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Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release)
by Brian Wood

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

December 07, 2016

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<div sercontent=""> <b> <i> <p style="margin:0px;">This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.</p> </i> </b> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2017 release) choose <i>Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release)</i> from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator. Build a strong foundation for working with Adobe Illustrator CC by following hands-on projects for creating logos, illustrations, and posters. Learn how to use the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to more free-form painting, you’ll gain vital Illustrator skills as you progress through the lessons.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> </div>
Metal Programming Guide: Tutorial and Reference via Swift
by Janie Clayton

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

December 05, 2017

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<p style="margin:0px;"> <b>Master Metal: The Next-Generation Graphics and GPU Programming Platform for Apple Developers</b> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">Metal enables Apple developers to maximize performance in demanding tasks like 3D graphics, games, scientific programming, visualization, and GPU-accelerated machine learning. <i> <b>Metal® Programming Guide</b> </i> is the authoritative, practical guide to Metal for all iOS programmers who are interested in graphics programming but don’t know where to start.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">Pioneering Apple developer Janie Clayton covers everything from basic draw calls to advanced parallel computing, combining easy-to-understand conceptual explanations with well-tested Swift 4/Xcode 9 sample code (available for download at GitHub).</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">Clayton introduces the essential Metal, graphics, and math concepts every graphics programmer needs to know. She also discusses key graphics-specific libraries, concepts, and Metal Classes, presenting techniques and examples you’ll find valuable for both graphics and data processing. Clayton also provides coverage of the Metal Compute Pipeline, demonstrating practical GPU programming applications ranging from image processing to neural networking. <br /> </p> <ul> <li>Quickly get a basic Metal project running</li> <li>Work with Metal resources and memory management</li> <li>Learn how shaders are compiled and accessed by the CPU</li> <li>Program both 2D and 3D graphics with Metal</li> <li>Import 3D models and assets from Blender, Maya, and other programs</li> <li>Apply imported textures to model objects</li> <li>Use multipass rendering to efficiently implement computationally expensive techniques</li> <li>Leverage tessellation to reduce mesh detail</li> <li>Use the GPU for a wide spectrum of general-purpose computing applications</li> <li>Get started with the Metal Performance Shaders Framework <br /> </li> </ul> <p style="margin:0px;"> <i>Register your product at informit.com/register for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available.</i> </p>
The Brand Gap: Revised Edition (AIGA Design Press)
by Marty Neumeier

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

August 04, 2005

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THE BRAND GAP is the first book to present a unified theory of brand-building.  Whereas most books on branding are weighted toward either a strategic or creative approach, this book shows how both ways of thinking can unite to produce a “charismatic brand”—a brand that customers feel is essential to their lives. In an entertaining two-hour read you’ll learn:<br /> <br />• the new definition of brand<br />• the five essential disciplines of brand-building<br />• how branding is changing the dynamics of competition<br />• the three most powerful questions to ask about any brand<br />• why collaboration is the key to brand-building<br />• how design determines a customer’s experience<br />• how to test brand concepts quickly and cheaply<br />• the importance of managing brands from the inside<br />• 220-word brand glossary<br /> <br />From the back cover:<br />Not since McLuhan’s THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE has a book compressed so many ideas into so few pages. Using the visual language of the boardroom, Neumeier presents the first unified theory of branding—a set of five disciplines to help companies bridge the gap between brand strategy and customer experience. Those with a grasp of branding will be inspired by the new perspectives they find here, and those who would like to understand it better will suddenly “get it.” This deceptively simple book offers everyone in the company access to “the most powerful business tool since the spreadsheet.”<br />
Burn Your Portfolio: Stuff they don't teach you in design school,...
by Michael Janda

Language

English

Pages

396

Publication Date

May 27, 2013

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<p style="margin: 0px;">It takes more than just a design school education and a killer portfolio to succeed in a creative career. Burn Your Portfolio teaches the real-world practices, professional do's and don'ts, and unwritten rules of business that most designers, photographers, web designers, copy writers, programmers, and architects only learn after putting in years of experience on the job.<br /> <br />Michael Janda, owner of the Utah-based design firm Riser, uses humor to dispense nugget after nugget of hard-won advice collected over the last decade from the personal successes and failures he has faced running his own agency. In this surprisingly funny, but incredibly practical advice guide, Janda's advice on teamwork and collaboration, relationship building, managing clients, bidding work, production processes, and more will resonate with creative professionals of all stripes. <br /> </p>
Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes Volume 1:...
by Walt Stanchfield

Language

English

Pages

422

Publication Date

April 03, 2013

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Discover the lessons that helped bring about a new golden age of Disney animation!<BR id="CRLF"><BR id="CRLF">Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a two volume collection of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator Walt Stanchfield. For over twenty years, Walt helped breathe life into the new golden age of animation with these teachings at the Walt Disney Animation Studios and influenced such talented artists as Tim Burton, Brad Bird, Glen Keane, and John Lasseter. These writings represent the quintessential refresher for fine artists and film professionals, and it is a vital tutorial for students who are now poised to be part of another new generation in the art form.<BR id="CRLF"><BR id="CRLF">Written by Walt Stanchfield (1919-2000), who began work for the Walt Disney Studios in the 1950s. His work can be seen in films like Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians, and Peter Pan.<BR id="CRLF"><BR id="CRLF">Edited by Academy Award®-nominated producer Don Hahn, who has prduced such classic Disney films as Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.
The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2017 relea...
by Scott Kelby

Language

English

Pages

350

Publication Date

December 14, 2016

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Customer Reviews
<DIV sercontent> <B> <I> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </I> </B> </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"> <B>AN AMAZING NEW VERSION OF THE PHOTOSHOP BOOK THAT BREAKS ALL THE RULES!</B> </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Scott Kelby, Editor and Publisher of <I>Photoshop User</I> magazine—and the best-selling photography techniques author in the world today—once again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers more of the latest, most important, and most useful Adobe Photoshop techniques for photographers.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">This update to his award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers that’s never been done before—it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure it out on your own. Instead, Scott shows you step by step the exact techniques used by today’s cutting-edge digital photographers, and best of all, he shows you flat-out exactly which settings to use, when to use them, and why. </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"> <B>LEARN HOW THE PROS DO IT</B> </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">The photographer’s workflow in Photoshop has evolved greatly over time, and in this current version of book you’ll wind up doing a <I>lot</I> of your processing and editing in Photoshop’s Adobe Camera Raw feature (whether you shoot in RAW, JPEG or TIFF—it works for all three). That’s because for years now, Adobe has been adding most of Photoshop’s new features for photography directly into Camera Raw itself. Since today’s photography workflow in Photoshop is based around Camera Raw, about one third of this book is about mastering Camera Raw like a pro. Plus, you’ll learn:</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">• The sharpening techniques the pros really use.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">• The pros’ tricks for fixing the most common digital photo problems fast!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">• The most useful retouching techniques for photographers, and how to make “impossible” selections like wind-blown hair (it’s easy, once you know the secrets), and how to use Layers like a pro.  </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">• How to seamlessly remove distracting junk from your images.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">• How to stitch panoramas, how to process HDR for a realistic look, and tricks for pulling way more out of your images than you ever dreamed possible.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">• The latest Photoshop special effects for photographers (there’s a whole chapter just on these!).</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">• A host of shortcuts, workarounds, and slick “insider” tricks to send your productivity through the roof!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Scott includes a special chapter with his own workflow, from start to finish, plus, each chapter ends with a Photoshop Killer Tips section, packed with time-saving, job-saving tips that make all the difference. He also provides four bonus chapters, along with the images used in the book for download so you can follow right along. If you’re ready to learn all the “tricks of the trade”—the same ones that today’s leading pros use to correct, edit, retouch, and sharpen their work—then you’re holding the book that will do just that.</P> </DIV>
The Manga Guide to Microprocessors
by , Office Sawa

Language

English

Pages

264

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

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Ayumi is a world-class shogi (Japanese chess) player who can’t be beaten—that is, until she loses to a powerful computer called the Shooting Star. Ayumi vows to find out everything she can about her new nemesis. Lucky for her, Yuu Kano, the genius programmer behind the Shooting Star, is willing to teach her all about the inner workings of the microprocessor—the “brain” inside all computers, phones, and gadgets. <br /><br /><br />Follow along with Ayumi in <i>The Manga Guide to Microprocessors </i>and you’ll learn about:<br /><br />-How the CPU processes information and makes decision<br />-How computers perform arithmetic operations and store information<br />-logic gates and how they’re used in integrated circuits<br />-the Key components of modern computers, including registers, GPUs, and RAM<br />-Assembly language and how it differs from high-level programming languages<br /><br /><br />Whether you’re a computer science student or just want to understand the power of microprocessors, you’ll find what you need to know in <i>The Manga Guide to Microprocessors</i>.
Playing with Chaos: Programming Fractals and Strange Attractors i...
by Keith Peters

Language

English

Pages

363

Publication Date

September 17, 2013

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This book, as its name implies, is about playing with fractals, strange attractors and chaos theory. By "playing" is meant writing computer programs that will generate fractals and other related forms. By learning the principles behind the shapes and the code that creates these images, you will gain a far greater understanding of and appreciation for the subject. You will also be able to experiment with these concepts on a level that you could probably never achieve if you were just randomly tweaking some sliders in someone else's application.<br /><br />JavaScript was chosen for the programming language in this book for multiple reasons.<br /><br />First, JavaScript is free, open, cross-platform, doesn't require any special programming environment, and (with HTML5 running in modern browsers) is powerful enough to do most of the computation and rendering that will be needed. Chances are that the computer you are currently using has everything you need to create and run almost all of the examples in this book. All that is required is a text editor and a modern browser -- any of the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera.<br /><br />Second, notwithstanding a few oddities, JavaScript is a relatively easy language to pick up and become productive in very quickly. While I am assuming you have some basic programming experience, you won't need to have an extensive background in JavaScript itself to get the examples up and running. Chances are, no matter what programming language you might be familiar with, you will be able to get up to speed with the code in this book rather quickly, even if you've never touched JavaScript before.<br /><br />Finally, the intent of this book is not to supply you with a bunch of programs that you blindly copy and run. The idea is that you will understand what is happening in the code and why, and use the example programs as a starting point for your own explorations. As such, this can also include converting the code to the language and platform of your choice. JavaScript's syntax is simple enough that the examples should be readily translatable into most other currently popular languages.
Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)
by Brian Wood

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

November 29, 2017

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<p style="margin:0px;">Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2018 release) choose <i>Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)</i> from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show users the key techniques for realizing your creative potential with Adobe Illustrator CC. Following hands-on step-by-step projects, users create logos, illustrations, posters, and more. Explore the new Essentials workspace that makes learning Illustrator even easier. Learn how to use the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to free-form painting, you’ll build a strong foundation in Illustrator as you progress through the lessons.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases relevant new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes. </p>
Fractal Flames: Cool: "Soothing images excellent for calming the ...
by John Pirillo

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English

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Publication Date

December 15, 2017

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Over a hundred bursts of light and texture themed images of Fractal Flames that test your imagination and soothe the eyes with shades that are both calming and stimulating to the imagination.<br /><br />Brilliant and colorful textures that wrap around swirls, curls and twirls of light in patterns and designs that are both unusual and satisfying to the heart and mind.

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