Books for teaching yourself

Learning can be easy and fun... just try any of these:

Graphic Design: From the Basics to the Practice of Design

Click Malcolm Grear
Renowned artist and design legend Malcolm Grear has permanently shaped the graphic design field with his work, writing, and teaching. His best-selling and now out of print book, Inside / Outside, has become a design student staple and offers unique insight into the design process by combining the practical with the abstract. -- design, desktop publishing, typography, design
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Photography, Photoshop & Image Editing

Landscape and Nature Photography with Photoshop CS2

Click Rob Sheppard
Calling all LANDSCAPE ARTISTS -- it's time to see Photoshop as a tool of your craft
This book is not about "fixing it in Photoshop." It's about how you, the serious nature photographer, can use technology to enhance your art. -- Photoshop, Nature & Wildlife, Reference, Adobe, PhotoDeluxe & Photoshop
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Art of RAW Conversion

Click Juergen Gulbins, Uwe Steinmueller
Teaches digital photographers how to work with the RAW files generated by a digital camera to produce the best possible image quality in finished photos. The authors (both experts in digital photography, file processing, printing, and color management) describe the conversion tools used to enhance RAW files and maximize photo quality. -- Photoshop, Reference, Web Graphics, PhotoDeluxe & Adobe Photoshop, Digital Photography
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Photoshop Finishing Touches

Click Dave Cross
This book offers a treasure chest of creative finishing techniques -- from frames and border effects, color and artistic effects, presentation, sharpening, to creative cropping to dramatic lighting, stock photos, collage ideas, combining black-and-white and color, selective blurring, storybook layouts, PDF presentation, and more. -- Photoshop, Web Graphics, PhotoDeluxe & Adobe Photoshop
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A Guide to Extreme Lighting Conditions in Digital Photography

Click Duncan Evans
The extremes of lighting -- too much and too little -- offer photographers some of their toughest challenges, but also provide opportunities to achieve extraordinarily beautiful effects -- this comprehensive guide shows how to use today's versatile digital equipment to capture the image perfectly. -- Photography, Lighting, Digital Photography, Equipment
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Video, Music, Multimedia

iMovie HD, iDVD 6: Visual QuickStart Guide

Click Jeff Carlson
Need to learn iMovie HD 6 and iDVD 6 fast? Try a Visual QuickStart! This best-selling reference's visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with these great iLife applications in no time. -- Mac, Multimedia, iLife, DVD, video, MacOS, Macintosh, Macs
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The Mac iLife 06 in the Classroom

Click Jim Heid, Ted Lai
This updated teacher's edition of the best-selling book on Apple iLife--the ultimate interactive classroom learning guide to iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand, and iWeb! Music, movies, and photos come together before your eyes. Just imagine the creative possibilities in store for you and your students. -- Mac, Multimedia, iLife, DVD, video, MacOS, Macintosh, Macs, Computers & Technology, Desktop Publishing
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The Macintosh iLife 06

Click Jim Heid
The definitive iLife reference, completely updated and revised -- Jim Heid is one of the most admired writers and instructors in the Mac community -- a contributing editor of Macworld magazine since 1984, he has been using and teaching each of the programs in the iLife suite since its debut. -- Mac, Multimedia, iLife, DVD, video, MacOS, Macintosh, Macs, Desktop Publishing
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Keep It Simple with Garageband

Click Keith Gemmell
Let's face it, for many beginners and amateur musicians new to computer-based music making, much of today's top-of-the-range recording software is far too complicated to operate. It's not like that with GarageBand. Each project in this book is preceded by on-topic, background information explaining just what you will be doing and why. -- Mac, Multimedia, music, Software Project Management, Recording & Sound
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Designer's Guide to Mac OS X Tiger

Click Jeff Gamet
Written by design and prepress pro Jeff Gamet, this book focuses on the Mac OS X Tiger features that designers want and need to know to work efficiently and effectively with the operating system. You'll find chapters devoted to fonts, printing, creating and working with PDFs, managing color, networking, shifting between Classic and Mac OS X, Mac OS X's built-in design and productivity tools, system maintenance, security, and more. -- Mac, OS X, Tiger, Programming, MacOS, Macintosh, Macs
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iPhoto 6 for Mac OS X

Click Adam C. Engst
Best-selling author and instructor Adam Engst uses crystal-clear instructions, full-color illustrations, and friendly prose to introduce you to everything from importing, tagging, editing, and perfecting images to creating slideshows and photo albums to easy online Web publishing. -- Mac, Photography, Web Graphics, MacOS, Macintosh, Digital Photography, Macs, Graphics, Animation & Illustration
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Training: Final Cut Express HD

Click Diana Weynand
This is the only Apple-authorized guide to Final Cut Express HD 3.5, this book delivers the techniques you need to make movie magic with DV or HDV footage. Here, you'll find everything you need to learn Final Cut Express HD 3.5 within the pages of this book. -- Mac, Multimedia, Cinematography, Web Graphics, Graphics, Animation & Illustration, Desktop Publishing, Digital Photography, Final Cut
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