Photoshop Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts in easy steps: Covers all versions of Photoshop CC
If you’ve been using Photoshop for a while, but you’ve only been using a few basic features to get by and want to know all those clever tricks of the trade, then Photoshop Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts in easy steps is for you! Learn about all the exciting features to achieve expertly produced images, and shortcuts to save time. Photoshop Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts in easy steps will enable anyone to create, edit and produce professional looking images all in easy steps with little time and effort required for learning. Covers all versions of Adobe’s Photoshop CC”
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Robert Shufflebotham is a software training consultant with over 21 years’ experience of delivering software training. He trains on a regular basis for some of the largest and most prestigious magazine, book and newspaper publishers in the world. He also has a MA in Electronic Media.
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A timely book containing foundations and current research directions on emotion recognition by facial expression, voice, gesture and biopotential signals This book provides a comprehensive examination of the research methodology of different modalities of emotion recognition. Key topics of discussion include facial expression, voice and biopotential signal-based emotion recognition. Special emphasis is given to feature selection, feature reduction, classifier design and multi-modal fusion to improve performance of emotion-classifiers. Written by several experts, the book includes several tools and techniques, including dynamic Bayesian networks, neural nets, hidden Markov model, rough sets, type-2 fuzzy sets, support vector machines and their applications in emotion recognition by different modalities. The book ends with a discussion on emotion recognition in automotive fields to determine stress and anger of the drivers, responsible for degradation of their performance and driving-ability. There is an increasing demand of emotion recognition in diverse fields, including psycho-therapy, bio-medicine and security in government, public and private agencies. The importance of emotion recognition has been given priority by industries including Hewlett Packard in the design and development of the next generation human-computer interface (HCI) systems. Emotion Recognition: A Pattern Analysis Approach would be of great interest to researchers, graduate students and practitioners, as the book * Offers both foundations and advances on emotion recognition in a single volume * Provides a thorough and insightful introduction to the subject by utilizing computational tools of diverse domains * Inspires young researchers to prepare themselves for their own research * Demonstrates direction of future research through new technologies, such as Microsoft Kinect, EEG systems etc.
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Amit Konar is a Professor of Electronics and Tele-Communication Engineering, Jadavpur University, India, where he offers graduate-level courses on Artificial Intelligence and directs research in Cognitive Science, Robotics and Human-Computer Interfaces. Dr. Konar is the recipient of many prestigious grants and awards and is an author of 10 books and over 350 research publications. He offered consultancy services to Government and private industries. He served editorial services to many journals, including IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (Part-A) and IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems.
Aruna Chakraborty is an Associate Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, St. Thomas’ College of Engineering and Technology, India. She is also a Visiting Faculty with Jadavpur University, where she offers graduate-level courses on Intelligent Automation and Robotics, and Cognitive Science. Her research interest includes human-computer interfaces, emotional intelligence and reasoning with fuzzy logic.
Learn how to build games that work on several mobile devices, including phones and tablets powered by iOS, Android, and Blackberry. This practical book shows you how to get started with the Unity game development ecosystem for creating beautiful, interactive 3D and 2D content. You’ll get a top-to-bottom overview of Unity’s features – including its game engine, integrated development environment (IDE), and ready-made assets – with specific, project-oriented guidance on how to use those features in real games that will hook and delight players on any mobile platform.
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Jon Manning is a world renown iOS development trainer and writer, game designer and mobile software engineering wizard. Paris Buttfield-Addison is a mobile app engineer, game designer and researcher with a passion for making technology simpler and as engaging as possible. He has written two books on game development and currently spends his time designing mobile products for millions upon millions of users while drinking too much coffee. Paris has coded for everything from Qt to 6502 assembly to iOS and thinks digital watches are a pretty neat idea. He claims he will soon have a PhD.
Make information memorable with creative visual design techniques Research shows that visual information is more quickly and easily understood, and much more likely to be remembered. This innovative book presents the design process and the best software tools for creating infographics that communicate. Including a special section on how to construct the increasingly popular infographic resume, the book offers graphic designers, marketers, and business professionals vital information on the most effective ways to present data. Explains why infographics and data visualizations work Shares the tools and techniques for creating great infographics Covers online infographics used for marketing, including social media and search engine optimization (SEO) Shows how to market your skills with a visual, infographic resume Explores the many internal business uses of infographics, including board meeting presentations, annual reports, consumer research statistics, marketing strategies, business plans, and visual explanations of products and services to your customers With Cool Infographics , you’ll learn to create infographics to successfully reach your target audience and tell clear stories with your data.
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Randy Krum is founder and president of InfoNewt, an infographic design and data visualization company, and the creator of Cool Infographics (coolinfographics.com). He designs infographics for both online publications and internal communications, and consults on building infographic landing pages, social sharing links, infographic SEO, reaching key influencers, and tracking results.
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Kenny Roy started in the animation industry in 1997 as a dust buster on a children’s animated feature. Since then, he has gone on to animate some of the most memorable characters on screen, from Scooby Doo to King Kong. In 2007, he founded Arconyx Animation Studios in Los Angeles, where he directs projects ranging from TV commercials to short films and visual FX. An animation teacher for almost 8 years, Kenny is also a multiple-published author in animation and a world-traveling lecturer. Fiona Rivera has animated and created 3D graphics for independent film, iPhone apps, marketing, university TV, and training courses. Fiona initially trained in 3D at Escape Studios, a premier visual effects academy in London, and went on to study character animation through Animation Mentor, where she met Kenny Roy. In addition to freelancing for companies such as Strange-Box.com, she has taught and developed undergraduate and postgraduate university courses in 3D animation, 3D modeling and rendering, and visual effects. Fiona has also created stereoscopic immersive virtual environments for European research projects and is currently researching related new technologies.