This book is a guide to the use of type in design for print and screen. It provides a creative, informative, and practical introduction for those studying all pathways of graphic design. HOW TO USE TYPE includes illustrated activities and case studies linked to key issues discussed in the text. This book offers an invaluable overview of an essential aspect of visual communication.
Type Rules!, Fourth Edition is an up-to-date, thorough introduction to the principles and practices of typography. From the fundamentals to cutting-edge applications, this edition has everything today's serious designer needs to use type effectively. Dozens of exercises reinforce authoritative coverage on such topics as how to select the appropriate type for the job, how to set type like a pro, and how to design a typeface, as well as how to fully harness the power of major design packages including the Adobe Creative Suite.Includes video clips showing examples of projects discussed in Chapter 11- Type on the Web and Chapter 12- Type in Motion
This 6 page, tri-fold full color guide is an invaluable resource for anyone who uses AppleWorks 5.0. It provides step- by- step instructions on how to utilize the various software programs. The word processor section explains how to type, select, cut, copy, paste, delete, format, and align text. The spreadsheet section shows how to: select cells; navigate between cells; enter, cut, copy, and paste data; insert rows and columns; sort; format text, and create charts. The database section teaches how to: define fields; use, delete, find, and sort records; create reports; and produce mailing labels. There are also sections on how to draw objects, use the paint feature, create slide shows, and much more! An excellent instructional tool for a user new to ApplwWorks5.0, it also serves as a handy reference tool for the more experienced user.
Collins Easy Learning How to Use English is designed to help learners of all ages use individual words correctly, and choose the right words and structures for the meaning they want to convey. With its clear layout and simple explanations, this book is ideal for learners of English who want to improve their English for work, study and travel. Collins Easy Learning How to Use English not only explains what English words mean, but also provides information on how the words actually work. The entries are organized alphabetically so that they are easy to find, and each has a clear explanation of when and how to use the word. Each entry also includes examples from the Bank of English® corpus, which show how the words are really used in everyday English. The title covers a range of different areas of the English language, to help learners use the language naturally and effectively. It provides clear information on easily confused words, words with similar meanings, and help with words that are often tricky for learners to understand. With additional information on American English, and warning notes highlighting particular problems, the Collins Easy Learning How to Use English is an indispensible tool for learning English today.
Your one-stop Photoshop reference, filled with the latest tips and techniques There’s a reason why Photoshop is the industry standard for image-editing software. But it’s also that big, Photoshop has so many facets and features that a handy one-stop guide is exactly what you need. And you’ll love the “Putting It Together” exercises that give you hands-on experience – in rich, full color! Learn the parts – the desktop, menus, panels, and key tools, and how to use Adobe Bridge Make your selection – learn about each of the selection tools plus the powerful Pen tool and Paths panel Brush up – on the Brush and Pencil tools and how to create vector shapes, create and edit type, and put type on a path Restore and retouch – correct and enhance color, improve contrast, and use the Clone Stamp and Healing tools to fix flaws and damage Print it – learn how to get the right resolution, image mode, and file format, and prepare your work for printing Open the book and find: How to crop images and increase their canvas size Tips for creating gradients and patterns Advice on resizing images How to composite images with layers and blending modes Filter techniques to correct or alter images How the Vanishing Point feature makes editing easier Steps for making adjustments with levels and curves How to create contact sheets
Put your phone system on your computer network and see the savings See how to get started with VoIP, how it works, and why it saves you money VoIP is techspeak for «voice over Internet protocol,» but it could spell «saving big bucks» for your business! Here's where to get the scoop in plain English. Find out how VoIP can save you money, how voice communication travels online, and how to choose the best way to integrate your phone system with your network at home or at the office. Discover how to: Use VoIP for your business or home phone service Choose the best network type Set up VoIP on a wireless network Understand transports and services Demonstrate VoIP's advantages to management
Not just another how-to book, this book goes beyond teaching how to use Excel by demonstrating how to use it for problem solving. From basics through the advanced, it explains the concepts that underlie the keystrokes and emphasizes how they can be used to solve real problems. Pencil and paper exercises enable readers to gain experience with spreadsheets before getting to the computer.
Find out how Events Processing (EP) works and how it can work for you Business Event Processing: An Introduction and Strategy Guide thoroughly describes what EP is, how to use it, and how it relates to other popular information technology architectures such as Service Oriented Architecture. Explains how sense and response architectures are being applied with tremendous results to businesses throughout the world and shows businesses how they can get started implementing EP Shows how to choose business event processing technology to suit your specific business needs and how to keep costs of adopting it down Provides practical guidance on how EP is best integrated into an overall IT strategy and how its architectural styles differ from more conventional approaches This book reveals how to make the most advantageous use of event processing technology to develop real time actionable management information from the events flowing through your company's networks or resulting from your business activities. It explains to managers and executives what it means for a business enterprise to be event-driven, what business event processing technology is, and how to use it.
Today, generations of artists have learned to draw what they see, to truly capture the world around them, using de Reyna’s methods. How to Draw What You See shows artists how to recognize the basic shape of an object—cube, cylinder, cone, or sphere—and use that shape to draw the object, no matter how much detail it contains.
Learn how to build apps for mobile devices on Cloud platforms The marketplace for apps is ever expanding, increasing the potential to make money. With this guide, you'll learn how to build cross-platform applications for mobile devices that are supported by the power of Cloud-based services such as Amazon Web Services. An introduction to Cloud-based applications explains how to use HTML5 to create cross-platform mobile apps and then use Cloud services to enhance those apps. You'll learn how to build your first app with HTML5 and set it up in the Cloud, while also discovering how to use jQuery to your advantage. Highlights the skills and knowledge you need to create successful apps for mobile devices with HTML5 Takes you through the steps for building web applications for the iPhone and Android Details how to enhance your app through faster launching, touch vs. click, storage capabilities, and a cache Looks at how best to use JSON, FourSquare, jQuery, AJAX, and more Shares tips for creating hybrid apps that run natively If you're interested in having your application be one of the 200,000+ apps featured in the iPhone store or the 50,000+ in the Android store, then you need this book.
This book gives a practical introduction to model-based testing, showing how to write models for testing purposes and how to use model-based testing tools to generate test suites. It is aimed at testers and software developers who wish to use model-based testing, rather than at tool-developers or academics.The book focuses on the mainstream practice of functional black-box testing and covers different styles of models, especially transition-based models (UML state machines) and pre/post models (UML/OCL specifications and B notation). The steps of applying model-based testing are demonstrated on examples and case studies from a variety of software domains, including embedded software and information systems. From this book you will learn:* The basic principles and terminology of model-based testing* How model-based testing differs from other testing processes* How model-based testing fits into typical software lifecycles such as agile methods and the Unified Process* The benefits and limitations of model-based testing, its cost effectiveness and how it can reduce time-to-market* A step-by-step process for applying model-based testing* How to write good models for model-based testing* How to use a variety of test selection criteria to control the tests that are generated from your models* How model-based testing can connect to existing automated test execution platforms such as Mercury Test Director, Java JUnit, and proprietary test execution environments* Presents the basic principles and terminology of model-based testing* Shows how model-based testing fits into the software lifecycle, its cost-effectiveness, and how it can reduce time to market* Offers guidance on how to use different kinds of modeling techniques, useful test generation strategies, how to apply model-based testing techniques to real applications using case studies
Expert advice for financial advisors looking to make the most of social media platforms Social media is everywhere. 3.5 billion pieces of content are shared on Facebook each week, 22 million professionals are networking on LinkedIn, and 140 million tweets are posted every day. The opportunities these platforms present for financial advisors are huge, but most advisors have no idea how to use them to build bigger, stronger client bases. The Social Media Handbook for Financial Advisors: How to Use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to Build and Grow Your Business shows how to make the most of these new tools, offering invaluable advice about how to connect with potential clients in the twenty first century. For most advisors, converting prospects into clients is their top priority, and social media presents incredible opportunities for sealing the deal. Sales don't happen because clients are impressed by complicated charts, they happen because they're impressed by your social media presence, and by properly understanding how to make these new platforms work for you, you'll be positioned to see your business boom. Designed to teach financial advisors how to use social media to better market their services to attract new clients and referrals Presents expert communication advice from top financial advisor coach Matthew Halloran Categorizes communicators in a unique new way Teaches financial advisors how to use social media in new, highly effective ways that they've never even considered An essential resource for wealth managers and financial advisors looking to amplify their marketing message and raise their visibility in a crowded marketplace, The Social Media Handbook for Financial Advisors is the only book you need to make yourself heard.