The 14 project-based lessons in this book show students step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop and how to manipulate images, edit motion-based content, and create image composites. In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this completely revised CC (2015 release) edition covers automatically repairing empty areas of a merged panorama using Content-Aware Fill, making the noise level of a Blur Gallery effect consistent with an image, and adding specialized type characters more easily in the new Glyphs Panel. Students learn to easily reuse design assets and share them with their team using Creative Cloud libraries with Linked Smart Objects, and instantly modify duplicated content using the enhanced Content Aware Move tool. Design screens more efficiently for the range of display sizes across desktop and mobile devices using multiple Artboards, test them on actual hardware using Device Preview, and generate output using the iteration-friendly Export Assets workflow. The online companion files include all the necessary assets for students to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as eBook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. And new to this release, all buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for instructors to download.
Deploy web applications on Azure using DevOps tools. This book gives solutions to real-world Cloud deployment scenarios which will enable you to become adept in DevOps work for Azure. You'll start by seeing an overview of DevOps for Azure deployments where you will also survey the available tools, including Octopus Deploy and TeamCity. Here, you will learn how to use TeamCity as a CI tool and Octopus Deploy as release-management and CD software to get your package deployed on Azure Web Application. Next, the authors demonstrate using the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) integrated developer platform. Finally, you will go through some real-world scenarios using DevOps tools to deploy web applications on Azure. To do this, you will create resources in Azure and integrate with an open source buildout. After reading this book, you will be ready to use various tools in a DevOps environment to support an Azure deployment. What You Will Learn Carry out a survey of DevOps toolsBuild a DevOps solution using standalone DevOps tools - TeamCity and Octopus DeployUse an integrated DevOps platform - VSTSBuild out an Azure deployment using open source code and VSTS Who This Book Is For Developers and release engineers. Also, project managers will find it useful to understand the workflow in DevOps.
Learn Android Studio covers Android Studio and its rich tools ecosystem, including Git and Gradle: this book covers how Android Studio works seamlessly with Git, for source control, and Gradle, a build and test tool. In addition, this book demonstrates how to develop/collaborate with remote Git web-hosting services such as GitHub and Bitbucket. Four complete Android projects accompany this volume and are available for download from a public Git repository.With this book, you learn the latest and most productive tools in the Android tools ecosystem, and the best practices for Android app development. You will be able to take away the labs' code as templates or frameworks to re-use and customize for your own similar apps.Android Studio is an intuitive, feature-rich, and extremely forgiving Integrated Development Environment (IDE). This IDE is more productive and easier to use for your Android app creations than Eclipse. With this book you will quickly master Android Studio and maximize your Android development time. Source code on the remote web-hosting service is targeted to the latest Android Studio release, version 1.2.
This book shows photography students how to use these two great products together to achieve results they could not have produced working with one alone. First, the book provides a quick overview of the cataloguing functions of Lightroom -- useful for Photoshop students who may have used a different photo organization tool (or none at all!). This is followed by an introduction to the basic Lightroom-Photoshop workflow. Then the reader works through a series of projects that focus on taking images from Lightroom into Photoshop to use tools not available in Lightroom. Typical workflows include fixing common photo problems (like blur caused by camera shake), bringing out important details or adding creative effects with adjustment layers, or layering images to create composites (including adding text or 3D objects), or doing precise photo retouching. Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps students learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. And new to this release, all buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for teachers to download.
We all know what a great tool Flash is for creating dynamic, engaging web content, and Adobe's CS4 release just makes it even better. Among the newer features is the ability to take all the power of Flash for the Web and put in on the desktop using AIR. AIR capability is built right into the Flash CS4 integrated development environment, which means you can start writing desktop applications right away. This book not only covers the essentials of using Flash with AIR (and AIR with Flash), but also shows you how to extend application functionality in new ways. Once you've got Flash on the desktop, you're no longer constrained by the limitations of running inside a web browser. You'll have access to the local desktop file system, and AIR adds SQLite functionality for native database support. And just as Flash animations have a consistent look and feel across browsers, AIR allows you to create applications that work consistently across operating systems&#8212;Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. For any Flash developer who wants to go from the Web to the desktop (and who doesn't?), this book is required reading. It not only tells you how to do it, but is full of practical, easy-to-follow examples that will have you building desktop AIR applications with Flash in no time. Expanding your existing Flash skills with the Essential Guide to Flash CS4 AIR Development will make you an even more potent and indispensable force on any development team!
Build your ASP.NET 4.5.1 skills with real-world instruction In this comprehensive guide to getting started with ASP.NET 4.5.1, best-selling author Imar Spaanjaars provides a firm foundation for coders new to ASP.NET and key insights for those not yet familiar with the important updates in the 4.5.1 release. Readers learn how to build full-featured ASP.NET websites using Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web, Microsoft's free development tool for ASP.NET web applications. Beginning ASP.NET 4.5.1 guides you through the process of creating a fully functional, database-driven website, from creation of the most basic site structure all the way down to the successful deployment of the website to a production environment. Beginning ASP.NET 4.5.1: in C# and VB: * Explains how to get started with ASP.NET 4.5.1, including an introduction to Microsoft's Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web * Features helpful examples for designing websites with CSS and HTML and how to overcome common formatting problems * Shares techniques for managing server controls in ASP.NET, including standard controls, HTML controls, and data controls * Provides real-world tips for creating consistent page layouts throughout your websites * Covers practical functionality issues like validating user input, sending e-mail from your website, and processing data at the server * Details what the ASP.NET state engine is and why it is important * Shows how to access and modify data in a SQL Server database * Includes coverage of jQuery, LINQ, and the Entity Framework * Explores measures to take for optimal security
A hot seller in previous editions, totally revised and updated for the new-est release of Adobe Photoshop, the world's most popular image editing application Features 50 easy, impressive techniques beginners and experienced image editors alike can implement almost instantly to enhance the quality of their work Includes many all-new techniques, all explained step by step with lavish full-color illustrations Discusses traditional photo effects, techniques for combining photos, natural media and graphic arts techniques, animating artwork, digital photo blends, and much more, with detailed discussions that help readers learn to adapt the techniques for their own needs CD-ROM includes all images from the book as well as valuable utilities 'All Photoshop books should have this level of image quality and step-by-step instructions.' -- George Lepp, internationally acclaimed nature photographer If you're eager to enhance your photos and create breathtaking effects with the world's leading digital imaging tool, this book shows you how to achieve 50 terrific effects quickly and easily. Fully updated for Photoshop CS, it covers both Windows® and Mac® versions and illustrates not only how to perform magic with photographs, but also how to set up Photoshop CS for greater efficiency and how to use the tools effectively. Your guide to amazing results with Photoshop CS Fix flaws, correct colors, reveal detail in shadows and highlights, and sharpen images Convert RAW images with Adobe® Camera RAWTM and achieve accurate color when using a GretagMacbeth ColorCheckerTM Restore, retouch, tone, add texture effects, and hand-color portraits Learn how to effectively use plug-ins to supplement Photoshop CS's features Build an online photo gallery with image maps, animated Web banners, image roll-overs, and superb Web images CD-ROM includes files created by the author, with 50 great before-and-after images showing what you can accomplish with Photoshop CS.
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