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Storytelling with Data: Let's Practice!
by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

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English

Pages

428

Publication Date

October 09, 2019

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<p><b>Influence action through data!</b></p> <p>This is not a book. It is a one-of-a-kind immersive learning experience through which you can become鈥攐r teach others to be鈥攁 powerful data storyteller.</p> <p><i>Let鈥檚 practice! </i>helps you build confidence and credibility to create graphs and visualizations that make sense and weave them into action-inspiring stories. Expanding upon best seller <i>storytelling with data</i>鈥檚 foundational lessons, <i>Let鈥檚 practice! </i>delivers fresh content, a plethora of new examples, and over 100 hands-on exercises. Author and data storytelling maven Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic guides you along the path to hone core skills and become a well-practiced data communicator. Each chapter includes:</p> <p>鈼?<b>Practice with Cole:</b> exercises based on real-world examples first posed for you to consider and solve, followed by detailed step-by-step illustration and explanation</p> <p>鈼?<b>Practice on your own:</b> thought-provoking questions and even more exercises to be assigned or worked through individually, without prescribed solutions</p> <p>鈼?<b>Practice at work:</b> practical guidance and hands-on exercises for applying <i>storytelling with data </i>lessons on the job, including instruction on when and how to solicit useful feedback and refine for greater impact</p> <p>The lessons and exercises found within this comprehensive guide will empower you to master鈥攐r develop in others鈥攄ata storytelling skills and transition your work from acceptable to exceptional. By investing in these skills for ourselves and our teams, we can all tell inspiring and influential data stories!</p>
The Brand Gap: Revised Edition (AIGA Design Press)
by Marty Neumeier

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

August 04, 2005

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THE BRAND GAP is the first book to present a unified theory of brand-building.聽 Whereas most books on branding are weighted toward either a strategic or creative approach, this book shows how both ways of thinking can unite to produce a 鈥渃harismatic brand鈥濃€攁 brand that customers feel is essential to their lives. In an entertaining two-hour read you鈥檒l learn:<br /> <br />鈥?the new definition of brand<br />鈥?the five essential disciplines of brand-building<br />鈥?how branding is changing the dynamics of competition<br />鈥?the three most powerful questions to ask about any brand<br />鈥?why collaboration is the key to brand-building<br />鈥?how design determines a customer鈥檚 experience<br />鈥?how to test brand concepts quickly and cheaply<br />鈥?the importance of managing brands from the inside<br />鈥?220-word brand glossary<br /> <br />From the back cover:<br />Not since McLuhan鈥檚 THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE has a book compressed so many ideas into so few pages. Using the visual language of the boardroom, Neumeier presents the first unified theory of branding鈥攁 set of five disciplines to help companies bridge the gap between brand strategy and customer experience. Those with a grasp of branding will be inspired by the new perspectives they find here, and those who would like to understand it better will suddenly 鈥済et it.鈥?This deceptively simple book offers everyone in the company access to 鈥渢he most powerful business tool since the spreadsheet.鈥?lt;br />
SQL Queries for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulati...
by John L. Viescas

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English

Pages

960

Publication Date

January 31, 2018

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<b>The #1 Easy, Common-Sense Guide to SQL Queries鈥擴pdated with More Advanced Techniques and Solutions</b> <br /> <br /> <i>Foreword by Keith W. Hare, Vice Chair, USA SQL Standards Committee</i> <br /> <br /> <b>SQL Queries for Mere Mortals</b> has earned worldwide praise as the clearest, simplest tutorial on writing effective queries with the latest SQL standards and database applications. Now, author John L. Viescas has updated this hands-on classic with even more advanced and valuable techniques.<br /> <br />Step by step, Viescas guides you through creating reliable queries for virtually any current SQL-based database. He demystifies all aspects of SQL query writing, from simple data selection and filtering to joining multiple tables and modifying sets of data.<br /> <br />Building on the basics, Viescas shows how to solve challenging real-world problems, including applying multiple complex conditions on one table, performing sophisticated logical evaluations, and using unlinked tables to think 鈥渙utside the box.鈥?lt;br /> <br />In two brand-new chapters, you learn how to perform complex calculations on groups for sophisticated reporting, and how to partition data into windows for more flexible aggregation.<br /> <br />Practice all you want with downloadable sample databases for today鈥檚 versions of Microsoft Office Access, Microsoft SQL Server, and the open source MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. Whether you鈥檙e a DBA, developer, user, or student, there鈥檚 no better way to master SQL.<br /> <br />Coverage includes:<br /> <ul> <li>Getting started: understanding what relational databases are, and ensuring that your database structures are sound</li> <li>SQL basics: using SELECT statements, creating expressions, sorting information with ORDER BY, and filtering data using WHERE</li> <li>Summarizing and grouping data with GROUP BY and HAVING clauses</li> <li>Drawing data from multiple tables: using INNER JOIN, OUTER JOIN, and UNION operators, and working with subqueries</li> <li>Modifying data sets with UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE statements</li> <li>Advanced queries: complex NOT and AND, conditions, if-then-else using CASE, unlinked tables, driver tables, and more</li> <li>NEW! Using advanced GROUP BY keywords to create subtotals, roll-ups, and more</li> <li>NEW! Applying window functions to answer more sophisticated questions, and gain deeper insight into your data</li> </ul> <b>Software-Independent Approach!</b> <br />If you work with database software such as Access, MS SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, MySQL, Ingres, or any other SQL-based program, this book could save you hours of time and aggravation鈥攂efore you write a single query!<br />
ZAG: The #1 Strategy of High-Performance Brands (One-Off)
by Marty Neumeier

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

September 20, 2006

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"When everybody zigs, zag," says Marty Neumeier in this fresh view of brand strategy. ZAG follows the ultra-clear "whiteboard overview" style of the author鈥檚 first book, THE BRAND GAP, but drills deeper into the question of how brands can harness the power of differentiation. The author argues that in an extremely cluttered marketplace, traditional differentiation is no longer enough鈥攖oday companies need 鈥渞adical differentiation鈥?to create lasting value for their shareholders and customers. In an entertaining 3-hour read you鈥檒l learn:<br /> <br />- why me-too brands are doomed to fail<br />- how to "read" customer feedback on new products and messages<br />- the 17 steps for designing 鈥渄ifference鈥?into your brand<br />- how to turn your brand鈥檚 鈥渙nliness鈥?into a 鈥渢rueline鈥?to drive synergy<br />- the secrets of naming products, services, and companies<br />- the four deadly dangers faced by brand portfolios<br />- how to 鈥渟tretch鈥?your brand without breaking it<br />- how to succeed at all three stages of the competition cycle<br /> <br />From the back cover:<br />In an age of me-too products and instant communications, keeping up with the competition is no longer a winning strategy. Today you have to out-position, out-maneuver, and out-design the competition. The new rule? When everybody zigs, zag. In his first book, THE BRAND GAP, Neumeier showed companies how to bridge the distance between business strategy and design. In ZAG, he illustrates the number-one strategy of high-performance brands鈥攔adical differentiation.<br /> <br /> <i>ZAG </i>is an AIGA Design Press book, published under Peachpit's New Riders imprint in partnership with AIGA. For a quick peek inside ZAG, go to www.zagbook.com.<br />
Burn Your Portfolio: Stuff they don't teach you in design school,...
by Michael Janda

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English

Pages

396

Publication Date

May 27, 2013

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<p>It takes more than just a design school education and a killer portfolio to succeed in a creative career. Burn Your Portfolio teaches the real-world practices, professional do's and don'ts, and unwritten rules of business that most designers, photographers, web designers, copy writers, programmers, and architects only learn after putting in years of experience on the job.<br /> <br />Michael Janda, owner of the Utah-based design firm Riser, uses humor to dispense nugget after nugget of hard-won advice collected over the last decade from the personal successes and failures he has faced running his own agency. In this surprisingly funny, but incredibly practical advice guide, Janda's advice on teamwork and collaboration, relationship building, managing clients, bidding work, production processes, and more will resonate with creative professionals of all stripes. <br /> </p>
How Do I Do That in Photoshop?: The Quickest Ways to Do the Thing...
by Scott Kelby

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

June 10, 2016

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<br />Scott Kelby, the world鈥檚 #1 best-selling photography technique books author, is here with an entirely new concept in Photoshop books鈥攐ne that鈥檚 designed from the ground up to get you straight to whatever it is you need to do in Photoshop right now, get your answer fast, and get you back to editing your images in Photoshop.</br><br />Thanks to Adobe鈥檚 incredibly popular Creative Cloud Photography plan, which includes Photoshop and Lightroom, photographers are extending the depth and power of Lightroom by jumping over to Photoshop to do all those things Lightroom just can鈥檛 do (or Lightroom can do, but in Photoshop, it鈥檚 faster and easier, or the results are just better). Because Photoshop has so much power and depth, sometimes the things you need are鈥ell鈥inda hidden or not really obvious. There will be a lot of times when you need to get something done in Photoshop, and you know Photoshop can do it (because Photoshop can do just about anything), but you have no idea where Adobe hid that feature, or what the 鈥渟ecret handshake鈥?is to do that thing you need now so you can get back to working on your images. That鈥檚 why this book was created: to quickly get you to the technique, the shortcut, the setting, or exactly the right thing you need to do right now.</br><br />Here鈥檚 how it works: When you need to know how to do a particular thing, you turn to the chapter where it would be found (Layers, Printing, Fixing Problems, Special Effects, etc.), find the thing you need to do (it鈥檚 easy, each page covers just one single topic), and Scott tells you exactly how to do it just like he was sitting there beside you, using the same casual style as if he were telling a friend. That way, you get back to editing your images fast.</br><br />This isn鈥檛 a book of theory, full of confusing jargon and detailed multi-step concepts. This is a book on which button to click, which setting to use, and exactly how and when to use it, so you鈥檙e never 鈥渟tuck鈥?in Photoshop again. This will be your 鈥済o to鈥?book that sits within reach any time you鈥檙e working in Photoshop, and you are going to love having this type of help right at your fingertips.</br><br />TABLE OF CONTENTS</br><ul>Chapter 1: How to Get Around Like a Pro</ul><ul>Chapter 2: How to Use Photoshop鈥檚 Tools</ul><ul>Chapter 3: How to Use Camera Raw Like a Boss</ul><ul>Chapter 4: How to Use Camera Raw鈥檚 Adjustment Brush</ul><ul>Chapter 5: How to Crop, Resize & Stuff Like That</ul><ul>Chapter 6: How to Work with Layers</ul><ul>Chapter 7: How to Adjust Your Images</ul><ul>Chapter 8: How to Fix Problems</ul><ul>Chapter 9: How to Make Beautiful Prints</ul><ul>Chapter 10: How to Edit Video</ul><ul>Chapter 11: How to Do the Most Popular Special Effects</ul><ul>Chapter 12: How to Sharpen Your Images</ul><ul>Chapter 13: Other Stuff You鈥檒l Want to Know</ul>
The Content Strategy Toolkit: Methods, Guidelines, and Templates ...
by Meghan Casey

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English

Pages

262

Publication Date

June 06, 2015

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In this essential guide, Meghan Casey outlines a step-by-step approach for doing content strategy, from planning and creating your content to delivering and managing it. Armed with this book, you can confidently tackle difficult activities like telling your boss or client what鈥檚 wrong with their content, getting the budget to do content work, and aligning stakeholders on a common vision. Reading <i>The Content Strategy Toolkit</i> is like having your own personal consulting firm on retainer with a complete array of tools and tips for every challenge you鈥檒l face.聽 <br /> In this practical and relevant guide, you鈥檒l learn how to:聽 <ul> <li>Identify problems with your content and persuade your bosses it鈥檚 worth the time and resources to do it right聽</li> <li>Make sense of your business environment and understand your audience聽</li> <li>Get stakeholders aligned on business goals and user needs聽</li> <li>Set your content strategy and decide how to measure success聽</li> <li>Create, maintain, and govern on-strategy content聽</li> </ul> <br /> You鈥檒l learn to control your content鈥攁nd not have it control you.聽
Learn Clip Studio Paint: Create impressive comics and Manga art i...
by Liz Staley

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

December 20, 2018

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<p><b>Take your comics and illustrations to the next level using powerful art tools in Clip Studio Paint 1.8</b></p><h4>Key Features</h4><ul><li>Overcome 'interface overwhelm' with a practical breakdown of the Clip Studio Interface</li><li>Explore Clip Studio Paint, its tools and the various concepts for designing comics</li><li>Streamline your workflow and increase your efficiency using Clip Studio's features</li></ul><h4>Book Description</h4><p>Clip Studio Paint, previously known as Manga Studio, is used by over four million illustrators and comic creators around the world. The book will help you get started with this software, right from installation and understanding system requirements, all the way through to exporting your work for print or the web. You will learn how to create new documents and customize tools to fit your working style, before using ruler tools to make anything from straight lines to intricate backgrounds. In addition to this, you will gain insights into adding 3D elements, along with creating comic panels using the specialized panel tools. In the next few chapters, you'll focus on implementing text and word balloons and creating sound effects to make your comics more interactive. The book will even help you to use screentones and materials. Toward the concluding chapters, you'll pick up on how to easily flat and color your comics using reference layers, and bring your drawings to life with animation features.</p><p>By the end of this book, you will have the skills you need to navigate the Clip Studio Interface and program preferences, customize various tools, and create your own black and white or color illustrations and comics from start to finish.</p><h4>What you will learn</h4><ul><li>Understand the differences between Clip Studio Paint Pro and EX</li><li>Discover how to navigate and customize the user interface</li><li>Create custom tools that fit your unique style of illustration</li><li>Use ruler tools to create intricate perspective shots and complex symmetry</li><li>Learn how to create lettering and word balloons to bring your comic stories to life</li><li>Explore the process of digital art creation, from pencils to inks and even color</li><li>Learn to use 3D elements in your work</li><li>Get to grips with the animation tools available in Clip Studio Paint</li></ul><h4>Who this book is for</h4><p>If you are just starting out as a digital artist or are switching to Clip Studio from a different graphics software package, this book is for you. Those with no knowledge of digital art or intermediate-level users looking to explore the unique features of Clip Studio Paint will also find this book useful.</p><h4>Table of Contents</h4><ol><li>Installing Clip Studio Paint, Recommended Systems, and Interface Basics</li><li>Preferences, Shortcuts, and Other Commands</li><li>Clip Studio Paint Brushes: an Introduction</li><li>Pencilling: Layer Properties</li><li>Erasers, Selections, and the Subview Palette</li><li>All About Rulers</li><li>Using 3D Figures and Objects</li><li>Vector Layers and the Material Palette</li><li>Using Text and Balloon Tools</li><li>Creating Sound Effects</li><li>Making Layer Masks and Screentones</li><li>Making Comic Panels</li><li>Auto Actions and Your Workflow</li><li>Inking Tools</li><li>Inking Special Effects</li><li>Color Palettes</li><li>Using CSP to Color Your Comics</li><li>Exporting and Printing your Comic</li><li>What is the Clip Studio App And Getting Animated</li></ol>
Photoshop for Lightroom Users: Photoshop for Lightroom Us_p2 (Voi...
by Scott Kelby

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

December 10, 2018

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<p>Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is truly an awesome program, and the primary editing tool for so many photographers today. But, at some point, you realize that there are things you need to do to your images that Lightroom just can鈥檛 do. It could be anything from pro-level portrait retouching, to blending two or more images together, to incredible special effects, to removing distracting things in your image, to adding beautiful type to your images, and, well鈥here are just lots of incredible things you could do鈥f you just knew Photoshop.</p> <p>聽</p> <p>Adobe Photoshop is鈥ell鈥t鈥檚 Photoshop鈥攖his huge, amazing, Swiss Army knife of a program with 70+ tools, and more than a hundred filters. So, compared to Lightroom it seems really complicated, and it could be, but you鈥檝e got a secret weapon: Scott Kelby. He鈥檚 the same guy who wrote the world鈥檚 #1 best-selling book on Lightroom, he鈥檚 Editor and Publisher of <i>Photoshop User</i> magazine and <i>Lightroom Magazine</i>, and he鈥檚 here to teach you just the most important, most useful parts of Photoshop鈥攋ust the stuff that Lightroom can鈥檛 already do. Once you learn these techniques (all covered in this short, quick, easy-to-use, plain-English guide), it opens a whole new world of productivity and creativity.聽</p> <p>聽</p> <p>Here鈥檚 what you鈥檒l learn:</p> <ul> <li>Scott tells you flat-out which tools to use, which techniques work best, which ones to avoid, and why. You only really need about 20% of what Photoshop can do, and that 20% is all covered right in this book.</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>The most important layer techniques, and learning layers is like being handed the keys to the candy store鈥攖his is where the fun begins, and you鈥檒l be amazed at what you鈥檒l be able to do, so quickly and easily.聽</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Scott鈥檚 favorite (and most useful) portrait retouching techniques; his favorite special effects for landscape, travel, and people photos; plus which filters are awesome (and which ones waste your time).聽</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Also, you鈥檒l learn how to mask hair and create super-realistic composites (you鈥檒l be amazed when you learn how easy this is), plus how to take advantage of all the latest Photoshop technology, how to leverage the latest features (so you鈥檙e doing things the easy way), and a bunch of today鈥檚 most popular techniques (the same commercial looks you鈥檙e seeing in hot demand), so you鈥檒l be using Photoshop like a shark in no time.聽</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>If you鈥檝e been saying to yourself, 鈥淵a know, I really should learn Photoshop,鈥?you鈥檙e holding the absolute best book to get you there, coming from the guy who literally wrote the book on Lightroom. He knows how to help you make the most of using these two powerful tools together to take your images (and your fun) to the next level. You are going to love being a Photoshop shark!聽</p>
Vector Basic Training: A Systematic Creative Process for Building...
by Von Glitschka

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

September 21, 2015

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<p>Attention, designers, it鈥檚 time to get serious about your creative process. For too long you鈥檝e allowed yourself to go soft, relying on your software to do all of your creative work at the expense of your craftsmanship. This book will NOT show you how to use every tool and feature in Adobe Illustrator. This book WILL, however, teach you the importance of drawing out your ideas, analyzing the shapes, and then methodically building them precisely in vector form using the techniques explained in this book.</p> <p> <br />In <i>Vector Basic Training, Second Edition </i>acclaimed illustrative designer Von Glitschka takes you through his systematic process for creating the kind of precise vector graphics that separate the pros from the mere toolers. Along the way, he鈥檒l whip your drawing skills into shape and show you how to create elegant curves and precise anchor points for your designs. In addition to new illustrative examples throughout the book, this edition includes an all-new chapter on how to apply color and detail to your illustrations using tried-and-true methods that you鈥檒l use over and over again. You鈥檒l also get access to over seven hours of all-new HD video tutorials and source files so you can follow along with Von as he walks you through his entire process.<br /> </p> <p>Whether you鈥檙e creating illustrations in Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer, CorelDRAW, or even Inkscape, you鈥檒l be able to use Von鈥檚 techniques to establish a successful creative process for crafting consistently precise illustrations every single time you pick you up your pen, stylus, or mouse.</p> <p> <br />In <i>Vector Basic Training, Second Edition</i>, you鈥檒l learn:</p> <ul> <li> The tools and shortcuts that make up a design pro鈥檚 creative arsenal </li> <li> How to use 鈥淭he Clockwork Method鈥?to create accurate curves every time </li> <li> When and where to set just the right number of anchor points for any design </li> <li> How to build shapes quickly using basic Illustrator tools and plug-ins </li> <li> Techniques for art directing yourself to get the results you desire </li> <li> Fundamental methods for applying color and detail to your illustrations </li> </ul>

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