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The Best of Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Book Series: Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me
By Scott Kelby
Nov 23, 2015
In this excerpt from The Best of The Digital Photography Book Series: The step-by-step secrets for how to make your photos look like the pros'!, Scott Kelby shares five of the ten things he wishes someone had told him as a new photographer.
The Best of Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Book Series: Pro Tips for Getting Better Photos
By Scott Kelby
Nov 19, 2015
Want to take better photos? Scott Kelby, author of The Best of The Digital Photography Book Series: The step-by-step secrets for how to make your photos look like the pros'!, shares his tips for improving your photos, whether you're brand new or a seasoned pro.
Adding Motion to a Static Shot in Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
By John Evans, Katrin Straub
Nov 17, 2015
In this excerpt from Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Classroom in a Book, learn how to add dynamic-looking motion to your photograph.
5 Easy Steps to Back Up Your Photos and Videos
By Jeff Carlson
Nov 16, 2015
If your Mac or its hard disk fails today, will your irreplaceable digital photos and videos survive? Jeff Carlson, author of Photos for OS X and iOS: Take, Edit, and Share Photos in the Apple Photography Ecosystem, outlines a photo backup strategy to protect your memories from technology failures.
Removing Distance Haze Using Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
By John Evans, Katrin Straub
Nov 12, 2015
In this excerpt from Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Classroom in a Book, learn how to remove distance haze from your photograph.
Flipped Textbooks: Engaging Student Learning by Design
By Rose Gonnella
Nov 11, 2015
Rose Gonnella, co-author of Design Fundamentals: Notes on Type, describes the thinking process behind the creation of the 'flipped' textbooks in the Design Fundamentals series, a new concept in book design.
Vector Basic Training: Getting to the Points
By Von Glitschka
Nov 9, 2015
A Bézier curve or path is only as elegant, graceful, or accurate as the anchor points that control and shape it. To better control and edit anchor points, you first need to understand and recognize what qualifies as a good anchor point and path, a bad anchor point and path, and an ugly anchor point and path.
So Many Typefaces. So Little Time
By Rose Gonnella, Max Friedman, Christopher Navetta
Nov 5, 2015
Get a peek at the brilliant, wacky, inspiring pages from Notes on Type, and maybe learn something about typefaces, too.
Audio: Introduction to The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine
By Chris Orwig
Nov 4, 2015
Author Chris Orwig introduces his book, The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine, and talks about why the creative spark is a complex and unpredictable force.
Using Your Studio Like a Pro: Build It From Scratch, Then Take It Up a Notch.
By Scott Kelby
Nov 2, 2015
Scott Kelby teaches you everything you need to know to build your own photography studio from scratch, including details on lighting, positioning, backgrounds, and tips on lighting subjects as diverse as large groups and athletes.
Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People: Peripheral Vision Determines where Central Vision Should Look
By Susan Weinschenk
Oct 29, 2015
In this excerpt from 100 MORE Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, Susan Weinschenk explains why you shouldn't base design decisions solely on eye-tracking studies, and why it would be a mistake to leave peripheral areas blank. Instead, include information that helps people decide where to look (with central vision) next.
The Creative Fight: Grit and Glory
By Chris Orwig
Oct 27, 2015
In this chapter from The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine, Chris Orwig explains that, like rock climbing, creativity is a subtle sport that’s easy to miss.
Organizing Media in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2015 release)
By Maxim Jago
Oct 22, 2015
Once you have some video and sound assets in your project, you’ll begin looking through your footage and adding clips to a sequence. Before you do, it’s well worth spending a little time organizing the assets you have. Maxim Jago shows you how in this excerpt from Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release).
The Creative Fight: Nothing to Lose
By Chris Orwig
Oct 20, 2015
The prospect of death can help us dream. In this chapter from The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine, Chris Orwig explores how our mortality can fuel our creativity.
Maximizing Image Detail in Lightroom or Camera Raw
By Jeff Schewe
Oct 19, 2015
In this excerpt from The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop, 2nd Edition, Jeff Schewe offers the most salient points when adjusting the Sharpening and Noise Reduction settings in Lightroom or Camera Raw.
Create Your Own Impulse Responses with Apple's Space Designer and Impulse Response Utility
By David Dvorin
Oct 15, 2015
Creative sound mixing can improve even the dullest recording. You're probably familiar with Space Designer's built-in impulse responses, but did you know you can create your own? David Dvorin, author of Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro X Advanced Audio Production: Composing and Producing Professional Audio, shows how to add custom IRs that you can apply anytime, for any sort of sound design you have in mind.
Working in Camera Raw
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
Oct 13, 2015
In this excerpt from Photoshop CC: Visual QuickStart Guide (2015 release), learn how to use the powerful and wide-ranging controls in the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in to apply corrections to your photos before opening them into Photoshop.
Merge to High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Merge to Panorama in Lightroom and Camera Raw
By Jeff Schewe
Oct 12, 2015
In this excerpt from The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop, 2nd Edition, Jeff Schewe explains Merge to High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Merge to Panorama in Lightroom and Camera Raw.
The Creative Fight: Beautiful Mistakes
By Chris Orwig
Oct 8, 2015
In this excerpt from his book, The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine, Chris Orwig explains how to strive for perfection, and settle for excellence.
Compositing Multiple Images in Photoshop
By Jeff Schewe
Oct 6, 2015
In this excerpt from The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop, 2nd Edition, Jeff Schewe shows you how to use Photoshop to composite your images.

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