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Digital Photo Workflow Made Easy

By John Beardsworth
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John Beardsworth
Do you know where all your photos are? Can you retrieve every landscape shot or portrait you've ever taken with a few keystrokes and a click of the mouse? Are you looking forward to processing those hundreds or thousands of holiday snapshots? There's no reason why you shouldn't, and this book holds all the answers, and quite a few expert secrets as well.Learn to take advantage of the processes and features of your software of choice to streamline your photo workflow. With advanced methods, tried and tested by an expert photographer, you'll be set on a straightforward path to great, reliable results in no time at all.
  • Draw Cats in 15 Minutes

    By Jake Spicer
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    Jake Spicer
    With their luxurious fur and distinctive markings, you might think that drawing cats is an impossible challenge. Not so! Professional art tutor Jake Spicer's unique guide will have you sketching your favourite feline in next to no time.Easy-to-follow tutorials take you from learning the basic techniques every artist needs to know to capturing the unique qualities that characterise your cat-including anatomy, details and expression. With its friendly approach and beautifully illustrated lessons, this book ensures that anyone who's ever wanted to draw a cat will soon be able to.
  • Draw Dogs in 15 Minutes

    By Jake Spicer
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    Jake Spicer
    Drawing on his many years of teaching experience, Jake Spicer's Draw in 15 Minutes series is perfect for the complete beginner or amateur draughtsman wanting to take their drawing further. With the thoughtfully constructed and beautifully illustrated tutorials in this book, you'll progress from sketching the basic outline of your furry friend, through understanding how to approach daunting subjects like fur and anatomy, to adding the details that make each breed and individual dog unique. One step at a time you'll see your drawing skills improve, and by the end of the book you'll be achieving incredible likenesses - in just 15 minutes!

    The Digital Renaissance

    By Carlyn Beccia
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    Carlyn Beccia
    The Digital Renaissance teaches you how to translate the methods and skills found in traditional art to the digital medium. By covering fundamental painting principles and the basics of digital software, before moving into tutorials that break down key techniques, professional artist Carlyn Beccia encourages you to use the tools at hand to paint your own works of art. Each chapter showcases one great painter - the selection includes Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Sargent, Gustav Klimt, Matisse, and Picasso - and analyses the techniques that set each one apart. These techniques are then emulated in step-by-step tutorials, allowing today's digital artist to achieve amazing results in Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Draw Faces in 15 Minutes

    By Jake Spicer
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    Jake Spicer
    Yes, you can draw! And Draw Faces in 15 Minutes will show you how. By the time you finish this book, you'll have all the skills you need to achieve a striking likeness in a drawn portrait.Artist and life drawing expert Jake Spicer takes you through a series of carefully crafted tutorials, from how to put together a basic portrait sketch to developing your portraits and then taking your drawings further. From understanding and constructing the head and shaping the hair, to checking the relationships of the features and achieving a lifelike expression, every aspect of the portrait process is examined, along with advice on which materials to use and how to find a model.
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  • Draw People in 15 Minutes

    By Jake Spicer
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    Jake Spicer
    Best-selling author and art tutor Jake Spicer here gives you all the skills you need to sketch a convincing figure in just 15 minutes. Draw People in 15 Minutes is a syllabus of carefully crafted tutorials where every aspect of the figure drawing process is examined including: · How to put together a basic sketch of a person · Developing your drawings and taking them further · Materials and set-up · Mark-making · Spatial relationships · How clothes hang on a body · Guerilla sketching in public places like cafes, trains, buses, etc. This book will be especially useful for those unable to find the time to make it to a regular life drawing class as this book can be used anywhere and at any time.
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  • Draw Horses in 15 Minutes

    By Diana Hand
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    Diana Hand
    Continuing the success of the Draw in 15 Minutes series, horse artist Diana Hand shows you how to express your love of horses through drawing. In a series of tutorials, she describes every stage from finding your model and learning the basic skills of drawing to portraying the movement and spirit of the individual horse. Draw Horses in 15 Minutes will inspire you to make your own expressive drawings based on the principles of equine anatomy. Furthermore, you will discover a skill you never thought you had.

    DRAW

    By Jake Spicer
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    Jake Spicer
    Yes you can draw! Following the success of the Draw in 15 Minutes series, Jake Spicer has created a straightforward drawing course that anyone can follow. Using the tried and tested methods honed in his successful drawing classes, Jake guides the reader through a programme of subjects and scenarios, all designed to give the beginner confidence and build their skills. The subjects include still lifes, cityscapes, people and pets, and each lesson is accompanied by exercises and tips for improvement. The last section of the book looks at skills in more detail, and can be referenced at any stage.Draw is carefully crafted to look and feel accessible to the beginner draftsman, and the lessons are thoughtfully balanced to complement this. Along with the friendly approach, the author provides a thorough foundation in drawing, giving the reader the perfect base to develop their skills and become a confident artist.
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    The Drone Pilot's Handbook

    By Adam Juniper
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    Adam Juniper
    The perfect companion for anyone buying (or thinking of buying) a drone, whether it's just for fun, to race against friends, or to give their to give their photography a whole new angle.The Drone Pilot's Handbook gives you the skills and techniques you need to fly and maintain your multicopter drone, tips for tuning it for maximum performance, and - importantly - a clear graphical guide to where the law will and won't allow you to fly. Meanwhile, spectacular aerial photography from around the world will inspire you to get airborne immediately!Occasional boxouts provide safety tips, handy ideas, and URLs, and flying instructions are presented with attractive original illustrations. This clean approach that makes a welcome contrast to ugly online forums, or the PDFs that drone manufacturers provide, and will have you up and away in no time.
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  • Draw Buildings and Cities in 15 Minutes

    By Matthew Brehm
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    Matthew Brehm
    This book is ideal for anyone with an interest in the visual character of the cities and buildings that frame our lives. Expert art tutor and writer Matthew Brehm helps you capture the life of the places where you work and spend your free time, and the places you visit in your travels. The skills and strategies presented here will help you make a visual record of the urban places you experience, and help you learn about these places in the process. Draw Buildings and Cities in 15 Minutes is a perfect addition to the successful Draw in 15 Minutes series. Responding to the popularity of the Urban Sketchers movement, expert artist Matthew Brehm teaches the reader how to capture the city environment speedily and successfully, while also teaching them essential drawing skills along the way.
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    Draw ANYTHING with Felt-Tip Pens & Markers

    By Holly Wales
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    Holly Wales
    Discover your drawing and creative skills with this fun-packed book, designed to take your pack of pens further.There is more fun to be had with felt-tips than colouring. With her trademark vibrant and energetic style, felt-tip illustrator Holly Wales shakes up your humble pack of pens and gives you the best tips on the tips.Learn how to draw, decorate, doodle and embellish using every colour and permutation of the pen. More fun, more inky and more vibrant than pencils and pastels, Draw ANYTHING with Felt-Tip Pens & Markers is the perfect way to discover your creative talents.

    The Declaration of the Rights of Women

    By Olympe de Gouges
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    Olympe de Gouges
    Olympe de Gouges was the most important fighter for women's rights you've never heard of. An activist and writer in revolutionary Paris, she published 'The Declaration of the Rights of Women' in 1791, and was beheaded two years later, her articulate demands for equality proving too much for their time.Over one hundred and fifty years later, the key statements of her declaration were internationally endorsed by the United Nations in its Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, which in turn went on to be legally recognized by nearly every country in the world. This volume presents both of these key texts along with enlightening and inspiring commentary from a host of powerful women, from Virginia Woolf to Hillary Clinton.
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  • Desk Wars

    By John Austin
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    John Austin
    'Cubicle farms are full of enemy combatants begging to be taken out.' WIREDAchieve clandestine ends practically and inexpensively with Desk Wars - perfect for do-it-yourself spy enthusiasts. Follow fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to build 30 miniature secret weapons and surveillance tools from stationery, transforming common household items into uncommon gadgets and sidearms.Assert dominion over the desktop with these cunning contraptions:>>> Paper-Dart Watch>>> Pen Blowgun>>> Mint-Tin Catapult>>> Rubber-Band Derringer>>> Toothpaste Periscope>>> Bionic Ear>>> Cotton Bud .38 Special>>> Paper Throwing Star>>> 44 marker magnum>>> And more!
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