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OS X Support Essentials: OS X Recovery
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Jan 22, 2014
In this lesson from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.9: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Mavericks, you will learn how to access OS X Recovery both on new Mac computers that came with OS X preinstalled and on systems that were upgraded to OS X Mavericks; explore the utilities available from OS X Recovery; and learn how to create external OS X recovery disks that can be used in cases where the local Recovery HD system isn’t available.
Getting to Know Analog Efex Pro from the Google Nik Collection
By John Batdorff
Jan 21, 2014
Google's Nik Collection has expanded its suite of plugins while paying homage to its analog past with the release of Analog Efex Pro. John Batdorff describes how the plugin is chock full of great effects and why it should be a part of any photographer's digital toolbox.
Scott Kelby on Photoshop for Lightroom Users: Retouching Portraits
By Scott Kelby
Jan 20, 2014
In this chapter from Photoshop for Lightroom Users, Scott Kelby shows you how to do simple photo retouching in Lightroom, and then shows you more advanced retouching techniques in Photoshop.
OS X Server Essentials: Caching Content from Apple
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
Jan 17, 2014
The Caching service speeds up the download and distribution of software and other content distributed by Apple. In this chapter from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.9: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Mavericks, learn about the Caching service, Caching service clients, the differences between the Caching service and the Software Update service, and troubleshooting the Caching service.
Embed Your Own Videos in WordPress
By Jessica Neuman Beck
Jan 16, 2014
Jessica Neuman Beck, coauthor of WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Third Edition, shows how easy it is to upload, manage, and display videos on your WordPress site.
Night Photography: Observing Light at Night
By Gabriel Biderman, Tim Cooper
Jan 15, 2014
Our eyes are capable of adjusting to the contrast and colors of the night, but cameras often struggle to balance the many degrees of brightness. In this chapter, you'll explore color, light painting, and creative ways to play with light when photographing at night.
Making Your WordPress Theme Responsive: Core Features
By Joe Casabona
Jan 13, 2014
This chapter looks at some of the core features of WordPress instrumental to a good User Experience, including navigation, images, and widgets.
Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL: User Accounts
By Larry Ullman
Jan 9, 2014
Learn how to create and manage user accounts for a simple e-commerce system using PHP and MySQL.
Calling All Typomaniacs: An Interview with Erik Spiekermann on Typography, Helvetica, and Design Manifestos
By Peachpit Press, Erik Spiekermann
Jan 8, 2014
Erik Spiekermann patiently answers our questions on Helvetica, bicycles, his favorite typeface, the third edition of Stop Stealing Sheep, the TYPO Conference, design manifestos, and not doing pitches.
Creative Grading Techniques for Film and Video: Blurred and Colored Vignettes
By Alexis Van Hurkman
Jan 7, 2014
Alexis Van Hurkman shows you how to use a shape to add a combination of color and/or blur to the outer border of an image.
Interface Design for Learning: Basic Principles A-Z
By Dorian Peters
Jan 6, 2014
Dorian Peters offers a crash course in interface design for learners, covering basic concepts from psychology, education, and human-computer interaction essential to the design of learning interfaces.
Beginning Android Programming: Acquiring Data
By Chris Haseman, Kevin Grant
Jan 3, 2014
This chapter teaches you how to acquire data from a remote source, but is really just a sneaky way to teach you about Android and the main thread.
Adventures in Experience Design: Splatter!
By Carolyn Chandler, Anna van Slee
Jan 2, 2014
Learn the language of your eyes. Solve a problem for bald heads. Redesign your bedroom. Dissect a corpse. Paper a wall with ideas.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 Image Editing Basics
By . Adobe Creative Team
Dec 31, 2013
This lesson begins with an overview of the core concepts behind image correction, and then introduces a range of quick and easy techniques to help you get more from your photos in just a few clicks.
Presentation Zen: Using Images to Tell Stories
By Garr Reynolds
Dec 30, 2013
Storytelling is a shared experience between speaker and listener. Images can help make that experience more powerful because they help us connect better with our audience. Garr Reynolds explains how to use images effectively to tell your story.
Create Visual Depth in Your Photographs with Color
By Jerod Foster
Dec 27, 2013
Colors help us construct dimension in a photograph, from both a visual and a conceptual or interpretive perspective. In this chapter, Jerod Foster discusses color theory and how you can use it to add visual depth to your photographs.
Digital Product Management: Analyzing and Prioritizing Enhancements for Website and Mobile App Design
By Kristofer Layon
Dec 26, 2013
This chapter will help you think about priorities that make sense and then set up a structure that will enable you to stick to them. This chapter focuses on two frameworks for analyzing priorities: Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs and the Kano Model.
The Minecraft Guide for Parents: Getting Started
By Cori Dusmann
Dec 25, 2013
Cori Dusmann covers the options for purchasing Minecraft, as well as the steps involved in downloading and installing Minecraft.
TextEdit for Word Processing in OS X Mavericks
By Lynn Beighley
Dec 24, 2013
TextEdit is a small yet surprisingly powerful word processor. Lynn Beighley shows you how to perform many tasks in TextEdit, including create a document, find and replace words, use text styles, work with tabs and indents, create lists that number themselves, create tables, print automatic page numbers, correct spelling, select noncontiguous text, show substitutions, and read Microsoft Word files.
Primary Color Adjustments for Video and Cinema
By Alexis Van Hurkman
Dec 23, 2013
In this chapter Alexis Van Hurkman examines the common methods you can use to make primary color adjustments to affect an overall image.

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