Author: Gary David Bouton
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2017-02-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The Corel-Authorized Guide to CorelDRAW®—Updated for CorelDRAW X8 This thoroughly revised guide offers complete coverage of CorelDraw X8, including the revamped interface and brand-new features. CorelDRAW X8: The Official Guide shows anyone—from a beginner to an experienced illustrator—how to create top-drawer commercial graphics and exquisite artwork. You will learn to draw photorealistic illustrations, use shortcuts to create complex art, lay out text like a pro, add special effects, and transform 2D objects into 3D graphics. The book features tips for printing high-quality work that matches what you’ve designed on your monitor. • Work in the customizable interface redesigned to reflect Windows® Metro style • Explore and understand the software’s menus, palettes, and dockers • Lay out brochures, flyers, and other multi-page documents • Add paragraph, artistic, and custom-shaped text to your designs • Search the Content Exchange for fonts, vector patterns, background designs, and the Get More docker • Use the Perspective, Extrude, Smear, Twirl, Attract, Repel, and Distortion tools • Incorporate lens effects, transparency, shadows, glows, and bevels • Put all the elements together in a professional, visually compelling way with layout and design tips from the author
Author: Edward Ford
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
Release Date: 2016-08-11
Getting Started with CNC is the definitive introduction to working with affordable desktop and benchtop CNCs, written by the creator of the popular open hardware CNC, the Shapeoko. Accessible 3D printing introduced the masses to computer-controlled additive fabrication. But the flip side of that is subtractive fabrication: instead of adding material to create a shape like a 3D printer does, a CNC starts with a solid piece of material and takes away from it. Although inexpensive 3D printers can make great things with plastic, a CNC can carve highly durable pieces out of a block of aluminum, wood, and other materials. This book covers the fundamentals of designing for--and working with--affordable ($500-$3000) CNCs.
Author: Bill Stonehem
Publisher: First Rank Publishing
Release Date: 2016-07-27
Corel is known as one of the leading producers of software, with a top reputation for creating some the industry’s leading graphics, productivity and digital media products. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 is a software that provides users with applications that are fully functional and complementary plugins that takes in all aspects from illustrations using vectors, how the page is laid out, editing of photos as well as website design.
Author: Gary David Bouton
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2009-08-24
Master the world's fastest drawing program! Learn the principles of vector drawing as you learn technique, composition, and other art essentials--then apply your skills to creating websites, animations, logos, photographic retouches, and more. Xara Xtreme 5: The Official Guide shows you how to customize the software, use QuickShapes, draw vector paths, use fills for photorealistic effects, and compose professional desktop publishing documents. This hands-on resource brings you from concept to completion with examples that span a range of art styles--using the vector drawing program that thinks it's a bitmap editor. With these tutorials that apply to Xara Xtreme, Xtreme Pro, and Magix Xtreme Photo & Graphic Designer, you'll: Work with vector paths that look like paint strokes Tag colors to dramatically change complex drawings in seconds Build multi-page, graphically rich websites in a few hours Convert bitmap web graphics to resizable vector shapes Design artwork in minutes that looks like it took days Create and export original Flash animations for the web in no time Create 3D text and apply special effects to imported photos and vector shapes Invisibly retouch photographs with feathering, fractal fills, multi-step gradients, and transparencies Inside you'll find an inspirational Xara GrandMasters Gallery of award-winning artwork from around the world. Get started today by downloading free trial software from www.xara.com! Download lesson files from www.mhprofessional.com/computingdownload and www.theboutons.com. Gary David Bouton, an international award-winning illustrator, has authored 25 books on graphics software, including CorelDRAW X4: The Official Guide. He practices what he teaches: his work can be seen on Graphics.com, TalkGraphics, The CG Society, and YouTube.
Author: M. T. Cox Dorcas M. T. Cox
Release Date: 2009-12
Genre: Business & Economics
This book exposes the reader to a comprehensive overview of instructional design using the Instructional Systems Design (ISD or ADDIE) model and project management techniques based on the framework and standards of the Project Management Institute and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide best practices. Throughout the book, ADDIE and project management are united in a four-step combo. Readers are taught to groove two disciplines to one beat. Project Management Skills for Instructional Designers is intended to captivate the interest of the following audience: instructional designers, training managers and directors, training consultants, human resources managers, performance consultants, and project managers. This practical guide uses the creative approach of storytelling to present the content in a way that is realistic and sequential to the way an instructional designer may work. A case scenario where an instructional designer is given a mandate by the boss to design, develop, and deliver automated sales management training is the story line around which the two disciplines are applied in the four-step combo.
Prepare for the Pivotal Certified Spring Web Application Developer exam and learn about Spring MVC DispatcherServlet configuration, Spring MVC programming model essentials, Spring MVC views and form processing, Spring Web Flow essentials, and Spring Web Flow actions and configuration. The Pivotal Certified Spring Web Application Developer Exam: A Study Guide is the ideal preparation for the exam and after reading and using it, you'll be able to pass and become a certified Spring Web Developer. When you become a Pivotal Certified Spring Web Application Developer, you'll receive one of the most valuable credentials available in enterprise Java. Achieving this certification demonstrates your ability to apply Spring's web projects to develop real-world Java web applications and validates your familiarity with Spring Web.
Author: John Walkenbach
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-10-26
The complete guide to Excel 2016, from Mr. Spreadsheet himselfstrong style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #1b1c1d; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 16px;" Whether you are just starting out or an Excel novice, the Excel 2016 Bible is your comprehensive, go-to guide for all your Excel 2016 needs. Whether you use Excel at work or at home, you will be guided through the powerful new features and capabilities by expert author and Excel Guru John Walkenbach to take full advantage of what the updated version offers. Learn to incorporate templates, implement formulas, create pivot tables, analyze data, and much more. Navigate this powerful tool for business, home management, technical work, and much more with the only resource you need, Excel 2016 Bible. Create functional spreadsheets that work Master formulas, formatting, pivot tables, and more Get acquainted with Excel 2016's new features and tools Customize downloadable templates and worksheets Whether you need a walkthrough tutorial or an easy-to-navigate desk reference, the Excel 2016 Bible has you covered with complete coverage and clear expert guidance.
Author: Aleksandar Zecevic
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2010-01-08
"Control of Complex Systems: Structural Constraints and Uncertainty" focuses on control design under information structure constraints, with a particular emphasis on large-scale systems. The complexity of such systems poses serious computational challenges and severely restricts the types of feedback laws that can be used in practice. This book systematically addresses the main issues, and provides a number of applications that illustrate potential design methods, most which use Linear Matrix Inequalities (LMIs), which have become a popular design tool over the past two decades. Authors Aleksandar I. Zecevic and Dragoslav D. Siljak use their years of experience in the control field to also: Address the issues of large-scale systems as they relate to robust control and linear matrix inequalities Discuss a new approach to applying standard LMI techniques to large-scale systems, combining graphic-theoretic decomposition techniques with appropriate low-rank numerical approximations and dramatically reducing the computational effort Providing numerous examples and a wide variety of applications, ranging from electric power systems and nonlinear circuits to mechanical problems and dynamic Boolean networks "Control of Complex Systems: Structural Constraints and Uncertainty" will appeal to practicing engineers, researchers and students working in control design and other related areas.
Author: Jeremy Blum
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-07-16
Learn to easily build gadgets, gizmos, robots, and more using Arduino Written by Arduino expert Jeremy Blum, this unique book uses the popular Arduino microcontroller platform as an instrument to teach you about topics in electrical engineering, programming, and human-computer interaction. Whether you're a budding hobbyist or an engineer, you'll benefit from the perfectly paced lessons that walk you through useful, artistic, and educational exercises that gradually get more advanced. In addition to specific projects, the book shares best practices in programming and design that you can apply to your own projects. Code snippets and schematics will serve as a useful reference for future projects even after you've mastered all the topics in the book. Includes a number of projects that utilize different capabilities of the Arduino, while interfacing with external hardware Features chapters that build upon each other, tying in concepts from previous chapters to illustrate new ones Includes aspects that are accompanied by video tutorials and other multimedia content Covers electrical engineering and programming concepts, interfacing with the world through analog and digital sensors, communicating with a computer and other devices, and internet connectivity Explains how to combine smaller topics into more complex projects Shares downloadable materials and source code for everything covered in the book Projects compatible with many official Arduino boards including Arduino Uno; Arduino Leonardo; Arduino Mega 2560; Arduino Due; Arduino Nano; Arduino Mega ADK; LilyPad Arduino and may work with Arduino-compatible boards such as Freeduino and new third party certified boards such as the Intel Galileo Exploring Arduino takes you on an adventure and provides you with exclusive access to materials not found anywhere else!
Author: Alan Forbes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2015-12-04
Genre: PHP (Computer program language)
Third Edition now with bonus chapters. Have you ever wanted to design your own website or browser application but thought it would be too difficult or just didn't know where to start? Have you found the amount of information on the Internet either too daunting or not geared for your skill set or worse-- just plain boring? Are you interested in learning to program PHP and have some fun along the way? If so, then The Joy of PHP by Alan Forbes is the book for you!! Alan starts with some basic HTML so the absolute beginner can catch up quickly and then goes step by step on how PHP works. You start with the easy stuff--like how to create and run simple PHP scripts that modify web pages-- and then build on what you've learned through a series of cohesive (and fun) exercises that carry over from lesson to lesson. As the chapters progress you begin to build a web site for a growing used car dealership business. This approach keeps the material fun and challenging-- and gives what you've learned a context to be relevant. A car dealership needs a constantly changing web site because the inventory of cars is always changing. HTML is not the answer for this kind of web site-- but PHP and mySQL are! Throughout the book you will be working with the web site for the car dealership and adding features and modifying it as the needs of the business (and your knowledge) grow. This writing style reinforces the previous lessons and keeps you engaged in a "real" project -- giving you both a sense of accomplishment and an opportunity to apply what you've learned to a realistic scenario. You are far more likely to retain what you've learned using this approach than just reading dry syntax documentation. The author has an easy and fun style of writing that teaches you PHP in a simple, matter of fact manner while showing you the most common uses of the commands you need to get the job done. This keeps your learning pace quick and uncluttered. If you need it, he also points you to several resources where you can learn more about the other options a PHP function can offer and-- even better--how to read and understand those resources. If you want to learn the PHP language in an easy, enjoyable, well laid out manner and to learn why PHP and mySQL are so powerful and fun to use then buy this book!! Do not buy this book if you are looking for a comprehensive reference of boring PHP syntax. This book does not attempt to cover everything about PHP. What it does do-- and does well-- is take you from being a beginner who isn't even sure what PHP is to someone who knows the sheer joy that only programming dynamic sites can provide. You will become someone who can read, write, and modify PHP scripts and you will be able make your website come alive. Bonus Code All the source code referenced in the book is available for easy download and well organized. You don't have to cut and paste out of Kindle or retype code, unless you want to. There is even a video tutorial showing how to get started. Topics Covered... - Installing and configuring PHP - Introduction to HTML - Basic PHP Syntax - Some Fun Right Away - Editors and Staying Organized - Variables, Numbers, Dates and Strings - Control Structures - How to use a database, such as mySQL - Using PHP and mySQL Together - How to create forms to Display, Add, Edit, and Delete data - Session Variables - Working with Images - PHP File Uploads - PHP Quirks and Tips - Security Considerations This book is NOT the only book you'll ever need to read to master PHP. The book is a gentle introduction to a very rich topic. The hope of the author is to show you that PHP isn't really that scary after all, it is something YOU can do, and it can even bring you joy once you get it.
Author: Makoto Taniguchi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-05-19
Water circulates continuously and seamlessly on Earth with little regard for the boundaries we draw. There are natural boundaries as between land and ocean and surface and subsurface environments, as well as human or demographic boundaries between nations, cultures, and religions. Although considered necessary by societies, these human-created boundaries disrupt natural water circulation, leading to serious water-related environmental problems. The dilemma of how to manage water beyond our boundaries remains, and nations have different ways and means of controlling each form of water, whether as vapor, surface water, groundwater, or seawater. Recent findings on the interaction of water from land, oceans, and the atmosphere encourage researchers to undertake collaborative work that goes beyond the boundaries of each discipline, be it oceanography, surface and subsurface hydrology, climatology, or glaciology. Drawing on all these fields, the book focuses on two major boundaries: that between surface water and ground water, and that between terrestrial water and ocean water. This comprehensive work is of great value to experts in academia, international organizations, consulting firms, water resources, fisheries, and urban development planning agencies.
Author: Steven Provenzano, CPRW/CEIP
Publisher: ECS: Executive Career Services & DeskTop Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2017-08-10
Genre: Business & Economics
Blue Collar Resumes, Third Edition will help you discover, organize, and market your skills and abilities to employers with impact and clarity. Using real-life examples and the latest strategies used by expert resume writers, Steven Provenzano, CPRW/CEIP, clearly explains how to sift through your work history, extract and develop key points about your talents, and sell them to win interviews. You’ll learn to evaluate your work experience, education and skills, and translate them into powerful selling points. You will also learn new, effective methods to format and organize your achievements, design the finished resume, and leverage new techniques for making job contacts and acing the interview. The 100+ resume examples in Blue Collar Resumes, Third Edition, reflect a broad spectrum of industries, careers, and job descriptions. These include skilled trade and factory workers, assemblers and construction workers, supervisors, executive secretaries, sales and customer service representatives, data entry clerks, and clerical positions. There’s even resume samples for pilots, drivers and equipment operators, technical and medical workers, as well as entry-level business and administrative positions, and veterans returning to the workforce. No matter what your or type of work this guide will help you shorten your job search and increase your income!
Author: Carrie Stone
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-11-05
Grasp the latest legal information for gay and lesbian couples Same-sex relationships are treated differently under each state's laws, and nearly a quarter of the U.S. population lives in a state with some form of legal recognition for same-sex couples. Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies is a practical, plain-English guide to the legal information and guidance lesbian and gay couples need—from making practical decisions about living together and obtaining domestic partner benefits, to making medical decisions, taking care of each other's finances when one partner is incapacitated, leaving property to each other, having and raising children, and much more. Discusses power of attorney, health directives, and real estate and personal property ownership Covers considerations for bank accounts, investments, and estate planning The book's accompanying CD-ROM includes dozens of helpful tools, forms, and letters Brings you up to speed on the latest in civil unions, workplace rights, rental agreements and leases, and much more The information contained in Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies is invaluable for anyone in a same-sex relationship who needs to grasp the laws and regulations that apply to their unique situation CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.