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Focal Easy Guide to Photoshop CS2CLOSEOUT

$26.95

If you dont know where to start in Photoshop and feel overwhelmed with the options, then this is the book for you. With highly visual step-by-step explanations, this concise guide gives you a solid grounding in using Photoshop to edit digital images and helps you develop a full understanding of the key tools and features of Photoshop CS2.Brad Hinkel guides you through a simple image editing workflow to get you up and running fast. If you want solutions quickly and easy access to any basic step of the workflow, this guide provides the essential knowledge you need. Filled with step-by-step projects and covering all the key new features of Photoshop CS2: Camera RAW, Reduce Noise, Smart Sharpen and Spot Healing Brush.* Understand the basics of Photoshop and learn the image editing skills you need with this simple, easy-to-use introduction* Clear, concise color coverage – written for Photoshop CS2, but relevant for all versions* Step-by-step techniques put image-editing into a practical workflow context

Essential Skills Series, Photoshop CSCLOSEOUT

$31.95

The text is laid out to be exceptionally user-friendly for both staff and student alike. Learning outcomes (aims and objectives) make life easier for the academic and the text supports an independent learning approach, which makes the text highly suitable for flexible delivery.The latest title to join the Essential Skills series, Photoshop: Essential Skills uses a tried and tested curriculum, activities taken from actual student experiences to offer an in-depth coverage of the software for educational teaching and study. The text is laid out to be exceptionally user-friendly for both staff and student alike. Learning outcomes (aims and objectives) make life easier for the academic and the text supports an independent learning approach, which makes the text highly suitable for flexible delivery. Illustrative activities and assignments use student’s imagery and the terminology is kept as simple as possible using common usage and avoiding complicated explanations. The text will be supported by a web site, which will include QuickTime movies of the practical activities outlined in the text. Students can also see how the essential skills can be applied outside of the context of the individual activity by observing the work in the student galleries. CONTENTS: Foundations: The Digital darkroom; Basics; Capture enhance; Digital printing; Layers; Blend; Selections; Retouching; Special effects; Filters; Auto-features: Jargon buster Paperback: 352 pages; ISBN: 0240519515

The Digital Imaging A-Z

$21.95

In this clear, easy-to-use A-Z guide, Adrian Davies explains all the jargon associated with digital imaging. Perfect for both the amateur and professional, you will find a comprehensive range of over 1000 definitions and explanations in this essential handy resource. Fully updated to cover all the latest techniques and technological developments, new extended sections cover all the important terms, including CCD, colour management, resolution, sharpening and compression. Illustrated throughout with high quality colour images, The Focal Digital Imaging A-Z is supported by a constantly updated website, giving you information on other useful resources.Take advantage of this superb quick and easy reference and never be confused by jargon or terminology again!* Expand and develop your knowledge through this clear and easily accessible essential reference to over 1000 digital imaging terms and definitions * Achieve an in-depth level of understanding of key terms with new extended entries and sections* Visualize the workings of processes with the help of high quality illustrations and images in full color

BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY FIELD GUIDE

$21.95

Black and White Photography Field Guide

The essential guide to the art of creating black & white images

By Michael Freeman

Focal Press – 2013 – 192 pages

Photographers everywhere have come to trust Ilex’s Field Guides as the

ultimate in portable photo expertise. Packed with practical knowledge

and all written by specialist professional photographers, these handy

titles have sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide. In this

volume, renowned photographer Michael Freeman addresses one of

photography’s most popular- and challenging- areas: black and white.

With advice on lighting, shooting, conversion and post-production, this

is know-how that no photographer can afford to be without.

Sony A200

$23.95

For an understanding of your camera's many controls and features, check out the section called “;The Camera.”; If all you need is a quick explanation, you'll find it. If you're looking for the whole story, you'll find that, too. Settings that affect how your pictures look are accompanied by full-color examples that show you exactly what you can expect. This section also covers the camera's menus, playback features, memory, and power sources.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel Xsi/450D

$23.95

Just bought a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D and looking to combine practical know-how with inspiration? This one-stop, easy-to-read guide covers all the basic functions of the camera, and everything beyond.For the basics, turn to the quick start guide, which will get you up and running in five minutes.For an understanding of your camera's many controls and features, check out the section called “;The Camera.”; If all you need is a quick explanation, you'll find it. If you're looking for the Whole Story, you'll find that, too. Settings that affect how your pictures look are accompanied by full-color examples that show you exactly what you can expect. This section also covers the camera's menus, playback features, memory, and power sources.

Stand-Out Shorts, 1st Edition Shooting and Sharing Your Films Online

$23.95

Stand-Out Shorts, 1st Edition

Shooting and Sharing Your Films Online

Key Features

Stand-Out Shorts covers:

  • How to make movies: all the technical and practical stuff you need to know
  • How to share movies online: prep your film for the web, develop a promotional strategy, and create a buzz
  • What movie to make: tips and tools for documentaries, short films, sports videos, sci-fi, and more!
  • How to make sure your movie happens: schedules for 48-hour, one-week, and one-month projects

The book’s companion website, http://booksite.focalpress.com/companion/, includes bonus content not available in the book!

Description

Making movies is no different than any other creative work – don’t wait to be told you’re good enough, just pick up a camera and start! Use this book to find out the essentials that work for most people, then go ahead and add your own ideas.

Stand-Out Shorts is a distillation of the basics you need to know, packed into a small space. Road-tested by emerging filmmakers like you, this book offers real experience, real interviews and tried and tested ideas and techniques to offer the simplest, most direct way to get started making movies. Loaded with check lists, tools, handy reference charts, this book covers just what you need to know to start: nothing more, nothing less.

Readership

DV beginners; students; amateurs

Focal Digital Camera guides Nikon D90

$23.95

Just bought a Nikon D90 and looking to combine practical know-how with inspiration? This one-stop, easy-to-read guide covers all the basic functions of the camera, and everything beyond.

Inside, you'll find detailed explanations of every control and every feature, including full-color illustrations showing how changing each setting will affect your photos. But this book's greatest strength isn't its focus on the camera; it's the detailed, easy-to-follow instruction it offers on using your camera to take superior photographs. The lens, the subject matter, the light – all these variables are covered in depth, and always in the context of the Nikon D90.

Written by a widely acclaimed photographer and photography instructor, the Nikon D90 Digital Camera Guide shows you how to get the shots you can see in your head but have never been able to capture with a camera.

*Get up and running in five minutes with the quick start guide

*Profit from dozens of tips and tricks

*Master all of your camera's many features and controls

*See first-hand how different settings affect your photos

*Refine and manage your photos using the Nikon photo software

*Be inspired by hundreds of gorgeous, full color photographs, and learn how to get the same effects in your own shots

**Get you FREE Nikon D90 Pocket Guide with purchase! Visit www.focalpress.com/camerapocketguides for more info**

*Reveals the creative potential of your camera with clear, practical guidance, great tips, and advice from an experienced photographer

*Highly visual approach with camera screenshots, highlighted tip boxes, and inspiring photos throughout

*Includes valuable advice on general digital photography techniques as well as camera-specific information

Contents

Introduction; Visual Tour; Quick Start: How to Get Good Images out of the Camera in 5 Minutes; First Principles; Part I: The Camera: Making Pictures; Viewing the Images; Menus; Cards, Batteries and Maintenance; Part II: The Software: Nikon Software; Digital Photo Professional; RAW Conversion; Fundamentals of Color Management; Building an Image Library; Backing Up; Part III: The Light: Using Natural Light; Part IV: The Lenses; Part V: The Subjects: Portraits & People; Travel; Pets and Animals; Action; Products; Part VI: Accessories; Glossary; Index; Links

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Focal Digital Camera Guide

$23.95

Just bought a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D and looking to combine practical know-how with inspiration? This one-stop, easy-to-read guide covers all the basic functions of the camera, and everything beyond.

Inside, you’ll find detailed explanations of every control and every feature, including full-color illustrations showing how changing each setting will affect your photos. But this book’s greatest strength isn’t its focus on the camera; it’s the detailed, easy-to-follow instruction it offers on using your camera to take superior photographs. The lens, the subject matter, the light €”all these variables are covered in depth, and always in the context of the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D.

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