Category: Guidebooks

  • Professional Digital Compositing: Essential Tools and Techniques

    By Lee Lanier

    Learn expert secrets and techniques of electronic compositing with this certain guide

    After filming is finished, electronic compositors movement in to control colour, retouch, and practice different behind-the-scenes methods which are essential to increase or finalize videos, video games, and advertisements. you can now study their secrets and techniques with this extraordinary advisor to electronic compositing.

    Professional animator and writer Lee Lanier not just attracts upon his personal event, he has additionally combed a few of Hollywood's such a lot lively post-production homes looking for the easiest suggestions. research important recommendations, tips, and more.

    • Covers suggestions for electronic compositing together with ameliorations, plate instruction, rotoscoping, complex render passes, particle integration, 2.5D portray, HDRI, stereoscopy and more
    • Shows you electronic compositing thoughts that may be utilized to a number of software program instruments, together with After results and Nuke
    • Includes a DVD with scenes, pattern bitmaps, snapshot sequences, and more

    Start your animation occupation correct with the forged guideline in postproduction you will discover during this sensible guide.

    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics will not be integrated as a part of e-book file.

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  • Moon Spotlight Columbia River Gorge

    Moon highlight Columbia River Gorge is a 60-page compact advisor protecting the simplest of this surprising geological ask yourself of the Pacific Northwest. Award-winning trip author Ericka Chickowski bargains her firsthand recommendation on must-see sights, in addition to maps with sightseeing highlights, so that you could make the main of some time. This light-weight advisor is full of tips on leisure, buying, activity, lodgings, meals, and transportation, making navigating this area of significant desolate tract and inventive points of interest basic and enjoyable.
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  • LaTeX Beginner's Guide

    While there is a clinical or technical paper to put in writing, the flexibility of LaTeX is especially appealing. yet the place are you able to find out about the software program? the answer's this marvelous beginner's consultant, filled with examples and reasons. evaluate Use LaTeX's strong positive factors to provide professionally designed texts set up LaTeX; obtain, manage, and use extra types, templates, and instruments Typeset math formulation and clinical expressions to the top criteria contain pix and paintings with figures and tables reap the benefits of specialist fonts and glossy PDF beneficial properties intimately LaTeX is fine quality Open resource typesetting software program that produces specialist prints and PDF records. in spite of the fact that, as LaTeX is a robust and complicated device, getting all started could be intimidating. there is not any authentic aid and likely features reminiscent of structure differences can look relatively complex. it could possibly look easier to exploit be aware or different WYSIWG courses, yet as soon as you might have develop into familiar, LaTeX's services some distance outweigh any preliminary problems. This ebook publications you thru those demanding situations and makes starting with LaTeX effortless. while you are writing Mathematical, medical, or company papers, or have a thesis to jot down, then this can be the correct ebook for you. LaTeX Beginner's consultant provide you with a pragmatic advent to LaTeX with lots of step by step examples. starting with the deploy and uncomplicated utilization, you are going to learn how to typeset records containing tables, figures, formulation, and customary publication parts like bibliographies, glossaries, and indexes and pass directly to dealing with advanced files and utilizing sleek PDF positive aspects. it is simple to take advantage of LaTeX, in case you have LaTeX Beginner's consultant handy. This sensible booklet will consultant you thru the fundamental steps of LaTeX, from fitting LaTeX, formatting, and justification to web page layout. correct from the start, you are going to discover ways to use macros and types to keep up a constant rfile constitution
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  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Verbal Self-Defense

    By Lillian J. Glass


    You're no fool, after all. you recognize it's dangerous to obsess a couple of waiter's insulting comments, and you're uninterested in listening to your "best friend" remind you of your shortcomings. but if it involves really confronting the verbal bullies on your lifestyles, you're feeling like your yellow streak has became stripes. Don't swallow your delight simply but! the entire Idiot's advisor to Verbal Self-Defense, through best-selling writer Dr. Lillian Glass, indicates you ways to take keep watch over of the placement. during this whole Idiot's advisor, you get:
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  • Frommer's San Francisco 2013 (Frommer's Color Complete)

    • Full-color throughout
    • Free full-color, foldout map
    • Completely up to date each year
    • Insider advice from our neighborhood specialists who let you know the place the locals pass at evening, the place to discover the easiest new eating places and nutrients vehicles, the place to take your children, and the easiest loose museum hours and different unfastened points of interest. you will additionally the following from neighborhood celebrities: Top Chef simply Desserts winner, Yigit Pura, reveals his favourite spots for chocolates; Sommelier of the yr Eugenio Jardim stocks his favourite wine bars, from funds to splurge; and drag queen Heklina offers speedy takes on each homosexual bar within the Castro!
    • Where to find the easiest lodge at each fee aspect, best possible burrito within the venture, the simplest Dungeness crab, the hippest new cocktail bars, the eating places with the simplest ocean perspectives, the place to discover the Bush guy on Pier 39 and different neighborhood oddities--plus complete insurance of Napa, Sonoma, Berkeley, Oakland, Sausalito, Marin, Muir Woods and Mount Tamalpais.
    • Insightful commentary on San Francisco's cultural icons, from Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac to Ken Kesey's 3-Day journeys pageant to Harvey Milk and the homosexual rights movement--plus the simplest jogging excursions for locating this heritage.
    • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm techniques. Our specialist writers are captivated with their destinations--they inform it love it is in a fascinating and useful approach.
    • Exact prices indexed for each institution and activity--no different publications supply such certain, candid reports of lodges and eating places. We contain the superior, but in addition emphasize reasonably priced offerings for actual humans.
    • User-friendly positive factors together with big name scores and exact icons to indicate readers to nice unearths, first-class values, insider suggestions, most sensible bets for children, targeted moments, and hyped up studies.
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  • PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Exam Guide

    By Dory Willer, William H. Truesdell

    PHR/SPHR expert in Human assets Certification All-in-One examination Guide

    "All-in-One Is All You Need."

    Get entire insurance of the HR Certification Institute's specialist and Senior specialist in Human assets physique of data within this complete source. Written by means of HR specialists, this authoritative advisor absolutely addresses the middle wisdom and duties invaluable for the implementation and administration of HR practices. You'll locate bankruptcy reports, "In-the-Trenches" sidebars that includes HR experts' real-world stories and sage recommendation, perform examination questions, and in-depth causes. Designed that will help you go the PHR and SPHR assessments comfortably, this definitive quantity additionally serves as a vital on-the-job reference.

    Covers all PHR and SPHR useful components, including:

    enterprise administration and strategy
    staff making plans and employment
    Human source development
    repayment and benefits
    worker and exertions relations
    threat management

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  • Common Spiders of North America

    Spiders are one of the so much diversified teams of terrestrial invertebrates, but they're one of the least studied and understood. this primary accomplished consultant to all sixty eight spider households in North the United States fantastically illustrates 469 of the main regularly encountered species. staff keys allow id by means of internet style and different observable info, and species descriptions comprise identity suggestions, general habitat, geographic distribution, and behavioral notes. A concise illustrated advent to spider biology and anatomy explains spider relationships. This e-book is a severe source for curious naturalists who are looking to comprehend this ubiquitous and ecologically severe part of our biosphere.
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  • Backpacker Magazine's Complete Guide to Outdoor Gear Maintenance and Repair: Step-by-Step Techniques to Maximize Performance and Save Money (Backpacker Magazine Series)

    By Kristin Hostetter

    If you're a hiker or camper, you would like this booklet. Why? since you love your apparatus and depend upon it to make your journeys cozy and secure. within the box stuff occurs, and realizing the right way to cope might be the variation among an excellent journey and a depressing one. Plus, your equipment should still final decades, yet provided that you understand how to maintain it operating properly.This booklet covers all demeanour of out of doors gear—from boots and packs to tents, jackets, and kitchenware. find out how to maintain your apparatus finely tuned, effectively kept, and working at its most sensible, and the way to mend difficulties yourself—saving you severe time and cash. step by step directions and real-world colour images stroll you thru the entire maintenance. And let's face it, a few issues are past solving, even for the main expert DIY-ers, so this ebook contains plenty of suggestion on what good points to appear for while buying new apparatus.
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  • Japan (Nations in Focus)

    By Lucien Ellington

    This advent to existence and tradition in Japan offers a charming portrait of the island kingdom, domestic to 127 million humans and essentially the most strong economies within the world.


    • an in depth old account takes the reader on a story trip from the increase of the Jomon tradition a few 13,000 years in the past to the industrial downturn of the Nineteen Nineties and next recovery

    • contains an annotated bibliography and a wide selection of images

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  • How to Be a Gentleman: A Timely Guide to Timeless Manners

    By John Bridges

    How to Be a Gentleman: A well timed advisor to undying Manners is the revised and up-to-date version of the smash-hit How to Be a Gentleman and provides useful recommendation on being a gentleman within the twenty-first century.

    Should you're taking your BlackBerry on holiday? what's the most sensible solution to settle for a praise? Is an email an appropriate technique of writing a Thank-You word? whereas the tenets of gracious habit by no means swap, the occasions a gentleman faces do and feature replaced considerably within the final ten years. during this revised, up to date, and elevated model of the bestselling How to Be a Gentleman, Bridges addresses new concerns akin to airport safety, Bluetooth and BlackBerry utilization, and acceptable web and quick message verbal exchange. nonetheless featured are issues starting from easy methods to obtain a praise to how one can act at funerals. sure to be the must-have advisor for the fashionable gentleman, this revised version will echo the good fortune of its predecessor.

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