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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: $33.46
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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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  • Focal Press

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The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes

The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes Lowest new price: $58.33
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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 Complete Idiot's Guide to iMovie 2

The Complete Idiot's Guide to iMovie 2 Lowest new price: $50.03
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Author: Brad Miser
Brand: Brand: Alpha

The Complete Idiot¿s Guide to iMovie 2 provides beginning to intermediate users everything they need to know to download, edit, polish, and view or send their home video productions, including background for understanding the tools and steps to create Digital Video; how to create video tracks; how to use transitions, sound effects, and other special elements; and how to prepare movies for distribution and viewing on the Web, on TV and in emails. A must-have for all digital video enthusiasts!

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  • Used Book in Good Condition


YouTube: An Insider's Guide to Climbing the Charts

YouTube: An Insider's Guide to Climbing the Charts Lowest new price: $9.39
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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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Scientific Imaging with Photoshop: Methods, Measurement, and Output

Scientific Imaging with Photoshop: Methods, Measurement, and Output Lowest new price: $159.71
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Author: Jerry Sedgewick

Adobe Photoshop is one of the more powerful tools available to scientists today. It is indispensable in the preparation of digital images of specimens for measurement, especially for separating relevant features from background detail. Scientific Imaging with Photoshop is the authoritative guide to the use of Photoshop in scientific research, with a special emphasis on the ethical ramifications of the use of image-enhancement software to extract data from digital images. Beginning Photoshop users will benefit from its tutorials in the basics of image processing, and more sophisticated users will appreciate the sections on automating Photoshop operations with actions. In addition, the book lays out procedures in straightforward language for acquiring digital images as well as outputting processed images in digital and hard-copy formats.

Scientific Imaging with Photoshop provides all this and more:
• Little-known methods separating features of interest from the background for subsequent quantification
• How to make dense colors and subtle visual detail reproduce properly in publication
• Correct Photoshop methods and techniques for all user levels
• Procedures that are usable in legacy versions of Photoshop as well as Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Extended


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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Nikon D1X Digital SLR CheatSheet

Nikon D1X Digital SLR CheatSheet Lowest used price: $390.39
Author: Bert Sirkin

PLEASE NOTE, due to the volume of information on these CheatSheets, the font size is small. Handy, laminated, short version instruction manuals for on the go. Size 8-1/2 x 11", printed double-sided, folded in thirds.


Carrara 5 Pro Handbook (Graphics Series)

Carrara 5 Pro Handbook (Graphics Series) Lowest new price: $11.62
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Author: Mike de la Flor

Whether you are a new or seasoned user, you'll find everything you need to get started with Carrara 5 in The Carrara 5 Pro Handbook. This edition has been completely updated to teach everything you need to know about Carrara, especially many of the new and advanced features. Explore new and creative ways to use Carrara through a great collection of step-by-step tutorials written by industry experts, including two bonus comprehensive modeling tutorials with Eovia's newest application Hexagon. These hands-on tutorials progress from basic to advanced, guiding you from the basics of 3D modeling to the challenges of animation. The book is structured so that the process of creating 3D illustrations and animations flows logically from one chapter to another. And by using this approach you can easily learn the technical aspects of working with Carrara Pro and achieve a tangible understanding of the workflow involved in creating 3D content. By the end of the book, you'll know how to use the powerful tools of Carrara 5 Pro, have new and improved 3D skills, and have gained experience in 3D production concepts. This is a must-have resource for new and seasoned users a like!

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The Photoshop Elements 5 Restoration and Retouching Book

The Photoshop Elements 5 Restoration and Retouching Book Lowest new price: $10.14
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List price: $34.99
Author: Matt Kloskowski
Brand: Peach Pit Press

Bring out all your old storage boxes of photos, and open up all the images you've shot that were just "okay." In his latest book, Matt Kloskowski shows you how to restore old photos and retouch newer ones to make your images go from so-so to great. Matt trains thousands of people each year, showing them exactly how to make their photos (and the people in those photos) look their very best. He won't bog readers down with unnecessary details, but instead will show them, with clear step-by-step instructions, the best techniques in Photoshop Elements to make the best images. Everyone wants their photos to look great, and to be appreciated and noticed by their family and friends. With Matt's newest book, readers will learn the most useful techniques for restoring old photos--from removing dust and mold to repairing scratches and tears--and retouching images of people--including specific sections about working on difficult areas, such as the eyes and mouth.

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Pentax K100D Super JumpStart Guide (TUTORIAL DVD)

Pentax K100D Super JumpStart Guide (TUTORIAL DVD) Lowest new price: $24.95
Author: JumpStart

JumpStart 2007. Tutorial DVD, about 80 minutes long; play in any DVD player (worldwide) or CD-ROM drive. Pentax K100D Super -everything you need to know in about 80 minutes. Taking pictures is more than just pointing the camera and processing a button. To get the kind of photos you really want, you'll need to learn a little bit more about your camera. You can transition from taking snapshots to producing inspiring images that you will cherish forever. It's not hard, this Tutorial DVD show you how. Contents: *** Features and functions of the Pentax K100D Super *** Manual and automatic white balance *** ISO setting *** Different quality settings *** Reading and using a histogram *** Basic principles of photography *** Depth of field *** Aperture vs shutter priority *** Program mode *** Various photo modes *** Composition *** Getting sharp images *** Storing and carrying your camera *** Selecting and using a tripod *** Lenses and filters *** Digital media options *** Getting your photo's into your computer *** Tips and tricks


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