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Premiere Elements 8: The Missing Manual

Whether you’re aiming for YouTube videos or Hollywood-style epics, you need what Premiere Elements can’t provide: crystal-clear guidance and real world know-how. This Missing Manual delivers. Packed with great ideas on how to spiff up your footage, this book helps you avoid the dreaded Help! I Never Do…

Maya 8: The Complete Reference

Maya 8: The Complete Reference

Learn cutting-edge 3D animation techniques Create breathtaking content for film, TV, games, print media, and the Web using Autodesk Maya and the detailed information contained in this comprehensive resource. Maya experts and special effects gurus Tom Meade and Shinsaku Arima cover every step in the Maya production workflow…

Cinema 4D R13 Cookbook

Cinema 4D R13 Cookbook

This book contains short recipes designed to effectively teach tools in the minimum amount of time. Each recipe hits on a topic that can be combined or incorporated with other recipes to give you the building blocks you need to start making great designs with Cinema 4D. Rather…

How to Do Everything: Adobe Illustrator CS4

How to Do Everything: Adobe Illustrator CS4

Maximize the power of the number-one vector graphics program This full-color guide is perfect for designers and artists looking to master the most powerful graphics program available. Whether new to the software or upgrading from an earlier version, you will learn how to use the most important features…

Designing Mobile Interfaces

Designing Mobile Interfaces

With hundreds of thousands of mobile applications available today, your app has to capture users immediately. This book provides practical techniques to help you catch—and keep—their attention. You’ll learn core principles for designing effective user interfaces, along with a set of common patterns for interaction design on all…

GPU Pro 7

GPU Pro 7

The latest edition of this bestselling game development reference offers proven tips and techniques for the real-time rendering of special effects and visualization data that are useful for beginners and seasoned game and graphics programmers alike. Exploring recent developments in the rapidly evolving field of real-time rendering, GPU…

VFX Fundamentals

VFX Fundamentals

This book is a comprehensive, introductory title covering concepts central to Visual Special Effects using the free Black Magic Design Fusion 8.0 software package. The book also provides foundational background information regarding concepts central to digital image compositing, digital video editing, digital illustration, digital painting, 3D, and digital…

Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP

Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP

Obtain techniques for adding color to black and white or monochrome photographic images using GIMP. In this book you’ll also learn to create a hand-tinted effect to add an element of antiquity. Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP also teaches techniques that enable you to selectively colorize images, mixing…

Unity 5.x Shaders and Effects Cookbook

Unity 5.x Shaders and Effects Cookbook

Since their introduction to Unity, Shaders have been notoriously difficult to understand and implement in games: complex mathematics have always stood in the way of creating your own Shaders and attaining that level of realism you crave. With Shaders, you can transform your game into a highly polished,…