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Scott Kelby on Getting More Interesting Mountain Shots
By Scott Kelby
Aug 26, 2014
In this excerpt from The Digital Photography Book, Part 1, Scott Kelby shares his advice for getting fantastic mountain (and flower) shots.
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.9: System Troubleshooting
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Aug 25, 2014
This excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.9: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Mavericks explains the OS X startup process, examines essential files and processes required to successfully start up, covers the various startup modes used by OS X, and shows how to troubleshoot the processes used at startup and login.
The 46 Rules of Genius: Rule 29: Invest in Your Originality
By Marty Neumeier
Aug 21, 2014
Originality is the ability to dream, to disassociate your thoughts from the linear and logical and end up someplace new. And like many skills that were once thought to be inborn, it must be learned.
4 Awesome Lightroom mobile Tips and Tricks
By Jeff Carlson
Aug 20, 2014
Adobe Lightroom mobile synchronizes photos between your Lightroom library on a computer and an iPad or iPhone, but it's more than just an image conduit. Jeff Carlson, author of Adobe Lightroom mobile: Your Lightroom on the Go, shares some of his favorite tips for working with Lightroom mobile, from automatically importing new shots to copying adjustments between photos and environments.
Working with Objects in Adobe InDesign CC (2014 release)
By Kelly Kordes Anton, John Cruise
Aug 19, 2014
In this lesson from Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), you’ll work on a pair of spreads that make up a four-page newsletter. You’ll add text and images and make several modifications to the objects on the two spreads.
Working with Images in JavaScript
By Dori Smith, Tom Negrino
Aug 18, 2014
Rollovers are a great tool, but you can do much more than rollovers with JavaScript, such as automatically change images, create ad banners, build slideshows, and display random images on a page. In this chapter from JavaScript: Visual QuickStart Guide, 9th Edition, you’ll learn how to make JavaScript do all of these image tricks.
Adding and Styling Text in Adobe Muse CC (2014 release)
By Brian Wood
Aug 14, 2014
Adobe Muse provides numerous tools for creating, editing, and formatting text, whether it’s created within the program or imported from another source. Brian Wood shows you how to add styling and text in Adobe Muse CC in this excerpt from Adobe Muse CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release).
Five Critical Techniques for Creating Seamless Photoshop Composites
By Bret Malley
Aug 13, 2014
Bret Malley, author of Adobe Master Class: Advanced Compositing in Photoshop, enjoys creating digital composites that sometimes seem to turn reality upside-down. Learn five of his techniques for using Photoshop's digital sleight-of-hand to create results that can blow your mind.
How to Compose a Soundtrack in GarageBand on Your iPad and iPhone
By Jeff Carlson
Aug 12, 2014
Using Apple’s GarageBand app on the iPhone or iPad, you can easily assemble a song. In this chapter from iPad and iPhone Video: Film, Edit, and Share the Apple Way, learn how to calculate tempo from movie length, build a soundtrack using loops, record your own material, and share the song using iMovie.
Activities: Key Tools in Your Adobe Target Optimization Tool Belt
By Brian Hawkins, Lily Chiu-Watson
Aug 11, 2014
By the end of this lesson from Adobe Target Classroom in a Book, you should have a holistic view of how activity variation will allow you to get the most out of your optimization efforts.
Cinereous, Cochineal, Cerulean: 10 Things You Probably Don't Know About Color Theory
By Rose Gonnella
Aug 7, 2014
What jumps into your mind on reading this author's first name? Rose Gonnella, co-author of Design Fundamentals: Notes on Color Theory, says that many of your synapses would have sparked at seeing the color name 'rose.' Whether your mental image leans more toward blushing pink or velvety red, color is constantly affecting you and the world around you. See it in a new light.
Recording and Editing Software Instruments in GarageBand
By Mary Plummer
Aug 6, 2014
In this lesson from Apple Pro Training Series: GarageBand, you’ll learn recording and editing techniques for building music with Software Instrument regions. You’ll also learn how to change instruments for Software Instrument tracks in the timeline.
Creating and Editing Files in Unix and Linux
By Eric J. Ray, Deborah S. Ray
Aug 4, 2014
In this chapter from Unix and Linux: Visual QuickStart Guide, 5th Edition, learn two of the most common editors: nano and vi. This chapter offers a general overview of each, and then discusses some how-tos of using each one.
Arranging Photos by Faces and Places in iPhoto
By Dion Scoppettuolo
Jul 30, 2014
What do you do when you want to see photos of specific people or look at photos taken at the cabin you rent every winter? Thankfully, you can put iPhoto to work finding all the people and all the places in your photos. Dion Scoppettuolo shows you how in this chapter from Apple Pro Training Series: iPhoto.
Sharing Video and Photos Using AirDrop on iOS
By Dion Scoppettuolo
Jul 29, 2014
Are you still using email to send photos or video clips to friends and family? Apple Pro expert Dion Scoppettuolo shows you how using AirDrop for iOS can make it easier if the person you're sharing with is right next to you.
Photoshop CC (2014 release) Visual Quick Start: Refocusing
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
Jul 28, 2014
In this chapter from Photoshop CC: Visual QuickStart Guide (2014 release), you’ll blur areas of an image using the Field Blur, Iris Blur, Tilt-Shift, Path Blur, and Spin Blur filters (collectively called the Blur Gallery). And you will apply sharpening via the Smart Sharpen, Unsharp Mask, and Shake Reduction filters, and via the Sharpen tool.
Having Fun with iMovie Trailers
By Dion Scoppettuolo
Jul 24, 2014
In this lesson from Apple Pro Training Series: iMovie you'll select a movie genre and then customize a storyline to fit your home video. Finally, you'll add clips according to the iMovie storyboard directions.
An Interview with Rose Gonnella and Max Friedman on Design Fundamentals: Notes on Color Theory
By Peachpit, Max Friedman, Rose Gonnella
Jul 23, 2014
Peachpit tries (and mostly fails) to get straight answers from Rose Gonnella and Max Friedman, co-authors of the gorgeous and witty new book, Design Fundamentals: Notes on Color Theory.
Pacing for Video and Cinema Editors: Timing and Types of Cuts
By Ross Hockrow
Jul 22, 2014
Pacing is your single most important editing philosophy and is the hardest to grasp. In this chapter from Out of Order: Storytelling Techniques for Video and Cinema Editors, Ross Hockrow defines pacing and discusses the principles of pacing and the timing and types of cuts.
Processing Photos in Lightroom's Develop Module
By Jan Kabili
Jul 21, 2014
Jan Kabili shows you how to use the intuitive controls in Lightroom’s Develop module to adjust color, tone, and composition without changing the pixels in your photographs.

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