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Shooting for eBay: Creating Simple and Effective Product Shots for Online Auctions and Sales

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Shooting for eBay: Creating Simple and Effective Product Shots for Online Auctions and Sales

By: Alan Hess

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 02-OCT-2013

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In Shooting for eBay, author and photographer Alan Hess demonstrates how to take great product shots so you can sell your items on sites like eBay, Etsy, or elsewhere. Starting with the basics, Alan discuses cleaning and prepping your items and maintaining honesty throughout all of your customer interactions. He then covers the equipment and preparation involved in capturing high-quality images, including which camera and lens to use and how to get your lighting and backgrounds just right. Finally, Alan walks you through several product shots, from small to large items and everything in...

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Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema, Second Edition

Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema, Second Edition

By: Alexis Van Hurkman

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 19-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 26-SEP-2013

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The colorist is responsible for the critical final stage of refinement of the film and broadcast image. Using all of the controls modern color correction software provides, colorists refine the mood, create style, add polish to scenes, and breathe life into the visuals. The craft of color correction can take considerable trial and error to learn, while the art of color grading takes years to perfect. Alexis Van Hurkman draws on his wealth of industry experience to provide a thoroughly updated edition of what has become the standard guide to color correction. Using a friendly, clear teaching...

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The Adobe Illustrator Wow! Booklet for June 2013 CC Release: Tips, Tricks, and Step-by-Step Techniques with the New Creative Tools

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The Adobe Illustrator Wow! Booklet for June 2013 CC Release: Tips, Tricks, and Step-by-Step Techniques with the New Creative Tools

By: Sharon Steuer

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 08-AUG-2013

Insert Date: 11-SEP-2013

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In this concise standalone update to the award-winning Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book, Sharon Steuer and her WOW! team focus on the new creativity-enhancing features included in the June 2013 update to the Creative Cloud edition of Adobe Illustrator. This digital booklet includes tips, tricks, and step-by-step techniques designed to help Intermediate through professional users of Illustrator to efficiently integrate changes in workflow and get up to speed on the more creative features of this software update. Register the booklet to download sample art files and be notified about updates....

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Choosing the Right Lens for Nature and Landscape Photography

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Choosing the Right Lens for Nature and Landscape Photography

By: Rob Sheppard

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 09-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 06-SEP-2013

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In Choosing the Right Lens for Nature and Landscape Photography, author and photographer Rob Sheppard walks you through selecting the lens you need for capturing beautiful shots, whether in your own garden or farther afield in the great outdoors. He defines the basic focal lengths you have to choose from, including wide-angle and telephoto lenses, and he demonstrates how zoom features offer multiple focal lengths with one lens. He then shows you how to match focal length to the type of nature you are photographing and how to get that perfect close-up using special lenses. Finally, he...

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How to Light Beer: A Photographer’s Guide to Working with Cans, Bottles, and Pours

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How to Light Beer: A Photographer’s Guide to Working with Cans, Bottles, and Pours

By: Joe Lavine; Brad Bartholomew

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 13-AUG-2013

Insert Date: 05-SEP-2013

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In How to Light Beer, photographers Joe Lavine and Brad Bartholomew teach you how to light and photograph your favorite beers and create compelling shots every time. In this ebook for intermediate or advanced shooters you will learn about classic brews, focusing on differences in color, opacity, head, and bubble composition, and what they mean for your images. The authors will also explore lighting scenarios, styling the beer, and post-production techniques to enhance your final images. Follow along with Joe and Brad, and you will: Learn how to use a variety of lighting and...

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The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad

The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad

By: Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 04-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 04-SEP-2013

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Artists today use digital tools that allow them to work as naturally and spontaneously as if they were using traditional artist tools such as pastels, watercolors, oil media, and gouache. With the recent growth of the tablet market, there are more tools and more sophisticated features available now than ever before and an increased desire by artists to learn how to use them. As much art book as guide, The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book uses traditional drawing and painting theory exercises, coupled with reallife projects, to show readers how they can use Painter and Photoshop with...

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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

Insert Date: 31-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

Insert Date: 31-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

Insert Date: 31-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

Insert Date: 31-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

Insert Date: 31-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

Insert 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

Insert Date: 08-AUG-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® Lightroom® 5 Book for Digital Photographers

The Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5 Book for Digital Photographers

By: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 19-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 01-AUG-2013

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Since Lightroom 1.0 first launched, Scott’s Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world’s #1 best-selling Lightroom book (it has been translated into a dozen different languages), and in this latest version for Lightroom 5, Scott uses his same award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style and layout to make learning Lightroom easy and fun. Scott doesn’t just show you which sliders do what (every Lightroom book will do that). Instead, by using the following three simple, yet brilliant, techniques that make it just an incredible learning tool,...