Paperback: 428 pages
Data: Feb 2008
Description: Now you can take professional-quality shots every time-no matter what kind of digital camera you’re using. Completely updated for the latest technologies, How to Do Everything: Digital Camera, Fifth Edition shows you how to take full advantage of all of your camera’s features and settings. You’ll learn the fundamentals of photography, composition, lighting, and exposure, and get techniques for different subjects and situations. The book also explains how to use a variety of photo-editing tools and offers expert tips for storing, sharing, and printing your photographs.
Paperback: 164 pages
Data: Feb 2008
Description: Design is the essential component of engineering. Design Matters demonstrates the need to understand the context, process and delivery of engineering projects and services by focusing on the nature and practice of engineering design. The book specifically highlights the cultural, economic, political and social parameters and illustrates the importance of their understanding as demonstrated by successful designers.
Paperback: 214 pages
Data: Apr 2008
Description: Virtual reality techniques are increasingly becoming indispensible in many areas including medicine, entertainment, architecture, education and manufacturing, with VR tools being used for testing and prototyping products at design stages, as well as for creating applications in finished products. This book looks at how to generate advanced virtual reality worlds. It covers principles, techniques, devices and mathematical foundations, beginning with basic definitions, and then moving on to the latest results from current research and exploring the social implications of these.
Very practical in its approach, the book is fully illustrated in colour and contains numerous examples, exercises and case studies. Careful reading of this textbook will allow students and practitioners alike to gain a practical understanding of virtual reality concepts, devices and possible applications.
Paperback: 208 pages
Data: Dec 2007
Description: Create, post, and promote your own videos on the world’s most popular online service How to Do Everything with YouTube explains how to shoot and edit videos, insert titles and captions, add special effects, and upload content. You’ll learn how to set up a YouTube channel and integrate YouTube videos into your websites and blogs. You’ll also discover the success secrets behind YouTube celebrities and breakout videos. Share your unique video creations with millions of viewers with help from this easy-to-follow guide.
Paperback: 240 pages
Data: Jun 2006
Description: The RAW file format used by digital cameras is essentially the raw data that a camera captures when it takes a photo. RAW files allow the digital photographer to edit and manipulate their photos with less data loss than in other file formats (such as JPEG). There are many RAW conversion tools, and it’s often a good idea to use more than one to get optimal results.
Paperback: 256 pages
Data: May 2008
Description: Design creative characters inspired by real people. Let Mike Mattesi show you how to use life drawing to discover the poses, features and personalities which form the basis of character and then build, develop and ‘PUSH’ your drawings to new heights of dramatic and visual impact for believable characters audiences can relate to.
Packed with color illustrations and photographs of the models who inspired them. With step-by-step explanation of how the characters were developed and exercises for you to sharpen your skills this is everything you need to bring your characters to life.
* Push your character designs to the next level with creative life drawing
* See how it’s done; with photographs of models and the characters they inspired
* Unlock your imagination; put the theory into practice with detailed exercises to sharpen your skills
Paperback: 224 pages
Data: Jan 2006
Description: Underdog Advertising is written for the small-to-midsize business that must compete against bigger companies for sales, market share and brand awareness. Based on proven creative and strategic advertising principles that have developed and refined over the last twenty-five years, the book helps smaller businesses create and execute advertising programs that are effective in the face of strong competition.
Just as David toppled Goliath with a well-aimed rock, the methods and principles described in Underdog Advertising have consistently helped “budget underdogs” hit the mark and become the real winners.
Paperback: 192 pages
Data: May 2008
Description: Keep an eye out for MAKE Volume 14, which has a special section on optics. You’ll learn how to make an inexpensive but powerful digital microscope that allows you to display bacteria colonies on a video monitor, a vintage-looking opaque projector that can display artwork from books onto a wall, a model of a crazy-angled room that makes things appear to change size, and a cool kaleidoscope. Also in the issue, we’ll show you how to build a mesmerizing taffy pulling machine, a remote control dune buggy with a built-in video camera, a smoke ring cannon, a dollar-store parabolic microphone, and many more fun and fascinating projects.