Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people

Articles

RSS Feed Subscribe to this topic  RSS details

3303 Items

Sort by Date | Title

Fundamentals of Game Design: Understanding Your Player
By Ernest Adams
Mar 3, 2014
In this chapter from Fundamentals of Game Design, 3rd Edition, you'll learn about the characteristics of certain kinds of players, what kinds of feelings different players like to experience as they play, and the importance of demographics: men and women, boys and girls, dedicated (“hardcore”) players, and casual ones. All this information will help you define what kinds of people you want to entertain and, in consequence, what kind of game you should build to entertain them.
Professional Audio Techniques for Adobe Premiere Pro
By Luisa Winters
Feb 26, 2014
This chapter will help you start to generate great audio in your program. Because you don’t always get to work with perfect audio, this chapter also features a section on how to fix common audio problems using Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition CC. From setting up your working environment to adjusting levels to adding effects, you’ll work with audio just like the pros do.
Tips for Creating Realistic HDR Imagery
By Tim Cooper
Feb 25, 2014
In this excerpt from his FuelBook, The Realistic HDR Image, Tim Cooper shares a few tips that will help guide your hand while you are creating your HDR images.
Sharing WordPress Posts: Post Locking, Autosave, and Revisions for Multiple Authors
By Jessica Neuman Beck
Feb 24, 2014
When multiple people share a WordPress post, it's easy to make mistakes. Worse, you could lose the whole thing! With WordPress 3.7.1, multiple authors no longer means multiple headaches. Jessica Neuman Beck, coauthor of WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Third Edition, shows how the post locking, autosave, and revision features make working with multiple authors a breeze.
Photoshop CC Update: Linked Smart Objects
By Dan Moughamian
Feb 21, 2014
Photoshop educator Dan Moughamian brings you up to date on another new feature that’s part of the Photoshop 14.2 update, available to Creative Cloud subscribers. Smart Objects have always been a valuable part of the Photoshop workflow, whether you're a graphic artist or photographer. However, (embedded) Smart Objects can have a downside in that they can substantially increase the file size of your documents. Dan shows you how Smart Objects just got smarter, allowing images to be linked to one another rather than being embedded, providing several advantages.
A Lighting Gear Checklist for Photographing Kids
By Allison Tyler Jones
Feb 20, 2014
In this chapter from 100% Kid: A Professional Photographer's Guide to Capturing Kids in a Whole New Light, Allison Tyler Jones give you a rundown on how to use and how not to use your flash. She also talks about the studio lights that photographers use the most and how to set up your camera and trigger those lights.
How to Choose the Right Lenses for Your Digital Camera
By Khara Plicanic
Feb 19, 2014
The lens you choose (or that comes built into the camera you buy) plays a more integral role in the look, feel, and quality of your images than the actual camera body itself does. Khara Plicanic, author of Getting Started in Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, gives a basic tutorial on lenses and then explains how to pick the best lenses for your camera and style.
9 Pro Tips for Getting Better Results in the Field from Your HDR Images
By Tim Cooper
Feb 18, 2014
In this excerpt from his FuelBook, The Realistic HDR Image, Tim Cooper offers some advice to assure that your HDR photos look their best.
My Favorite Iconic Designs for the Olympics
By John Clifford
Feb 17, 2014
John Clifford, the author of Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design, talks about some of his favorite designers of Olympic icons.
Spiff Up Your WordPress Site with the Jetpack Plug-In
By Jessica Neuman Beck
Feb 13, 2014
Dive into the advanced features of the Jetpack plug-in to give your WordPress website some extra oomph. Jessica Neuman Beck, coauthor of WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Third Edition, shows how to set up the Infinite Scroll, Single Sign On, and Mobile Theme Jetpack modules.
How to Produce a Virtual Drum Track with Logic Pro X
By David Nahmani
Feb 12, 2014
In Logic Pro X, you can speed up the process of producing drum tracks by taking advantage of the new Drummer feature along with its companion software instrument, Drum Kit Designer. In this lesson, you will produce a virtual drum track to start producing a new imaginary indie-rock song.
Say Cheese! How to Create Great Portraits with Your Canon EOS 70D
By Nicole S. Young
Feb 11, 2014
In this chapter, you will learn some camera features and techniques that can help you create great portraits.
Perfect Photo Suite 8: Browse and Enhance
By Dan Moughamian
Feb 10, 2014
Dan Moughamian takes a look at some of the best new features in onOne Software’s new Perfect Photo Suite 8. This article looks at two newly integrated modules: the onOne Browser and Perfect Enhance. See how easy it is to get started with this exciting collection of digital photography tools, which can be used as a stand-alone application or as plugins for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, or Photoshop Elements.
Photoshop CC Update: Perspective Warp
By Dan Moughamian
Feb 7, 2014
Photoshop instructor Dan Moughamian walks you through the Perspective Warp command, the latest addition to Photoshop's arsenal of image transformation tools. Rather than being focused solely on image correction tasks (such as straightening lines), Perspective Warp also allows you to make subtle changes to the camera's viewpoint. This innovation, as well as other new features and JDI enhancements, are available as part of the Photoshop 14.2 update on Creative Cloud.
Interface Design for Learning: An Interview with Dorian Peters
By Julie Dirksen, Dorian Peters
Feb 6, 2014
Instructional designer and author Julie Dirksen interviews Dorian Peters, author of Interface Design for Learning: Design Strategies for Learning Experiences, about the importance of interface design for learning, how it differs from typical web interface design, and some of her favorite learning interfaces.
Top 10 New Features in Adobe Illustrator CC 17.1 (January 2014)
By Brian Wood
Feb 5, 2014
Brian Wood loves the handy new (and often long-awaited) features in Illustrator Creative Cloud (CC). In this article he shows you what they are and how to use them.
Tips for iOS Developers: Use the Tools
By Richard Warren
Feb 4, 2014
iOS consultant Richard Warren has collected a number of tips to help streamline iOS development. This article focuses on using the tools to do just this.
Why You Need Responsive Design for Your WordPress Site
By Joe Casabona
Jan 30, 2014
In 2013, over 50% of e-commerce traffic was mobile. In 2014, one quarter of new websites will be powered by WordPress. Joe Casabona, author of Responsive Design with WordPress: How to make great responsive themes and plugins, explains why implementing responsive web design on your WordPress site is so important, and not as hard as you might think!
edIT: Using Quick, Guided, and Expert Editing in Photoshop Elements 12
By Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski
Jan 29, 2014
Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski explain the different editing modes in Elements—Quick, Guided, and Expert—and show you how to use each one.
Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Cloud: Preparing Raster Images
By Claudia McCue
Jan 28, 2014
Claudia McCue tells you everything you need to know to prepare raster images, including imaging software, resolution, scanning, cropping, and appropriate image formats for print.

< Prev 5 6 7 8 9 Next >