper will help you create and capture high-quality light painting images. In this detailed step-by-step guide you will: Understand how to...

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Adobe Lightroom mobile: Your Lightroom on the Go

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Adobe Lightroom mobile: Your Lightroom on the Go

By: Jeff Carlson

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 08-APR-2014

Insert Date: 15-APR-2014

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Where are your photos? Anywhere you are! With Adobe Lightroom mobile, you are no longer wedded to just one place or one device. Whether you’re on vacation, working in the field, or sitting on your couch, Lightroom mobile is your remote link to your full Lightroom library. No plugging in to your computer, no manual syncing, no hassle.   You can review and edit your photos on your iPad 2 or later and know that the changes will be ready when you return to the computer later. Without worrying about how to access your Lightroom library, you can focus your energy on finding new...

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Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition

Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition

By: Laurie S. Excell

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 22-APR-2014

Insert Date: 15-APR-2014

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Now that you’ve bought an amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots. That’s where Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition, comes in, teaching you the fundamentals of composition—the creative arrangement of elements in the shot, and the way a viewer’s eye travels through an image—so you can get great shots no matter what gear you use. In this book, author and professional photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition—such as the popular rule of thirds—and illustrates how elements like...

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Simplicity in the Details: Designing Faster Web and Mobile Interactions

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Simplicity in the Details: Designing Faster Web and Mobile Interactions

By: Giles Golborne

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 02-APR-2014

Insert Date: 15-APR-2014

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It’s the tiny details that delight customers. Creating an exceptional interface, whether it’s for a web page, an app, or even products like bank ATMs, leads to loyal customers and word of mouth recommendations. This guide by UX design leader, Giles Colborne, focuses on how to create extraordinarily simple interfaces by paying attention to the details. Complementing his book Simple and Usable Web, Mobile, and Interaction Design, Giles offers practical advice on how to create better web and mobile interactions. • Explore how to make interfaces that are effective, efficient, and satisfying •...