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Troubleshoot Network Issues
By Arek Dreyer, Adam Karneboge
Jul 21, 2021

Learn to troubleshoot common macOS Big Sur network configuration issues using Network preferences and the command-line interface (CLI) in this sample chapter from macOS Support Essentials 11 - Apple Pro Training Series: Supporting and Troubleshooting macOS Big Sur.

Dada: In favor of irrationality
By Nigel French, Hugh D'Andrade
May 11, 2021

In this sample chapter from The Type Project Book, Nigel French and Hugh D'Andrade discuss the avant-garde art movement known as Dada. Learn how to use the Touch Type tool, experiment with scale, and apply overprinting effects to create your own Dada-inspired poster using Adobe Illustrator.

Sampling Audio in Logic Pro
By David Nahmani
Sep 18, 2020

In this sample chapter from Logic Pro X 10.5 - Apple Pro Training Series: Professional Music Production, author David Nahmani covers how to import audio files into Quick Sampler, record audio into Quick Sampler, edit sample start, end, and loop points on the waveform display, turn a sustained vocal note into a pad synthesizer sound, and more.

Basic HTML Elements
By Joe Casabona
Sep 9, 2020

In this sample chapter from HTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, 9th Edition, author Joe Casabona looks at the most basic HTML elements, and how they can come together to create a well-formatted, readable, and meaningful page.

How to Assemble a Product Design/Vision A-Team
By Laura Fish, Scott Kiekbusch
Aug 2, 2020
Get the nuts and bolts of getting started and forming a team for great product vision and design team.
Persuasive Visuals
By Larry Jordan
Aug 2, 2020
Learn what goes into creating visuals that are not just “pictures” but tell stories.
The Psychology of Design
By Susan Weinschenk
Jun 25, 2020

In this sample chapter from 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, 2nd Edition, author Susan Weinschenk teaches you the psychology of design—how to design a website, an app, software, or a medical device with the audience in mind. Persuade people to see things your way with their background, knowledge, familiarity with what they are looking at, and expectations in mind.

Use the Command-Line Interface
By Arek Dreyer, Adam Karneboge
Jan 26, 2020

In this sample chapter from macOS Support Essentials 10.15 - Apple Pro Training Series: Supporting and Troubleshooting macOS Catalina, authors Karneboge and Dreyer describe when the command-line interface is useful, use man (manual) pages to find more information about commands, and manipulate files in the command-line interface.

Print: printing, color management, and my elements 2020 workflow
By Scott Kelby
Dec 24, 2019

In this sample chapter from The Photoshop Elements 2020 Book for Digital Photographers, author Scott Kelby walks you through making color management decisions, calibrating your monitor, and getting pro-quality prints that match your screen.

Simplicity: Why It Matters
By Garr Reynolds
Dec 14, 2019

In this sample chapter from Presentation Zen, Third Edition, author Garr Reynolds talks about simplicity - in daily life, then in professional life. He discusses how designers can bring clarity, directness, subtlety, essentialness, and minimalism into their work.

Orthographic Views
By James D. Bethune
Sep 4, 2019

In this sample chapter from Engineering Design Graphics with Autodesk Inventor 2020, author James D. Bethune presents orthographic views using third-angle projection in accordance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) first-angle projections are also presented.

AutoCAD 2020: Quick Start Tutorial
By Paul F. Richard
Aug 22, 2019
Learn the basics necessary to start a new drawing, create and modify some objects, add annotation features, and print out your work with AutoCAD 2020.
Storyboarding: Build your visual script
By Liz Blazer
Aug 13, 2019

In this sample chapter from Animated Storytelling, Second Edition, author Liz Blazer covers the basics of storyboarding first and then continues on with some important concepts you’ll need to make your storyboard complete and ready for animatics. The entire process is organic; let your storyboarding evolve gradually from simple to more complex.

By James D. Bethune
Aug 2, 2019

In this sample chapter from Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD 2020, author Bethune presents the fundamentals of freehand sketching as applied to technical situations. It includes both two-dimensional and three-dimensional sketching. Like any skill, freehand sketching is best learned by lots of practice.

Repairs and Hoaxes
By xtine burrough
Aug 1, 2019

In this sample chapter from the second edition of Foundations of Digital Art and Design with Adobe Creative Cloud, author xtine will teach you to match textures and values to create photographic illusions in two compositions. You’ll explore various tools for healing and cloning parts of an image, as well as add a simple layer mask to blend image features for a quality of verisimilitude.

Isometric Drawing with AutoCAD 2020
By Mark Dix, Paul Riley
Jul 29, 2019
A hands-on, activity-based approach to learning Isometric Drawing with AutoCAD, including drawing exercises that both assess and reinforce your understanding of the material.
Expressive Strokes
By Sharon Steuer
Jul 20, 2019

In this sample chapter from The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book for CS6 and CC, 2nd Edition, author Sharon Steuer shows you how to create organic strokes, hand-drawn lines, painterly effects, shading, and much more.

Getting Started
By James D. Bethune
Jun 25, 2019

In this sample chapter from Engineering Design and Graphics with SolidWorks 2019, author James Bethune gets you started on SolidWorks. This chapter will show you how to start a New drawing and introduce the Line, Circle, and Edit tools. The Smart Dimension tool will be used to define and edit lines and circles. Line colors and relationships will also be introduced.

Using Animation Presets
By Conrad Chavez, Joe Dockery
May 21, 2019

When you apply an effects preset, it can contain multiple effects that already use specific settings and may be a combination of effects that produce a specific result. In this sample chapter from Learn Adobe After Effects CC for Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, learn how to save time with animation presets.

macOS Mojave Command-Line Interface
By Arek Dreyer, Adam Karneboge
Jan 17, 2019
Learn how to use the command-line interface (CLI) to access additional administrative functionality in macOS Mojave.

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