This best-selling guide from authors Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas has been the go-to tutorial and reference book for photography/design professionals and the textbook of choice in college classrooms for decades. This edition includes their trademark features of clear, concise, step-by-step instructions; hundreds of full-color images; screen captures of program features; and supplemental tips and sidebars in every chapter. This new edition includes an all-new material, a bonus chapter, and downloadable assets. New and updated Photoshop CC (2015 release) features—including linked assets, multiple artboards, and new asset export—are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text.
A visual guide to the features and functions of Adobe Photoshop CC explains how to alter or manipulate images with color, layers, text, light, filters, and masks, with information on Blur Gallery filter effects and syncing to the Creative Cloud.
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 (2014 release) covers the new enhancements and features, including significant upgrades to the Pencil tool, Swatches panel, Artboard panel, as well as new Live Corners, reshaping methods, and much more. The new and updated Illustrator CC features are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text. Readers can follow the steps in a tutorial fashion, or use the book as a reference guide to individual program features. Many of the key illustrations used in the book are available via Web download for practice by readers.
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 image, multiple file placement, images in Brushes, and touch type and Free Transform tool. The new and updated Illustrator CC features are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text. Readers can follow the steps in a tutorial fashion, or use the book as a reference guide to individual program features. Many of the key illustrations used in the book are available via Web download for practice by readers.
In this clear and straightforward guide, digital video veteran Jan Ozer gives beginning and intermediate video editors just what they need to know on Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Tasked-based, step-by-step instructions and loads of visuals and time-saving tips help professionals and newcomers alike quickly find and learn tasks specific to their needs, benefiting from the award-winning Visual QuickStart style. Topics covered include essential editing tasks and media-management strategies, transitions, effects and filters, rendering options, and optimal editing and production strategies for streaming delivery of HD source content. It includes coverage of all the new features in Premiere Pro CC, such as working with closed captions, enhanced multicam workflows, and significantly improved audio effects.
A guide to the desktop publishing and page layout program discusses working with text, placing graphics, applying and managing color, working with tables, creating an interactive document, and working with other Adobe programs.
A guide to the desktop publishing and page layout program discusses basic text, tabs and tables, placing graphics, applying and managing color, creating an interactive document, and working with other Adobe programs.
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, and variables; writing programs; flow of control, functions; strings; data structures; input and output; and exception handling. At the end of the book, a special section walks you through a longer, realistic application, tying the concepts of the book together.
Author: Stephen Laskevitch
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
Release Date: 2014-09-10
Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are central to almost all photographic workflows. Each new version of the software is a milestone in the development of these vital imaging tools, and the 2014 releases are no exception. Photographers often feel overwhelmed when starting with Photoshop; the sheer number of tools and options make it difficult for the novice and intermediate user alike. There is no shortage of instructional books, yet very few direct the user to the most significant aspects of the program in a way that reflects a real workflow for the photographer. Adobe Certified Instructor Steve Laskevitch has leveraged his experience as a teacher and practitioner to create a guide that provides a clear and effective workflow for editing photographs in the 2014 release of Photoshop CC and its companions Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 5. Focusing on the critical elements of a workflow rather than covering every arcane feature, this book is designed to get you working quickly in these applications. Along the way, the various applications are presented side-by-side so that a user of one may learn how to use the other: a kind of workflow Rosetta Stone. Or, if you're new to it all, this book will be your roadmap, helping you decide which way to go. In addition to the essential features of these programs, Laskevitch covers new features specific to the new releases, including: Lightroom mobile Dramatically improved RAW image processing, including the new Radial Filter and retouching of irregular shapes Photoshop's Improved Blur Gallery (Tilt-Shift, Iris, Field. and Radial Blur tools), Add selective focus, and bokeh effects Recomposing or retouching photos with even more content-aware editing and retouching tools Automatic straightening of image content Camera shake reduction Improved perspective correction Broader video support This book is based on Lightroom 5, the current version at the time of writing. With the release of the next version of Lightroom, readers of this book may sign up to receive a free PDF by the author that will cover what's new.
Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers by Photoshop hall-of-famer and acclaimed digital imaging professional Martin Evening has been revamped for a thirteenth edition to include detailed instruction for all of the updates to Photoshop CC on Adobe’s Creative Cloud, including significant new features, such as faster Camera Raw processing, Blur Gallery noise matching, and new export options for quick image-saving and layers as separate documents. This guide covers all the tools and techniques photographers and professional image editors need to know when using Photoshop CC, from workflow guidance to core skills to advanced techniques for professional results. Using clear, succinct instruction and real world examples, this guide is the essential reference for Photoshop users. Accompanying the book is the photoshopforphotographers.com website, fully updated with new sample images, tutorial videos, and bonus chapters.
In order to use MyGraphicsLab, you will need a CourseID provided by your instructor; MyGraphicsLab is not a self-study product and does require you to be in an instructor-led course. Customers without a CourseID will not be able to use MyGraphicsLab. This package (ISBN: 0133104877) contains: 1 access card for access to the MyGraphicsLab Photoshop CS6 course 1 copy of Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide print text 1 copy of Photoshop CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide e-Text Product Description Full of ready-made projects, presentations, and videos, MyGraphicsLab is a powerful companion website that puts skill- and portfolio-building content at your fingertips. Leading the way are 40-50 already created, beautifully designed projects. Your class has access to all these projects and project files in one convenient, easy-to-use place--in addition to all the great information and tips in the book itself. MyGraphicsLab includes these essential, ready-to-use teaching tools: * 40-50 projects with files * Dozens of Video Tutorials * PowerPoint presentations * Quizzes www.mygraphicslab.com
For decades, Sharon Steuer and her international WOW! team have been showcasing the world’s best artists and designers working in Illustrator. In this expanded edition of the best-selling and award-winning Illustrator WOW! Book, you’ll find hundreds of tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from top Illustrator artists. You’ll learn to use new features, discover exciting ways to create complex effects, and find fresh ways to use venerable old tools and¿speed up your workflow. This edition includes coverage of the 2014 release and is loaded with and lessons with stunning new artwork that feature: Painting and generating objects with raster brushes Harnessing Live Corners, Live Rectangles, and new ways to reshape paths Manipulating live type characters with the Touch Type tool Creating airbrush and neon effects with gradients on strokes Building complex styles with multiple lines, fills, and effects Composing complex repeating patterns Auto-generating corners for pattern brushes Incorporating transparency into mesh and gradients Building and modifying scenes in perspective and 3D Transforming raster art to Illustrator vectors Preparing artwork for animation and the web Integrating Illustrator with Photoshop and other apps Creating photorealism in Illustrator WOW! ONLINE Register the book at peachpit.com/register to access artwork to pick apart and special PDFs from artists to you. Keep up with tips on the latest Illustrator features at WOWartist.com.
With the release of Adobe Creative Suite CC, Dreamweaver again solidifies its role as the de facto tool of choice for anyone designing for the Web. Adobe Dreamweaver CC: Visual QuickStart Guide uses a combination of task-based instruction and strong visuals to teach beginning and intermediate users how to create, design, and publish powerful, innovative Web sites with Dreamweaver. Leading technology authors Tom Negrino and Dori Smith take you step-by-step through the new features in Adobe Dreamweaver CC, with completely revised sections on critical tools like styling pages with CSS, managing styles, and inserting tables. You'll also learn to take advantage of Dreamweaver's ability to simultaneously design sites for a variety of screen sizes, including desktops, tablets, and mobile phones. If you're new to Dreamweaver and web design, you'll learn to create your first Web site, add text, style and lay out page content, manage styles, work with links, incorporate images, media, tables, forms, design site navigation, and so much more. If you're an experienced user, you'll find this a convenient reference to the new features of Dreamweaver CC.