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Download Free Computer Ebooks - NET BOOKS

Video Copilot Compositing Breakdown

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 07:49 AM PDT

Video Copilot Compositing Breakdown | 12 MB | 1 flv


Airbrush Tutorials Collection

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 07:41 AM PDT

Airbrush Tutorials Collection | 3.4 GB

AIRBRUSH MASTER SERIES – The First Complete Airbrush Course (4 DVD SET 8 HOURS TOTAL)

The Airbrush Master Series is the first complete Airbrush course which covers all different aspects of the Airbrushing field such as, Airbrush Tattoo, Airbrush T-shirts, Automotive airbrush, Airbrush maintenance, trouble shooting the airbrush. In the Airbrush Master Series Airbrush course you will not only be able to learn because of the simplicity of the techniques, but also with the Airbrush Master Series you can go back and review any of the Airbrush techniques at your own convenience

This is the full and complete course.

Disc 1:
Products used
Control Techniques
Practice Skills
Transfering Images
Color & Highlights
Background Scenes

Disc 2:
Surface Prep & Base Coats
Cement (Stone)
Tears (Rips)
Shattered Glass
American Flag
Sheet Metal
Real Fire
Checkered Flag
Diamond Plate

Disc 3:
Traditional & Ghost Flames
Lightning Overlapping Graphics
Barb Wire
Snake Skin

Disc 4:
Advanced Tears
Advanced Fire with Skulls
Burn or Singe
Fire on light background
Blue & Green Real Fire
Advanced Cement Techniques
Advanced Wood Techniques
Advanced Metal Techniques
Quick Fire with Spray guns
Stone Carving
Water Droplets

American Airbrush Association Presents: Vol 01
Basic Airbrush Techniques with Mickey Harris

Learn the basics of how to use your airbrush and the techniques of painting correctly. Mickey Harris takes you step by step thru what you need to know to get up and working quickly. This is an excellent guide for beginner airbrush users.

Learning Airbrush Techniques For Beginners
-Choosing An Airbrush
-How The Airbrush Works
-Beginner Exercizes (Control the ON and OFF of paint)
-distance & angle of the brush
-flare lines (otherwise known as dagger/flare/rat-tail strokes)
-consistant continual lines
-ladder (control the START and STOP of paint inside a defined area)
-shading techniques (Soft/Hard strokes)

This is a timeless tutorial which is an EXCELLENT video for beginners. If you are just learning the art of Airbrushing, DO NOT miss this one!

The Encyclopedia of Airbrush Tecniques by Michael Leek

A complete A-Z visual directory of airbrushing techniques and how to use them. Using step-by-step demonstrations and the work of a wide variety of professional artists, this book explores all the major methods of working. An initial techniques section shows how basic forms are built up – with guidance on casting shadows, masking, highlighting, ghosting, haloing and more. An inspirational gallery of original work is included with many ideas which will help improve skills and develop individual styles. This comprehensive, informative encyclopedia, is a valuable to addition to the artist’s bookshelf.

The first half of Michael E. Leek’s Encyclopedia of Airbrush Techniques is devoted to technique and real-world examples of how techniques are used. The second half illustrates themes of professional work, and how they exemplify various techniques and design concepts. To a total beginner, this book is filled with detailed steps and explanations, but does not qualify as a first how-to book. The examples and pictures describe brush technique well enough, but do little to enlighten how and where the masking is applied and removed. The photos range from simple to enticing, and are a good basis for practice ideas and experimenting with the airbrush.

To an intermediate airbrush artist, the techniques are a good example of method, and may help round out a repertoire of skills. Vivid selections of advanced professional airbrush work cry out for a more advanced book of technique combinations.



Kelby Training: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Design Effects

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 07:41 AM PDT

Kelby Training: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Design Effects | 727 MB

This course goes beyond Photoshop as a photography tool by teaching you to think differently about the way you approach your work. Whether you are a designer, photographer, or illustrator, there is something here for you. This DVD will cover some of the most eye-catching effects used in the digital arts today, and even a few things you—nor your clients—have ever seen before. This course is designed to give you the edge you need in this competitive market by teaching you how to bring together various elements for a resonating design aesthetic. You’ll learn how to extract and distill what you need from photographs or—depending on the situation and your design’s requirements—craft what you need from scratch.

Follow along with Corey as you learn how to design using:

* Stylized Light Effects
* Custom Brush Techniques
* The Ins-and-Outs of Masking
* Type Treatments and Effects
* And much, much more…

This course will give you the tools you need to jump to the forefront of the design community. By using these techniques as a springboard to further develop your style, you’re opening the doors of boundless opportunity. Then, when you’ve completed the course, you’re encouraged to go beyond what’s shown in the videos and experiment with what you’ve learned.




John Sadd – OpenEdge Development: Progress 4GL Handbook

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 07:40 AM PDT

John Sadd – OpenEdge Development: Progress 4GL Handbook
Progress Software Corporation | 2003 | ISBN: 092356201X | Pages: 832 | PDF | 5.37 MB

This book is a comprehensive tour of all the essential elements of the Progress 4GL. The Progress 4GL remains by far the most powerful and comprehensive language for developing serious business applications. Combined with the Progress RDBMS(tm) database and the other components of the Progress OpenEdge(tm) product family, the Progress 4GL can support you in building and deploying your applications in ways that are matched by no other environment today. By the time you complete this book, you will be competent to build thoroughly modern applications that take advantage of most of the language’s features. And you will use the language to build powerful business application logic, not just the toy demonstration windows you find in other language tutorials. Progress is not a toy. It’s a tool for serious developers who have serious business problems to solve.

This book is written for two different kinds of audiences. The first group consists of existing Progress developers who might have created applications in earlier releases of the product, when many of the more recent extensions to the language were not yet available. If you are already experienced in the 4GL, you will find some of the material, especially in the first couple of chapters, familiar. Feel free to skim through those sections quickly, but you should not skip even the first chapters altogether to avoid missing anything-there are changes and enhancements to the language at every level.

The second audience for this book consists of people completely new to Progress. For those of you in this second group, you should take the time to learn enough about the language to understand some of the many ways it can help you in your development work. You probably need to have a background in some other programming language to catch on to Progress quickly, because the material might come at you fast and furious. Despite its many extraordinary and unique features, the Progress 4GL is basically a procedural programming language with most of the same constructs common to almost all such languages.


CG Academy: Modelling Fundamentals 3

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 07:39 AM PDT

CG Academy: Modelling Fundamentals 3 | 2.3 GB

This DVD continues our look at the fundamentals of modelling in 3dsmax. Here we focus on 3dsmax's curve based modelling toolset, which is based on Bezier Splines. You'll be shown how to create Splines from scratch, or via the numerous built in templates. How to edit and combine those Splines into more complex forms. How to use the Extrude, Lathe and Loft Tools to create complex custom surfaces. We continue our series spanning go-cart modelling project. And we conclude with a quick look at Splines use in animation.

This DVD is aimed at a user who is new to modelling in 3dsmax. The DVD assumes the user has completed DVDs 1 and 2 in this series, or that they have the skills equivalent to those taught in those DVDs.


Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 – Das Handbuch

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 07:39 AM PDT

Thomas Joos, “Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 – Das Handbuch”
Microsoft Press Deutschland | 2009 | ISBN: 3866451261 | 1070 pages | PDF | 33,9 MB
Mit diesem Buch wird Administratoren und Beratern, die noch keine umfassenden Kenntnisse über die Funktionen von Small Business Server 2008 haben, eine Hilfestellung an die Hand gegeben, den Server zu installieren, zu verwalten und Fehler zu beheben. In den einzelnen Kapiteln erhalten Sie ausführliche Anleitungen, wie Sie Small Business Server 2008 im Unternehmen effizient einsetzen können, wobei nicht nur Vorgehensweisen beschrieben werden, sondern in den einzelnen Bereichen gezielt auf die technischen Hintergründe eingegangen wird. Small Business Server 2008 bietet für die Einrichtung und die Verwaltung zahlreiche Assistenten. Dennoch ist es unerlässlich, dass auch die technischen Grundlagen des Servers verstanden werden. Hier finden Sie die notwendigen Informationen, um Small Business Server 2008 zu beherrschen. Über 1000 Seiten verständliches, komprimiertes und praxisorientiertes Softwarewissen in seiner besten Form: Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Das Handbuch.


Massive Black – Character Ideation Tutorial – The Gunner

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 07:37 AM PDT

Massive Black – Character Ideation Tutorial – The Gunner | 346.8 MB

Trainer: Marko Djurdjevic


Total Training – Adobe InDesign CS4: Advanced

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 07:37 AM PDT

Total Training – Adobe InDesign CS4: Advanced | 1.9 GB

With Total Training for Adobe InDesign CS4: Advanced, you'll learn all the tricks the professionals know that can save you hours
of time in production. After watching this training, you will understand how to build advanced Paragraph Styles that include both Nested and Next styles. You'll learn everything from Master Pages to Object Styles, have a look at advanced features such as XML and Datamerge, plus discover numerous time saving InDesign workflow shortcuts along the way. This series is just what you need to take your InDesign skills one step further and get you well on your way to easily managing a multiple page document inside InDesign


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Kelby Training: Fantasy Portraits

Posted: 12 Jul 2009 07:36 AM PDT

Kelby Training: Fantasy Portraits | 643 MB

David Cuerdon shows off his process from start to finish. First, shooting a model, then adding fantasy elements using Photoshop.

Lesson 01 Introduction (2:34)
Lesson 02 The Model Shoot (7:50)
Lesson 03 Creating Backgrounds (9:03)
Lesson 04 Masking and Outlining (12:05)
Lesson 05 Creating a Feather (15:09)
Lesson 06 Creating the Feathered Wing, Part 1 (8:05)
Lesson 07 Creating the Feathered Wing, Part 2 (6:42)
Lesson 08 Adding Wings to the Subject (6:00)
Lesson 09 Vampire (5:27)
Lesson 10 Creating the Vampire (10:12)
Lesson 11 Vampire Background (8:04)
Lesson 12 Adding the Moon (8:53)
Lesson 13 Adding the Fangs (8:53)
Lesson 14 Detail in the Eyes (9:20)
Lesson 15 Creating a Fairy (13:59)
Lesson 16 Background and Foreground (6:06)
Lesson 17 Cropping and Shading (8:34)
Lesson 18 Color Adjustments to the Fairy Image (2:56)
Lesson 19 Adding Fairy Wings (5:29)
Lesson 20 Fairy Dust (10:21)
Lesson 21 Reflections (6:39)
Lesson 22 Creating the Fairy Wing (14:22)
Lesson 23 Fairies, Devils, and Vulcans: Creating a Pointy Ear (11:03)
Lesson 24 Conclusion (1:43)


Winstructor: Shell Scripting

Posted: 11 Jul 2009 08:04 PM PDT

Winstructor: Shell Scripting
Whether you call them Shell Scripts, Batch Files or just plain Scripts, Shell Scripts are here to stay. In this Series of Videos, we show you how to script. Whether you are just beginning or have been scripting for a while, you’re sure to find a lot of great information in this series.

This Product Contains These Videos:

Introduction to Shell Scripting
Duration: 8:09
In this video we introduce you to Shell Scripting. We prepare our environment so it makes it easy to have everything you need to write your shell scripts, right at your fingertips.

Basic Shell Scripting
Duration: 10:35
Here’s where we start. In this video we learn the fundamentals of how to write comments in your scripts and echo back text to the screen.

Environment Variables
Duration: 15:07
Environment variables are assigned values used by your computer, to identify things such as your computername, windows directory and more. Plus they’re also used by real scripters to produce real scripts. In this video we show you how to use them!

Duration: 10:05
Arguments are a great way of providing more flexibility and depth to your scripts as they allow user input. In this video, we show you how to win in arguments.

Duration: 13:48
In this video we introduce you to Loops. Loops are an important part of shell scripts as they allow you to execute a set of commands against multiple objects. You’ll be using Loops regularly, so be sure to watch this video!

Duration: 11:43
Whether we like it or not, we use Operators to perform our Arithmetic. As with our Loops, Operators are important as we use them to add, subtract, multiply, divide and more. You’ll learn them too…right here!

Duration: 24:18
Scripts are great, but sometimes you want to save a copy of its output. Sometimes, you don’t want to see any output at all. In this video we show you how to both suppress your scripts output, as well as show successes, failures and export to things like text and html.

The IF Statement
Duration: 10:01
In this video we take a look at using the IT Statement. The IF Statement allows you to evaluate conditions to see if they are true and then perform a task based on the results. For example, if our script is looking for a file to be present on our hard drive, then we can use the IF Statement to look for the file. If it is there, we can use the IF Statement to perform a task. If the file is not there, we can again use the IF Statement to do something else.