The possibilities for creation are endless with 3D printing, sculpting, scanning, and milling, and new opportunities are popping up faster than artists can keep up with them. 3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft takes the mystery out of these exciting new processes by demonstrating how to navigate their digital components and showing their real world applications. Artists will learn to incorporate these new technologies into their studio work and see their creations come to life in a physical form never before possible. Featuring a primer on 3D basics for beginners,interviews, tutorials, and artwork from over 80 artists, intellectual property rights information, and a comprehensive companion website, this book is your field guide to exploring the exhilarating new world of 3D.
- Follow step-by-step photos and tutorials outlining the techniques, methodologies, and finished products of master artists who have employed 3D technology in new and inventive ways
- Learn how to enlarge, reduce, and repurpose existing artwork and create virtual pieces in physical forms through a variety of mediums
- Research your options with an accessible list of pros and cons of the various software, 3D printers, scanners, milling machines, and vendors that provide services in 3D technology
- Listen to podcasts with the artists and learn more tips and tricks through the book’s website at www.digitalsculpting.net
Find solutions quick with this accessible encyclopedic guide. Conveniently organized in a clear A-Z format, this illustrated ready reference covers every action you are likely to make as a photographer. You'll never want if far from your side while you work with Photoshop. It covers all of Photoshop's mass of tools concisely in an intuitive, colorful layout.This visual resource is the ideal companion to every Photoshop book on your shelf. Associate website www.Photoshop-A-Z.com features matching video tutorials for each step-by-step tutorial. For Photoshop users at all levels, it covers everything from the everyday to the hidden features you need in a pinch.Author: Philip Andrews314 Pages
Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers, 1st Edition
A professional image editor’s guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC
Author : M Evening
Published: 11 May 2012
Imprint: Focal Press
The most comprehensive guide to Photoshop, fully updated to cover all new features
Renowned Photographer and Photoshop hall-of-famer, Martin Evening returns with his comprehensive guide to Adobe Photoshop. Now in its tenth edition, this acclaimed work covers everything from the core aspects of working in Photoshop to advanced techniques for refined workflows and professional results. Using concise advice, clear instruction and real world examples, this essential guide will give you the skills, regardless of your experience, to create professional quality results. A robust accompanying website features sample images, tutorial videos, bonus chapters and a plethora of extra resources. Quite simply, this is the essential reference for photographers of all levels using Photoshop.
With a new edition of this best-selling guide to Photoshop Elements, Philip Andrews takes his comprehensive coverage further than ever before. Using a perfect blend of colorful images and helpful screen shots, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for Photographers covers every function and feature of Elements 10. Whether you are a new user wanting to take your first steps into the world of digital image editing, or a seasoned pro looking for professional-quality results from your images, this expert guide will help you get up to speed.
Starting with the basics of importing and organizing your images through to the essentials of image adjustments and corrections, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for Photographers builds up your skills before moving on to more advanced techniques. Complex topics such as effectively working with layers and filters, creating panoramas, and outputting your images for web and print will have you pushing your images and creativity further than ever before. Completed by a series of small projects to put your new skills to the test, this book covers it all!
Incorporating general photography tips along the way, Philip Andrews has geared this essential guide towards the digital photographer and all your needs.
- Packed with images and screen shots to show you how to get the most out of your images
- Written by Adobe Ambassador and Elements expert Philip Andrews
- Tutorials and professional examples show you how to put your new skills to the test in the real world
If you're new to Elements and need a complete overview of each feature and function, you'll find exactly what you're looking for here: step-by-step instructions covering every aspect of Elements, accompanied by helpful screenshots and colorful images. If you're a more experienced user, you'll find Philip's signature advanced tips and techniques invaluable as you stretch the power of Elements beyond what you previously thought possible. From basic techniques such as importing files and performing simple image edits to more complex projects such as creating scrapbooks, making panoramas, and working with raw files, it's all covered in this comprehensive guide from one of the industry's premier Elements experts, and always in the context of creating great photographs first and foremost.
Using a unique combination of step by step projects, movie tutorials and sample images, Mark Galer guides the reader through the most powerful photo editing tools that Elements has to offer. Discussing and demonstrating the skills and know-how to create professional-quality results with this budget-priced software. Whether optimizing photographs for printing, enhancing images for maximum impact, or creating impressive, seamless montages, this book will enable any aspiring digital professional to get the maximum performance from the credit crunch approved software.
This essential guide for intermediate/advanced photographers has now been fully updated for Elements 7.
Bestselling author and Elements guru Philip Andrews turns his expansive knowledge to this powerful application, delivering, once again, a practical approach in a crystal-clear writing style.
Audio Postproduction for Film and Video, 2nd Edition
After-the-Shoot solutions, Professional Techniques,and Cookbook Recipes to Make Your Project Sound Better
Author : J Rose
Release Date: 13 Oct 2008
Imprint: Focal Press
After-the-shoot solutions, professional techniques, and cookbook recipes to make your project sound better.
* Popular DV Magazine columnist Jay Rose makes it easy to improve your soundtrack
* Includes “cookbook recipes”–step-by-step solutions for common audio processing operations
* One-hour audio CD includes platform-independent diagnostics, demonstrations, and tutorial tracks to load into your NLE
New to this edition:
* Learn how many Hollywood techniques–previously impractical on video–can help solve problems on smaller productions
* Expanded cookbook recipes section
* Technically updated throughout
Make your soundtracks as good as your pictures with this compendium of professional audio techniques that can be adapted to desktop post. Specializing in sound after the shoot, this book features many practical examples, cookbook recipes, and tutorials. Audio theory, when necessary, is presented in plain English with plenty of visual analogies.
FAQs, full explanations, and from-the-trenches tips address the complete range of processes from wiring and hardware to testing the final mix. The one-hour audio CD features platform-independent diagnostics, demonstrations, and tutorial tracks. Novices will learn how to improve their soundtrack–even after the actors have gone home. Experienced producers will learn how to solve technical and creative problems quickly.
You’ll get recipes and step-by-step instructions on how to:
* build an efficient and reliable audio post setup
* plan and budget a good soundtrack
* get sound into your NLE without losing quality or sync
* edit voices and music
* record Foley and ADR
* find music and use it effectively
* find and create your own sound effects
* shape sounds with equalization, reverb, noise reduction, and more
* produce the final mix
* test the final product for various media
Digital video professionals producing event, corporate, narrative, and broadcast pieces; audio postproduction professionals
Leverage the full power of Avid Media Composer with this essential guide from an Avid guru. Master timesaving tricks and techniques that utilize the latest Media Composer features and state-of-the-art workflows. Learn the secrets of the postproduction professionals from box office blockbusters like Harry Potter, I am Legend, Dark Shadows, Men in Black II, Charlie’s Angels, 42, and The Last of the Mohicans, as well as primetime hits likeSMASH, Big Bang Theory, Weeds, The Mindy Project, and MythBusters.
In Avid Uncut, Steve Hullfish taps into the expertise of the world’s top editors to share in-depth, behind-the-scenes secrets and best practices that will boost your editing and color correction skills to the next level. Five distinct sections cover:
- Pre-post, including discussion of metadata, prepping ScriptSync, decomposing, and more
- Settings, with tips on keyboard optimization, bin settings, and import/export settings
- Off-line workflows on trimming, multicam editing, using Phrasefind, audio, and stereoscopic 3D
- Effects, such as 3rd party plugins, 3D warp effects, and Animatte
- On-line workflows for efficiently and beautifully finishing your work, including step-by-step tutorials for RED and ARRI Alexa workflows
Also featured are extensive tips dedicated to helping FCP editors switch over to Avid, as well as a companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/hullfish) loaded with video tutorials of the techniques discussed in the book and project files, including RED and ARRI Alexa footage, that turn Avid Uncut into an invaluable, hands-on workshop!
Basic Lighting Worktext for Film and Video guides the film and video student through a series of readings, exercises and projects designed to provide the fundamentals of light science. In addition to up-to-date descriptions of equipment and tips on how to use it properly, the book provides numerous set-ups that illustrate the techniques and thoughts behind proper studio and location lighting.From this book, you will learn:* The fundamentals of light and electricity in film* The fine distinction of lighting for video versus lighting for film* How to identify and filter sources such as daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, arc, HNI and industrial discharge lamps* The use of lensed and open-faced lighting fixtures* How to modify with barndoors, scrims, snoots, nets, cookies, and other accessories* Variations on the basic three-point lighting setup* The duties of each member of a lighting unit* How to light night exteriors, day interiors, and campfires* High-key, low-key, and modulated value lighting* How to scout locations, plan lighting, plots, and pre-rig sets
In order to develop your artistic skills to the best of your ability, you first must understand the science and the fundamentals of photography. Whether you are a student of photography or a seasoned professional, this thoroughly updated edition of the classic text Basic Photographic Materials and Processes will provide all of the scientific information that you need. Full color throughout for the first time, this third edition covers new topics including digital resolution, digital sensor technology, scanner technology, color management, and tone reproduction.
Now fully updated to reflect the latest advances, the second edition of Basics of Video Sound is a primer for anyone wishing to learn about recording sound. It describes the principles and processes involved in obtaining professional results in educational, training and corporate environments.Assuming little prior knowledge, this book covers everything from how to choose a microphone and obtain the best quality recordings, to editing the results for the final screening. It features:- the latest advances in the use of disc and minidisc systems, computer based editing in audio post production- coverage of studio and location work- descriptions of the role of each crew member – full explanations of technical terms- health and safety precautions- practical advice on the equipment available and how to use itBasics of Video Sound aims to provide the reader with a rapid understanding of what is actually a complex process, without getting too bogged down in technical terms. It is equipment non-specific and references to technical matters are only included where necessary to understanding, for example a short explanation of the electricity and physics that is needed in order to become a good sound recordist.A basic introduction for anyone approaching the subject for the first time. All technical terms are explained in full. Offers practical advice on health and safety precautions as well as equipment and its use
In the highly anticipated second edition of this groundbreaking book, NAPP GURU award recipient and professional photographer Leslie Alsheimer and Adobe's own Bryan O'Neil Hughes show you everything you need to know to uncover the secrets to successful black and white conversion and printmaking.
This comprehensive reference will help you maximize your workflow with coverage of all of the relevant new features of Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2, including every stage of the black and white process from capture to printing. Along the way, you'll find in-depth explanations of key topics such as color management, optimizing your workspace, softproofing and calibration (both onscreen and for output), evaluating histograms, non-destructive editing, and much more.
New features in this edition include:
.In-depth coverage of workflow using the Bridge and Adobe Camera RAW components of CS4
.New recipes and tips for advanced black and white conversion
.Coverage of Lightroom and Photoshop integration features
.An overview of scanners and scanning your black and white film
.Advice on exposure essentials and how to apply the Zone System to your digital shooting
.A brand new chapter on black and white and creative image editing in Lightroom
Breathtaking color and black and white photographs, including Leslie Alsheimer's image which won the coveted Vincent Versace award at Photoshop World in 2008, will inspire you to expand your own creativity to limitless possibilities. This is the essential resource for any photographer shooting black and white in the digital age.
* The only book available that takes a head-on approach to creating stunning black and white shots with a workflow using the industry-standard software packages, Photoshop and Lightroom
* Packed with stunning, inspirational images that place the highly practical informative content in a visual context
* Written by Photoshop product manager and Lightroom evangelist Bryan O'Neil Hughes, and NAPP guru award winner Leslie Alsheimer
(from previous edition):
1) Color management for Black and White
2) Highest quality Capture: Workflow Phase I
3) Black and White in Lightroom: Workflow Phase II
4) Black and White in Photoshop
5) Image-editing in Photoshop
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.
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.
CINEMA 4D 11 Workshop
Model, texture and animate with Cinema 4D 11 using the techniques and tips provided in Cinema 4D 11 Workshop. Starting with all of the basic concepts, functions, and tools – follow along to the workshop tutorials that deliver a hands-on knowledge of the new R11 toolset as well as the returning advanced features. The companion website provides all of the required tutorial media from the projects in the book so that you create your own working models and animations.
3D artists; 3d modelers; 3d animators; motion graphics artists; game artists
Short Projects; Advanced Workshops; Animation Techniques; Character Animation
By Arndt von Koenigsmarck, Owner of the Vreel 3D Entertainment production studio in Germany, a member of the CINEMA beta-team, and a freelance trainer for MAXON products. He develops CINEMA 4D plug-ins and serves as a forum community leader for creativecow.net and other German CINEMA 4D discussion boards.
Concert and Live Music Photography
Pro Tips from the Pit
By J. Dennis Thomas
Published February 2nd 2012 by Focal Press – 255 pages
If you’ve ever wanted to take dynamic and vibrant digital photos of your favorite band in concert, but aren’t sure how to tackle such obstacles as approaching the stage, tricky lighting situations, or even what equipment to use, then look no further! Concert and Live Music Photography is a comprehensive guide to shooting live music performances, providing you with the right information on equipment, camera settings, composition, and post-processing to get the best out of each performance shot. J. Dennis Thomas, whose work has appeared in such magazines as Rolling Stone, SPIN, and Country Weekly, shares tips on lighting, common problems, etiquette, and recommended camera settings for shooting in a variety of different venues, including clubs, bars, outdoor concerts, theatres, stadiums, and arenas. He also explains how to get the right credentials to get you closer to each performance.
Jam packed with over 160 photos from today’s top concerts, this book will not only give you the information you need to start taking rockin’ photos of your favorite musicians, but will spark your creativity when you’re anticipating the next shot.
For the on-the-go photographer, a cool companion website features additional tips, venue troubleshooting, and an equipment checklist when you need to think on your feet while running to another gig.
Chapter 1: Gear
Chapter 2: The Basics
Chapter 3: Clubs, bars, and small venues
Chapter 4: Outdoor Concerts
Chapter 5: Theaters
Chapter 6: Stadiums, Arenas, and Amphitheaters
Chapter 7: Backstage and Offstage
Chapter 8: Etiquette
Chapter 9: Composition and Framing tips
Chapter 10: Editing your photos
Chapter 11: Credentials & Marketing
Access to the most up-to-date copyright and trademark information. Provides a firm understanding of the principles underlying the ownership and use of content. Content Rights for Creative Professionals is for professionals and students working in all areas of media (film/video, photography, multimedia, web, graphics, and broadcast) who need to know what the law requires and how they should properly utilize copyrights and trademarks. This book outlines critical concepts and applies them with explanations in real-life applications, including many cases from the author’s own practice as well as those of various media professionals. This 256 page text is a practical guide designed to provide its reader with a firm understanding of the principles underlying the ownership and use of content, so that when questions arise, they will be able to make correct, well-informed decisions—whether concerning their personal works, or works of others that a company wishes to copyright or trademark. In addition, the reader will be more capable of exercising sound judgment in structuring employment and contract relationships and of acquiring and/or licensing works, which are at the core of the business of communicating. CONTENTS: Copyright; Trademarks; The Internet; Work for Hire; Content and Broadcasting; Content and Cable, Satellite, and Telephone Industries; Free Lancing; Trade Secrets and Patents; Case Studies; Glossary of Terms; Tips; Checklists; Forms
by David Morrish and Marlene MacCallum. Copper Plate Photogravure describes in comprehensive detail the technique of traditional copper plate photogravure as would be practiced by visual artists using normally available facilities and materials.
Copper Plate Photogravure describes in comprehensive detail the technique of traditional copper plate photogravure as would be practiced by visual artists using normally available facilities and materials. Attention is paid to step-by-step guidance through the many stages of the process. A detailed manual of technique, Copper Plate Photogravure also offers the history of the medium and reference to past alternative methods of practice
Amongst the wealth of books aimed at helping you to understand and use your camera equipment and software, Creative DSLR Photography is a rare gem that focuses on the real art of photography and the creative, design and composition skills needed to take your work to the next level.
Beginning with the basics of visualization and perception, the book gives clear guidance on how to interpret a scene, define a subject and develop a personal style. It covers the key creative factors to be considered pre-capture, whilst shooting and post-capture, taking a practical approach and offering valuable pointers that you can incorporate into workflow immediately to dramatically improve results.
Adobe’s Lightroom has emerged as a must-have software due to its powerful editing tools and time saving organizational capabilities but how you establish a personalized, creative workflow that optimizes this technology, your time, and your art eludes most photographers. Jason Bradley, award-winning photographer and Lightroom pro, shares the answers to these questions in this practical and easy to follow guide that taps into the “how” and the “why” of a professional photographer’s creative workflow in Lightroom.
Bradley will show you how all workflows can be simplified into three steps: establishing, managing, and rendering the file, alongside stunning photographs and explanations from his own experiences. This book will not only teach you how to work within Lightroom but, ultimately, how to make Lightroom work for you.
by Ken Pender. This book is a guide to creating a wide range of graphic effects, from scanning and manipulating photographs to exciting 3D graphics and the creative use of typography. Written for both PC and Mac platforms. Comprehensive, cross-platform, DIY guide to the creation of a wide range of graphic effects: from the scanning and manipulation of photographs to exciting 3D graphics and the creative use of typography. Benefit from a design professional’s experience, not the software vendors! Part one leads you through a summary of the rapid advances in graphic design software and hardware now available to the PC or Mac user, followed by a structured overview of the rich array of resources to the digital designer in the form of drawing, painting and 3D applications, clipart, photolibraries, scanned images, digital photographs and new Internet sources. Part Two is structured in the form of a series of Workshop sessions. Each session explains in simple language the methods and techniques used to create the wide variety of over 300 graphic design examples included in the book. The examples are based on a wide range of popular PC and Mac applications, covering vector drawing, painting, scanning, photoeditng, use of special effect filters and the creation of 3D effects. Ken Pender is a freelance graphic arts professional. He has also worked for 25 years with IBM and was Manager of their European Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology Centre in Germany. Part 1 – Materials and tools; Raw materials; Drawing tools; Painting tools; Scanning and Photoediting; 3D tools; Part 2 – Workshop; Lines and shapes; blends and contours; perspective and enveloping; Three dimensional effects; Type; Image manipulation; Filters and special effects; Painting; Summary; Glossary. Illustrated in B&W. Softbound. 8-1/4 x 11-5/8″. 323pp. ISBN 0-240-51477-7
Photographing landscape with a film camera is different than with a digital camera. There are several books on the market that cover landscape photography but few of them are specifically for the digital photographer. This book is what you are looking for!
This collection of more than 40 photo assignments is designed to help all students?from beginning freshmen to experienced seniors?improve or reinvigorate their work and reach their full potential as photographers. Whether you are building a syllabus for your first photography class, revitalizing assignments for your students, or looking to add DSLR video, workflow, or color correction to your class, you will find a wealth of ideas in this wonderful working guide. The assignments begin with using the camera, and progress through learning composition and lighting, working in genres, building a portfolio and more.