While capturing the perfect photograph is a welcome creative challenge for photographers, post-production can often be a headache. Downloading, sorting, tagging, editing, and distributing your digital images - especially the enormous quantities produced in today's image-happy world - can be overwhelming. Time to take a deep breath and sit down with a copy of this calming book. Digital worksflow teacher and author Mark Fitzgerald offers low-stress, post-production photography workflows and editing solutions that will make your life easier.
Walking you through the latest photography software, especially Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, Mark offers sensible advice and answers all your post-production questions, whether you're a professional photographer, serious amateur, or motivated novice.Takes the stress out of photography post-production by offering effective, timesaving, no-hassle solutions for overworked digital photographersHelps you streamline and simplify such post-production tasks as downloading, sorting, tagging, editing, and distributing digital imagesExplores the latest photography software, with special emphasis on Adobe Lightroom and Adobe PhotoshopOffers straightforward advice for professional photographers and serious amateursIncludes practical, real-world examples, so you can immediately apply what you're learning
Get into a better, more relaxing place with your photography post-production workflows and tasks with Zen of Post Production: Stress-Free Photography Workflow and Editing.
After the best images are identified, photographers move to the second part of the workflow, the Creative Workflow, to fine-tune special images using a variety of advanced digital tools so that the creative vision is realized. An overwhelming majority of digital photographers use Photoshop for this advanced editing.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom & Photoshop Workflow Bible effectively guides digital photographers through both parts of this process. Author Mark Fitzgerald, an Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop CS3 offers readers a clear path to using both Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS3 to create a complete digital workflow. Fitzgerald uses tips, tricks, and step-by-step directions to demonstrate how to integrate these two powerful programs to optimize image management and create stunning images.
The first part of this book is dedicated to offering an overview of the complete workflow, clearly defining the purpose of both Photoshop and Lightroom within a photographer’s workflow and explaining the basics of image files and how to organize them.
The second part delves into using Lightroom to manage the Production Workflow. It begins with an in-depth look at the Lightroom workspace and how images are imported into it. Photographers are then guided through organizing images within Lightroom, processing photos, sharing photos with others in a variety of formats and creating files to use outside of Lightroom. Finally, the workflow is put into action by demonstrating how a wildlife photographer used Lightroom in the field while photographing migrating polar bears in the arctic.
The third part focuses on Photoshop and the Creative Workflow, starting with opening files in Photoshop as well as suggesting when and how photographers should be utilizing Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw. A review of the Photoshop workspace is followed by information on adjusting tonality and color with a wide variety of tools, and working with layers.
Part four moves into more advanced Photoshop tools and techniques, such as selections, layer masks and using Photoshop’s retouching tools. There is also a discussion on the nuances of using Photoshop and Lightroom together and how to use Photoshop actions in Lightroom.
Part five focuses on putting all of the pieces together to create the complete Creative Workflow with Photoshop. It begins with a discussion for creating strategies for success. The author then moves on to how to solve special portrait retouching problems and how to add creative finishing touches. Then Fitzgerald demonstrates the entire process with a downloadable practice file so you can follow along and practice your newly learned skills.
Blender For Dummies is the quick and easy guide to learning 3D modeling and animation using the popular, free, open source Blender software. You'll learn how to create models, animate movement, and render well-lit scenes as you master the powerful features that rival the more expensive professional animation software. This third edition is updated to cover the latest features added in Blender, including digital sculpting with dynamic topology, rendering with the incredibly powerful Cycles renderer, and more advanced simulation tools. You'll learn the shortcuts and tricks that make creating animation a reality for anyone at any level. The companion web site provides access to additional tutorials that give you the confidence you need to start animating quickly. This useful guide blends the functionality of a reference with the hands-on learning that develops your skills and understanding in a flash.Create 3D objects with meshes, curves, and surfacesAdd color, texture, shades, reflections, and transparenciesSet your models in motion with animation and riggingCreate expert-level scenes with lighting and camera placement
If you want to learn 3D animation, but don't want to spend thousands of dollars getting started, Blender is just the solution you need. Blender For Dummies is the ultimate learning companion.
* Removing blemishes and distractions
* Creating amazing, natural-looking portraits
* Changing the color of clothing and hair
* Changing the shape of bodies and objects
* Using layers, adjustment layers, and masks
* Replacing skies and backgrounds
* Straightening lines and buildings
* Compositing multiple images together
* Changing facial expressions and poses
* Creating complex selections and masks
* Creating panoramas
* Creating actions to automate tasks
* Choosing the best image formats
* Customizing and configuring Photoshop CC
Tony & Chelsea go beyond teaching you how to use Photoshop; they teach you why and when to use each feature to create stunning, natural images. When Photoshop isn’t the best tool, they suggest other alternatives.
Combining the benefits of video training and book learning, this video book gives you over 10 hours of video and dozens of images to practice with. If you learn better with video, watch the video training and refer to the book for quick reference. For best results, walk through each procedure in the book using the provided sample images. Then, watch the videos to learn more advanced and artistic techniques. If you still have questions, or want peer review, join our Photoshop group on Facebook and get feedback from other Photoshop users.
Tony and Chelsea cover every aspect of Photoshop in-depth, but structure their teaching so that both beginner and advanced photographers can learn as efficiently as possible. If you just want a quick start, you can watch the first video or read the first chapter and you'll know the basics of photo editing in less than an hour. If you want to know more about a specific feature, switch to that video or jump to that chapter in the ebook. If you want to know everything about Photoshop, watch the videos and read the book from start to finish.
This Autodesk Official Training guide is a comprehensivereference and tutorial that will help you quickly master AutoCADsoftware. Featuring concise explanations, step-by-stepinstructions, and hands-on projects based on real-world designs,this Autodesk Official Training Guide covers everything frominterface best practices to hatches, fields, dynamic blocks,attributes, linking drawings to databases, rendering realisticviews, and presenting designs. This Mastering book is recommendedas a Certification Preparation study guide resource for the AutoCADAssociate and Professional exams.Serves as an in-depth resource on the fundamentals, functions,and features of AutoCAD, the popular 2D and 3D drawing software,and its less expensive version AutoCAD LTDescribes how to effectively use hatches, fields, and tables;execute 3D modeling, imaging, and customizing; work with dynamicblocks, drawing curves, and solid fills; and moreFeatures a DVD with more than a dozen video tutorials, "beforeand after" tutorial files, a trial version of AutoCAD, andadditional tools and utilitiesShares helpful examples, step-by-step instructions, andhands-on projects from award-winning author and CAD specialistGeorge Omura
This detailed tutorial is mandatory reading if you're eager tobecome proficient with AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT.
The term 'hacker' has been redefined to consist of anyone who has an insatiable curiosity as to how things work—and how they can try to make them better. This book is aimed at hackers of all skill levels and explains the classical principles and techniques behind beautiful designs by deconstructing those designs in order to understand what makes them so remarkable. Author and designer David Kadavy provides you with the framework for understanding good design and places a special emphasis on interactive mediums. You'll explore color theory, the role of proportion and geometry in design, and the relationship between medium and form. Packed with unique reverse engineering design examples, this book inspires and encourages you to discover and create new beauty in a variety of formats.Breaks down and studies the classical principles and techniques behind the creation of beautiful designIllustrates cultural and contextual considerations in communicating to a specific audienceDiscusses why design is important, the purpose of design, the various constraints of design, and how today's fonts are designed with the screen in mindDissects the elements of color, size, scale, proportion, medium, and formFeatures a unique range of examples, including the graffiti in the ancient city of Pompeii, the lack of the color black in Monet's art, the style and sleekness of the iPhone, and more
By the end of this book, you'll be able to apply the featured design principles to your own web designs, mobile apps, or other digital work.
Photoshop Elements is the leading consumer-level image-editingsoftware, and this personal training e-course teaches you how touse all its features. The full-color e-book provides 13 essentiallessons, each presented with step-by-step instructions andincluding lesson files and a video explanation of the concepts. Youlearn from leading instructors, and do it at your own pace.Photoshop Elements provides professional quality image-editingtools at an affordable price; this e-package guides you throughstep-by-step training on Elements basics, as well as what's new inElements 10Includes 13 lessons you can work through at your own pace,supported by video tutorials and more, available for downloadCreated by the same team of experts who developed many of theofficial training programs for Adobe Systems
Photoshop Elements 10 Digital Classroom is like havingyour own personal instructor!
Note: For the Kindle edition, video training and lesson filesmust be downloaded separately, and are available at no additionalcost.
It includes Matlab code of the most common methods and algorithms in the book, together with a descriptive summary and solved examples, and including real-life data sets in imaging and audio recognition.
This text is designed for electronic engineering, computer science, computer engineering, biomedical engineering and applied mathematics students taking graduate courses on pattern recognition and machine learning as well as R&D engineers and university researchers in image and signal processing/analyisis, and computer vision.Matlab code and descriptive summary of the most common methods and algorithms in Theodoridis/Koutroumbas, Pattern Recognition, Fourth EditionSolved examples in Matlab, including real-life data sets in imaging and audio recognitionAvailable separately or at a special package price with the main text (ISBN for package: 978-0-12-374491-3)
The new Essentials books from Sybex are beautiful, task-based, full-color Autodesk Official Training Guides that help you get up to speed on Autodesk topics quickly and easily. Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 Essentials thoroughly covers the fundamentals of this popular 3D animation effects, and visualization software, teaching you what you need to become quickly productive.
By following the book's clear explanations, practical tutorials, and step-by-step exercises, you'll cover all the bases. Topics include modeling, animation, rendering, rigging, compositing, and much more. Whether you're an aspiring 3D designer or a professional brushing up on the basics, here is the essential grounding you need in 3ds Max 2012.Covers Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 fundamentals, so you become quickly productive with the software Uses straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials to teach the software's core features and functions Helps you develop the skills you'll need throughout an animation production pipeline, whether you're a beginner or a more experienced user brushing up on the basics Uses a task-based approach and covers topics such as polygon modeling, materials and mapping, lighting, using mental ray, HDRI images, and more This book is an Autodesk Official Training Guide
If you want to get quickly up to speed on 3ds Max, Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 Essentials is the place to start.
Adobe Photoshop is the industry leading image-editing program for digital photographers, graphic designers, and web developers. The newest version includes even more great tools to manage and enhance your images. This book-and-DVD package focuses on using the more advanced Photoshop CC features such as curves, levels, blending modes, painting and drawing tools, and the latest special effects to create professional-quality designs and images for web and video. You can learn at your own pace, using the step-by-step instructions in the book and supplementary exercises on the DVD.Encourages you to develop your skills in the program's finer points with these 13 self-paced lessons developed by the AGI Creative Team Features illustrated, step-by-step instructions plus video tutorials and lesson files, all created by expert instructors Covers Adobe Bridge and Camera RAW, then focuses on advanced techniques including curves, levels, blending modes, painting and drawing tools, and the latest Photoshop CC special effects Enables web developers and graphic designers to make full use of the advanced features of Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud)
Advanced Photoshop CC Digital Classroom takes your Photoshop CC skills a step further, giving you more control over your images.
Note: DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 is the premier guide to the world's leading CAD program. With clear explanation, focused examples, and step-by-step instruction, this guide walks you through everything you need to know to use AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 effectively. From basic drafting tools to 3D modeling, this book leaves no stone unturned in exploring the full repertoire of AutoCAD capabilities. Hands-on instruction allows for more productive learning, and provides clarification of crucial techniques. Effective as both a complete tutorial and a dip-in reference, the broadly-applicable concepts and instructions will appeal to AutoCAD users across industries and abilities. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to align with the software's latest features and capabilities, giving you a one-stop resource for getting up to speed.
AutoCAD is the leading software for 2D and 3D technical drawings, and AutoCAD LT makes the software's tremendous functionality more accessible for smaller businesses and individuals. This guide shows you how to take full advantage of this powerful design platform, with expert guidance every step of the way.Get acquainted with the interface and master basic toolsUtilize hatches, fields, cures, solid fills, dynamic blocks, and moreExplore 3D modeling and imaging for more holistic designCustomize the AutoCAD workflow to suit your needs
Whether you're learning AutoCAD for the first time, upgrading from a previous version, or preparing for a certification exam, you need a thorough reference designed for the way professionals work. Mastering AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 is your ideal guide, with complete tutorials and expert advice.
This unique new Autodesk Official Training Guide thoroughly covers the fundamentals of Revit Architecture. The fast, focused guide teaches you everything you need to become quickly productive with the software, including how to best use the interface, create floor plans, add content, prepare documentation, annotate, and more. Each chapter features compelling, full-color screenshots to illustrate tutorial steps and concludes with a related and more open-ended project to further reinforce the lessons.
Beginners can start anywhere in the book and compare their results with the pros, using downloadable datasets.Contains an introduction to Revit's architectural interface and powerful tools Includes a wealth of hands-on exercises that help to hone your Revit skills Features detailed information on how to visualize, present, and document your design Provides hands-on instruction for working with families, groups, and phasing Includes information to help users prepare for the Revit Associate and Professional Exams
The book uses a workflow-based approach that mirrors how projects progress in the real world and features tips and tricks drawn from the authors' extensive professional experience.
This book is the ideal primer to getting started with Maya, thepremier 3D animation and effects software used in movies, visualeffects, games, cartoons, short films, and commercials. You'lllearn the Maya interface and the basics of modeling, texturing,animating, and visual effects. Professional visual effects artistand instructor Dariush Derakhshani explains the nuances of thecomplex software, while creative tutorials offer realistic,professional challenges for those new to 3D. You'll be up andrunning in no time with the world's most popular professional 3Dsoftware application.Provides a thorough, step-by-step introduction to Maya2012Explains the core concepts of CG and working in 3DCovers modeling, rigging, HDRI lighting, mental ray rendering,and moreConcepts are reinforced with tutorials that offer realisticchallenges and clear explanationsColor insert provides real-world examples from talentedbeginning Maya users
Build your Maya and animation skills from the ground up withthis practical, thorough guide.
GIMP 2.6 for Photographers is a beginner's guide to the only open source image editing tool that provides a low-cost alternative to expensive programs such as Photoshop. Topics include the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, as well as advanced techniques using layers and masks, stitching panoramic images, and preparing high-quality black and white images. The most important editing functions are presented in individual, easy-to-follow workshops.
GIMP 2.6 for Photographers has evolved from classroom materials that the author developed and taught in courses and workshops on image editing with the GIMP.
The upgrade to GIMP 2.8 that is discussed in the book can be found at rockynook.com for a preview and more details.
Mastering AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 is the complete tutorial and reference every design and drafting professional needs. Step-by-step instructions coupled with concise explanation walk you through everything you need to know about the latest AutoCAD tools and techniques; read through from beginning to end for complete training, or dip in as needed to for quick reference—it's all here.
Hands-on projects teach you practical skills that apply directly to real-world projects, and the companion website features the accompanying project files and other bonus content to help you master every crucial technique. This new edition has been updated to include the latest AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT capabilities, so your skills will transfer directly to real-world projects. With expert guidance and a practical focus, this complete reference is your ultimate resource for mastering this powerful software.
AutoCAD is a critical skill in the design fields; whether you're preparing for a certification exam, or just want to become more productive with the software, this book will help you:Master the basic drafting tools that you'll use in every projectWork with hatches, fields, tables, attributes, dynamic blocks, and other intermediate toolsTurn your 2D drawing into a 3D model with advanced modeling and imaging techniquesCustomize AutoCAD to fit the way you work, integrate outside data, and much more
If you're new to AutoCAD, this book will be your "bible;" if you're an experienced user, this book will introduce you to unfamiliar tools and techniques, and show you tips and tricks that streamline your workflow.
Get totally comfortable sculpting in a digital environment withthe latest edition of this bestselling beginner's guide to ZBrush.Fully updated for the newest version of the software, ZBrush 4R3,this book dispels any fears you might have about the difficulty ofusing ZBrush and soon has you creating realistic, cartoon, andorganic models with flair. Learn all the essentials, as youcomplete fun tutorials on painting, meshes, organic scripting, hardsurface sculpting, lighting, rendering, and more.Introduces you to ZBrush, the sculpting software that lets youcreate digital art with a fine-art feel, which you can transferinto Maya or other 3D applicationsCovers painting, meshes, organic sculpting, hard surfacesculpting, textures, lighting, rendering, working with other 3Dapplications, and scriptingWalks you through a series of fun and engaging tutorials whereyou can start creating your own work, including human, cartoon, andorganic modelsFully updated for the newest version of ZBrush, ZBrush 4R3,including full coverage of its robust rendering toolsIncludes a DVD with helpful video examples and files to helpyou complete the tutorials
Design remarkably realistic creatures, people, and objects withZBrush and the new edition of this top-selling guide.
The DVD is not included as part of the e-book file, but isavailable for download after purchase.
GIMP is a free, Photoshop-like image manipulation program, andas its use grows, so does the demand for detailed instruction onhow to get the very most out of it. GIMP Bible is the mostcomprehensive and current independent GIMP reference available thatgoes beyond official documentation.
If you're a digital artist or photographer, the step-by-stepexplanations in this authoritative guide show you how to power-useGIMP throughout a production pipeline. Topics include understandingthe GIMP interface and how to work with it, how to use all ofGIMP's tools to create high-quality images, GIMP's default filtersand plug-ins, advanced techniques for customization with Python andScheme scripting, and much more.GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free graphics editorthat runs on Linux, Windows, or Macs; it is used to process digitalgraphics and photographs including creating graphics and logos,resizing and cropping photos, altering colors, combining images,creating basic GIF animated images, and moreWhether you're a digital artist, professional photographer, orbeginner, this detailed how-to shows you best practices, valuabletechniques, and helpful tips for getting the most out of GIMP foryour projectsTopics include the GIMP interface and how to work with it,in-depth description of GIMP's tools and how to use them to createhigh-quality images, a comprehensive reference for all of GIMP'sdefault filters and common plug-ins, and advanced customizationwith Python and Scheme scripting
Get the most out of this free image editing tool for yourproduction pipeline with the GIMP Bible.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.
In this new edition of the very first practical guide to colormanagement, readers will find out how to quickly get predictablecolor results across all devices--from cameras, monitors, andprinters, to scanners and raster image processors (RIPs). Updatedwith new information on Photoshop, RIP technology, and calibration,this results-oriented book is a must for all seriousphotographers.
Previous editions of this For Dummies guide have sold more 650,000 copies. Richly illustrated in full color, this edition covers all the updates Photoshop CS5, the gold standard for image-editing programs. Used by professional photographers, graphic designers, and web designers as well as hobbyists, Photoshop has more than four million users worldwide.Photoshop is the image-editing software preferred by professional photographers and designers around the world; Photoshop CS5 is packed with new functionality and enhanced toolsTeaches all the basics for first-time users, including how to work with the menus, panels, tools, options, and essential shortcutsCovers how to fix red-eye, remove blemishes and wrinkles, remove people or objects from a photo, adjust brightness, improve color, add shadows and highlights, work with Camera Raw, decrease digital noise, create composite images, use channels and masks, optimize images for the Web, and much more
Photoshop CS5 For Dummies helps both amateur and professional Photoshop users take advantage of all the program has to offer.
Alias' award-winning Maya 3D animation and effects softwarecontinues to lead the industry in technological innovation and isbeing adopted by more and more console and computer gamedevelopers. The Game Artist's Guide to Maya is an officialintroduction to creating 3D game art and animations with Maya,brought to you by Maya Press, a publishing partnership betweenAlias and Sybex. Written by a production artist at a prominent gamecompany, this detailed book focuses on the skills real game artistsuse daily to create stunning characters and environments.
By following the discussions and tutorials, you'll bring aconcept through the entire game art development pipeline, learningeverything from modeling, texturing, rigging, and animation, tospecial effects. You'll also glean insights from industryprofessionals and see how Maya has been used in popular games. Ifyou're a 3D game artist, or looking to become one, this book willhelp you master the skills and techniques you'll need to excel inthe competitive games industry.
Inside, you'll learn how to:Create a game model using a concept image as your guideModel with predetermined real-time polycount limitations inmindView martial arts videos on the book's CD to animate yourcharacter more realisticallyPrepare a model for texturing with UV mapping and layouttechniquesCreate different kinds of texturesMaster the rigging process, from setting up a skeleton topreparing blend shapesPractice techniques for creating animation clips to work within the Trax EditorUse particle effects, such as sprites and animated geometry, toadd pizzazz to your model
Maya, the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in movies, games, cartoons, and commercials, is challenging to learn. This full-color guide features approachable, hands-on exercises and additional task-based tutorials that allow new users to quickly become productive with the program and familiar with its workflow in a professional environment. You'll learn the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and lighting; explore different parts of the production pipeline; and practice on some real-world projects.Maya is the 3D animation and effects software used in the film, game, and advertising industries; it's a complex program and this book gives beginners essential training in Maya basics This book is an Autodesk Official Training Guide, recommended for students planning to take the Maya Associate exam Provides task-based tutorials and hands-on exercises to get you up to speed and introduce you to production workflows Teaches the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and lighting Helps you create simple animations, model with polygons, and add detail with blend shapes and surfaces Starting and ending files for the exercises and additional learning tutorials are available online
Autodesk Maya Essentials provides beginners with a solid foundation in Maya 3D software.
Like an encyclopedia, Mediapedia is a classic desktop resource. Chapters on digital photography, image editing, type & layout, illustration, slide shows, and distribution are organized as a sequence of terms referring to the tools and techniques you can use to achieve particular effects. Author Kit Laybourne, an accomplished filmmaker and animator, describes scores of ways you can work with photos, fonts, Photoshop, Powerpoint, and illustration programs to enhance any personal media project—or create a new one.
Laybourne writes in a friendly style that is as much about helping you figure out what looks good as it is about conveying the technical know-how you need. He includes more than 800 illustrations—photos, hand-drawn sketches, and screen grabs—that depict ideas for everything from improving your photography skills to cropping and altering pictures, creating entertaining slide shows, and adding illustration and type to cards and flyers. You'll learn how to share your creative media in paper form as well as via the Internet.
With Mediapedia in your library, you'll have the tools, instruction, and inspiration to make your personal media projects creative and impressive.
Creative tips and explanations include:
Tools and techniques that are immediately usable by anyone who downloads photos onto a computer Terms, definitions, explanations, illustrations, and captions are all self-contained units, with related information on the same page Provides examples of good photography and design to help you take your own “personal media” projects to the next level Everything you've wanted to know about your digital photos but were afraid to ask
modo books and training videos are marketed
by giving the beginner quick results on a project, but this tends to impart a
“paint by numbers” knowledge of the software. This book represents a
distillation of a number of modo books and tutorials, and describes a set of common basic operations which
underlie many modo 3D graphics projects.
in mind that 3D graphics software is NOT as intuitive as Microsoft Word or PowerPoint, just realizing how to carry out basic
3D graphic operations, and what parts of the screen relate to others in the
process, is often half the challenge for the modo advanced beginner.
you’re an advanced beginner (i.e., have some experience of the basics covered
by most modo books), but find many tutorials time
consuming to follow and replicate because the experts tend to take the more
advanced basics for granted - the essentials laid out in this book have been
written for you.
Professional Maya artists have to think on their feet. It'snothing for them to receive just vague sketches or incomplete ideasof what the studio wants and have to come up with somethingbrilliant. If you're an intermediate to advanced Maya user, MayaVisual Effects: The Innovator's Guide, Second Edition is what youneed to meet the challenge. Professional Maya artist Eric Kelleroffers inspired solutions and hands-on projects, as well asnumerous practical shortcuts and deadlines, so you learn to produceinnovative CG assets from scratch, using Maya, on a deadline.Shows intermediate to advanced Maya users new solutions,workarounds, and shortcuts for creating Maya visual effects ondeadlineGives readers plenty of hands-on projects, so they come up withsolutions that they can add to their Maya toolsetsOffers workable ideas that can be applied, no matter whichversion of Maya software is being usedPresents projects in an engaging style, with pages offull-color imagery to illustrate concepts
Create amazing effects with the creative insights and freshadvice in this new edition of Maya Visual Effects: TheInnovator's Guide.
Photoshop Elements is the leading image-editing software, andthis personal training course uses a full-color book plus videotutorials on the DVD to teach you how to use all its features. Eachof the 13 lessons is presented with step-by-step instructions andincludes lesson files and a video explanation of the concepts. Youcan learn from leading instructors, and do it at your own pace.Photoshop Elements provides professional quality image-editingtools at an affordable price; this book-and-DVD package offersstep-by-step training on the newest version of ElementsFull-color book presents 13 lessons you can work through atyour own pace, supported by video tutorials and lesson files on theDVDCreated by the same team of experts who developed many of theofficial training programs for Adobe Systems
Photoshop Elements 9 Digital Classroom is like havingyour own personal instructor to teach you Photoshop Elements rightin your own home or office.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.
Photoshop is the world’s most popular image editingsoftware, with more than four million users worldwide. Professionalphotographers, graphic designers, and web designers as well asphoto hobbyists are eager to learn the newest features of PhotoshopCS5. This complete reference makes it easy, with nineself-contained minibooks covering each aspect of Photoshop.Photoshop is the image-editing software preferred byprofessional photographers and designers around the world;Photoshop CS5 is packed with new functionality and enhancedtoolsThis full-color guide includes nine self-contained minibooks:Photoshop Fundamentals; Image Essentials; Selections; Painting,Drawing, and Typing; Working with Layers; Channels and Masks;Filters and Distortions; Retouching and Restoration; and Photoshopand PrintIncludes all the basics for beginners as well as how to managecolor, modify and transform selections and paths, make correctionswith filters, use the liquefy command, prepare graphics for printor the Web, create contact sheets and picture packages, andmore
With bonus information on the companion website and coverage forboth Windows and Mac, Photoshop CS5 All-in-One For Dummiesis an all-purpose reference.
Photoshop is constantly evolving, and the newest version offersgreat new tools for photographers. This popular guide gets visuallearners up to speed quickly; previous editions have sold more than150,000 copies. With colorful screen shots illustrating thestep-by-step instructions, this book is perfect for Photoshopnewcomers and for visual learners who are upgrading from an earlierversion. It covers setting up the software, importing images fromthe camera, using all the tools, creating an online gallery, andmore.Covers the most important features of Photoshop CS6, includingimporting photos from a digital camera, retouching and repairingdamaged photos, enhancing digital images, and adding custom 3-DeffectsExplains how to edit images for the web, create an online photogallery, and incorporate graphics into desktop publishingprogramsExplores color management, using palettes, compositing, usinglayers, applying gradients, setting type, and working withfiltersFeatures step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrationsdesigned for those who learn best when they see how things aredone
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop CS6 gets visuallearners ready to take advantage of everything the newest versionhas to offer.
This book also addresses the needs of people new to the field who require information in a hurry. Chapter 3 serves as a guide to generating a 3D model by reviewing scanning methodology, the various types of software available to create a model and the steps needed to insure a useful printed object from the 3D model. The chapter has numerous references which, together with the information in the text, will help one find quickly any additional information available on the internet.
Keywords: 3D Printing, 3D Software, 3D Hardware, Printing Materials, Scanning, 3D Modeling, Jewelry, Medicine, Housing, Space
Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies is your guide topicture perfection using Adobe's Photoshop Elements. Thisfull-color manual walks you through the process of photo editing,from basic color corrections to advanced filter effects, drawing,and more. Work through from beginning to end for a complete lesson,or keep it handy as a quick reference for unfamiliar tools andtechniques. Designed for beginner and intermediate PhotoshopElements users, this book provides straightforward instruction in afun, richly illustrated, easy-to-read style that makes learningfeel like play.
Combining powerful tools with a user-friendly interface has madePhotoshop Elements the number-one selling photo editing software.Photoshop Elements 13 For Dummies shows you how to takeadvantage of everything the software has to offer, helping youcreate high-quality images for print, e-mail, and the web. Evenwith no digital image editing experience at all, you'll learn howto take your photos from bland to beautiful and have a blast alongthe way.Adjust resolutions, color modes, and file formats to best suitthe projectWork with layers, filters, effects, styles, type, and moreCorrect color, contrast and clarity for a simple photomakeoverOptimize for print, or share on Facebook, Flickr, and othersocial networks
The power and simplicity of Photoshop Elements makes it theperfect solution for amateurs seeking an affordable digital editingplatform. The quicker you learn the tools, the sooner you'll beturning out photos to brag about – and Photoshop Elements13 For Dummies will get you there in a flash.
There’s a reason why Photoshop is the industry standardfor image-editing software. But it’s also that big, Photoshophas so many facets and features that a handy one-stop guide isexactly what you need. And you’ll love the “Putting ItTogether” exercises that give you hands-on experience –in rich, full color!Learn the parts — the desktop, menus, panels, and keytools, and how to use Adobe BridgeMake your selection — learn about each of the selectiontools plus the powerful Pen tool and Paths panelBrush up — on the Brush and Pencil tools and how tocreate vector shapes, create and edit type, and put type on apathRestore and retouch — correct and enhance color, improvecontrast, and use the Clone Stamp and Healing tools to fix flawsand damagePrint it — learn how to get the right resolution, imagemode, and file format, and prepare your work for printing
Open the book and find:How to crop images and increase their canvas sizeTips for creating gradients and patternsAdvice on resizing imagesHow to composite images with layers and blending modesFilter techniques to correct or alter imagesHow the Vanishing Point feature makes editing easierSteps for making adjustments with levels and curvesHow to create contact sheets
You’ll get all of the basics of digital images and masterthe importing and exporting of images. You’ll find out how tocreate easy enhancements like adding shadows and highlights andmaking color natural, in addition to learning how to use the Adobecamera raw plug-in. Before you know it, you’ll be makingbeautiful “art” with Photoshop by combining images,precision edges, dressing up images, painting in Photoshop, andusing filters. You can even streamline your work in Photoshop usingadvanced techniques. Find out how to:Import images and use all the tools and processesReduce digital noise, make colors look natural, add highlightsand shadowsOptimize images for print or the WebEdit imagesExplore the Painting function and master the daunting BrushespanelAdd layer stylesCreate on-screen presentations, contact prints, and more
Complete with lists of ten reasons to love your Wacom tablet,ten reasons to own a digital camera, and ten favorite tips andtricks, Adobe CS4For Dummies is your one-stop guideto setting up, working with, and making the most of Photoshop CS4for all your digital photography needs.
Each edition of Video Demystified has sold thousands of copies and answered many questions for electrical engineers across the globe. This fifth edition will keep the engineer up-to-date with next-generation digital video formats - Blu-ray and HD-DVD, development of new audio and video codecs - Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD, etc. - along with the all the latest information on HDTV, HDMI and IPTV(TV over the Internet). All broadcast, cable, and satellite standards will be updated to reflect these new codecs and specifications. The book will also aid in the design of devices and infrastructures from analog to digital television transmission - with analog transmission ceasing in early 2009 or before.
*The next generation of digital video - Blu-ray and HD-DVD thoroughly introduced
*All broadcast and satellite standards completely updated
*Essential information for the upcoming transition of television signals from analog to digital
Adobe Creative Suite 2 All-In-One Desk Reference ForDummies is your one-stop guide to creating great graphics withall the cool CS2 tools. Written in a thorough, fun way to show youthe basics on how to use each of the programs, you’ll findout just how easy it is to start designing brilliant images andgraphics. This guide gives you the tools you need to:Draw with InDesignUnderstand page layout and colorCreate colorful images with Illustrator C2Use the pen tool, type, and image placingChoose the correct Photoshop mode for your creationCreate images on PhotoShop CS2 for printPaint and retouch imagesCreate and secure PDF files with Acrobat 7.0Edit and extract text and graphicsBuild and publish a Web site with GoLive CS2Work with multimedia
Packed with easy-to-follow steps and guidance, you’ll beup to speed with all the features in no time. With these six greatreference guides rolled into one, this is the ultimate book forbecoming a CS2 pro!
Quickly become productive using AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 with this full color Autodesk Official Press guide. This unique learning resource features concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials. Following a quick discussion of concepts and goals, each chapter moves on to an approachable hands-on exercise designed to reinforce real-world tactics and techniques. Compelling, full-color screenshots illustrate tutorial steps, and chapters conclude with related and more open-ended projects to further reinforce the chapter's lessons.
Starting and ending files for the exercises are also available for download, so you can compare your results with those of professionals. You'll follow a workflow-based approach that mirrors the development of projects in the real world, learning 2D drawing skills, editing entities, working with splines and polylines, using layers and objects, creating and editing text, dimensioning, modeling in 3D, and much more.Hands-on exercises and their downloadable tutorial files are based on the real-world task of drawing a house Covers crucial features and techniques, including 2D drawing working with layers, organizing objects with groups and blocks, using hatch patterns and gradients, using constraints and layouts, importing data, 3D modeling, and Includes content to help prepare you for Autodesk's AutoCAD certification program
AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 Essentials is the Autodesk Official Press guide that helps you quickly and confidently learn the newest version of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.
Written by leading experts in the field, this book presents a unique practical perspective of state-of-the-art microscope image processing and the development of specialized algorithms. It contains in-depth analysis of methods coupled with the results of specific real-world experiments. Microscope Image Processing covers image digitization and display, object measurement and classification, autofocusing, and structured illumination.
Key Features:Detailed descriptions of many leading-edge methods and algorithmsIn-depth analysis of the method and experimental results, taken from real-life examplesEmphasis on computational and algorithmic aspects of microscope image processingAdvanced material on geometric, morphological, and wavelet image processing, fluorescence, three-dimensional and time-lapse microscopy, microscope image enhancement, MultiSpectral imaging, and image data management
This book is of interest to all scientists, engineers, clinicians, post-graduate fellows, and graduate students working in the fields of biology, medicine, chemistry, pharmacology, and other related fields. Anyone who uses microscopes in their work and needs to understand the methodologies and capabilities of the latest digital image processing techniques will find this book invaluable.Presents a unique practical perspective of state-of-the-art microcope image processing and the development of specialized algorithmsEach chapter includes in-depth analysis of methods coupled with the results of specific real-world experimentsCo-edited by Kenneth R. Castleman, world-renowned pioneer in digital image processing and author of two seminal textbooks on the subject
Covering the most important features of Photoshop Elements 11,this book is packed with step-by-step instructions illustrated withfull-color screen shots that clearly shows you how to do tasks,instead of resorting to lengthy explanations. Even better, the bookincludes an associated website with all the images in the bookavailable for download, so you can get hands-on practice as you go.With this book, veteran author Mike Wooldridge gets up to speed onthe latest and best that Photoshop Elements 10 has to offer.Walks you through the improved organizational and navigationaltools that will help you categorize imagesDetails the enhanced tool for converting color images toB&W as well as the Flash-based web gallery templates to displayimagesCovers importing photos from digital cameras and scanners,retouching and repairing damaged photos, enhancing digital images,perfecting group shots with Photomerge, and editing images forposting on the webHelps you utilize the sharpness interface to correct blurryimages as well as the Curves tool to adjust contract andbrightness
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop Elements 11 makeslearning the new Photoshop Elements elementary!
Whether you’re an experienced designer or just want tocreate a cool newsletter for the school soccer team, you’llbenefit from Galen Gruman’s guidance. This desktop publishingexpert shows you how to navigate InDesign menus, dialog boxes,panels, and panes; streamline your work with templates; prepareyour creations for printing or online publication, and more.Explore the new tools, work with the application frame, and setpreferences for the way you workLearn to open and save documents and export contentGet familiar with the Pages panel, apply Master Pages, and workwith LayersMake the most of color with color libraries, multi-ink colors,spot versus process color, and gradientsCreate layout guidelines and use color swatches forconsistencyStreamline text formatting by using styles and treat text as agraphic elementDesign for the Web with hyperlinks, multimedia elements, andFlash filesSee how InDesign CS4 works seamlessly with other applicationsin the Adobe Creative SuiteDiscover why good design is part science and part art and learnto manipulate, organize, and align design objectsTake advantage of tips for cropping and positioninggraphicsPrepare for printing or other output with enhanced preflightingtools
InDesign CS4 For Dummies also offers great advice fordesigning pages that do their job perfectly. Start creatingtoday!
This book provides an introduction to video as well as succinct overviews of analog and digital interfaces along with signal processing. This book is filled with images, figures, tables, and easy to find tips and tricks for the engineer that needs material fast to complete projects to deadline.
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Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or neverleave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photosthan you ever dreamed possible. With the help of PhotoshopElements 13 All-in-One For Dummies, you can edit those photosand turn them into stunning works of art. The book will help youget to know the key features of Photoshop Elements, includingexamining the Elements workspace; navigating the tools; viewingimages on your computer; setting your preferences; and acquiring,saving, and exporting images. You'll then take your skills to nextlevel and become a pro at working with iOS and Android devices,specifying resolution and changing image sizing, choosing colormodes and file formats, working with Camera Raw, using and managingcolor, painting and drawing with Elements, creating layers, and somuch more. Plus, you'll discover how to add pizzazz with styles andeffects, apply quick image makeovers, correct lighting, color, andclarity, and composite with Photomerge.
Photoshop Elements is the #1-selling consumer photo editingsoftware, and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allowdigital photography enthusiasts to do it all. Going well beyond thebasics of how to use Photoshop Elements—and weighing in atmore than 672 pages—Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One ForDummies is the most comprehensive Elements book on the market.Written by Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova, veteran authors,long-time instructors, and expert speakers who have spent decadesspecializing in digital imaging, this hands-on, friendly guide isjam-packed with everything you need to create, edit, fix, share,and organize digital images.Combines nine content-rich books in one value-packedreferenceIncludes updated and revised information to reflect the latestrelease, Photoshop Elements 13Richly illustrated in full color and brimming witheasy-to-follow, step-by-step instructionsExplains how to enhance your images by adjusting color,brightness, resolution, contrast, and sharpness
Whether you're an amateur photographer or new to the digitalphoto scene and want to perform sophisticated editing techniqueswith a powerful image-editing software program, PhotoshopElements 13 All-in-One For Dummies has everything youneed—and more.
PhotoshopElements 3 For Dummies was written by DeleMcClelland, award-winning author of more than 75 titles, includingPhotoshop for Dummies and Photoshop CS Bible, andGalen Fott, writer and reviewer for Macworld and PCMagazine. It includes 16 pages of full-color examples thatdemonstrate capabilities and show you “before” and“after” photos. You’ll get step-by-step specificson techniques that can transform your photos, including:Selecting the area you want to work with using the lasso,marquee, or magic wand tools or the selection brushUsing the healing brush to remove imperfections such asblemishes and the new red eye removal tool to remove that demonicglowAdjusting color with a variety of tools and techniquesApplying filters such as Blur, Gaussian Blur, Colored Pencil,Diffuse Glow, Glass, Glowing Edges and many moreColor correcting quickly with fast color-correctionsUsing the layer styles in the Styles and Effects palette to letyour imagination go wild with painting, drawing, applying dropshadows and bevels, adding text, and moreUsing the brush, pencil, eraser, shape and cookie cuttertoolsWorking with the type tools, including formatting options,warping type into unusual shapes, and creating outline typeMaking the most of the effects, including frame, image effects,text effects, and texturesUsing Photomerge to create panoramic pictures
PhotoshopElements 3 For Dummies doesn’t just giveyou instructions—it gives you ideas. You’ll be inspiredto capitalize on the capabilities and explore different techniquesto enhance and share your photos.
You'll learn to:Use both the Organizer and EditorImport photos from various sourcesEnhance lighting and colorRestore old photos and add effectsSave, back up, and share photos
Designed for visual learnersTwo-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modulesSuccinct explanations walk you through step by stepFull-color screen shots demonstrate each taskHelpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
If you want to do computational photography and computer vision on Apple's mobile devices, then this book is for you. No previous experience with app development or OpenCV is required. However, basic knowledge of C++ or Objective-C is recommended.What You Will LearnUse Xcode and Interface Builder to develop iOS appsObtain OpenCV's standard modules and build extra modules from sourceControl all the parameters of the iOS device's cameraCapture, save, and share photos and videosAnalyze colors, shapes, and textures in ordinary and specialized photographsBlend and compare images to create special photographic effects and augmented reality toolsDetect faces and morph facial featuresClassify coins and other objectsIn Detail
iOS Application Development with OpenCV 3 enables you to turn your smartphone camera into an advanced tool for photography and computer vision. Using the highly optimized OpenCV library, you will process high-resolution images in real time. You will locate and classify objects, and create models of their geometry. As you develop photo and augmented reality apps, you will gain a general understanding of iOS frameworks and developer tools, plus a deeper understanding of the camera and image APIs.
After completing the book's four projects, you will be a well-rounded iOS developer with valuable experience in OpenCV.Style and approach
The book is practical, creative, and precise. It shows you the steps to create and customize five projects that solve important problems for beginners in mobile app development and computer vision. Complete source code and numerous visual aids are included in each chapter. Experimentation is an important part of the book. You will use computer vision to explore the real world, and then you will refine the projects based on your findings.
The secrets of digital image editing - explained in plainEnglish!
Photoshop CS3 is a powerhouse, and here's the fast and easy wayto get up to speed on all the coolest features. This friendly guidehelps you get images into Photoshop - and then turn them intodazzling works of art. You'll see how to work in the right fileformats, master the Brushes palette, get creative with filters,convert color to grayscale, and more!Adjust brightness, improve color, and fix flawsTake advantage of the Raw file formatComposite images with layers and blending modesAutomate your tasks with scripts and ActionsApply the new Smart Filters to Smart Objects
Maya is the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in movies, visual effects, games, cartoons, and other animation. This bestselling, official guide is a must for 3D beginners who want a thorough grounding in this dynamic and complex software. Fully updated for the newest version of Maya, the book explains the interface and the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, dynamics, visualization, and visual effects. Fun and challenging tutorials lead you through the nuances of the software and offer plenty of chances to practice what you've learned.The Autodesk Official Training Guide for Maya, endorsed and promoted by Autodesk to its 2,500 Authorized Training Centers worldwide Maya is the 3D animation and effects software used in the film, game, and advertising industries; it's a complex program and this book gives beginners the knowledge and confidence they need Shows how to master the interface and the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and visual effects Step-by-step tutorials offer realistic, professional challenges for those new to 3D and those switching from another 3D application Materials are available for instructors who want to use this guide with their students
Introducing Autodesk Maya is the perfect guide to get you up and running on the world's most popular professional 3D application.
This book is the definitive reference in multi-camera networks. It gives clear guidance on the conceptual and implementation issues involved in the design and operation of multi-camera networks, as well as presenting the state-of-the-art in hardware, algorithms and system development. The book is broad in scope, covering smart camera architectures, embedded processing, sensor fusion and middleware, calibration and topology, network-based detection and tracking, and applications in distributed and collaborative methods in camera networks. This book will be an ideal reference for university researchers, R&D engineers, computer engineers, and graduate students working in signal and video processing, computer vision, and sensor networks.
Hamid Aghajan is a Professor of Electrical Engineering (consulting) at Stanford University. His research is on multi-camera networks for smart environments with application to smart homes, assisted living and well being, meeting rooms, and avatar-based communication and social interactions. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, and was general chair of ACM/IEEE ICDSC 2008.
Andrea Cavallaro is Reader (Associate Professor) at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL). His research is on target tracking and audiovisual content analysis for advanced surveillance and multi-sensor systems. He serves as Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and the IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, and has been general chair of IEEE AVSS 2007, ACM/IEEE ICDSC 2009 and BMVC 2009.The first book, by the leading experts, on this rapidly developing field with applications to security, smart homes, multimedia, and environmental monitoring Comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, algorithms, design methodologies, system implementation issues, architectures, and applicationsPresents in detail the latest developments in multi-camera calibration, active and heterogeneous camera networks, multi-camera object and event detection, tracking, coding, smart camera architecture and middleware
Whether you want to create sophisticated page layouts for print or electronic books or produce dazzling brochures and other publications, chances are Adobe InDesign is the design and page layout tool you'll call upon. Now you can enhance your creativity and discover all the ways to use Adobe InDesign with this book-and-DVD training package. Thirteen self-paced lessons teach you how to design, produce, and develop streamlined workflows for page layout. Each lesson is accompanied by a video tutorial that clearly demonstrates techniques and further explains concepts.A complete Adobe InDesign book-and-video training package from the expert instructors at the AGI Creative Team Thirteen self-paced lessons allow you to absorb the material at your own pace Includes short, downloadable videos that demonstrate techniques and further illustrate and explain concepts Covers the basics, the essentials, and seasoned techniques, as well as new features of InDesign CS6
Adobe InDesign CS6 Digital Classroom is like having your own personal instructor guiding you through each unique lesson.
Note: The DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file. These materials are available for download upon purchase.
Photoshop CS6, used for both print and digital media, is the industry leader in image-editing software. The newest version adds some exciting new features, and this bestselling guide has been revised to cover each of them, along with all the basic information you need to get started. Learn to use all the tools, including the histogram palette, Lens Blur, Match Color, and the color replacement tool, as well as keyboard shortcuts. Then master retouching and color correction, work with Camera Raw images, prepare photos for print or the web, and much more.Photoshop has the broadest user base of any professional-level graphics application, ranging from photo hobbyists to professionals in graphic design, publishing, video editing, animation, and broadcasting This comprehensive guide has what beginners need to know as well as intermediate-level information on key tools and procedures Features a 16-page full-color insert and a companion website with tutorials, including JPEG and PSD files of images from the book Covers image-editing basics, the File Browser, histogram palette, Lens Blur, Match Color, the color replacement tool, and customizable keyboard shortcuts Delves into techniques for working with Camera Raw images; how to retouch, color-correct, manipulate, and combine images; and all the new features and enhancements in the latest version
Photoshop CS6 Bible is the one reference book every Photoshop user needs.
Whether you are just starting out or an experienced user wantingto brush up on your skills, this Autodesk Official Press bookprovides you with concise explanations, focused examples, andstep-by-step instructions through a hands-on tutorial project thatruns throughout the book. As you progress through the project, thebook introduces you to the Microsoft Windows-based AutoCADinterface and then guides you through basic commands and creatingdrawings. A downloadable file is available from the website so thatyou can compare your work to the author's, and if necessary, startfresh with an intact drawing. Once you've completed the project,you will have proficiency in AutoCAD skills including:Grouping, elevations, and hatchesUsing text in drawingsDimensioningExternal referencesLayouts and printingUsing 3D
Author Donnie Gladfelter (aka "The CAD Geek"), is a top-ratedtrainer at CADD Microsystems and has worked with the Autodeskdevelopment team to help shape the product features. He is anAutoCAD Mentor All Star and has been a popular speaker at AutodeskUniversity for more than seven years.
Whether you need to learn 3D modeling for business or you're just eager to see what you can create, Google SketchUp and Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies are for you. Available in both a free hobbyist version and a full-featured professional version, SketchUp explodes the myth that 3D modeling software must be complicated to learn and use. This book will take you step by step through downloading and using both versions on both Mac and Windows. There are even video walkthroughs on the companion Web site.Google's exciting 3D modeling software offers hobbyists as well as architects, engineers, and industrial designers a less complicated tool for architectural rendering, urban planning, set design, game design, and other uses This guide explains both the free and professional versions for both Windows and Mac Covers the basic concepts of 3D modeling and how to build a 3D model, print or share your work online, export your drawing to another design package or Google Earth, and create a detailed set of plans Companion Web site features video walkthroughs
Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies gets you up and running with 3D modeling quickly and easily.