Covers the most powerful features of Photoshop in an easy-to-understand fashion. Chapter topics include: 1. An Overview of Bridge & Photoshop. Introduces the Adobe workspace, its tools and panels. 2. Resizing, Cropping and Transforming. Addresses the differences between image size and canvas size and explains the importance of resolution to image quality. 3. Creating Selections. Provides a comprehensive look at the various methods of selecting part of an image for further editing. 4. Levels, Curves, Shadows/Highlights. Explains the mechanics of histograms, how the various luminosity commands work and why they improve detail in an image. 5. Color Balancing Act. Explains what to look for when color correcting images and what methods to use to improve color. 6. Retouching. Covers gradient backgrounds, specialized brush tips, cloning, healing, removing red eye and brightening teeth. 7. Layers and Layer Effects. Covers layer blending modes, opacity, fill, layer effects, layer masks, clipping masks, and alignment and distribution. 8. Smart Objects, Filters and Vanishing Point. Covers the advantages of using Smart Objects and explores the unlimited possibilities of using Photoshop filters, including Vanishing Point. 9. Distort, Warp and Content Aware. Explains how to distort images using Liquify and Puppet Warp. Also covers Content Aware Fill, Content Aware Scale and Content Aware Move. 10. Camera Raw, Photomerge and HDR. Explains the powerful features of Camera Raw for adjusting white balance, correcting exposure and more. Also demonstrates how to merge multiple photos into a seamless panorama with Photomerge and how to create a high dynamic range photo using Merge to HDR Pro. 11. Extracting Images: A Hairy Proposition. Covers manual masking techniques and Refine Mask to extract images that contain hair. Includes compositing tips on placing an image into a background with a different white balance or exposure. 12. Photoshop's Vector Capabilities. Covers vector paths, shapes, strokes and type. Includes tips on how to create paths and edit on-the-fly using the Pen tool. 13. Output for Print & Web. Includes tips on printing to desktop printers, preparing images for four-color or spot-color offset printing, and saving optimized images for the Web.
The definitive, holistic guide to transforming space with light There are no shortcuts to designing beautiful and effective architectural lighting. Lighting is both an art and a science that impacts occupants' health and well-being, the Earth's resources, a project's cost, and user satisfaction in the built environment. If you are serious about lighting, Architectural Lighting Design, Third Edition is the one source for all the technical skills, aesthetic fundamentals, and practical knowledge you need to design efficient, sustainable interior and exterior lighting for every type of building. Expanding on the depth and breadth of previous editions, this Third Edition boasts more than one-quarter new material, including new discussions about sustainability, lighting details, and the assessment of manufacturers' product data. This richly visual, easy-reference learning tool ramps up the wattage of its coverage with: * More than 220 black-and-white photographs, which expand and improve the visual repertoire * New, in-depth coverage of daylighting, controls, and lamping strategies for more sustainable lighting solutions * An attractive revamped design and content structure for easier access * Guidance on criteria, design concepts, and details * An accompanying Web site with additional information and color application photos
The only way to stop a hacker is to think like one! ColdFusion is a Web application development tool that allows programmers to quickly build robust applications using server-side markup language. It is incredibly popular and has both an established user base and a quickly growing number of new adoptions. It has become the development environment of choice for e-commerce sites and content sites where databases and transactions are the most vulnerable and where security is of the utmost importance. Several security concerns exist for ColdFusion due to its unique approach of designing pages using dynamic-page templates rather than static HTML documents. Because ColdFusion does not require that developers have expertise in Visual Basic, Java and C++; Web applications created using ColdFusion Markup language are vulnerable to a variety of security breaches. Hack Proofing ColdFusion 5.0 is the seventh edition in the popular Hack Proofing series and provides developers with step-by-step instructions for developing secure web applications. Teaches strategy and techniques: Using forensics-based analysis this book gives the reader insight to the mind of a hacker Interest in topic continues to grow: Network architects, engineers and administrators are scrambling for security books to help them protect their new networks and applications powered by ColdFusion Unrivalled Web-based support: Up-to-the minute links, white papers and analysis for two years at firstname.lastname@example.org
Research on Web-Based Learning: A Half-Full Glass. Richard Clark. Nine Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in Multimedia Learning. Richard Mayer and Roxana Moreno. Technology: The Great Equalizer? Eric Jolly and Christy Horn. InfoGather: A Web-Based Tool for Gathering and Organizing Web-Based Information. Brent Igo, Roger Bruning, Matt McCrudden and Doug Kauffman. ThinkAboutIt! A Web-Based Tool for Promoting Critical Thinking. Steve Lehman and Roger Bruning. Teachers, Technology, and Students At Risk. Lisa PytlikZillig, Christy Horn and Mary Jane White. At Risk in Cyberspace: At-Risk Students¿ Experiences in Web-Based Courses. Christy Horn, Lisa PytlikZillig, Roger Bruning and Douglas Kauffman. Engineering perspectives: The Technical Development of the CLASS Project Online Courses, Art Zygielbaum. The Pedagogical Impact of Course Management Systems on Faculty, Students, and Institution, Charles Ansorge and Oksana Bendus. Technological Indicators of Impact of Course Management Systems....
The complete guide to portfolio development for interior designers It's a widely known fact that interior designers need a strong visual presence in the form of a well-crafted, professional-looking portfolio. Surprisingly, however, many interior designers aren't equipped with the expertise required to organize and unify their work in a fashion that optimally conveys their talents and skills. Portfolios for Interior Designers helps demystify the process by guiding the reader toward mastery in assembling a winning portfolio. It delivers essential step-by-step instruction presented in a manner that shows interior designers how to properly and effectively display their designs. This book also includes: Color and black-and-white illustrations showing portfolio elements and options Graphic design concepts necessary for portfolio development Specific information for the design of digital portfolios Supplemental teaching resources that direct readers to a companion Web site Useful tips on the ways that popular graphics software applications can be best implemented for certain portfolio elements Samples of cover letters and resumes, along with discussion of job search procedures With the aid of real-world examples, Portfolios for Interior Designers examines how a portfolio can be used as an effective tool for communicating with clients and other professionals. A much-needed guide, this book eliminates the uncertainty surrounding portfolio development so that interior designers can showcase their abilities success-fully and land the next job.
This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Adobe Photoshop CS4 on Demand What you need, when you need it! Need answers quickly? Adobe Photoshop CS4 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. Inside the Book &#8226; Improve productivity with the CS4 interface and templates &#8226; Use automatic layer alignment and blending to work with objects &#8226; Use live filters to vie w and modify the results of opening files &#8226; Use more precise color correction to enhance a photo &#8226; Easily convert images to black and white &#8226; Use image trickery to change or enhance an image &#8226; Create eye-catching bevels and special effects &#8226; Transform plain text into a show-stopping image &#8226; Create web animation sequences the easy way &#8226; Use tool presets to construct the right tool for the right job &#8226; Test content on different target devices Bonus Online Content Register your book at queondemand.com to gain access to: &#8226; Workshops and related files &#8226; Keyboard shortcuts Visit the author site: perspection.com
When you enter the world of syndicated content, you're often faced with the question of what is the &quote;proper&quote; way to do syndication. While syndication feeds have become a standard tool on the Web--you've seen their signposts: a little orange button labeled XML in white letters, or maybe buttons that say Atom, RSS 2.0, RSS 1.0, or even Feed--it is important that your syndication feed be an extension of your site. It should reflect your interests, your concerns, and your choices. This edoc will help you learn about these pervasive little blobs of XML markup: their purpose, the elements that make up a feed, the different formats, and the tools for generating and consuming feeds.The tutorial starts with a succinct description of what a feed really is, then it covers: What Makes Up a Feed: A look at the common container and entry elements for a feed, and what they do.Industry Support: An overview of the major players and tools for syndication feeds.Discovering Feeds: How to make your site easy to subscribe to.Subscribing To and Reading Feeds: A look at various aggregators and how to use them.Which Feeds Work Best for You: Should you use RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, or Atom? Or all of them? Here's how to decide.This tutorial will help you get your syndication feed up and running, so you can then forget about it and focus instead on what's really important at your site: the content you are providing to the world.
Image editing is a crucial element in the photographic workflow. Image editing tools, most notably Photoshop, are usually sophisticated and deep applications, and are fairly expensive. The only open source tool in this market is the GIMP, which has developed into a powerful, multiplatform system running on Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a beginner's guide to the only open source image editing tool that provides a no-cost alternative to expensive programs such as Photoshop. Topics include the new user interface and tools, the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, advanced techniques using layers and masks, developing RAW images, working with the improved text tool, and preparing high-quality black-and-white images. The most important editing functions are presented in individual, easy-to-follow workshops. A bonus section on the included DVD describes special techniques for web graphics. GIMP 2.8 for Photographers has evolved from classroom materials that the author developed and taught in courses and workshops on image editing with the GIMP.