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Zen of Postproduction: Stress-Free Photography Workflow and Editing

by Mark Fitzgerald

Breathe deep and relax - this book takes the stress out of photography post-production While capturing the perfect photograph is a welcome creative challenge for photographers, post-production can often be a headache. Downloading, sorting, tagging, editing, and distributing your digital images - especially the enormous quantities produced in today's image-happy world - can be overwhelming. Time to take a deep breath and sit down with a copy of this calming book. Digital worksflow teacher and author Mark Fitzgerald offers low-stress, post-production photography workflows and editing solutions that will make your life easier. Walking you through the latest photography software, especially Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, Mark offers sensible advice and answers all your post-production questions, whether you're a professional photographer, serious amateur, or motivated novice. Takes the stress out of photography post-production by offering effective, timesaving, no-hassle solutions for overworked digital photographers Helps you streamline and simplify such post-production tasks as downloading, sorting, tagging, editing, and distributing digital images Explores the latest photography software, with special emphasis on Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop Offers straightforward advice for professional photographers and serious amateurs Includes practical, real-world examples, so you can immediately apply what you're learning Get into a better, more relaxing place with your photography post-production workflows and tasks with Zen of Post Production: Stress-Free Photography Workflow and Editing.

Zeichen und Grafik: Logo - Infografik - 2D-/3D-Grafik (Bibliothek der Mediengestaltung)

by Peter Bühler Patrick Schlaich Dominik Sinner

Dieser Band der „Bibliothek der Mediengestaltung“ behandelt die Gestaltung von Zeichen wie Piktogramme, Icons und Logos sowie von Infografiken. Außerdem thematisiert der Band die Erstellung von 2D- und 3D-Grafiken. Für diese Bibliothek wurden die Themen des Kompendiums der Mediengestaltung neu strukturiert, vollständig überarbeitet und in ein handliches Format gebracht. Leitlinien waren hierbei die Anpassung an die Entwicklungen in der Werbe- und Medienbranche sowie die Berücksichtigung der aktuellen Rahmenpläne und Studienordnungen sowie Prüfungsanforderungen der Ausbildungs- und Studiengänge.Die Bände der „Bibliothek der Mediengestaltung“ enthalten zahlreiche praxisorientierte Aufgaben mit Musterlösungen und eignen sich als Lehr- und Arbeitsbücher an Schulen sowie Hochschulen und zum Selbststudium.

ZBrush Professional Tips and Techniques

by Paul Gaboury

Learn to work effectively and creatively with all versions of ZBrush! ZBrush is used by top artists in Hollywood to model and sculpt characters in such films as Avatar, Iron Man, and Pirates of the Caribbean. In addition, this amazing technology is also used in jewelry design, forensic science, aerospace, video games, toy creation, and the medical field. Written by Pixologic's in-house ZBrush expert Paul Gaboury, this full-color, beautifully illustrated guide provides you with the ultimate tips and tricks to maximize your use of all versions of ZBrush. Reveals numerous little-known tips and tricks that exist within ZBrush, but often go unexploited Shares an abundance of helpful techniques and insights that the author has acquired from years of helping professional artists in various industries Offers dozens of version-neutral solutions and shortcuts in areas such as sculpting, texturing, posing, rendering, and more Features "Artist Spotlights" from several ZBrush experts, offering their how-to's for using the feature-rich software in today's studios Improve your productivity and quality of work with this helpful, easy-to-understand resource.

ZBrush Professional Tips and Techniques

by Paul Gaboury

Learn to work effectively and creatively with all versions of ZBrush! ZBrush is used by top artists in Hollywood to model and sculpt characters in such films as Avatar, Iron Man, and Pirates of the Caribbean. In addition, this amazing technology is also used in jewelry design, forensic science, aerospace, video games, toy creation, and the medical field. Written by Pixologic's in-house ZBrush expert Paul Gaboury, this full-color, beautifully illustrated guide provides you with the ultimate tips and tricks to maximize your use of all versions of ZBrush. Reveals numerous little-known tips and tricks that exist within ZBrush, but often go unexploited Shares an abundance of helpful techniques and insights that the author has acquired from years of helping professional artists in various industries Offers dozens of version-neutral solutions and shortcuts in areas such as sculpting, texturing, posing, rendering, and more Features "Artist Spotlights" from several ZBrush experts, offering their how-to's for using the feature-rich software in today's studios Improve your productivity and quality of work with this helpful, easy-to-understand resource.

ZBrush Creature Design: Creating Dynamic Concept Imagery for Film and Games

by Scott Spencer

Zero in on the most cutting-edge trend in creature design for film and games: ZBrush! ZBrush allows you to develop a creature for film and games in realistic, 3D format. With this book, you will learn how to create a unique creature from start to finish and search for and repair any foreseeable problems. Clear instructions guide you through using Photoshop in combination with ZBrush to finely render a creature so you can see how it will appear on screen. Experienced ZBrush author and designer Scott Spencer shows you how to start with your concept in ZBrush as a preliminary digital model and then further refine it in Photoshop in order to fabricate a hyperrealistic image. Guides you through artistic concepts to visualize your creature Walks you through the process of conceptualizing a creature in ZBrush Details techniques for using Photoshop to refine your design Encourages you to use ZBrush as a sculpting and designing tool and then use Photoshop as a painting and finishing tool ZBrush Creature Design helps you bring your creature concepts to life.

ZBrush Creature Design: Creating Dynamic Concept Imagery for Film and Games

by Scott Spencer

Zero in on the most cutting-edge trend in creature design for film and games: ZBrush! ZBrush allows you to develop a creature for film and games in realistic, 3D format. With this book, you will learn how to create a unique creature from start to finish and search for and repair any foreseeable problems. Clear instructions guide you through using Photoshop in combination with ZBrush to finely render a creature so you can see how it will appear on screen. Experienced ZBrush author and designer Scott Spencer shows you how to start with your concept in ZBrush as a preliminary digital model and then further refine it in Photoshop in order to fabricate a hyperrealistic image. Guides you through artistic concepts to visualize your creature Walks you through the process of conceptualizing a creature in ZBrush Details techniques for using Photoshop to refine your design Encourages you to use ZBrush as a sculpting and designing tool and then use Photoshop as a painting and finishing tool ZBrush Creature Design helps you bring your creature concepts to life.

ZBrush 4 Sculpting for Games Beginner's Guide: Beginner's Guide

by Manuel Scherer

In DetailZBrush is a fantastic tool for creating models for use in computer games. Using a wide range of powerful tools you can create models for vehicles, props, environments, and characters.This book makes creating game art in ZBrush fast and easy. It covers everything you need to create models of all kinds for your game projects, even if you've never used ZBrush before.Built around four complete ZBrush projects, the book gives you everything you need to sculpt props, vehicles, and creatures in ZBrush. You'll start by creating a "spooky tree" model, mastering the sculpting, texturing, and decoration skills that are essential for all ZBrush topics. Next you'll move to man-made objects with a sci-fi drone. Next you'll see how to sculpt monsters and other creatures, deal with cloth and other soft materials, and prepare the model to become an animated, controllable character in a game. The final project returns to machines, building a complete, detailed spaceship for use in your sci-fi games.The only book to teach you everything about the best diagramming software for the MacintoshApproachThis guidebook is built around four complex example projects with clear step-by-step instructions followed by useful explanation, advice, and handy reference material. It is richly illustrated with a friendly, informal writing style. If you want to get started fast using ZBrush for games then this is the book for you.Who this book is forThis book is for all digital artists or game developers who want to create their own 3D sculptures in ZBrush. No experience with ZBrush is required - it's suitable for complete beginners and intermediate users.

Zabbix Performance Tuning

by Luciano Alves

This book is aimed at Zabbix administrators who want to learn how to improve the performance of the Zabbix system. Basic knowledge of Zabbix's components and features is assumed.

Zabbix Network Monitoring - Second Edition

by Rihards Olups

Gather detailed statistics and data while monitoring the performance and availability of network devices and applications using the all-new Zabbix 3.0About This BookMonitor your network and deploy impressive business solutions with Zabbix 3.0Manage hosts and system maintenance to keep your network performing for the people who use itA step-by-step guide to smarter network monitoringWho This Book Is ForIf you're new to Zabbix look no further than this book. It will show you how to put your sysadmin knowledge to work with Zabbix 3.0 so you can experience the full impact of this useful and increasingly popular tool.What You Will LearnGet to grips with the fundamentals of ZabbixFind out how Zabbix's features let you monitor your network with confidence and precisionLearn how to monitor SNMP devicesManage hosts, users, and permissions while acting upon monitored conditionsVisualize data with the help of ad-hoc graphs, custom graphs, maps, and reportsSimplify complex configurations and learn to automate themMonitor everything from web pages to IPMI devices and Java applications to and VMware statsTroubleshoot any network issue - fastIn DetailThis book is a perfect starting point for monitoring with Zabbix. Even if you have never used a monitoring solution before, this book will get you up and running quickly, before guiding you into more sophisticated operations with ease. You'll soon feel in complete control of your network, ready to meet any challenges you might face.Beginning with installation, you'll learn the basics of data collection before diving deeper to get to grips with native Zabbix agents and SNMP devices. You will also explore Zabbix's integrated functionality for monitoring Java application servers and VMware.Beyond this, Zabbix Network Monitoring also covers notifications, permission management, system maintenance, and troubleshooting - so you can be confident that every potential challenge and task is under your control. If you're working with larger environments, you'll also be able to find out more about distributed data collection using Zabbix proxies.Once you're confident and ready to put these concepts into practice, you'll find out how to optimize and improve performance. Troubleshooting network issues is vital for anyone working with Zabbix, so the book is also on hand to help you work through any technical snags and glitches you might face. Network monitoring doesn't have to be a chore - learn the tricks of the Zabbix trade and make sure you're network is performing for everyone who depends upon it.Style and approachThis book is a detailed and practical guide that starts from the fundamentals of Zabbix and takes you all the way to building a network monitoring solution that is capable of gathering data from range of different systems. With tips on low-level details that will boost any Zabbix users confidence and fluency, it's an unmissable resource for anyone interested in what's possible with Zabbix.

Zabbix Network Monitoring Essentials

by Andrea Dalle Vacche Stefano Kewan Lee

If you are an experienced network administrator looking for a comprehensive monitoring solution that will keep a watchful eye on networks, then this book is for you.

Zabbix Cookbook

by Patrik Uytterhoeven

If you have some experience with Zabbix and wish to take your infrastructure to the next level, then this book is for you. Before you start with Zabbix, or monitoring in general, it is best to have some basic Linux knowledge and a good understanding of snmp, virtualization, and scripting.

Zabbix 4 Network Monitoring - Third Edition: Monitor The Performance Of Your Network Devices And Applications Using The All-new Zabbix 4. 0, 3rd Edition

by Patrik Uytterhoeven

Maintaining and deploying Zabbix can be very challenging when things don’t work as expected. Problems in servers or any other systems if not efficiently detected can lead to multiple network issues. This book will help you get to grips with the fundamentals of Zabbix and teach you how to monitor your network with confidence and precision.

Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring: Monitor Your Network's Hardware, Servers, And Web Performance Effectively And Efficiently

by Rihards Olups

This is a hand-on step-by-step book in a tutorial style. All configuration steps that are required to reach goals are explained in detail that should leave no reader stuck. Exact commands are provided for setting up and testing the configuration and screenshots of the user interface allow you to be sure that you are using the correct interface section. The author's experience with Zabbix enables him to share insights on using Zabbix effectively, in a clear and friendly way. This book assumes no experience with Zabbix and minimal experience with Linux. Knowledge provided by this book, will be useful if: you are responsible for managing in-house IT infrastructure such as network hardware, servers, and web pages, you are responsible for managing non-IT infrastructure that provides data such as temperature, flow, and other readings, you have clients with strict accessibility requirements and want to monitor hardware that provides services to them, you are a system administrator who wants to monitor the network hardware, servers, and web performance

YUI 2.8 Learning the Library: Develop Your Next-generation Web Applications With The Yui Javascript Development Library

by Dan Wellman Daniel Barreiro

In DetailThe YUI Library is a set of utilities and controls written in JavaScript for building Rich Internet Applications, across all major browsers and independently of any server technology. There's a lot of functionality baked into YUI, but getting to and understanding that functionality is not for the faint of heart. This book gives you a clear picture of YUI through a step-by-step approach, packed with lots of examples.YUI 2.8: Learning the Library covers all released (non-beta) components of the YUI 2.8 Library in detail with plenty of working examples, looking at the classes that make up each component and the properties and methods that can be used. It includes a series of practical examples to reinforce how each component should/can be used, showing its use to create complex, fully featured, cross-browser, Web 2.0 user interfaces. It has been updated from its first edition with the addition of several chapters covering several new controls and enriched with lots of experience of using them.You will learn to create a number of powerful JavaScript controls that can be used straightaway in your own applications. Besides giving you a deep understanding of the YUI library, this book will expand your knowledge of object-oriented JavaScript programming, as well as strengthen your understanding of the DOM and CSS. The final chapter describes many of the tools available to assist you the developer in debugging, maintaining, and ensuring the best quality in your code. In this new edition, all the examples have been updated to use the most recent coding practices and style and new ones added to cover newer components. Since the basic documentation for the library is available online, the focus is on providing insight and experience.The authors take the reader from beginner to advanced-level YUI usage and understanding.The beginner to advanced-level guide for understanding the YUI libraryApproachThe book is a tutorial, leading the reader first through the basics of the YUI library before moving on to more complex examples involving the YUI controls and utilities. The book is heavily example driven, and based around an approach of tinkering and extending to improve.Who this book is forThis book is for web developers comfortable with JavaScript and CSS, who want to use the YUI library to easily put together rich, responsive web interfaces. No knowledge of the YUI library is presumed.

YouTube Marketing For Dummies

by Will Eagle

Advice from a YouTube insider on how to creative effective campaigns YouTube is the top destination for online video. With over a billion viewers around the globe, it's also valuable real estate for marketers looking to get their message out. YouTube Marketing For Dummies shares insight from a former YouTube employee who helped large and small businesses create effective marketing campaigns. Inside, you’ll discover proven game plans for buying advertising, launching a content marketing campaign, building a branded channel and community, and evaluating the results of your work. Plus, you’ll find trusted, proven ways to get the most bang for your buck from the internet’s #1 destination for video content. Create a plan that fits your business needs Launch an ad campaign Find video creation strategies Launch a branded channel Are you ready to identify, launch, and measure a YouTube marketing campaign? Everything you need is a page away!

YouTube Marketing For Dummies

by Will Eagle

Advice from a YouTube insider on how to creative effective campaigns YouTube is the top destination for online video. With over a billion viewers around the globe, it's also valuable real estate for marketers looking to get their message out. YouTube Marketing For Dummies shares insight from a former YouTube employee who helped large and small businesses create effective marketing campaigns. Inside, you’ll discover proven game plans for buying advertising, launching a content marketing campaign, building a branded channel and community, and evaluating the results of your work. Plus, you’ll find trusted, proven ways to get the most bang for your buck from the internet’s #1 destination for video content. Create a plan that fits your business needs Launch an ad campaign Find video creation strategies Launch a branded channel Are you ready to identify, launch, and measure a YouTube marketing campaign? Everything you need is a page away!

YouTube For Dummies

by Chris Botello Doug Sahlin

YouTube For Dummies takes the classic Dummies tact in helping tech novices get a handle on a popular technology that more tech-savvy audiences consider "simple." With so much content on YouTube getting media attention, more first-timers are jumping on the site and they need help. The book also helps the next step audience of users looking to add content to YouTube. Content includes: Watching the Tube - includes getting your PC ready for YouTube viewing, finding video, signing up for an account, and creating favorites. Loading Video to YouTube—covers the nuts and bolts of shooting video, transferring it to a PC, editing it, and sending it up to YouTube. Bringing Along YouTube—covers the various ways you can use YouTube video in places other than on the site. Includes mobile YouTube and adding videos to your MySpace page or another Web site. I Always Wanted To Direct—explores how to use YouTube's directors program to upload longer video, use the site for marketing, or launch your own videoblog.

YouTube Channels For Dummies

by Rob Ciampa Theresa Moore

Create content and build a YouTube channel like a pro Written by a successful YouTube channel producer, YouTube Channels For Dummies shows you how to create content, establish a channel, build an audience, and successfully monetize video content online. Beginning with the basics, it shows you how to establish a channel, join a partner program, and develop a content plan. Next, you'll gain insight into how to create content that builds a channel, enhance the viral nature of a video, encourage subscriptions, and earn repeat views. If that weren't enough, you'll go on even further to learn how to get the word out about your channel and discover ways to enhance your potential profits. That's a lot of info—but it's easily digestible and simple to put into practice when it's provided in the accessible and trusted For Dummies format. YouTube is the third most-visited website on the Internet, making it prime real estate for anyone seeking customers, celebrity, or education. If you want to harness this irresistible platform and reach a global platform, YouTube Channels For Dummies makes it easy. In no time, you'll have the know-how to create a YouTube channel with regular subscribers who watch, re-watch, and share your videos. Includes ten easy tips for growing a raptured YouTube audience Details how to enhance the viral nature of a video Shows you how to create and maintain a YouTube channel that generates views and revenue Written by the producer of a leading YouTube channel

YouTube Channels For Dummies

by Rob Ciampa Theresa Moore

Create content and build a YouTube channel like a pro Written by a successful YouTube channel producer, YouTube Channels For Dummies shows you how to create content, establish a channel, build an audience, and successfully monetize video content online. Beginning with the basics, it shows you how to establish a channel, join a partner program, and develop a content plan. Next, you'll gain insight into how to create content that builds a channel, enhance the viral nature of a video, encourage subscriptions, and earn repeat views. If that weren't enough, you'll go on even further to learn how to get the word out about your channel and discover ways to enhance your potential profits. That's a lot of info—but it's easily digestible and simple to put into practice when it's provided in the accessible and trusted For Dummies format. YouTube is the third most-visited website on the Internet, making it prime real estate for anyone seeking customers, celebrity, or education. If you want to harness this irresistible platform and reach a global platform, YouTube Channels For Dummies makes it easy. In no time, you'll have the know-how to create a YouTube channel with regular subscribers who watch, re-watch, and share your videos. Includes ten easy tips for growing a raptured YouTube audience Details how to enhance the viral nature of a video Shows you how to create and maintain a YouTube channel that generates views and revenue Written by the producer of a leading YouTube channel

YouTube and Video Marketing: An Hour a Day

by Greg Jarboe

Fully updated with new information, including the latest changes to YouTube! If you're a marketer, consultant, or small business owner, this is the guide you need to understand video marketing tactics, develop a strategy, implement the campaign, and measure results. You'll find extensive coverage of keyword strategies, tips on optimizing your video, distribution and promotion tactics, YouTube advertising opportunities, and crucial metrics and analysis. Avoid errors, create a dynamite campaign, and break it all down in achievable tasks with this practical, hour-a-day, do-it-yourself guide. Shows you how to successfully develop, implement, and measure a successful video marketing strategy Written in the popular An Hour a Day format, which breaks intimidating topics down to easily approachable tasks Thoroughly updated with the latest YouTube functionality, helpful new case studies, the latest marketing insights, and more Covers optimization strategies, distribution techniques, community promotion tactics, and more Explores the crucial keyword development phase and best practices for creating and maintaining a presence on YouTube via brand channel development and customization Shows you how to optimize video for YouTube and search engine visibility Give your organization a visible, vital, video presence online with YouTube and Video Marketing: An Hour a Day, Second Edition.

YouTube and Video Marketing: An Hour a Day

by Greg Jarboe

Fully updated with new information, including the latest changes to YouTube! If you're a marketer, consultant, or small business owner, this is the guide you need to understand video marketing tactics, develop a strategy, implement the campaign, and measure results. You'll find extensive coverage of keyword strategies, tips on optimizing your video, distribution and promotion tactics, YouTube advertising opportunities, and crucial metrics and analysis. Avoid errors, create a dynamite campaign, and break it all down in achievable tasks with this practical, hour-a-day, do-it-yourself guide. Shows you how to successfully develop, implement, and measure a successful video marketing strategy Written in the popular An Hour a Day format, which breaks intimidating topics down to easily approachable tasks Thoroughly updated with the latest YouTube functionality, helpful new case studies, the latest marketing insights, and more Covers optimization strategies, distribution techniques, community promotion tactics, and more Explores the crucial keyword development phase and best practices for creating and maintaining a presence on YouTube via brand channel development and customization Shows you how to optimize video for YouTube and search engine visibility Give your organization a visible, vital, video presence online with YouTube and Video Marketing: An Hour a Day, Second Edition.

Youth Practices in Digital Arts and New Media: Learning In Formal And Informal Settings

by J. Black J. Castro C. Lin

The authors examine youths' practices in digital culture affecting social change, pedagogy, and creative learning practices. Knowledge about these practices is discussed, in which learning, knowledge sharing, distinct social contexts, pedagogical relationships, and artistic creative inquiry are examined in diverse formal and informal environments.

Youth Cultures in the Age of Global Media (Studies In Childhood And Youth Series)

by David Buckingham Mary Jane Kehily Sara Bragg

This book provides a timely reappraisal of youth cultures in contemporary times. From the Birmingham School to the youthscapes of South Korea, this unique collection explores the impact of globalization and new technologies on youth cultures in contrasting geographic locations. Drawing on international examples of youth cultural formations in the UK, the USA, Russia, Spain, South Korea and India, the book profiles the best of new research in youth studies written by leading scholars in the field. Acknowledging the past to explore the present, the book is a landmark publication in the rich history of research on the expressive cultures of young people, reframing 'resistance' and 'ritual' to offer fresh insights into the meaning and significance of youth cultures on a global stage.

Your Project Management Coach: Best Practices for Managing Projects in the Real World

by Bonnie Biafore Teresa Stover

A pragmatic approach to project management Many projects fail to deliver on time or on budget, or even to deliver a workable product that satisfies the customer. While good project management goes a long way towards ensuring success, managers often fail to follow the plans they implement. This unique guide helps you understand and successfully handle project management, once and for all. Covering practical ways to solve problems you'll typically face when managing actual projects, this pragmatic book takes you through a full project management lifecycle. You'll find ample tips, tricks, and best practices--all richly illustrated with real case studies. Find out how to plan for risk, get wayward projects back on track, manage a whole portfolio of projects, and much more. Each topic in the book is mapped to the exam topics of the PMP® Certification Exam, so PMP certification candidates can also use this book for test prep. The book's companion web site offers downloadable forms, templates, and checklists. Explains project management for the real world using a pragmatic approach that includes field-tested techniques, case studies to illustrate concepts, helpful tips and tricks, and downloadable content Guides you to project management success by providing friendly advice, as if you had a friend or project management consultant at your side, discussing issues Explores how to run successful meetings, how to get wayward projects back on track, planning for risk, and how to manage multiple projects Manage your next project with a personal consultant: your own copy of Your Project Management Coach: Best Practices for Managing Projects in the Real World. (PMP is a registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Your Project Management Coach: Best Practices for Managing Projects in the Real World

by Bonnie Biafore Teresa Stover

A pragmatic approach to project management Many projects fail to deliver on time or on budget, or even to deliver a workable product that satisfies the customer. While good project management goes a long way towards ensuring success, managers often fail to follow the plans they implement. This unique guide helps you understand and successfully handle project management, once and for all. Covering practical ways to solve problems you'll typically face when managing actual projects, this pragmatic book takes you through a full project management lifecycle. You'll find ample tips, tricks, and best practices--all richly illustrated with real case studies. Find out how to plan for risk, get wayward projects back on track, manage a whole portfolio of projects, and much more. Each topic in the book is mapped to the exam topics of the PMP® Certification Exam, so PMP certification candidates can also use this book for test prep. The book's companion web site offers downloadable forms, templates, and checklists. Explains project management for the real world using a pragmatic approach that includes field-tested techniques, case studies to illustrate concepts, helpful tips and tricks, and downloadable content Guides you to project management success by providing friendly advice, as if you had a friend or project management consultant at your side, discussing issues Explores how to run successful meetings, how to get wayward projects back on track, planning for risk, and how to manage multiple projects Manage your next project with a personal consultant: your own copy of Your Project Management Coach: Best Practices for Managing Projects in the Real World. (PMP is a registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

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