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Working with Alternate Layouts in Adobe Muse CC (2014 release)
By Brian Wood
Jun 23, 2014
In this excerpt from Adobe Muse CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), Brian Wood shows how Adobe Muse allows you to create alternate layouts for each page of your site.
Favorite Adjustment Layers and Filters for Compositing in Adobe Photoshop
By Bret Malley
Jun 19, 2014
This chapter pushes deep into Bret Malley's four favorite adjustment layers (along with their subterranean features), as well as the Photoshop filters that he finds come in most handy for composite work.
Q&A with the Authors of Nicely Said: Writing for the Web with Style and Purpose
By Peachpit Press, Nicole Fenton, Kate Kiefer Lee
Jun 18, 2014
Nicole Fenton and Kate Kiefer Lee, the authors of Nicely Said: Writing for the Web with Style and Purpose, answer our questions on the biggest mistake companies make with web content, how to get your customers to care, and advice for those who seek a career in writing for the web.
The 46 Rules of Genius: Rule 18: Don't Be Boring
By Marty Neumeier
Jun 11, 2014
The element of surprise is the most powerful weapon in the creative arsenal. It confounds our expectations and rivets our attention. It makes competing stimuli fade into the background as we focus on what suddenly seems important.
Why Light Is the Key Element in Photography
By Laurie S. Excell
Jun 11, 2014
In this chapter from Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, 2nd Edition, Laurie S. Excell discusses the quality and quantity of light, direction of light, and exposure compensation.
The 46 Rules of Genius: Rule 6: Frame Problems Tightly
By Marty Neumeier
Jun 10, 2014
Learn what geniuses have discovered throughout the centuries: A problem well-framed is a problem half-solved.
Design Fundamentals: Color Names And Classifications
By Rose Gonnella, Max Friedman
Jun 9, 2014
Rose Gonnella and Max Friedman illustrate (literally!) the concepts of color identity systems, the Hexidecimal, and color properties.
The 46 Rules of Genius: Rule 4: See What's Not There
By Marty Neumeier
Jun 9, 2014
To find out what’s not there, look for the job not done, the road not taken, the product not made. These are the magic glasses that let you see the invisible and conceive the inconceivable. 
Nikon D3300: The Professional Modes
By Rob Sylvan
Jun 5, 2014
If you really want to take that next step in controlling your photography, it is essential that you understand not only how to control aperture and shutter speed, but why you are controlling them. Rob Sylvan explores the modes of the Nikon D3300, including Program Mode, Shutter Priority Mode, Aperture Priority Mode, and Manual Mode.
Choosing a Display for Photography and Design
By Conrad Chavez
Jun 4, 2014
Conrad Chavez, author of Color Management for Photographers and Designers: Learn by Video, weeds through the alphabet soup of display terminology to point out the terms you really need to understand, explain how profiling and calibration differ, and show you how all these details fit together to help you choose the best display to meet your graphics needs.
The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in Adobe® Photoshop®: Gradient Fill Vignette
By Scott Valentine
Jun 3, 2014
Learn this amazingly fast and flexible vignette technique.
Lightroom Goes Mobile
By John Evans
Jun 2, 2014
With the Lightroom 5.4 release in April 2014, Adobe introduced Lightroom mobile, a subscription service that enables two-way syncing between the desktop application and the new Lightroom for iPad. John Evans, contributor to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5: Classroom in a Book, takes Lightroom mobile for a test drive.
The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in Adobe® Photoshop®: Color Correction Curves
By Scott Valentine
Jun 2, 2014
Many times an image will need just a little color correction and not much else. While you can employ several methods to do this, using a Curves adjustment layer can be a quick solution that gives you some flexibility without overwhelming you with options.
The Art of the Documentary: Lauren Lazin on Making Television With a Conscience
By Megan Cunningham
May 29, 2014
Megan Cunningham, author of The Art of the Documentary: Fifteen Conversations with Leading Directors, Cinematographers, Editors, and Producers, 2nd Edition, profiles and interviews Lauren Lazin, an MTV executive who has produced, written and directed a wide array of documentaries.
Making a Picture into a Puzzle in Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
By . Adobe Creative Team
May 28, 2014
This excerpt from Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Classroom in a Book shows you how to use the Puzzle Effect Guided Edit to turn a photo into a jigsaw puzzle.
Learn to Code HTML and CSS: Opening the Box Model
By Shay Howe
May 27, 2014
In this chapter from Learn to Code HTML and CSS: Develop and Style Websites, Shay Howe discusses the box model and how it works with HTML and CSS, and also looks at a few new CSS properties.
Ten Tips to Make Your Shooting More Productive Right Out of the Box with Your Sony A7/A7R
By Brian Smith
May 26, 2014
The following list will get you up and running without suffering many of the “gotchas” that come from not being at least somewhat familiar with your new camera. So let’s take a look at the top ten things you should know before you start taking pictures with your Sony A7/A7R.
Scratching the Surface of the Google Glass Mirror API
By Joe Casabona
May 22, 2014
If your development specialty is web design, you might wonder why you would need to be familiar with the Mirror API in order to develop apps for Google Glass. Isn't the Google Development Kit (GDK) enough? Joe Casabona, author of Web Designer's Guide to Google Glass, explores the additional features and capabilities that the Mirror API brings to the table.
HDR Project: Alabama Hills
By Rafael Concepcion
May 20, 2014
Don't let the weather skunk your shoot! In this chapter from The HDR Book: Unlocking the Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques, 2nd Edition, RC Concepcion shows you how HDR can save the day.
Martin Evening on Applying Localized Blurring with Negative Sharpening in Photoshop Lightroom 5
By Martin Evening
May 19, 2014
There are a number of examples of where a negative sharpening effect might come in handy. In this excerpt from The Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers, Martin Evening shows you how to apply this technique in Photoshop Lightroom 5.

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