Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Barbara Obermeier,Ted Padova

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111899860X

Category: Computers

Page: 576

View: 4300

Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements 13 Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or never leave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photos than you ever dreamed possible. With the help of Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies, you can edit those photos and turn them into stunning works of art. The book will help you get to know the key features of Photoshop Elements, including examining the Elements workspace; navigating the tools; viewing images on your computer; setting your preferences; and acquiring, saving, and exporting images. You'll then take your skills to next level and become a pro at working with iOS and Android devices, specifying resolution and changing image sizing, choosing color modes and file formats, working with Camera Raw, using and managing color, painting and drawing with Elements, creating layers, and so much more. Plus, you'll discover how to add pizzazz with styles and effects, apply quick image makeovers, correct lighting, color, and clarity, and composite with Photomerge. Photoshop Elements is the #1-selling consumer photo editing software, and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allow digital photography enthusiasts to do it all. Going well beyond the basics of how to use Photoshop Elements—and weighing in at more than 672 pages—Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies is the most comprehensive Elements book on the market. Written by Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova, veteran authors, long-time instructors, and expert speakers who have spent decades specializing in digital imaging, this hands-on, friendly guide is jam-packed with everything you need to create, edit, fix, share, and organize digital images. Combines nine content-rich books in one value-packed reference Includes updated and revised information to reflect the latest release, Photoshop Elements 13 Richly illustrated in full color and brimming with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions Explains how to enhance your images by adjusting color, brightness, resolution, contrast, and sharpness Whether you're an amateur photographer or new to the digital photo scene and want to perform sophisticated editing techniques with a powerful image-editing software program, Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies has everything you need—and more.

Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems

An Introduction to Biophysics

Author: Thomas M. Nordlund

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420089730

Category: Science

Page: 588

View: 6645

Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems: An Introduction to Biophysics focuses on the behavior and properties of microscopic structures that underlie living systems. It clearly describes the biological physics of macromolecules, subcellular structures, and whole cells, including interactions with light. Providing broad coverage of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics, this color text features: Mathematical and computational tools—graphing, calculus, simple differential equations, diagrammatic analysis, and visualization tools Randomness, variation, statistical mechanics, distributions, and spectra The biological micro- and nanoworld—structures, processes, and the physical laws Quantum effects—photosynthesis, UV damage, electron and energy transfer, and spectroscopic characterization of biological structures Through its active learning approach, the text encourages practical comprehension of the behavior of biosystems, rather than knowledge of the latest research. The author includes graph- and diagram-centered physics and mathematics, simple software, frequent checks of understanding, and a repetition of important ideas at higher levels or from different points of view. After completing this book, students will gain significant computational and project experience and become competent at quantitatively characterizing biosystems. CD-ROM Resource The accompanying CD contains multimedia learning tools, such as video clips and animations, that illustrate intrinsically dynamic processes. For students inexperienced in the application of mathematics and physical principles to naturally occurring phenomena, this multimedia component emphasizes what is most obvious about biological systems: living things move. Students can also manipulate and re-program the included Excel graphs.

Wild Socialism

Workers Councils in Revolutionary Berlin, 1918-21

Author: Martin Comack

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761859039

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 97

View: 1807

Wild Socialism examines the rise, development, and decline of revolutionary councils of industrial workers in Berlin at the end of the First World War. This popular movement spread throughout Germany, and was without precedent in either the theory or practice of the Social Democratic party and the trade unions allied to it. These workers councils were most highly developed in Berlin, within its particular industrial, political, and cultural milieu. The Berlin Shop Stewards group provided a hard core of militant revolutionaries within the movement, many of whose adherents were more moderate or ambiguous in their views. Externally, the councilists faced a hostile Social Democratic-trade union bureaucracy who characterized council rule as wilde Sozialismus, a reconstituted and repressive state power, and a revolutionary rival in the rise of German Bolshevism. This work considers the experience of the Berlin councils as alternative institutions outside of traditional union, party, and governmental structures."

PHP and MySQL 24-Hour Trainer

Author: Andrea Tarr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118172930

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 9685

Step-by-step lessons for using PHP and MySQL in a unique book-and-video combination Assuming no previous experience with PHP or MySQL, this book-and-video package is ideal reading for anyone who wants to go beyond HTML/CSS in order to provide clients with the most dynamic web sites possible. The approachable tone breaks down the basics of programming and PHP and MySQL in individual lessons starting with the installation of the programs necessary to run PHP. You begin with a static web site and then watch and learn as PHP functionality is added as you work through the lessons. When working with databases, the MySQL database is introduced with demonstrations that show how to interact with it. The accompanying videos enhance your learning experience, as each lesson in the book is portrayed in the video exercises. Lessons include: ? Getting started with PHP ? Setting up your workspace ? Adding PHP to a web page ? Learning PHP syntax ? Working with variables ? Debugging code ? Working with complex data ? Making decisions ? Repeating program steps ? Learning about scope ? Reusing code with functions ? Creating forms ? Introducing object-oriented programming ? Defining classes ? Using classes ? Using advanced techniques ? Handling errors ? Writing secure code ? Introducing databases ? Introducing MySQL ? Creating and connecting to the ? Creating tables ? Entering data ? Selecting data ? Using multiple tables ? Changing data ? Deleting data ? Preventing database security issues ? Creating user logins ? Turn the case study into a content management system Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.

The Polish Singers Alliance of America, 1888-1998

Choral Patriotism

Author: Stanislaus A. Blejwas

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781580461474

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 4501

A history of an American ethnic cultural organization and its close ties to the cause of Polish sovereignty.

Antenna Analysis and Design Using FEKO Electromagnetic Simulation Software

Author: Atef Z. Elsherbeni,Payam Nayeri,C. J. Reddy

Publisher: SciTech Publishing

ISBN: 9781613532058

Category: Science

Page: 237

View: 3943

This book combines theory with practical applications for the analysis and design of a wide variety of antenna configurations simulated on FEKO, the leading real-world commercial software programme.

Extracellular Glycolipids of Yeasts

Biodiversity, Biochemistry, and Prospects

Author: Ekaterina Kulakovskaya,Tatiana Kulakovskaya

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124200966

Category: Science

Page: 124

View: 7879

Extracellular Glycolipids of Yeasts: Biodiversity, Biochemistry, and Prospects provides a comprehensive view of the biochemistry, biological activity, and practical application of extracellular glycolipids of yeast. This book brings much-needed clarity to the complex topic of glycolipids and streamlines the rather confusing terminology used for glycolipids. It also provides a wealth of modern data on their composition, structure and properties, biosynthetic pathways, methods of isolation and identification, antifungal activity, and mechanisms of action. Studies of extracellular glycolipids of yeast now draw the attention of researchers in life science and biotechnology due to numerous recently revealed biological properties of these compounds. These compounds are scientifically and practically promising in medicine and agriculture due to their biosurfactant and fungicidal properties, as well as a number of other biological activities. Extracellular Glycolipids of Yeasts gives researchers studying biochemistry of microorganisms and related biologically active compounds a much-needed guide to the basic data that will aid in these increasingly generative pursuits. Provides a clear overview of the basic data on yeast biosurfactants using a simple survey-style approach Delivers comprehensive view of biochemistry, biological activity, and practical application of yeasts to aid in their scientific and practical use Clarifies and simplifies the complex topic of glycolipids, and its often-confusing terminology

Beat Fatigue with Yoga

A Simple Step-by-Step Way to Restore Energy

Author: Fiona Agombar

Publisher: Cherry Red Books

ISBN: 9781901447453

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 210

View: 9676

Yoga can help combat feelings of tiredness or even chronic fatigue. A completely integrated system for healing and wellbeing, it is the ideal, gentle way to address and even remove the causes of exhaustion. Beat Fatigue With Yoga is designed to help with all levels of fatigue—from general tiredness to long-term exhaustion. This new edition includes two new chapters looking at the special needs of those who suffer from chronic fatigue and includes yoga routines designed specifically for this purpose.

Twenty Recipes for Programming Phonegap

Author: Jamie Munro

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449319548

Category: Computers

Page: 59

View: 756

Gain hands-on experience with the amazing PhoneGap library, using the practical recipes in this handy guide. With these solutions, you can enable your mobile web apps to interact with device-specific features such as the accelerometer, GPS, camera, and address book. Learn how to use your knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build full mobile apps for iOS, Android, and several other platforms without rewriting apps in the native platform language. Each recipe includes sample code you can use in your project right away, as well as a discussion of why the solution works. Add functionality that’s available only on a certain device or platform Retrieve the device’s current GPS location and place a marker on a map Create and save a new contact or edit an existing contact in the address book Take pictures with the camera or select one of the user’s existing photos Upload a file from the local device to an external server Allow the device to record audio or video through your app Enable your application to save files locally

Essential PHP Security

A Guide to Building Secure Web Applications

Author: Chris Shiflett

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596552671

Category: Computers

Page: 130

View: 9272

Being highly flexible in building dynamic, database-driven web applications makes the PHP programming language one of the most popular web development tools in use today. It also works beautifully with other open source tools, such as the MySQL database and the Apache web server. However, as more web sites are developed in PHP, they become targets for malicious attackers, and developers need to prepare for the attacks. Security is an issue that demands attention, given the growing frequency of attacks on web sites. Essential PHP Security explains the most common types of attacks and how to write code that isn't susceptible to them. By examining specific attacks and the techniques used to protect against them, you will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the safeguards you are about to learn in this book. In the much-needed (and highly-requested) Essential PHP Security, each chapter covers an aspect of a web application (such as form processing, database programming, session management, and authentication). Chapters describe potential attacks with examples and then explain techniques to help you prevent those attacks. Topics covered include: Preventing cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities Protecting against SQL injection attacks Complicating session hijacking attempts You are in good hands with author Chris Shiflett, an internationally-recognized expert in the field of PHP security. Shiflett is also the founder and President of Brain Bulb, a PHP consultancy that offers a variety of services to clients around the world.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies

Author: Patrizia Collard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118519442

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 7830

Stay in the present and build a happier future Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies takes you through the eight-week MBCT course, using the principles of mindfulness to complement established CBT techniques. You'll discover how using MBCT can help lower your risk of relapsing into depression and reduce the risk of other mental health disorders including anxiety, stress, and low self-esteem. Provides a solid foundation for positive mental health The downloadable audio files contain guided meditations, a core feature of the MBCT program MBCT works as an excellent supplement to therapy and may reduce the need for medication If you suffer from depression, anxiety, insomnia, or a host of other mental health disorders, let Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Dummies keep you in the present and build a happier future.

Beginning GIMP

From Novice to Professional

Author: Akkana Peck

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430210696

Category: Computers

Page: 584

View: 5307

The GIMP Version 2.4 will be released end of 2005. We’ll likely be first to market a book about the new version. Other books are pre-Version 2.4 and very outdated Takes a project-based approach. Reader will be taught through real-world examples and projects immediately applicable for their own work GIMP is an emerging technology in Open Source that has been making big headlines. Was used to make the Scooby-Doo movie and the official mascot of Linux (Tux) GIMP works on Mac OSX, Linux, and Windows. This book shows how to install it on each platform.

Algorithmic Combinatorics on Partial Words

Author: Francine Blanchet-Sadri

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420060935

Category: Mathematics

Page: 392

View: 7922

The discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science communities have recently witnessed explosive growth in the area of algorithmic combinatorics on words. The next generation of research on combinatorics of partial words promises to have a substantial impact on molecular biology, nanotechnology, data communication, and DNA computing. Delving into this emerging research area, Algorithmic Combinatorics on Partial Words presents a mathematical treatment of combinatorics on partial words designed around algorithms and explores up-and-coming techniques for solving partial word problems as well as the future direction of research. This five-part book begins with a section on basics that covers terminology, the compatibility of partial words, and combinatorial properties of words. The book then focuses on three important concepts of periodicity on partial words: period, weak period, and local period. The next part describes a linear time algorithm to test primitivity on partial words and extends the results on unbordered words to unbordered partial words while the following section introduces some important properties of pcodes, details a variety of ways of defining and analyzing pcodes, and shows that the pcode property is decidable using two different techniques. In the final part, the author solves various equations on partial words, presents binary and ternary correlations, and covers unavoidable sets of partial words. Setting the tone for future research in this field, this book lucidly develops the central ideas and results of combinatorics on partial words.

Moving Past Perfect

How Perfectionism May be Holding Back Your Kids (and You!) and what You Can Do about it

Author: Thomas S. Greenspon

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575423871

Category: Child rearing.

Page: 113

View: 3588

Looks at the difficulty of overcoming a perfectionist attitude, explains what perfectionism is and where it originates, and describes steps that parents and families can take to eliminate the trait.

Work What You Got

Author: Stephanie Perry Moore

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758281765

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6879

Between moving off campus, gearing up to pledge a sorority, and trying to keep her faith first, Hayden Grant is about to become one very busy Beta. College sophomore Hayden Grant and her three roommates can't wait to join Beta Gamma Pi sorority. At least that's what Hayden thought-until Myra, Bridget and Chandra announce a change of plans. Can Hayden and her girls hold onto their friendship as they pursue different paths? And speaking of pursuit, Hayden's caught the eye of Creed, a hottie she met her first year. There's just one complication: Hayden's ex-boyfriend heads the fraternity Creed's pledging. It looks like it's going to be one crazy year of trials, tribulations, and unexpected lessons-in leadership and love.

Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade

Author: Stephanie Greene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101187778

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 5646

Posey is really nervous about starting first grade. Instead of getting walked to her classroom, her mom has to drop her off at the Kiss-and-Go Lane. Then she'll have to walk into school and face the Monster of the Blue Hall all by herself. Worst of all, she has to do it without the one thing that always makes her feel brave and special: the tutu that turns her into the Pink Princess. But when Posey inspires her new teacher to throw a first-day parade in which all the kids are invited to wear whatever makes them feel the most comfortable, first grade starts to look a lot more promising. Posey will charm readers just graduating from easy-to-reads (and from kindergarten). Make reading sparkle with all of the Princess Posey chapter books!

Am I My Brother's Keeper?

The Ethical Frontiers of Biomedicine

Author: Arthur L. Caplan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253113740

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 8827

"... this book is though-provoking, bringing a scientist's reason and a moralist's outrage to bear on a subject that's largely escaped attention." -- Wired "Caplan's choice of topics is broad and his opinions challenging.... This volume will interest the general public. It is a good survey of a broad range of ethical issues, as seen by one prominent bioethicist who has thought much about the subject. Caplan's well-merited reputation as a commentator and interpreter between the scholarly and the public arena is reaffirmed in this book." -- The Washington Post "Arthur Caplan -- with assiduous effort, unflagging energy, encyclopedic knowledge, and imposing talent -- has become America's most visible commentator on bioethics." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer "Arthur Caplan is perhaps the most quoted bioethicist in the US and this new collection of essays illustrates why." -- Nature Medicine "... an important book of essays addressing the most problematic and persistent questions in the realm of contemporary bioethics. He offers a highly readable text balancing irony and incisive analysis with a palpable sense of moral urgency as he confronts a variety of subjects." -- Curtis W. Hart, BCC "Careful consideration of some of the knottier bioethical problems of our times, by the director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, who fears that cynicism and mistrust have eroded our ability to see ourselves as our brothers' keepers." -- Kirkus Reviews "Caplan's particular skill is an ability to identify, analyze, and explain the extremely complex moral questions that grow out of changes in health care, science, and medicine." -- The New York Times Magazine "An important critical voice for American medicine." -- The New England Journal of Medicine "... a useful introduction to a variety of bioethical issues." -- Library Journal In this impassioned book, Arthur L. Caplan, America's leading bioethicist, calls for an end to cynicism and mistrust in our approach to resolving health care issues. He brings this vision to discussions of some of the most exciting issues at the frontiers of medical ethics today -- including doctor-assisted suicide, gene therapy, and the headline-grabbing case of Dolly the sheep and the possibility that human beings might one day be cloned.

The Disappearing Jewel of Madagascar

Author: Sigmund Brouwer

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

ISBN: 9780764225659

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 140

View: 4863

Twelve-year-old Ricky finds faith is a two-way street when he is suspected of being involved in the theft of priceless antique jewels and his friends appear to turn against him.

Daywalker ~ The Beginning

A Dark Fantasy Short Story

Author: Tessa Dawn

Publisher: Ghost Pines Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1937223051

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9853

From the bestselling author of the Blood Curse Series, comes a NEW ADULT URBAN FANTASY TALE: Daywalker ~ The Beginning. Every one-hundred years a Daywalker is born. During that time, immortal Nightwalkers search the earth, hunting for that rare chosen soul, hoping to find the one special human who can give them the ability to walk in the sun. Or kill them. Lacy Logan thought she had a normal life. She was healthy, happy, and about to start her own paranormal-investigations business...until she met the man in black.In a matter of days, she was fighting for her life, questioning her sanity, and hoping to uncover a secret from her past that would allow her to slay a demon.

Panre Secrets Study Guide

Panre Exam Review for the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Examination

Author: Mometrix Media,Panre Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC

ISBN: 9781610724821

Category: Medical

Page: 180

View: 2144

Chemical Engineering PE Exam Secrets helps you ace the Principles and Practice of Engineering - Chemical Engineering Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Chemical Engineering PE Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Chemical Engineering PE Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Chemical Engineering PE Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive content review including: Mollier Diagram, Incomplete Hydrocarbon Combustion, Material Balance Problem, Friction Factors, LaPlace Transform, Fluids Continuity Equation, Heat Transfer, Azeotrope, Henry's Law, Throttling Process, Arrhenius Equation, Kinetics, Plant Design and Operation, Wet Basis Analysis, Fouling Factors, Reynolds Number, Control Loop, Radiant Heat Transfer, HETP, Mass Transfer, Critical Radius of Insulation, McCabe-Thiele Diagram, Ideal Gas Law, Flash Point, Bypass Streams, Polytropic Systems, Hydraulic Diameter, Centrifugal Pumps, Fire Fighting, Archimedes Principle, PHA Methodologies, Biot Number, Reactor Volumes, Heat of Formation, Control Valves, Plug Flow, Steady-State Process, and much more...