• ‘Halo: The Great Journey – The Art of Building Worlds’

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    “‘The Art of Halo’; is the ultimate gallery of the Halo universe, with over 400 images including sketches and concept art by acclaimed artists such as Ashley Wood, detailed interiors and sweeping landscapes of Alex Chu, and Frank Capezzuto’s breathtaking spacescapes, plus commentary from the artists themselves and a Foreword from ‘the face of Halo,’ Frank O’Connor.”

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    £22.90£27.10
  • (ISC)2 CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide & Practice Tests Bundle

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    Two bestselling CISSP guides in one serious study set

    This value-packed packed set for the serious CISSP certification candidate combines the bestselling (ISC)² CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 9th Edition with an updated and refined collection of Practice Exams to give you the best preparation ever for the high-stakes CISSP Exam.

    (ISC)² CISSP Study Guide, 9th Edition has been completely updated for the latest 2021 CISSP Body of Knowledge. This bestselling Sybex study guide covers 100% of all exam objectives. You’ll prepare for the exam smarter and faster with Sybex thanks to expert content, real-world examples, advice on passing each section of the exam, access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, and much more. Reinforce what you’ve learned with key topic exam essentials and chapter review questions.

    Along with the book, you also get access to Sybex’s superior online interactive learning environment that includes four practice exams each with 125 unique questions to help you identify where you need to study more, more than 1000 Electronic Flashcards to reinforce your learning and give you last-minute test prep before the exam, a searchable glossary in PDF to give you instant access to the key terms you need to know for the exam.

    Add to that the updated (ISC)² CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Practice Tests, 3rd edition with 4 more complete 125-question exams and another 100 questions for each of the 8 domains and you’ll be as ready as you can be for the CISSP exam.

    All of the practice questions from both books have been vetted again for 2021 by multiple CISSPs and instructors, retaining only the best questions from previous editions insuring that the questions you practice with give you the best possible preparation.

    Coverage of all of the exam topics in each book means you’ll be ready for:

    • Security and Risk Management
    • Asset Security
    • Security Architecture and Engineering
    • Communication and Network Security
    • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
    • Security Assessment and Testing
    • Security Operations
    • Software Development Security

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    £53.90£67.70
  • 10 Advanced Techniques That Will Make You a Pro of Amazon Advertising

    10 Advanced Techniques That Will Make You a Pro of Amazon Advertising

    Curious about the secrets to achieving Amazon Advertising success? It’s no surprise that 8 out of 10 accomplished sellers begin by learning from the mistakes of others. These invaluable lessons serve as stepping stones towards becoming a Pro Seller on Amazon. Let’s delve into an enlightening journey where we discover 10 advanced techniques.

    These proven strategies and tactics will empower you with practical knowledge for excelling in Amazon Advertising PPC. With a focus on revenue growth, targeted advertising, and leveraging data for effective campaigns, you’ll be equipped to thrive in the competitive marketplace.

    Discover:

    • What is Amazon Advertising?
    • Technique 1 – Set your clear advertising goals
    • Technique 2 – Begin with Sponsored Product Ads
    • Technique 3 – Product listing recommendations
    • Technique 4 – Creative and Free Advertising
    • Technique 5 – Sponsored Brands
    • Technique 6 – Product Display Ads
    • Technique 7 – Product Targeting
    • Technique 8 – Keywords Strategy for Amazon Ads
    • Technique 9 – Analytics and Reporting
    • Technique 10 – Get, Set, Ready for Shopping day events

    If you’re ready to take your Amazon Advertising game to the next level and join the ranks of Pro Sellers, this book is your roadmap to success.

    Get your copy now and start dominating the Amazon marketplace!

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    £4.70
  • 100 Top Tips – Stay Safe Online and Protect Your Privacy (100 Top Tips – In Easy Steps)

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    Contains tips covering all aspects of staying as safe as possible in the online world, including:

    • The types of threats
    • Ensuring that passwords for all of your devices are secure
    • Identifying and avoiding common online scams and cons
    • Staying protected when using websites
    • Threats that can be contained within emails
    • General social media security threats
    • Security issues related specifically to Facebook
    • Protecting yourself against identity theft
    • Keeping your money safe when using online banking
    • Security options to keep children safe

    With this book at your side, you will be one step closer to protecting yourself from the ongoing threats in the online world.

    Table of Contents

    1. About Online Security
    2. Addressing Physical Security
    3. Securing Sensitive Data
    4. Using Anti-Virus Software
    5. Identifying New Viruses
    6. Router Security
    7. Changing a Router Password
    8. Using Wi-Fi Hotspots
    9. Disposing of Old Devices
    10. When it’s not Good to Share
    11. Always be Suspicious
    12. Avoiding Online Dangers
    13. Don’t Leave it Unprotected
    14. Creating a Strong Password
    15. Password Security
    16. Two-Factor Authentication
    17. About Password Managers
    18. Using Password Managers
    19. Generating Passwords
    20. Saving Passwords
    21. Changing Passwords
    22. Using Passwords in Public
    23. Your Finger is Your Password
    24. Your Face is Your Password
    25. Resetting a Password
    26. Don’t Go Phishing
    27. Viruses can be Sickening
    28. Updating Operating Systems
    29. Worming Their Way In
    30. Beware the Hidden Trojans
    31. Holding You To Ransom
    32. Being in Denial
    33. Fake News
    34. Fake Advertisements
    35. Online and Phone Scams
    36. Being Wary of Peripherals
    37. Getting Your Backup
    38. Looking for HTTPS
    39. Recognizing Fake Websites
    40. Finding Privacy Settings
    41. Applying Privacy Settings
    42. Allowing Cookies or Not
    43. Clearing the Cache
    44. To Auto-Fill or Not
    45. Sending Money Online
    46. Checking Identities
    47. Claims of Account Locking
    48. Checking the Email Address
    49. Checking Email Content
    50. Don’t Reply or Unsubscribe
    51. Fake Email Warnings
    52. Social Media Passwords
    53. Be Friends With Your Friends
    54. Things Not To Post About
    55. Beware the Digital Footprint
    56. Pause Before You Post
    57. Falling Foul of the Law
    58. It’s Not All About You
    59. Beware of the Trolls
    60. Always Log Out
    61. Facebook Security Settings
    62. Editing Security Settings
    63. Facebook Privacy Options
    64. Choosing Your Audience
    65. Viewing Your Details
    66. Dealing with Ads
    67. Accessing the Safety Center
    68. Account Security
    69. Help Center
    70. Reporting a Hacked Account
    71. Deactivating an Account
    72. Recognizing Identity Fraud
    73. Protecting Vital Information
    74. Micro-Shredding Everything
    75. Checking Your Credit Score
    76. Blocking Website Trackers
    77. Reporting Identity Fraud
    78. Keeping Copies
    79. Using a Home Safe
    80. Getting Your Banking Online
    81. Banking Security
    82. Potential Banking Scams
    83. Always Log Out
    84. Monitoring Your Accounts
    85. Making Payments Online
    86. About Contactless Payment
    87. Setting Up Contactless
    88. Using Contactless Online
    89. Investment Scams
    90. Risks for Children
    91. Social Media for Children
    92. Parental Controls Apps
    93. Setting Up Parental Controls
    94. Setting Content Restrictions
    95. Setting Age Restrictions

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    £5.70
  • 101 Python Challenges with Solutions / Code Listings

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    This selection of 101 Python programming challenges is targeted at both learners and educators who want to find a challenging and enthusing approach to develop their programming skills using Python. In this book you will find a fully working solution to each of the 101 challenges in the form of annotated Python code listings. We believe that being able to work on these challenges and reverse-engineer the given code will give you a fantastic opportunity to improve your Python skills while discovering new programing techniques. This selection of challenges from the 101computing.net blog will cover all of the essential skills used in procedural programming, focusing on the key programming constructs: sequencing, selection and iteration. The 101 challenges are organised into ten chapters to help you discover and practise using a range of programming strategies using a step by step approach.

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    £20.00
  • 3D Printing For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

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    Print out whatever you can dream up

    3D Printing For Dummies is an easy reference for anyone new to the process of taking a digital file and turning it into an object in the real world. (Pretty amazing stuff, right?) It’s also a handy guide for more experienced users looking to learn the latest and greatest in additive manufacturing. Updated for the latest generation of machines and materials, this book walks you through creating models and printing 3D objects. You’ll get the scoop on the impact of these versatile machines in production and manufacturing, reuse and recycling, intellectual property design controls, and more. It’s an exciting time to get into 3D printing, and this friendly Dummies guide is here to help you do it.

    • Wrap your mind around the technology of 3D printing
    • Understand how 3D printing is transforming industries
    • Get an intro to making your own digital models
    • Consider the pros and cons of 3D printing for your hobby or business needs

    3D Printing For Dummies is a perfect resource for anyone interested in learning about and taking advantage of 3D printing technology.

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    £18.20£21.80
  • A Complete Guide to Character Rigging for Games Using Blender

    This book is a comprehensive guide to using Blender to create character rigs for games, breaking down the technicalities of rigging tools and techniques into easily digestible chunks. It provides all the tools needed to go from a static character model to an animation-ready, high quality, and fast performing game rig.

    Written to be accessible and easy to follow, the book covers character rigging theory that is supported by industry standard examples of how to apply that theory to character rigs for video games. It demonstrates the reasoning behind rigging decisions followed by instructions and examples on how to apply that knowledge to rig creation. It includes chapters that focus on the character deformation techniques that raise the visual quality of the model and subsequently of the animation and game it will be used in.

    This book will be vital reading to those studying games animation as well as early-career rigging artists, character animators, modeling artists, technical animators, and technical artists.

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    £44.10£44.20
  • A COMPLETE MANUAL & USER GUIDE ON THE DJI MAVIC 3 PRO

    01
    A triple-camera system, which takes the place of the dual-camera system found on the Mavic 3’s predecessor, is the standout feature of the Mavic 3 Pro. Similar to the iPhone camera tool, it is controlled by a single tap to switch between cameras (1x, 3x, and 7x). The Mavic 3 Pro’s triple camera setup enables users to quickly swap between shot compositions, giving content producers access to more shots in a shorter amount of time than ever before. We’re eager to explore how people will employ drones to change how viewers perceive distance and space. Although DJI has always provided drones with the capacity to monitor moving objects, avoid obstructions, and detect collisions, the Mavic 3 is where this technology-initiated advancement began. The 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad camera from the Mavic 3 Series is carried over into the Mavic 3 Pro. This camera is capable of 5.1K at 50 frames per second or DCI 4K at 120 frames per second and 12-bit RAW photo capture. With the new 10-bit D-Log M color mode, you may record up to a billion different colors while also achieving more natural color gradations and simpler color grading. Aside from that, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 LT encoding are all supported by the three cameras that make up the Mavic Pro 3 Cine. A 1TB SSD and a 10Gbps lightspeed data connection are also incorporated into the drone.

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    £6.20
  • Adobe After Effects Classroom in a Book (2020 release)

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    Adobe After Effects Classroom in a Book (2020 release) is the best-selling guide to Adobe’s powerful motion graphics program. The 15 project-based lessons in this book teach students step-by-step the key techniques for working efficiently in After Effects and delivering in the widest possible range of media types. In addition to the key elements of the After Effects interface, this revised edition covers new features and techniques. Learn how to create, manipulate, and optimize motion graphics for film, video, DVD, the web, and mobile devices. Gain hands-on experience animating text and images, customizing a wide range of effects, tracking and syncing content, rotoscoping, removing unwanted objects, and correcting color. Learn to create 3D content with both After Effects and Maxon Cinema 4D Lite (included with the software).
    The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: A Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes.

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    £13.00£40.60
  • Adobe After Effects Classroom in a Book (2023 release)

    Learn video compositing, motion graphics design, and animation using Adobe After Effects

    Adobe After Effects Classroom in a Book (2023 release) uses real-world, project-based learning to cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. For beginners and experienced users alike, you can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Learn to:

    • Create, manipulate, and optimize motion graphics for film, video, the web, and mobile devices
    • Animate text and images, customize a wide range of effects, track and sync content, rotoscope, manipulate timing, correct color, and remove unwanted objects
    • Customize cameras and lighting to create compelling 3D content
    • Design Motion Graphics templates for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro
    • Deform and animate objects and video using robust Puppet tools

    Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does―an official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

    Purchasing this book includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book’s “Getting Started” section to unlock access to:

    • Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book
    • Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, and videos that walk you through the lessons step by step

    What you need to use this book: Adobe After Effects (2023 release) software, for either Windows or macOS. (Software not included.)

    Note: Classroom in a Book does not replace the documentation, support, updates, or any other benefits of being a registered owner of Adobe After Effects software.

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    £41.90£46.50
  • Adobe After Effects: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features: 5

    Adobe After Effects: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features is your guide to editing and enhancing videos in Adobe After Effects. Whether you re animating text or objects, changing a scene s setting, or creating a 3D scene, After Effects is the tool for you and this book will teach you what you need to know. First, with a complete Course that includes a set of projects and lessons derived from video editor and Adobe Certified Instructor Ben Goldsmith, you will learn the procedures needed to use After Effects effectively and professionally. Dozens of exercises are included that can be applied to any videos you have in mind. Through step-by-step lessons, you ll be exposed to all of After Effects features in practical contexts and its best practices for optimal workflows. To complete the Course, we ll supply lesson documents and their assets to download, so you can work alongside the text. Then, for greater depth of knowledge and subsequent reference, you ll use the Compendium to uncover more of the how and why of After Effects. With each topic easy to access, you can find and explore all of Premiere Pro s key features and concepts in depth. With cross-references between the Course and Compendium, the two parts of the book complement each other perfectly. Best of all, when the lessons in the Course are done, the Compendium will continue to serve for months and years to come.

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    £29.90£39.90
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Classroom in a Book: Design Software Foundations with Adobe Creative Cloud

    Your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription delivers a breathtaking collection of state-of-the-art creativity tools―for web, print, video, interactive, digital marketing, UX/UI design, and more. With so much power, where do you start? If you’re familiar with one or two of Adobe’s tools, how do you extend your knowledge to make the most of the entire Creative Cloud, choose the right tool for each job, and do amazing work? Start right here, with the only classroom-proven guide to the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite: Adobe Creative Cloud Classroom in a Book.

    Authored by leading designer and instructor Joseph Labrecque, this guide reflects his experience teaching hundreds of students at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Media, Communication & Information. Each chapter combines an overview of a Creative Cloud app with well-crafted hands-on practice. Labrecque introduces the software, explains essential concepts and design principles surrounding its use, guides you through basic tools and workflows, and then walks you through executing a project from beginning to end. You’ll learn how each tool works in real life, and how to apply design concepts and theory in your own creative practice.

    Labrecque introduces the fundamentals of Creative Cloud for both desktop and mobile, Creative Cloud Express, and all these skills:

    • Cloud-based photography with Lightroom
    • Raster image compositing with Photoshop
    • Vector graphics design with Illustrator
    • Page layout management with InDesign
    • Prototyping for screens with Adobe XD
    • 3D rendering with Dimension
    • Audio content production with Audition
    • Video content sequencing with Premiere Pro
    • Motion graphics compositing with After Effects
    • Live performance capture with Character Animator
    • Interactive content animation with Animate

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    £46.50
  • Adobe Illustrator CC A Complete Course and Compendium of Features: 3

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    Adobe Illustrator: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features is your guide to building vector graphics, whether you’re creating logos, icons, drawings, typography, or other illustrations–and regardless of their destination: print, web, video, or mobile. First, with a complete Course that includes a set of projects and lessons derived from Adobe Certified Instructor Jason Hoppe, you will learn the procedures needed to use Illustrator effectively and professionally. Dozens of lessons are included that can be applied to any graphics you have in mind. Through these step-by-step lessons, you’ll be exposed to all of Illustrator’s features in practical contexts and its best practices for optimal workflows.

    To complete the Course, we’ll supply lesson documents and their assets to download. These can even serve as starting points for your own projects.

    Then, for greater depth of knowledge and subsequent reference, you’ll use the Compendium to uncover more of the “how” and “why” of Illustrator. With each topic easy to access, you can find and explore all of Illustrator’s key features and concepts in depth. With cross references between the Course and Compendium, the two parts of the book complement each other perfectly. Best of all, when the lessons in the Course are done, the Compendium will continue to serve for months and years to come.

    Learn step by step how to:

      – Draw basic shapes and lines

        – Build graphics using Illustrator’s deep and diverse toolset

          – Create complex icons using the Pathfinder and Shape Builder

            – Use color with predictable and harmonic results

              – Work effectively with type

                – And much more!

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                £33.60£37.90
              • Adobe Lightroom: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

                Adobe Lightroom: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features is your guide to using Adobe Lightroom for importing, organizing, editing, and outputting your images. Whether you’re keywording your most recent shoot, organizing your photo library, or developing and printing your best five-star images, Lightroom is the tool for you—and this book will teach you what you need to know.

                First, with a complete Course that includes a set of projects and lessons created by photographer and author Jeff Carlson, you will learn the procedures needed to use Lightroom effectively and professionally. Dozens of lessons are included that can be applied to any number of photographs or situations you’ll encounter in Lightroom. Through these step-by-step lessons, you’ll be exposed to all of Lightroom’s features in practical contexts and its best practices for an optimal workflow.

                Then, for greater depth of knowledge and subsequent reference, you’ll use the Compendium to uncover more of the “how” and “why” of Lightroom. With each topic easy to access, you can find and explore all of Lightroom’s key features and concepts in depth. With cross references between the Course and Compendium, the two parts of the book complement each other perfectly. Best of all, when the lessons in the Course are done, the Compendium will continue to serve for months and years to come.

                Learn step by step how to:

                  • Set up an ideal workspace in Lightroom

                    • Import and organize your images

                      • Develop your photographs with powerful global and sophisticated local adjustments

                        • Become incredibly efficient in your use of Lightroom, from creating and applying presets to using quick keyboard shortcuts to syncing changes across numerous images

                          • Output your work for any purpose

                            • And much more!

                            TABLE OF CONTENTS

                            THE COURSE

                            Chapter 1: Orientation and Workflow

                            Project: Welcome to Lightroom

                            Chapter 2: Library Mastery

                            Chapter 3: Crop and Straighten

                            Chapter 4: Edit Tones and Color

                            Chapter 5: Mask and Adjust Specific Areas

                            Chapter 6: Share Online and Export

                            THE COMPENDIUM

                            Chapter 1: The Library

                            Chapter 2: Adjustments and Color

                            Chapter 3: Optics and Geometry

                            Chapter 4: Retouching

                            Chapter 5: Special Enhancements

                            Chapter 6: Output Modules

                            Chapter 7: Extending Lightroom

                            Chapter 8: Improving Performance

                            Appendix: Keyboard Shortcuts

                            Index

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                            £28.30
                          • Adobe Photoshop (Course and Compendium): A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

                            Adobe Photoshop: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features is your guide to creating, editing, and enhancing images and designs in Adobe Photoshop. Whether you’re retouching a photograph, making a simulated chalk drawing, or creating a composite photo with a 3D drawing, Photoshop is the tool for you–and this book will teach you what you need to know.

                            First, with a complete Course that includes a set of projects and lessons derived from Adobe Certified Instructor Steve Laskevitch, you will learn the procedures needed to use Photoshop effectively and professionally. Dozens of lessons are included that can be applied to any graphics you have in mind. Through these step-by-step lessons, you’ll be exposed to all of Photoshop’s features in practical contexts and its best practices for optimal workflows. To complete the Course, we’ll supply lesson documents and their assets to download. These can even serve as starting points for your own projects.

                            Then, for greater depth of knowledge and subsequent reference, you’ll use the Compendium to uncover more of the “how” and “why” of Photoshop. With each topic easy to access, you can find and explore all of Photoshop’s key features and concepts in depth. With cross references between the Course and Compendium, the two parts of the book complement each other perfectly. Best of all, when the lessons in the Course are done, the Compendium will continue to serve for months and years to come.

                            Learn step by step how to:

                              – Set up an ideal workspace

                                – Master selections and masks

                                  – Work with type and brushes

                                    – Use blend modes for combining images

                                      – Take advantage of Smart Objects

                                        – Become more efficient and effective with actions and scripts

                                          – And much more!

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                                          £37.50
                                        • Adobe Photoshop 2024 Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Edit, Correct and Retouch Images with Photoshop

                                          01

                                          Unlock the Full Power of Photoshop 2024: Your Ultimate Guide to Mastering the Art of Image Editing

                                          In a world where visual excellence is the standard, Photoshop reigns supreme as the ultimate tool for transforming ordinary images into extraordinary works of art. But what if you’ve never had the chance to grasp its full potential or harness its magic? Don’t fret – we’ve got the solution you’ve been longing for.

                                          Introducing the Photoshop 2024 Masterclass, a book tailor-made for those who are looking to unleash their creative potential, whether you’re an amateur or a seasoned artist. This isn’t just a guide; it’s your ticket to photo-editing mastery.

                                          In an age where every photographer, graphic designer, image editor, and visual artist craves precision and finesse, Adobe Photoshop 2024 stands as your trusted ally. With this cutting-edge toolkit in your arsenal, you can expand your graphic design empire and elevate your artistry to unparalleled heights. And, dear reader, you won’t want to miss out on the game-changing features Adobe Photoshop 2024 (version 25.0) brings to the table.

                                          Our masterclass isn’t just a run-of-the-mill Photoshop book – it’s a treasure trove of knowledge and techniques that promise to supercharge your creative journey. Explore both the basics and advanced concepts through vivid, real-world examples that are guaranteed to ignite your passion and boost your productivity.

                                          Are you a devoted photographer, a visionary graphic designer, or a creative soul eager to delve into the world of image editing? If so, prepare to embark on a transformational journey towards becoming a digital art virtuoso.

                                          Whether you’re a novice looking to grasp the essentials or a seasoned pro yearning to harness the latest Photoshop 2024 enhancements, we’ve got you covered.

                                          Here’s a sneak peek of what awaits you:

                                          • 🚀 Unleash the full potential of Photoshop 2024 (version 25.0) with expert guidance.
                                          • 🌟 Discover and master groundbreaking features like Generative AI, the contextual taskbar, and the game-changing Remove Tool.
                                          • 🔍 Navigate Photoshop’s intricate web with ease, starting with the Home Screen.
                                          • 🖌️ Dive into the world of pixel art with confidence.
                                          • 🌈 Learn the art of monitor calibration for impeccable color accuracy.
                                          • 🔎 Get up close and personal with the Zoom Tool for pixel-perfect precision.
                                          • 📝 Create, save, and breathe life into your digital canvas.
                                          • 🎨 Seamlessly adapt to various Photoshop panels and workspaces.
                                          • 📷 Elevate your imagery with professional-level adjustments and enhancements.
                                          • ✨ Effortlessly banish unwanted elements from your images with the formidable Remove Tool and finesse your retouching.
                                          • 🔘 Master the intricate art of selecting subjects with complex outlines.
                                          • ☁️ Seamlessly edit your files across devices, from desktop to mobile, with the convenience of Photoshop Cloud Documents.
                                          • 📸 Enhance your prowess in working with raw images using Camera Raw.
                                          • 🔃 Breathe new life into low-resolution images with resampling and improvements.
                                          • 🖼️ Effortlessly wield the power of selection tools and layer masks to transform your visuals.
                                          • 🖌️ Explore the wonders of Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tools.
                                          • 💨 Push the boundaries of creativity with Adobe Filter and Liquify Filter.

                                          This isn’t just a book; it’s your gateway to mastering the creative universe within Photoshop. Say goodbye to confusion and hello to inspiration, thanks to our user-friendly guide that makes learning Photoshop an exhilarating and straightforward journey.

                                          Don’t let your creative potential go untapped – seize this opportunity to harness the extraordinary power of Photoshop 2024 and become the artist you’ve always aspired to be. It’s time to make magic with every pixel, stroke, and edit. Your Photoshop journey starts here.

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                                          £17.20
                                        • ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENT 2024 USER’S GUIDE: AN EASY-TO-FOLLOW, STEP BY STEP ILLUSTRATED MANUAL FOR LEARNING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENT 2024

                                          Are you ready to unlock the full potential of Adobe Photoshop Elements 2024?
                                          Dive into the world of digital image editing with this comprehensive guide! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user, our in-depth exploration will help you harness the power of this incredible software.
                                          Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Adobe Photoshop Elements 2024

                                          • Discover the latest features in Adobe Photoshop Elements 2024.
                                          • Learn about system requirements for Windows and Mac.
                                          • Follow step-by-step instructions for downloading and installing the software.

                                          Chapter 2: Learning the Basics of Image Editing

                                          • Navigate the home screen and launch the photo editor.
                                          • Master essential editing techniques in Quick Mode.
                                          • Share your photos using various providers and tools.
                                          • Explore the history panel and understand file-saving options.

                                          Chapter 3: Basic Image-Editing Concepts

                                          • Gain a deeper understanding of pixels, resolution, and image dimensions.
                                          • Calibrate your monitor for accurate color representation.
                                          • Learn about color schemes and profiles in your workspace.

                                          Chapter 4: Checking out the Photo Editor

                                          • Explore the advanced edit mode and its tools.
                                          • Understand contextual menus and the toolbox in Quick Mode.
                                          • Dive into the toolbox in advanced mode, including view, select, enhance, draw, and modify groups.
                                          • Master panel usage and become familiar with the photo bin.

                                          Chapter 5: Moving Within the Organizer

                                          • Sort and manage images on your hard drive.
                                          • Use the Element Downloader and scanner in the Organizer.
                                          • Export images from your mobile devices and customize Organizer preferences.

                                          Chapter 6: Organizing Your Pictures with Organizer

                                          • Get acquainted with the Organizer workspace.
                                          • Use tags to group and categorize images.
                                          • Create and view tags, add icons, and explore auto-curation features.
                                          • Learn how to work with photo albums effectively.

                                          Chapter 7: Viewing and Finding Your Images

                                          • Catalog your files and create backups.
                                          • Utilize the search options for efficient image retrieval.
                                          • Hide files, stack images, and explore various search criteria.

                                          Chapter 8: Editing Camera Images Using the Camera Editor

                                          • Learn about the Camera Raw Editor and its features.
                                          • Understand Raw file format attributes and profiles.
                                          • Apply profiles to your images and enhance your photography.

                                          Chapter 9: Making and Modifying Selections

                                          • Master selection tools like marquee, lasso, magic wand, and more.
                                          • Use the Refine Selection Brush Tool and work with eraser tools.
                                          • Understand selection commands and refine selection edges.

                                          Chapter 10: Working with Layers

                                          • Dive into the world of layers and their types.
                                          • Create, duplicate, and transform layers.
                                          • Work with layer masks, merge layers, and understand layer basics.

                                          Chapter 11: Simple Image Makeover

                                          • Crop and recompose images using various tools.
                                          • Explore one-step auto fixes for smart corrections.
                                          • Correct contrast, color, and clarity in your photos.

                                          Chapter 12: Correcting Contrast, Color, and Clarity

                                          • Adjust color, lighting, and eliminate color casts.
                                          • Fine-tune images with hue/saturation, color curves, and more.
                                          • Enhance skin tones, defringe layers, and eliminate haze.
                                          • Sharpen and focus your images for stunning results.

                                          Chapter 13: Tips and Tricks on Photoshop Elements

                                          • Learn valuable shortcuts and tips for efficient editing.
                                          • Explore dialog box options, ruler units, and more.
                                          • Make the most of keyboard shortcuts and hidden features.

                                          You don’t want to miss out of this opportunity right?
                                          C’mon click on the BUY button now!

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                                          £6.30
                                        • Adobe Premiere Elements 2023: Creating & Editing Action-Filled Movies Made Easy for Beginners & Professionals

                                          Are you seeking to edit stunning videos for your private use? Or are you looking to find video software that is amazing and easy to use? If you are, then this is the right guide to get started with your video editing journey.

                                          With Adobe Premiere Elements 2023, creating stunning movies is easier than ever. Adobe Premiere Elements is a condensed version of Adobe Premiere Pro that was created for average home users rather than professional filmmakers. With a handy collection of in-built lessons and basic settings that make it simple to start editing films, it performs a fantastic job of introducing novice users to the world of video editing.
                                          Anybody wishing to edit films fast, have fun, or produce amazing movies from a range of clips and pictures can take advantage of the versatility Adobe Sensei AI gives, whether you want to modify and chop or apply creative effects and overlays. The Quick view option in Premiere Elements also allows you to animate your clips and add titles, graphics, effects, and transitions, among other things. The Expert View, on the other hand, enables you to perform significantly more sophisticated adjustments.
                                          This guide will give you a solid foundation and background on the various functionalities and features packed in Premiere Elements, as well as the tools, resources, and skills needed to advance and produce the desired look and sound for your videos. For a start, you will learn about the Premiere Elements workspace, how to customize your workspace, how to use guided edits, how to assemble your video in Quick View, how to add transitions between clips, how to create time-lapse videos and so much more. Unsurprisingly, Adobe Premiere Elements 2023 can be used by anybody, even if they have no prior experience with design, printing, or publishing software.
                                          Here is a snippet of what you stand to learn from this guide:

                                          • About Adobe Premiere Elements 2023
                                          • How to edit in Quick View
                                          • How to use Guided Edits
                                          • How to create a still title
                                          • How to adjust the effect
                                          • How to add narration
                                          • How to save a project
                                          • How to organize clips in folders
                                          • How to add media to your project
                                          • How to choose between clips
                                          • How to edit your video in Expert view
                                          • How to create a video story or video collage
                                          • How to customize transitions
                                          • How to add audio and video effects
                                          • How to mix audio and video sounds
                                          • Movie editing tips & tricks
                                          • … and lots more

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                                        • Adobe Premiere Pro For Dummies

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                                          Quiet on set! Time to start your moviemaking adventure — here’s what you need to know about capturing, editing, and publishing your videos

                                          If you’re an amateur filmmaker shooting documentaries or a hobbyist putting together a family video, Adobe Premiere Pro For Dummies is the book for you. From setting up a production studio and shooting good footage, to editing clips, adding effects, and working with audio, this user-friendly and comprehensive guide written in plain English can help you create your next video masterpiece and share the finished product.

                                          This handy guide starts with the basics, getting you familiar with the Adobe Premiere Pro software and its interface and helping you set up your dream studio. From there, you’ll dive into capturing footage for your videos, learn how to manage multiple movie projects, and edit movies to your liking. You’ll learn to:

                                          • Capture audio and video from your camcorder or video deck (if your computer has the right hardware)
                                          • Pick and choose scenes to include in a movie, moving frame by frame through video to precisely place edits
                                          • Add and edit (up to 99) audio soundtracks to your program
                                          • Create titles and add still graphics to your movie projects
                                          • Animate titles and graphics
                                          • Apply one of 73 different transitions to video
                                          • Modify your movie with 94 video and 22 audio effects
                                          • Improve and adjust color using an advanced Color Corrector, new to this version of the software
                                          • Use powerful new audio tools to mix audio, whether it’s mono, stereo, or 5.1 channel surround
                                          • Work with multiple, nestable timelines
                                          • Preview edits immediately in real time

                                          Once you’re finalized your movie project, you can export it, save it to DVD, or publish it online. But that’s not all! With this helpful guide, you’ll learn pro movie-making tips, third-party software add-ons, and additional tools for your production studio. Pick up your copy and start shooting your film today.

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                                        • Agile Technical Practices Distilled: A learning journey in technical practices and principles of software design

                                          04

                                          Delve deep into the various technical practices, principles, and values of Agile.

                                          Key Features

                                          • Discover the essence of Agile software development and the key principles of software design
                                          • Explore the fundamental practices of Agile working, including test-driven development (TDD), refactoring, pair programming, and continuous integration
                                          • Learn and apply the four elements of simple design

                                          Book Description

                                          The number of popular technical practices has grown exponentially in the last few years. Learning the common fundamental software development practices can help you become a better programmer. This book uses the term Agile as a wide umbrella and covers Agile principles and practices, as well as most methodologies associated with it.

                                          You’ll begin by discovering how driver-navigator, chess clock, and other techniques used in the pair programming approach introduce discipline while writing code. You’ll then learn to safely change the design of your code using refactoring. While learning these techniques, you’ll also explore various best practices to write efficient tests. The concluding chapters of the book delve deep into the SOLID principles – the five design principles that you can use to make your software more understandable, flexible and maintainable.

                                          By the end of the book, you will have discovered new ideas for improving your software design skills, the relationship within your team, and the way your business works.

                                          What you will learn

                                          • Learn the red, green, refactor cycle of classic TDD and practice the best habits such as the rule of 3, triangulation, object calisthenics, and more
                                          • Refactor using parallel change and improve legacy code with characterization tests, approval tests, and Golden Master
                                          • Use code smells as feedback to improve your design
                                          • Learn the double cycle of ATDD and the outside-in mindset using mocks and stubs correctly in your tests
                                          • Understand how Coupling, Cohesion, Connascence, SOLID principles, and code smells are all related
                                          • Improve the understanding of your business domain using BDD and other principles for “doing the right thing, not only the thing right”

                                          Who this book is for

                                          This book is designed for software developers looking to improve their technical practices. Software coaches may also find it helpful as a teaching reference manual. This is not a beginner’s book on how to program. You must be comfortable with at least one programming language and must be able to write unit tests using any unit testing framework.

                                          Table of Contents

                                          1. Pair Programming
                                          2. Classic TDD I – Test-Driven Development
                                          3. Classic TDD II
                                          4. Classic TDD III – Transformation Priority Premise
                                          5. Design I – Object Calisthenics
                                          6. Design II – Refactoring
                                          7. Design III – Code Smells
                                          8. Test Doubles
                                          9. Testing Legacy Code
                                          10. Design Patterns
                                          11. Cohesion and Coupling
                                          12. Solid Principles ++
                                          13. Design VII – Connascence
                                          14. The Four Elements of Simple Design
                                          15. Conclusion
                                          16. Outside-In Development
                                          17. Behavior-Driven Development
                                          18. Understand the Business
                                          19. The Story of Team C
                                          20. Conclusion
                                          21. The 12 Agile Principles
                                          22. PopcornFlow by Claudio Perrone
                                          23. EventStorming by Alberto Brandolini
                                          24. License: CyberDojo
                                          25. Sample Solutions

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                                        • AI and the Future of Education: Teaching in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

                                          Clear away the fog surrounding AI in education―and regain your peace of mind

                                          Among teachers, there is a cloud of rumors, confusion, and fear surrounding the rise of artificial intelligence. AI and the Future of Education is a timely response to this general state of panic, showing you that AI is a tool to leverage, not a threat to teaching and learning. By understanding what AI is, what it does, and how it can be used to enhance education, you can let go of anxiety and uncertainty, and learn to embrace artificial intelligence.

                                          It’s true that, along with tremendous opportunities, AI presents some challenges for the field of education. In this book, Priten Shah, a Harvard M.Ed. with a robust background in educational innovation, helps you face these challenges head on, so you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to use AI effectively in your classroom. Thanks to this thorough consideration of ethical considerations and practical approaches, you can develop your own strategy for leveraging AI in administrative tasks, lesson design, professional development, and beyond.

                                          • Understand what AI and machine learning are, and learn about new developments like ChatGPT
                                          • Discover strategies for engaging students more fully using AI
                                          • Automate administrative tasks, grading and feedback, and assessments
                                          • Use AI in innovative ways to promote higher-order thinking skills
                                          • Examine ethical considerations of AI, including the achievement gap, privacy concerns, and bias

                                          For K-12 educators, as well as leaders and policymakers who want to understand the role of technology in education, AI and the Future of Education is a valuable resource that can change AI from an unknown entity to an indispensable tool.

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                                          £15.20£18.00
                                        • AI for Dummies: A Beginner’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence

                                          Unlock the mysteries of artificial intelligence and embark on an accessible journey into the world of AI with “AI for Dummies: A Beginner’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence.” Whether you’re new to AI or looking to expand your knowledge, this book offers a comprehensive and easy-to-understand introduction to the captivating world of artificial intelligence.

                                          Inside this guide, you’ll find:

                                          Demystifying AI Concepts: Say goodbye to complex jargon! We’ll break down the fundamental concepts of AI, from its early beginnings to the cutting-edge advancements of today.

                                          Understanding Machine Learning: Discover how AI learns through machine learning and the different approaches it uses, including supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning.

                                          Unveiling Neural Networks: Dive into the realm of neural networks, the backbone of deep learning, and explore how they’re transforming everything from image recognition to natural language processing.

                                          AI in Everyday Life: Explore how AI is already impacting our lives, from voice-activated assistants to personalized recommendations, and get a glimpse of the AI-driven future.

                                          Building Your First AI Project: Ready to get hands-on? Learn how to set up your development environment and choose the right programming language for your AI project.

                                          Embracing the Future of AI: Discover the exciting possibilities that AI holds for healthcare, finance, sustainable solutions, and more, while navigating the ethical considerations that come with this transformative technology.

                                          Written in a simple and engaging style, “AI for Dummies” ensures that you’ll grasp AI’s core principles without feeling overwhelmed. Whether you’re a student, a professional, or simply curious about AI’s potential, this book will empower you to explore the world of artificial intelligence and create a positive impact on the future.

                                          Embark on your AI journey today and unlock the limitless possibilities of artificial intelligence. Buy “AI for Dummies: A Beginner’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence” now!

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                                          £5.90
                                        • Alexa For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

                                          08

                                          Make your every wish Alexa’s command with this in-depth guide to the wildly popular Amazon smart speaker 

                                          You might be thinking, “All I have to do is plug in my Echo device and start using it!” And you’d be right. But if you really want to explore what that compact little device can do, then Alexa For Dummies is your go-to resource. This book shows you how to customize your device to respond to your requests and enhance your life. 

                                          Alexa For Dummies takes you on a tour of all things Alexa: its capabilities, tools, settings, and skills. Go beyond the basics of playing music, calling friends, reading the news, and checking the weather. You’ll learn how to make Alexa private and secure, connect it to your smart home devices, and even make it sound like Samuel L. Jackson, if you feel like it. You can also extend its capabilities by adding new skills. 

                                          • Customize your device to respond to your voice 
                                          • Troubleshoot when a light is signaling something’s wrong 
                                          • Add skills to play music and audiobooks 
                                          • Create routines to turn on lights, adjust the thermostat, set your security alarm, and lock your doors 
                                          • Sync your smart devices throughout your home 
                                          • Use Alexa to connect to a Zoom meeting or phone call with your friends or family 

                                          No matter which device you have―Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Studio, Echo Flex, Echo Loop, Echo Buds, or Echo Frames―Alexa For Dummies is the perfect companion. Ready to get started? Say “Hey, Alexa, order Alexa For Dummies!” 

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                                          £13.50£18.00
                                        • Algorithms and Data Structures for Cloud Computing

                                          01
                                          Unleash the Power of Algorithms and Data Structures for Cloud Computing: A Comprehensive Guide
                                          Embark on a transformative journey through the intricate realm of cloud computing with our definitive guide, “Algorithms and Data Structures for Cloud Computing.” Whether you’re a seasoned developer or an eager learner, this meticulously crafted book serves as your compass, navigating the complexities of cloud technologies with precision and depth.

                                          Foundations of Distributed Systems: A C# Odyssey
                                          Begin your exploration with a deep dive into distributed systems, where we demystify fundamental communication structures, fault tolerance mechanisms, and reliability strategies. The narrative seamlessly weaves in C# examples, providing a hands-on approach to understanding the core of cloud infrastructure.

                                          Navigating Distributed Algorithms: Theory Meets Practice
                                          Unlock the secrets of distributed algorithms as we blend theoretical foundations with practical implementations in C#. Explore consensus, coordination, and synchronization algorithms, laying the groundwork for building robust and scalable distributed systems.

                                          Cloud Database Mastery: Storage and Retrieval Algorithms
                                          Transition into the world of cloud databases, unraveling the intricacies of distributed storage systems, indexing, and searching. Rich C# snippets accompany each concept, ensuring a solid understanding of complex topics with practical, real-world applications.

                                          Real-World Applications and Best Practices: A Guided Tour
                                          Navigate through real-world applications, industry best practices, and insightful case studies. Each section is complemented by detailed explanations, ensuring that you not only grasp theoretical concepts but also gain hands-on, practical implementation skills.

                                          Elevate Your Expertise: Cutting-Edge Cloud Topics

                                          Conclude your journey by delving into cutting-edge topics such as serverless architecture, machine learning integration, and blockchain applications. With an emphasis on clear explanations and practical insights, this guide equips you for the future of cloud computing.

                                          Your Companion to Cloud Mastery
                                          “Algorithms and Data Structures for Cloud Computing” is more than a guide; it’s your indispensable companion in mastering the algorithms and data structures fueling the cloud. Whether you seek theoretical knowledge or hands-on coding experiences, this book seamlessly blends both, ensuring you unlock the full potential of cloud computing.

                                          Transform Your Cloud Journey – Grab Your Copy Today!

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                                          £0.80
                                        • Alter Ego: Avatars and their Creators

                                          01
                                          Portraits of online gamers from around the world are paired with images of their 3D alter egos, with profiles of both real and virtual characters. The book is both an entertainment, and a serious look at a phenomenon that is shaping the way that humans interact. With an introduction by Julian Dibbell, and a glossary of terms.

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                                          £5.80
                                        • Amazing Animals: Adult Coloring Book, Stress Relieving Mandala Animal Designs: 1

                                          08

                                          Relaxing coloring book for adults with hand-drawn mandala-style animal themes.

                                          Fantastic and relaxing animal designs will allow you to break away from the chaos of everyday life and plunge into the land of peace and relaxation.

                                          • Originality. All drawings are drawn by hand and the models are real animals. This guarantees the uniqueness and originality of the performance.

                                          • Quality 50 different models, finished with attention to every detail, guarantee high quality of workmanship..

                                          • Diversity Every project is different. Which guarantees fantastic and creative play with colors.

                                          • One-sided pages Each image is placed on its own page.

                                          • Relax Coloring wonderful animals is a great way to escape from any problems and enter the world of colors.

                                          • Creativity Creating the world with your own colors creates a sense of independence and fosters creativity, improves self-esteem and builds confidence.

                                          • A great gift This coloring book is a great gift for anyone, an animal lover or someone who needs a moment of peace and relaxation.

                                          Specifications:

                                          • Premium Soft Cover
                                          • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
                                          • 50 individual projects.

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                                          £4.99
                                        • Amazing Patterns: Adult Coloring Book, Stress Relieving Mandala Style Patterns

                                          08

                                          Relaxing adult coloring book with hand-drawn mandala style patterns.

                                          Fantastic and relaxing patterns will allow you to break away from the chaos of everyday life and plunge into the land of peace and relaxation.

                                          • Originality. All drawings are hand drawn. Individual patterns are always created with passion. This guarantees the uniqueness and originality of the performance.

                                          • Quality 50 different models, finished with attention to every detail, guarantee high-quality workmanship.

                                          • Diversity Every project is different. Which guarantees fantastic and creative play with colors.

                                          • Single-sided pages Each image is placed on its own page.

                                          • Relax Coloring amazing patterns is a great way to get away from any problems and enter the world of colors.

                                          • Creativity Creating the world with your own colors creates a sense of independence and fosters creativity, improves self-esteem and builds confidence.

                                          • A great gift This coloring book is a great gift for anyone who needs a moment of peace and relaxation.

                                          Specifications:

                                          • Premium Soft Cover
                                          • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
                                          • 50 individual projects.

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                                          £4.70
                                        • Amazon Ads for Authors: Unlock Your Full Advertising Potential (Reedsy Marketing Guides Book 2)

                                          08
                                          Have you been struggling to sell your books on Amazon?

                                          In theory, Amazon ads should be the most effective way to boost sales — a well-targeted ad can reach potential readers at the precise moment they’re looking for their next book. But in practice, authors often struggle to run profitable campaigns.

                                          After helping hundreds of authors run their Amazon Ads and managing over a million dollars in advertising spend in the process, Reedsy’s Co-founder Ricardo Fayet is sharing his best-kept secrets in this Amazon Ads book.

                                          In this second book of the popular Reedsy Marketing Guides series, you will learn:

                                          • The fundamental guiding principles of advertising books on Amazon,
                                          • How to build a comprehensive list of product and keyword targets,
                                          • What type of ad campaign will best suit your book,
                                          • How to optimize your click-through-rate to boost delivery,
                                          • How to optimize your campaigns for profit, and
                                          • How to scale and progressively grow your spend while keeping your profit levels.

                                          Each step is illustrated with examples and screenshots so that you can immediately apply the advice to your own campaigns.

                                          Whether you’re just starting with Amazon Advertising or have been running ads for years, this is the book to take your advertising game to the next level.

                                          Get your copy now and benefit from all the experience of a seasoned advertising professional.

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                                          £4.70
                                        • An Artificial History of Natural Intelligence: Thinking with Machines from Descartes to the Digital Age

                                          A new history of human intelligence that argues that humans know themselves by knowing their machines.

                                          We imagine that we are both in control of and controlled by our bodies―autonomous and yet automatic. This entanglement, according to David W. Bates, emerged in the seventeenth century when humans first built and compared themselves with machines. Reading varied thinkers from Descartes to Kant to Turing, Bates reveals how time and time again technological developments offered new ways to imagine how the body’s automaticity worked alongside the mind’s autonomy. Tracing these evolving lines of thought, An Artificial History of Natural Intelligence offers a new theorization of the human as a being that is dependent on technology and produces itself as an artificial automaton without a natural, outside origin.

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                                          £34.20
                                        • Animate to Harmony: The Independent Animator’s Guide to Toon Boom

                                          05

                                          Want to create studio-quality work and get noticed? Just coming off Flash and looking for a Toon Boom intro? Are you a traditional pencil-and-paper animator? From scene setup to the final render, learn how to navigate the Toon Boom interface to create animation that can be published on a variety of platforms and formats.

                                          Animate to Harmony guides you through Toon Boom’s Animate, Animate Pro and Harmony programs, teaching you how to create high-quality 2D animation of all complexities. The main text focuses onfeatures that are common across all three programs while “Advanced Techniques” boxes throughout the book elaborate on Pro and Harmony features, appealing to all levels of experience with any of the three main Toon Boom products.

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                                          £33.40
                                        • Animated Storytelling: Simple Steps for Creating Animation and Motion Graphics

                                          04

                                          Animation is a limitless medium for telling stories. Artists can create worlds, defy gravity, flip from factual to fantasy, and transport audiences to places they never imagined. The challenge is having the discipline to reel it in and be intentional about your storytelling choices. This book shows you how.

                                          In Animated Storytelling, you’ll learn how to create memorable stories using animation and motion graphics by following 10 simple guidelines that take you through the stages of concept development, pre-production, storyboarding, and design. Award-winning animator Liz Blazer uses clear examples and easy-to-follow exercises to provide you with the instruction, encouragement, and tools you need to get your designs moving.

                                          Whether your goal is to create exciting shorts for film festivals, effective messaging for broadcast or online, or simply to gain a deeper understanding of the medium, Animated Storytelling simplifies the process of creating clear and engaging stories for animation and motion graphics so you can get started easily.

                                          In Animated Storytelling, you’ll learn how to:

                                          • Write a creative brief for your project
                                          • Find and communicate your story’s big idea
                                          • Create a tight story using linear and nonlinear story structures
                                          • Use color to clarify and enrich your story
                                          • Define the rules for your animated world, and commit to them
                                          • Ease into the challenging task of animation
                                          • Make the work you want to be hired to do
                                          • Share your work with the world!

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                                          £22.80
                                        • Anyone can write a book (ahem)

                                          In this sarcastic and satirical book, explore the world of AI book writing services and how they enable individuals to cheat their way into becoming published authors without actually doing any writing themselves.

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                                          £3.30
                                        • Arduino Projects For Dummies

                                          08

                                          Discover all the amazing things you can do with Arduino

                                          Arduino is a programmable circuit board that is being used by everyone from scientists, programmers, and hardware hackers to artists, designers, hobbyists, and engineers in order to add interactivity to objects and projects and experiment with programming and electronics. This easy-to-understand book is an ideal place to start if you are interested in learning more about Arduino’s vast capabilities. Featuring an array of cool projects, this Arduino beginner guide walks you through every step of each of the featured projects so that you can acquire a clear understanding of the different aspects of the Arduino board.

                                          • Introduces Arduino basics to provide you with a solid foundation of understanding before you tackle your first project
                                          • Features a variety of fun projects that show you how to do everything from automating your garden’s watering system to constructing a keypad entry system, installing a tweeting cat flap, building a robot car, and much more
                                          • Provides an easy, hands-on approach to learning more about electronics, programming, and interaction design for Makers of all ages

                                          Arduino Projects For Dummies is your guide to turning everyday electronics and plain old projects into incredible innovations.

                                          Get Connected! To find out more about Brock Craft and his recent Arduino creations, visit www.facebook.com/ArduinoProjectsForDummies

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                                          £17.20£20.00
                                        • Artificial Intelligence with Chinese Characteristics: National Strategy, Security and Authoritarian Governance

                                          “This book provides the first book-lengthy study focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Chinese characteristics, in line with China’s open ambition of becoming an AI superpower by 2030. China’s unique domestic politics has developed distinct characteristics for its AI approach. By analysing national strategy, security and governance aspects of AI in China, this book argues that China’s AI approach is sophisticated and multifaceted, and it has brought about both considerable benefits and challenges to China.

                                          First, many characterize China’s AI approach as a nationally concerted top-down geopolitical strategy to advance Beijing’s unified objective. This book argues that this view is mistaken. It shows that China’s AI politics is largely shaped by economically rather than geopolitically motivated domestic stakeholders. In addition, China’s national AI plan is an upgrade of existing local AI initiatives to the national level, reflecting a bottom-up development. Thus, China’s AI strategy is more of a political manifesto rather than a concrete policy plan.

                                          The second part of the book discusses how the Chinese central government has been securitizing AI in order to mobilize local states, market actors, intellectuals and the general public. This security discourse is built on China’s historical anxieties about technology, regime security needs and the growing tension caused by great power competition. Despite its help in convincing domestic actors, however, this securitization trend may undermine key AI objectives.

                                          The third part of the book studies the Chinese governance approach to the use of AI. It argues that China’s bold AI practices are part of its broad and incoherent adaptation strategy to governance by digital means. AI is part of a digital technology package that the Chinese authoritarian regime has actively employed not only to improve public services but also to strengthen its authoritarian governance. While China’s AI progress benefits from its unique political and social environment, its ambitious AI plan contains considerable risks. China’s approach is gambling on its success in (a) delivering a booming AI economy, (b) ensuring a smooth social transformation to the age of AI, and (c) proving ideological superiority of its authoritarian and communist values.

                                          This book suggests that a more accurate understanding of AI with Chinese characteristics is essential in order to inform the debate regarding what lessons can be learnt from China’s AI approach and how to respond to China’s rise as the AI leader if not superpower.”

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                                        • Artificial Intelligence: A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide

                                          When I was little, my parents told me stories of how they had to physically walk to a store, look through a huge catalog, ask if it was available, and finally hope it would be of decent quality to enjoy – all to watch a single movie.

                                          And I thought, “Wait. So, you’re telling me that you couldn’t just log into Netflix, see what movies they’ve recommended to you based on one’s you’ve liked in the past, and enjoy the whole thing within the click of a button? Then I thought, well exactly how is it that Netflix is able to magically know what I’ll like?”

                                          So, I started to do some research – and little did I realize that at that moment, I stepped into a new realm.

                                          I soon realized that it’s not just Netflix that has these so called “magical abilities”.

                                          Look around you. A GPS – how can it predict our arrival time to such precision, accounting for all traffic, stops, and accidents, well before we even get on the road?

                                          How does Spotify recommend the perfect songs specifically for us without fail?

                                          Ever noticed how Google comes up with millions of search results catered exactly for us within the blink of an eye?

                                          These are things that we take for granted – they’re just another part of life, right? But if you take a step back and ask: “How?”, do you know the answer?

                                          Well, it’s two magical words:

                                          ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

                                          Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere and is a part of the fabric we’re growing in today. Whether we like it or not, and whether we believe in AI or not, AI is here to stay, and it’s a must that we understand and embrace AI.

                                          As I began dwelling deeper into this subject, I soon became fascinated with the field. My fears of evil robots taking over the world one day faded away when I knew that the more I learn about AI, the more I can influence how AI helps us in the future.

                                          I believe that AI must be learnt by all, and from early on. This is not something you learn later in life, perhaps in a job. This is something you must embrace growing up.

                                          Towards this goal, I started an AI club at my school and seeing the success and how it benefited students, I started a YouTube channel. Within a span of few months, the channel grew to over 6,500 subscribers world-wide, spanning 75+ countries. The outpouring of over 3500 comments on the channel on how the channel has benefited the community was uplifting.

                                          Drawing inspiration from this, I felt that I could share my learnings and break down AI into easy-to-understand steps that you can benefit from.

                                          AI is growing at a rapid pace. It’s estimated that AI will grow to a market size of $360+ billion by 2028. The opportunities that this fascinating field presents is tremendous. Whether you’re looking to upskill yourself, or pursue a career in AI, learning the basics is a must.

                                          And hence this journey with this book.

                                          I hope you enjoy and learn in the process!

                                          You’ll learn all this and more:

                                          Chapter 1. Introduction to Artificial intelligence
                                          Chapter 2. AI Market, Adoption
                                          Chapter 3. AI Trends & Career Opportunities
                                          Chapter 4. Branches of Artificial intelligence
                                          Chapter 5. Big Data
                                          Chapter 6. Machine Learning
                                          Chapter 7. AI vs ML vs DL vs DS
                                          Chapter 8. Machine Learning Model: Step-By-Step
                                          Chapter 9. Natural Language Processing
                                          Chapter 10. Speech Recognition
                                          Chapter 11. Artificial Intelligence Chatbots
                                          Chapter 12. Creating NLP Chatbot Using Dialogflow
                                          Chapter 13. Computer Vision
                                          Chapter 14. An AI Application: Biotech & Healthcare
                                          Chapter 15. Diving Deeper

                                          About the Author

                                          Aashika Vishwanath is the founder of Acadaimy. Acadaimy empowers individuals to rapidly learn the fascinating field of Artificial Intelligence for free through interactive bite-sized videos on YouTube. Today, Acadaimy is helping over 6,500 subscribers worldwide across 75+ countries.

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                                        • Autodesk 3ds Max 2024: Fundamentals (Mixed Units)

                                          The Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2024: Fundamentals guide provides a thorough introduction to the Autodesk 3ds Max 2024 software that will help new users make the most of this sophisticated application, as well as broaden the horizons of existing, self-taught users. The guide instructs you on how to effectively use the software interface and navigate through the scenes. It explores the creation of 3D objects and how to bring in objects from other software such as Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, and Civil 3D. Additionally, it teaches you to prepare the scenes for renderings by adding materials, lights, and cameras. Finally, the guide covers an understanding of various renderers included with the software, as well as image creation and animation techniques.

                                          The practices in this guide are primarily geared towards real-world tasks encountered by users of the Autodesk 3ds Max software in the Architecture, Interior Design, and Civil Engineering industries. Advanced topics such as character modeling, character animation, and rigging are not covered in this guide.

                                          Topics Covered

                                            • Autodesk 3ds Max interface and workflow
                                            • Assembling files by importing, linking, or merging
                                            • 3D modeling with primitives and 2D objects
                                            • Using modifiers to create and modify 3D objects
                                            • Materials and maps
                                            • Autodesk 3ds Max lighting
                                            • Working with cameras and exposure control
                                            • Rendering using various renderers, such as Scanline, ART, and Arnold
                                            • Animation for visualization

                                              Prerequisites

                                                • Access to the 2024.0 version of the software, to ensure compatibility with this guide. Future software updates that are released by Autodesk may include changes that are not reflected in this guide. The practices and files included with this guide might not be compatible with prior versions (e.g., 2023).
                                                • Experience with 3D modeling is recommended.

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                                              £86.50
                                            • Autodesk Civil 3D 2024: Beyond the Basics for General Civil Design (Metric Units)

                                              The Autodesk® Civil 3D® 2024: Beyond the Basics guide is designed for civil engineers and surveyors who want to continue exploring the Autodesk Civil 3D software’s interactive, dynamic design functionality. It continues on from the topics covered in the Autodesk Civil 3D 2024: Essentials guide and covers more sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery of the software. This guide looks at configuring the software, Civil 3D’s styles and settings, alternative ways to create surfaces, and creating parcels. It also goes beyond the basics for more advanced corridor and pipe network design. Finally, it covers customizing sheet set properties, performing quantity takeoffs, and visualization.

                                              Topics Covered

                                                • Create a Civil 3D template drawing.
                                                • Create and manage styles and label styles.
                                                • Create data shortcuts.
                                                • Create and edit parcels and print parcel reports.
                                                • Create, edit, view, and analyze surfaces.
                                                • Create assemblies, corridors, and roundabouts.
                                                • Add appurtenances to pressure pipe networks.
                                                • Customize sheet set properties.
                                                • Perform quantity takeoff and volume calculations.

                                                * For professionals looking to learn only the survey functionality, consider the Civil 3D Essentials for Surveyors guide.

                                                Prerequisites

                                                  • Access to the 2024.0 version of the software, to ensure compatibility with this guide. Future software updates that are released by Autodesk may include changes that are not reflected in this guide. The practices and files included with this guide might not be compatible with prior versions (e.g., 2023).
                                                  • Knowledge of Civil 3D basics as taught in Autodesk Civil 3D: Essentials, or equivalent experience.
                                                  • Experience with AutoCAD® or AutoCAD-based products and a sound understanding and knowledge of civil engineering terminology.

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                                                  £60.30
                                                • Autodesk Revit 2023: Fundamentals for MEP – Part 1 (Metric Units)

                                                  Note: This book is continued in Autodesk® Revit® 2023: Fundamentals for MEP – Part 2. Both books are required to complete this guide.

                                                  To take full advantage of Building Information Modeling, the Autodesk® Revit® 2023: Fundamentals for MEP guide has been designed to teach the concepts and principles of creating 3D parametric models of MEP systems from engineering design through construction documentation.

                                                  This guide is intended to introduce users to the user interface and the basic HVAC, electrical, and piping/plumbing components that make Autodesk Revit a powerful and flexible engineering modeling tool. The guide will also familiarize users with the tools required to create, document, and print the parametric model. The examples and practices are designed to take users through the basics of a full MEP project from linking in an architectural model to construction documents.

                                                  Topics Covered in Part 1

                                                  • Introduction to the Autodesk Revit software.
                                                  • Navigating the Revit workspace and interface.
                                                  • Working with the basic sketching and modifying tools.
                                                  • Creating levels and grids as datum elements for the model.
                                                  • Understanding Revit families and components.
                                                  • Understanding the project browser and working with views.
                                                  • Starting an MEP project based on a linked architectural model.
                                                  • Creating spaces and zones so that you can analyze heating and cooling loads.
                                                  • Creating HVAC networks with air terminals, mechanical equipment, ducts, and pipes.
                                                  • Creating plumbing networks with plumbing fixtures and pipes.
                                                  • Creating electrical circuits with electrical equipment, devices, and light fixtures and adding cable trays and conduits.
                                                  • Creating HVAC and plumbing systems with automatic duct and piping layouts.
                                                  • Testing duct, piping and electrical systems.

                                                  Prerequisites

                                                  • Access to the 2023.0 version of the software, to ensure compatibility with this guide. Future software updates that are released by Autodesk may include changes that are not reflected in this guide. The practices and files included with this guide might not be compatible with prior versions (e.g., 2022).
                                                  • This guide introduces the fundamental skills you need to learn the Autodesk Revit MEP software. It is highly recommended that users have experience and knowledge in MEP engineering and its terminology.
                                                  • It is recommended that users have a standard three-button mouse to successfully complete the practices in this guide.

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                                                  £49.80
                                                • Autodesk Revit 2023: Fundamentals for MEP – Part 2 (Metric Units)

                                                  Note: This book is a continuation of Autodesk® Revit® 2023: Fundamentals for MEP – Part 1. Both books are required to complete this guide.

                                                  To take full advantage of Building Information Modeling, the Autodesk® Revit® 2023: Fundamentals for MEP guide has been designed to teach the concepts and principles of creating 3D parametric models of MEP systems from engineering design through construction documentation.

                                                  This guide is intended to introduce users to the user interface and the basic HVAC, electrical, and piping/plumbing components that make Autodesk Revit a powerful and flexible engineering modeling tool. The guide will also familiarize users with the tools required to create, document, and print the parametric model. The examples and practices are designed to take users through the basics of a full MEP project from linking in an architectural model to construction documents.

                                                  Topics Covered in Part 2

                                                  • Setting up sheets, and placing and modifying views on sheets.
                                                  • Working with dimensions, text, annotations, and legends.
                                                  • Adding tags and working with schedules.
                                                  • Setting up detail views and adding detail components.

                                                  Prerequisites

                                                  • Access to the 2023.0 version of the software, to ensure compatibility with this guide. Future software updates that are released by Autodesk may include changes that are not reflected in this guide. The practices and files included with this guide might not be compatible with prior versions (e.g., 2022).
                                                  • This guide introduces the fundamental skills you need to learn the Autodesk Revit MEP software. It is highly recommended that users have experience and knowledge in MEP engineering and its terminology.
                                                  • It is recommended that users have a standard three-button mouse to successfully complete the practices in this guide.

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                                                  £35.90
                                                • Autodesk Revit 2023: Fundamentals for Structure (Metric Units): Autodesk Authorized Publisher

                                                  To take full advantage of Building Information Modeling, the Autodesk® Revit® 2023: Fundamentals for Structure guide has been designed to teach the concepts and principles of creating 3D parametric models of structural buildings from engineering design through construction documentation.

                                                  This guide is intended to introduce you to the user interface and the basic building components of the software that makes Autodesk® Revit® a powerful and flexible structural modeling tool. The goal is to familiarize you with the tools required to create, modify, analyze, and document a parametric model. The examples and practices are designed to take you through the basics of a full structural project, from linking in an architectural model to construction documents.

                                                  Topics Covered

                                                    • Introduction to the Autodesk Revit software.
                                                    • Navigating the Revit workspace and interface.
                                                    • Working with the basic sketching and modifying tools.
                                                    • Creating levels and grids as datum elements for the model.
                                                    • Understanding Revit families and components.
                                                    • Understanding the project browser and working with views.
                                                    • Starting a structural project based on a linked architectural model.
                                                    • Creating a 3D building model.
                                                    • Adding structural columns and walls.
                                                    • Adding foundations and structural slabs.
                                                    • Structural reinforcement.
                                                    • Beams, trusses, and framing systems.
                                                    • Analytical models and placing loads.
                                                    • Project practices to reinforce learning.
                                                    • Setting up sheets for plotting with text, dimensions, details, tags, and schedules.
                                                    • Creating details.

                                                      Prerequisites

                                                        • Access to the 2023.0 version of the software, to ensure compatibility with this guide. Future software updates that are released by Autodesk may include changes that are not reflected in this guide. The practices and files included with this guide might not be compatible with prior versions (e.g., 2022).
                                                        • This guide introduces the fundamental skills in learning how to use the Autodesk Revit software, with a focus on the structural tools. It is highly recommended that students have experience and knowledge in structural engineering and its terminology.

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                                                      £83.90

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