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How to Create Moody Light for Your Photo Shoot
By Nick Fancher
May 25, 2015
In this excerpt from Studio Anywhere: A Photographer's Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations, Nick Fancher shows you a number of different techniques to achieve that moody light effect curing a photo shoot, including colored gels, flash grids, and blacking out the scene except for the subject.
Quick Start to Close-Up and Macro Photography
By Rob Sheppard
May 21, 2015
Rob Sheppard, author/photographer of Macro Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, provides guidance on how to get started capturing the world of the very tiny. Whether you want to show the exquisite intricacy of a delicate flower or the fascinating machine-like details of an insect's body, Rob explains the kind of equipment you'll need, how to control your camera's focus, and the importance of the background behind your subject for getting that perfect shot.
OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Describing How DHCP Works
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
May 20, 2015
This excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Yosemite explains how DHCP works, including using DHCP networks, defining leases, comparing static and dynamic address assignments, and serving multiple subnets.
Redstone: The Charge That Ignites Minecraft
By Cori Dusmann
May 18, 2015
Cori Dusmann, author of The Minecraft Guide for Parents and co-author of A Visual Guide to Minecraft, discusses redstone, Minecraft's form of electrical power. Players use it in all sorts of ways and build endless clever devices with it, learning as they go along.
Minecraft Modding Is Easier Than You Think
By Walter Higgins
May 14, 2015
If you've played Minecraft and heard that players can add custom modifications ('mods') to the game, you might be curious about creating your own mods. Walter Higgins, author of A Beginner's Guide to Writing Minecraft Plugins in JavaScript, offers some encouraging words and simple examples to help you get started. Even if you're not a programmer, adding small Minecraft mods is pretty easy when you follow these directions.
OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Configuring Time Machine as a Network Service
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
May 13, 2015
Time Machine is a powerful backup and restore service available to users of OS X. This excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Yosemite shows how you can use the Time Machine service with OS X Server to provide a backup destination on your server to Time Machine users.
Studio Anywhere: Turn a Kiddie Pool into a Photography Studio
By Nick Fancher
May 12, 2015
Nick Fancher, author of Studio Anywhere: A Photographer's Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations, shows you how to use a blacked out kiddie pool for a dramatic fashion shoot.
For Stronger Photographs, Forget the Camera
By David DuChemin
May 11, 2015
David DuChemin, author of The Visual Toolbox: 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographs, explains that photography is about stories, and life, and photographs that say something about those things. It is not about cameras.
A UX Professional's 5-Step Guide to Selling Your Design
By Robert Hoekman
May 7, 2015
If you canโ€™t effectively convince stakeholders to use your designs, you canโ€™t succeed. In this article, Robert Hoekman, Jr. walks you through five steps to follow in order to successfully sell your designs.
OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Introducing Account Management
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
May 6, 2015
This excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Yosemite discusses account management in OS X Yosemite, including level of management, managing preferences for users in a group, managing device group accounts, managing apps, delivering profiles, remotely locking or wiping a device, and which preferences can be managed.
Dreamweaver Meets the Challenge of Changing Times
By David Powers
May 5, 2015
Long dominant in web design, Dreamweaver continues holding its first-place standing by improving with time. David Powers, author of Adobe Dreamweaver CC Learn by Video (2014 release), points out additions to Dreamweaver CC 2014.1 that make life a little easier for web designers, whether they hate dealing with code, or love it.
Lost No More: Find Friends, Family, or Missing Devices with iOS or OS X
By Jeff Carlson
May 4, 2015
Apple's iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and Macs can all broadcast their locations, making it easy to locate a friend, share your own location, or pinpoint a device that may be lost or stolen. Jeff Carlson, co-author of The Connected Apple Family: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV, acts as your wayfinder to learn about these features.
Dealing with Lightroom Disasters (Troubleshooting)
By Scott Kelby
May 1, 2015
Scott Kelby explains what to do if your hard drive crashes or your computer dies or gets stolen (with the only copy of your catalog on it) by managing these potential disasters in advance, and what to do if the big potty hits the air circulation device, in this excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers.
Four Really Cool Things About Lightroom on Your Mobile Device
By Scott Kelby
May 1, 2015
Scott Kelby shows you how handy Lightroom mobile is, letting you do a lot of the same things you can do on your desktop version, in this excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers.
Four Things You'll Want to Know Now about Getting Around in Lightroom
By Scott Kelby
May 1, 2015
Ready to get started with LIghtroom? Scott Kelby gives you an overview of what you'll need to know to get up and running, in this excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers.
Lightroom Killer Tips for Your Slideshow
By Scott Kelby
May 1, 2015
In this excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers, Scott Kelby offers killer tips on how to put together an amazing slide show.
Fun with Particles: Painting with the Particle Brushes in Painter 2015
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Apr 30, 2015
Painter's Particle brushes deliver a range of interesting effects, including special shapes, textures, sparkles, and glows. Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition, shares techniques for using the Particle brushes to give dynamic expression to a drawing.
OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Configuring Open Directory Services
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
Apr 29, 2015
This excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Yosemite shows you how to configure open directory services, including configuring OS X Server as an open directory master, creating an open directory archive, configuring OS X Server as an open directory replica, configuring OS X Server to use another open directory server, using directory utility remotely, and binding OS X to Your open directory service.
Use iOS and OS X to Keep in Touch with Distant Family Members
By Dan Moren
Apr 28, 2015
Dan Moren, co-author of The Connected Apple Home: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV, explains how to take advantage of advanced communication features built into the latest iOS and OS X updates. Whether you want to send or receive text messages, phone calls, or photos/videos, your Apple device makes it not just possible, but easy - and free!
Optimize Your Web Animation Workflow
By Julian Shapiro
Apr 27, 2015
Say goodbye to deep-nesting JavaScript callbacks and to dirtying your stylesheets with unwieldy CSS animations. It's time to up your web animation game. Julian Shapiro shows you how in this excerpt from Web Animation using JavaScript: Develop & Design.

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