Graphics & Design Software
AutoCAD is the leading software used to create 2D and 3D technical drawings. Used by engineers, architects, and drafting professionals, it can be complex and is a perfect subject for the tried-and-true For Dummies format. Full-color illustrations make the instructions even easier to follow, because examples in the book appear exactly as they will on the screen. ... Read More
Once you get the hang of using AutoCAD and its slightly less feature-rich cousin, AutoCAD LT, you discover that it offers wonderful advantages ... Read More
If you want to design 3D animation, here's your chance to jump in with both feet, free software, and a friendly guide at your side! Blender For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the perfect introduction to the popular, open-source, Blender 3D animation software, specifically the revolutionary new Blender 2.5. Find out what all the buzz is about with this easy-access guide. Even if you re just beginning, ... Read More
Because there’s a lot to learn about Blender, you’ll be glad this book takes it step by step. First, you’ll learn to install Blender 2.48 and think the Blender way. Then you’ll start creating 3D objects ... Read More
Know your audience, plan your site, and make it both interactive and cool
Gone are the days when you could get by with a boring Web site. With Flash, you can add interactivity, video, an exciting and easy-to-navigate interface, and eye candy like custom cursors and flying text. This friendly guide makes Flash fun and easy, so you can have your site up and running in no time.
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Get up to speed fast and start creating dynamite Web sites!
Do you want to create a sophisticated Web site that's easy to develop and maintain? Whether you're a beginner or an experienced Web developer, this friendly guide shows you how to utilize Dreamweaver's newest enhancements to build and manage state-of-the-art, professional Web sites quickly and easily. ... Read More
Whether you’re working on your first Flash project or you’re a veteran Flash animator ready to get into more advanced applications, Flash CS4 All-In-One For Dummies ... Read More
This full color edition gives you the opportunity to get acquainted with Flash CS4, discover all the possibilities, ... Read More
Start with simple animation, or create whole pages in Flash
The newest version of Flash offers all sorts of cool options for designing Web sites that stand out from the crowd, and this handy guide makes it easy. Enhance your site with animated graphics, boxes, or buttons; morph shapes; create text with exotically changing colors; add sound or video; and watch visitors flock to your site! ... Read More
Flash is used in the creation of web animation, games, media rich websites, presentations, and more. Adobe's Flash CS5 product has been divided into three separate products custom-tailored for different audiences, and this book covers the Professional product; the traditional animation/media serving tool; and Catalyst, the web/interface design tool. This book provides a fun and friendly ... Read More
In classic For Dummies tradition, Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies gets right to the point so you can start creating 3D models right ... Read More
Whether you need to learn 3D modeling for business or you're just eager to see what you can create, Google SketchUp and Google SketchUp 8 For Dummies are for you. Available in both a free hobbyist version and a full-featured professional version, SketchUp explodes the myth that 3D modeling software must be complicated to learn and use. This book will take you step by step ... Read More
Illustrator is the artist’s choice for creating spectacular graphics, and here’s the fast and easy way to get up to speed on all the coolest features. This full-color guide gives you the scoop on the newest tools; tips on color control and path editing; ways to organize graphics; and how to create for print, the Web, or mobile devices. ... Read More
Here's how to make friends with the top graphics software for both Mac and Windows
So you thought Illustrator should really be called "Intimidator"? Not so! Let this book draw you a map through the jungle of pages, paths, pixels, and Pen tools, and before you know it, you'll have your creations in print, on the Web, or even on a PDA. Then, just smile mysteriously when folks say ... Read More
Whether you’re an experienced designer or just want to create a cool newsletter for the school soccer team, InDesign is the gold standard for desktop publishing programs. This easy-to-follow guide is packed with tips and techniques for making the most of InDesign’s features, along with some wise advice on designing pages that do their job perfectly. ... Read More
The secrets of InDesign page layout - explained in plain English!
New to InDesign? Making the switch from QuarkXPress®? No worries - this easy-to-follow guide shows you how to master this electronic publishing tool, customize the interface, work with objects and graphics, calibrate color, create PDF files, and more. From pages, panels, and pictures to text, tabs, and tables, you'll design and output ... Read More