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|Elemental Magic, Volume I: The Art of Special Effects Animation
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Author: Joseph Gilland
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.
|The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes
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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 "The first edition was a stunning achievement, and one I felt that was not likely to be superceded.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
|Fuji Fujifilm S3 Pro Digital SLR CheatSheet
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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. 8-1/2 x 11", double-sided printed, folded in thirds.
|Photoshop CS4 All-in-One For Dummies
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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
|Photoshop CS3 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies
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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!
|Digital Video Production Cookbook: 100 Professional Techniques for Independent and Amateur Filmmakers (Cookbooks (O'Reilly))
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Author: Chris Kenworthy
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Have you ever watched a big-budget Hollywood movie and wondered "How did they do that?" or, perhaps, "How can I do that?" While digital technology greatly simplifies the filmmaking process, there are many tried-and-true production tricks that only those lucky enough to work in the world of high-budget professional film production get to know. The truth is that setting up a car chase, making a realistic-looking alien, staging a fistfight, creating atmospheric lighting, and using special effects are often not as difficult to master as you might think.
Digital Video Production Cookbook will show you how to create sophisticated-looking visual effects, dramatic shots, and powerful sequences using low-cost methods adapted from high-end professional techniques. Author and award-winning filmmaker Chris Kenworthy explains how you can use a digital video camera and basic editing software, to create high-end production values with household equipment and a little imagination.
The book includes easy-to-follow recipes for:
- Creating bluescreen effects
- Simulating rain, snow, and other natural phenomena
- Working with backlighting, simulated candlelight, and special lighting effects
- Shooting day for night
- Staging safe stunts, chase scenes, and fistfights
- Makeup techniques for aging, bruises, and serious injuries
- Shooting at night
- Working with camera movement
- Adding special effects such as laser bolts, holograms, and explosions
and much more.
Packed with full-color, step-by-step instructions, inspirational examples, and authoritative information and advice, this book is the ultimate, no-nonsense cookbook for every aspiring digital filmmaker.
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|Aerial Photography and Image Interpretation
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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 CS3: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks
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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.
|Portrait Techniques Volume 2 (6 Tutorial DVDs / 12 Hours / 14 Artist) by PhotoVision
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Workflow - Posing - Lighting - Digital Effects
PhotoVision 2006; Including 6 DVDs, total of 12 hours. Play on any DVD player.
This six DVD set showcases the digital portrait workflow from capture to creative enhancement. Go on-location and into the camera rooms of leading digital photographers. See their techniques, hear their philosophies, learn their methods for creating art as they move into the digital world.
Featuring Photographic Artist: Kathleen & Jeff Hawkins - Julia & Jeffery Woods - Marion & Gary Silber - Parker Pfister - Susan Michal - Beverly & Tim Walden - Michael Redford - Janine & Brian Killian - Larry Peters
|Creative Digital Photography: A Practical Guide to Image Enhancement Techniques
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Author: Peter Cope
Practical results oriented approach to digital photography, artistic & holistic for all levels
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