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Elemental Magic, Volume I: The Art of Special Effects Animation

Elemental Magic, Volume I: The Art of Special Effects Animation Lowest new price: $28.12
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Author: Joseph Gilland
Brand: imusti

Create amazing animated effects such as fiery blazes, rippling water, and magical transformations. Animation guru Joseph Gilland breaks down the world of special effects animation with clear step-by-step diagrams and explanations on how to create the amazing and compelling images you see on the big screen. 'Elemental Magic' is jam-packed with rich, original illustrations from the author himself which help explain and illuminate the technique, philosophy, and approach behind classical hand drawn animated effects and how to apply these skills to your digital projects.

* Create stunning animated effects such as sparkling pixie dust, roaring tidal waves, and raging fires
* Apply the theory behind effects animation to your traditional and digital animation projects
* Written by animated effects guru, Joseph Gilland, who has worked on such feature films as Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear, Pochahontas, Tarzan, and Mulan.


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The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes

The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes Lowest new price: $74.85
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Author: Christopher James

Photographic artists and students of alternative process photography will welcome this new edition of Christopher James' The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes. This significantly expanded edition is a full-color, lavishly illustrated, comprehensive resource that explores every aspect of alternative process image making. With his highly conversational writing style, James explores the techniques, processes, idiosyncrasies, history, and cultural connections that are such a significant part of the genre. Best of all, James makes it extremely accessible, providing clear instructions and practical workflow advice. The book delves into a vast menu of alternative and traditional options, among them: calotype, salted paper, cyanotype, argyrotype, chrysotype, POP, kallitype, ambrotype/wet collodion, Van Dyke, platinum/palladium, Ziatype, gelatin dry plate emulsions, carbon, gum bichromate, albumen, hand-applied emulsions, paper, alternative imaging systems, and digital negative production for alternative process image making. This book has become the unanimous standard reference text for alternative process photography, one that students love to read and work from. Not only does this definitive work make the most complex ideas easy to understand, it is conversational, comfortable, inspirational, and fun to read- a tremendous resource and a treasure trove of alternative process images. "The first edition was a stunning achievement, and one I felt that was not likely to be superceded. Five short years later Christopher James has created a very new work and a new standard. The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes: 2nd Edition is, by far, the best alternative photographic process book ever!" - Richard Sullivan, Founder and Co-Owner, Bostick & Sullivan "If I could only have one photography book this would be it." -Timothy Whelan, Photographic Books

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The Artist's Guide to GIMP Effects: Creative Techniques for Photographers, Artists, and Designers

The Artist's Guide to GIMP Effects: Creative Techniques for Photographers, Artists, and Designers Lowest new price: $39.15
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Author: Michael J. Hammel

The GIMP, an image editor whose power and ease-of-use rivals that of Adobe Photoshop, is one of the world's most popular free software projects. Artists and designers have relied on the GIMP since 1995 to retouch photographs, composite multiple images, and create new artwork from scratch.

The Artist's Guide to GIMP Effects shows you how to harness the GIMP's powerful features to produce professional-looking advertisements, impressive photographic effects, as well as logos and text effects. And author Michael J. Hammel, who has used the GIMP since its first public release, won't mince words or waste your time. His extensively illustrated, step-by-step tutorials are perfect for hands-on learning and experimentation. After a crash course in using the GIMP's interface and core tools (such as brushes, patterns, selections, layers, modes, and masks), you'll learn:

  • Photographic techniques to simulate ripped edges, create sepia-toned antique images, swap colors, produce motion blurs, alter depth of field, and even fix rips in an old photo
  • Web design techniques to create tiled patterns, navigation tabs, rollovers, and fancy buttons and borders
  • Type effects to create depth, perspective shadows, metallic and distressed text, and neon and graffiti lettering
  • Advertising effects to produce movie posters and package designs; simulate clouds, cracks, cloth, and underwater effects; and create specialized lighting
  • Interface design tips for creating textures, navigation bars, and buttons

    Whether you're new to the GIMP or you've been playing with this powerful software for years, The Artist's Guide to GIMP Effects is sure to teach you some new tricks.

    Visit the book's companion site for additional tutorials and resources.​e/

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    Aerial Photography and Image Interpretation

    Aerial Photography and Image Interpretation Lowest new price: $50.00
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    Author: David P. Paine

    Includes new material on orthophotography, soft photogrammetry, and digital image capture and interpretation.
    * Introduces the latest non-photographic and space-based imaging platforms and sensors (Landsat, LIDAR, thermal, multispectral).
    * Provides new information on elementary sampling techniques and statistics.

    Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-on-One

    Adobe Photoshop CS2 One-on-One Lowest new price: $2.99
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    Author: Deke McClelland
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    If you work with Adobe Photoshop, you've already tasted how powerful a graphics tool it can be. Universally recognized as the standard for image editing and production, Photoshop is used by close to 20 million people worldwide. But how many can say they've fully tapped its vast functionality?

    Whether you're a first-timer looking to learn Photoshop, or a seasoned Photoshopper interested in the cool new features of CS2, Deke McClelland's Adobe Photoshop CS2 One on One will have you completing rewarding projects in no time at all. A Photoshop expert, sought-after computer graphics and design lecturer and author of over 70 books, Deke brings his passion and easy, conversational style to the new edition of his bestselling Photoshop tutorial, updated for CS2.

    A straightforward, step-by-step guide to the features and functions of Photoshop-with plenty of real-world projects and insider tips applied along the way-Adobe Photoshop CS2 One on One also covers the new features of CS2 in depth, including Adobe Bridge, the new file browser that makes it possible to process multiple images at once. Learn how to use new workflow and file handling features, how to batch process digital camera raw files, search metadata, quickly review images in Slideshow mode, and much more.

    If that sounds like Greek to you, don't worry. Deke uses highly effective One-on-One teaching methods and creates a classroom environment that combines written instruction with more than two hours of video training (provided on DVD). As host of the "Best of Photoshop" disk that ships with every Photoshop order, he's uniquely qualified to present the material in this dynamic, interactive format. Whatever your skill level, Adobe Photoshop CS2 One on One will soon have you speaking fluent Photoshop CS2.


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    Photoshop CS4 All-in-One For Dummies

    Photoshop CS4 All-in-One For Dummies Lowest new price: $18.62
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    Author: Barbara Obermeier

    Your one-stop Photoshop reference, filled with the latest tips and techniques

    There’s a reason why Photoshop is the industry standard for image-editing software. But it’s also that big, Photoshop has so many facets and features that a handy one-stop guide is exactly what you need. And you’ll love the “Putting It Together” exercises that give you hands-on experience – in rich, full color!

    • Learn the parts — the desktop, menus, panels, and key tools, and how to use Adobe Bridge
    • Make your selection — learn about each of the selection tools plus the powerful Pen tool and Paths panel
    • Brush up — on the Brush and Pencil tools and how to create vector shapes, create and edit type, and put type on a path
    • Restore and retouch — correct and enhance color, improve contrast, and use the Clone Stamp and Healing tools to fix flaws and damage
    • Print it — learn how to get the right resolution, image mode, and file format, and prepare your work for printing

    Open the book and find:

    • How to crop images and increase their canvas size
    • Tips for creating gradients and patterns
    • Advice on resizing images
    • How to composite images with layers and blending modes
    • Filter techniques to correct or alter images
    • How the Vanishing Point feature makes editing easier
    • Steps for making adjustments with levels and curves
    • How to create contact sheets

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    Video Engineering (McGraw-Hill Video/Audio Engineering (Hardcover))

    Video Engineering (McGraw-Hill Video/Audio Engineering (Hardcover)) Lowest new price: $48.94
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    Author: Arch C. Luther

    Fine-tune your skills to meet today's digital video challenges. The all-new Third Edition of Video Engineering, by Arch Luther and Andrew Inglis, gives you instant access to formats, standards and technology for capturing, storing, editing, transmitting and reproducing all kinds of video. From cutting-edge digital postproduction technology to streaming video on the Internet, this desktop database of essential video knowledge puts your professional career in high gear! You'll master the techniques required for flawless operation of next-generation technology, including: digital HDTV; computer & internet video formats; digital cameras and recorders; receivers and monitors; CATV & satellite TV systems; and more.

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    YouTube: An Insider's Guide to Climbing the Charts

    YouTube: An Insider's Guide to Climbing the Charts Lowest new price: $9.35
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    Author: Alan Lastufka

    Want to make a splash on YouTube? Even go viral? You've come to the right place. This book is written by two veteran 'Tubers who live their art and know what they're talking about -- especially Alan Lastufka, a.k.a. "fallofautumndistro," who has over 50,000 YouTube subscribers and over 6 million views. Alan and co-author Michael W. Dean show you how to make a quality video, and how to optimize, encode, upload, and promote it. This book can't promise you'll be rich and famous, but it can tell you how to make great video art, and what you need to do to get your work seen. You'll learn about:
    • Storytelling and directing
    • Shooting, editing, and rendering
    • Creating your very own channel
    • Broadcasting user-generated content
    • Re-broadcasting commercial content
    • Cultivating a devoted audience
    • Fitting into the YouTube community
    • Becoming a success story
    Join Alan, who makes part of his living from YouTube, and Michael, a successful filmmaker, author, and D.I.Y. art pioneer. They'll take you from the basics of gear to making it big on YouTube, with a focus on networking and interaction. You'll also sit in on informative interviews with YouTube stars LisaNova, Hank Green (vlogbrothers), WhatTheBuckShow, nalts, and liamkylesullivan.

    Alan and Michael understand viral marketing -- and they know what it takes to get your work on everyone's YouTube radar. And, once you read this book, so will you.

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    Adobe Photoshop CS3: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks

    Adobe Photoshop CS3: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks Lowest new price: $9.82
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    Author: Lynette Kent

    Photoshop®: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks provides adventurous Photoshop users with a visual reference on how to use the bells and whistles found in the latest version of Photoshop. Broken out in 10 chapters, with 10 tasks per chapter, Photoshop®: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks covers 100 cool and useful tips and tricks that can be performed in the newest release of Photoshop. Full-color screen shots and numbered, step-by-step instructions show you how to take their Photoshop skills to new heights. Order the latest edition today and make your pictures pop.

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    Photoshop CS3 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

    Photoshop CS3 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies Lowest new price: $6.99
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    Author: Barbara Obermeier

    Get your picture-perfect guide to using all the cool features of Photoshop CS3.

    Whether you're new to Photoshop, want to take your skills up a notch, or want to quickly master the new features and enhancements in Photoshop CS3, you've come to the right place. Nine easy-to-follow minibooks cover Photoshop fundamentals plus the newest tools and techniques. "Putting It Together" exercises give you hands-on experience. This is your one-stop guide to Photoshop. You'll learn to:

    • Specify size and resolution.
    • Correct contrast, color, and clarity.
    • Create top-notch selections.
    • Composite images with layers and blending modes.
    • Make adjustments with levels and curves.
    • Prep graphics for print or the Web.

    Order your copy of this 9 books in 1 - with hundreds of examples in full color -- today!

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