Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Computer Graphics & Design. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. Marijuana Grower's Handbook: Your Complete Guide for Medical and Personal Marijuana Cultivation
This book will change the way you grow. Marijuana Grower’s Handbook shows both beginners and advanced growers how to grow the biggest most resinous, potent buds! This book contains the latest knowledge, tools, and methods to grow great marijuana—indoors and out. Use the most efficient technology and save time, labor, and energy. Ed Rosenthal has been teaching people how to grow marijuana for more than 30 years. Let him help you cultivate bountiful buds and lots of them. With 500 pages of full-color photos and illustrations, the book delivers all the basics that a novice grower needs, as well as scientific research for the experienced gardener. All aspects of cultivation are covered, from the selection of varieties, setting up of the garden, and through each stage of plant growth all the way to harvesting. Readers can link to Ed's research for additional information, photos, and equipment updates. Full-color photographs throughout clarify instructions and show the stunning results possible with Ed's growing tips. "Marijuana may not be addictive, but growing it is." —Ed Rosenthal
- Author: Ed Rosenthal
- Publisher: Quick American Archives; Special edition (June 8, 2010)
- Genre: Business & Money, Economics
- ISBN: 978-0932551467
- Dimensions: 7 x 1.1 x 10.2 inches
2. Grokking Algorithms: An Illustrated Guide for Programmers and Other Curious People
Summary Grokking Algorithms is a fully illustrated, friendly guide that teaches you how to apply common algorithms to the practical problems you face every day as a programmer. You'll start with sorting and searching and, as you build up your skills in thinking algorithmically, you'll tackle more complex concerns such as data compression and artificial intelligence. Each carefully presented example includes helpful diagrams and fully annotated code samples in Python. Learning about algorithms doesn't have to be boring! Get a sneak peek at the fun, illustrated, and friendly examples you'll find in Grokking Algorithms on Manning Publications' YouTube channel. Continue your journey into the world of algorithms with Algorithms in Motion , a practical, hands-on video course available exclusively at Manning.com (www.manning.com/livevideo/algorithms-in-motion). Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology An algorithm is nothing more than a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem. The algorithms you'll use most often as a programmer have already been discovered, tested, and proven. If you want to understand them but refuse to slog through dense multipage proofs, this is the book for you. This fully illustrated and engaging guide makes it easy to learn how to use the most important algorithms effectively in your own programs. About the Book Grokking Algorithms is a friendly take on this core computer science topic. In it, you'll learn how to apply common algorithms to the practical programming problems you face every day. You'll start with tasks like sorting and searching. As you build up your skills, you'll tackle more complex problems like data compression and artificial intelligence. Each carefully presented example includes helpful diagrams and fully annotated code samples in Python. By the end of this book, you will have mastered widely applicable algorithms as well as how and when to use them. What's Inside Covers search, sort, and graph algorithms Over 400 pictures with detailed walkthroughs Performance trade-offs between algorithms Python-based code samples About the Reader This easy-to-read, picture-heavy introduction is suitable for self-taught programmers, engineers, or anyone who wants to brush up on algorithms. About the Author Aditya Bhargava is a Software Engineer with a dual background in Computer Science and Fine Arts. He blogs on programming at adit.io . Table of Contents Introduction to algorithms Selection sort Recursion Quicksort Hash tables Breadth-first search Dijkstra's algorithm Greedy algorithms Dynamic programming K-nearest neighbors.
- Author: Aditya Bhargava
- Publisher: Manning Publications; 1st edition (May 1, 2016)
- Genre: Computers & Technology, Computer Science
- ISBN: 978-1617292231
- Dimensions: 7.38 x 0.4 x 9.25 inches
3. Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Procreate: How to Create Art on an iPad®
Learn how to paint on your iPad like the professionals in Beginner’s Guide to Procreate, a comprehensive introduction to this industry-standard software. Accessible and versatile, Procreate is an ideal tool for anyone wanting to give digital painting a go. Step-by-step tutorials, quick tips, and inspiring artwork ensure you’ll have all you need to create stunning concept art quickly and easily.
- Author: 3dtotal Publishing
- Publisher: 3DTotal Publishing (April 28, 2020)
- Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
- ISBN: 978-1912843145
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.6 x 11 inches
4. Continuous Discovery Habits: Discover Products that Create Customer Value and Business Value
"If you haven't had the good fortune to be coached by a strong leader or product coach, this book can help fill that gap and set you on the path to success." - Marty Cagan How do you know that you are making a product or service that your customers want? How do you ensure that you are improving it over time? How do you guarantee that your team is creating value for your customers in a way that creates value for your business? In this book, you'll learn a structured and sustainable approach to continuous discovery that will help you answer each of these questions, giving you the confidence to act while also preparing you to be wrong. You'll learn to balance action with doubt so that you can get started without being blindsided by what you don't get right. If you want to discover products that customers love-that also deliver business results-this book is for you.
- Author: Teresa Torres
- Publisher: Product Talk LLC (April 14, 2021)
- Genre: Business & Money, Marketing & Sales
- ISBN: 978-1736633304
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.61 x 9 inches
5. Thinking with type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students
"Thinking with Type is to typography what Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time is to physics."— I Love Typography The best-selling Thinking with Type in a revised and expanded second edition: Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication. Ellen Lupton provides clear and focused guidance on how letters, words, and paragraphs should be aligned, spaced, ordered, and shaped. The book covers all typography essentials, from typefaces and type families, to kerning and tracking, to using a grid. Visual examples show how to be inventive within systems of typographic form, including what the rules are, and how to break them. This revised edition includes forty-eight pages of new content with the latest information on: • style sheets for print and the web • the use of ornaments and captions • lining and non-lining numerals • the use of small caps and enlarged capitals • mixing typefaces • font formats and font licensing Plus, new eye-opening demonstrations of basic typography design with letters, helpful exercises, and dozens of additional illustrations. Thinking with Type is the typography book for everyone: designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with words. If you love font and lettering books, Ellen Lupton's guide reveals the way typefaces are constructed and how to use them most effectively. Fans of Thinking with Type will love Ellen Lupton's new book Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers .
- Author: Ellen Lupton
- Publisher: PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS; 2nd edition (September 1, 2010)
- Genre: Arts & Photography, Decorative Arts & Design
- ISBN: 978-1568989693
- Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
6. Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter)
Since Don’t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject. Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t Make Me Think a classic–with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability. And it’s still short, profusely illustrated…and best of all–fun to read. If you’ve read it before, you’ll rediscover what made Don’t Make Me Think so essential to Web designers and developers around the world. If you’ve never read it, you’ll see why so many people have said it should be required reading for anyone working on Web sites. “After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book.” –Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards .
- Author: Steve Krug
- Publisher: New Riders; 3rd edition (December 24, 2013)
- Genre: Computers & Technology, Databases & Big Data
- ISBN: 978-0321965516
- Dimensions: 7.13 x 0.43 x 9.02 inches
7. The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives (Exponential Technology Series)
From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era. In their book Abundance , bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy. Then, in Bold , they chronicled the use of exponential technologies that allowed the emergence of powerful new entrepreneurs. Now the bestselling authors are back with The Future Is Faster Than You Think , a blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next ten years of rapid technological disruption. Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval and create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. In this gripping and insightful roadmap to our near future, Diamandis and Kotler investigate how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and society as a whole. What happens as AI, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today’s legacy industries? What will happen to the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet? Diamandis, a space-entrepreneur-turned-innovation-pioneer, and Kotler, bestselling author and peak performance expert, probe the science of technological convergence and how it will reinvent every part of our lives—transportation, retail, advertising, education, health, entertainment, food, and finance—taking humanity into uncharted territories and reimagining the world as we know it. As indispensable as it is gripping, The Future Is Faster Than You Think provides a prescient look at our impending future.
- Author: Peter H. Diamandis
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster (January 28, 2020)
- Genre: Business & Money, Industries
- ISBN: 978-1982109660
- Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
8. ABC Letter Tracing Practice Workbook for Kids: Learning To Write Alphabet, Numbers and Line Tracing. Handwriting Activity Book For Preschoolers, Kindergartens.
For more information about this book, visit our author profile on Amazon or our website www.coloringbookkim.com A handwriting practice book for kids. Simple, progressive writing instruction from easy, simple tasks, tracing lines to writing letters and numbers on their own. Prepare children for success in school with easy line tracing exercises. This handwriting exercise book includes: More than 150 pages of exercises: many engaging line-tracing tasks provide enough repetition, enough variety, to keep kids interested. Fun pictures that can be colored in. Step 1: Line Tracing : Start-Stop The adventure of writing begins with easy line drawing. Simple line tracing exercises from short strokes to increasingly longer strokes. Such exercises improve children's concentration and motor coordination. Step 2: Writing the alphabet from A to Z Trace lines on uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet. The letters have marked places to start writing, and arrows indicate the direction of movement. For easy association, each letter includes a picture. Step 3: Numbers 0 to 10 Trace lines on numbers 0 to 10. Numbers have markings where writing begins and arrows indicate direction of movement. For easy association, each number has an associated picture. Step 4: Writing Single Words : Alphabet A-Z Trace lines on previously learned words. Step 5: Writing single words: Numbers 0-10 Tracing lines on early learned numbers. Step 6: Writing Shape Names Trace lines on early learned shapes. Step 7: Writing the alphabet independently This time, let's already try writing independently. Step 8: Writing numbers from 0 to 10 independently This time let's already try writing numbers independently.. This handwriting workbook is the perfect workbook for learning how to write letters, numbers and words independently at home. It teaches, improves and reinforces learning to write. Develop and improve communication skills with simple exercises. Helps children begin learning to write letters of the alphabet and improve their handwriting. This workbook is designed for kids ages 3 and up. Specifications: Pages: 150+ Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
- Author: Coloring Book Kim
- Publisher: Independently published (May 18, 2021)
- Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
- ISBN: 979-8502681346
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.35 x 11 inches
9. Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2021 release)
The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop 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. Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2021 release) contains 15 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. 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 What you need to use this book: Adobe Photoshop (2021 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 Photoshop software.
- Author: Conrad Chavez
- Publisher: Adobe Press; 1st edition (December 23, 2020)
- Genre: Computers & Technology, Graphics & Design
- ISBN: 978-0136904731
- Dimensions: 7.35 x 1.15 x 9.05 inches
10. Happy Animals Coloring Book for Toddlers: 100 Funny Animals. Easy Coloring Pages For Preschool and Kindergarten. (Big Coloring Book, Kids Ages 1-4)
Check out our blog or author's profile on amazon and watch the video how to color this coloring book step by step. www.coloringbookkim.com 100 smiling animals from around the world in one coloring book. Adorable large pictures of animals easy to color for toddlers.In this coloring book you will find animals that live in the water, flying animals, that live in Africa, as well as forest animals and pets. Thick lines and straight images All images are large and easy to color. The lines are bold to make it easier for young children to paint. Playing and smiling All animals are happy and smiling, which has a positive effect on the child's well-being. As a result, it will give you many hours of great and relaxing coloring fun. Various animals 100 cute animals from all over the world in one coloring book. We have selected the most famous and liked animals, you will find here such animals as giraffe, lion, cat, butterfly, crocodile, snail, zebra, squirrel, tiger and many more. Science With this coloring book, kids will get to know different species of animals from all continents. Simple and at the same time great fun to color and meet animals. Why from the age of one This coloring book is intended for children from the age of one, because with this coloring book for toddlers, children primarily learn motor skills. By coloring large, simple drawings, toddler will learn to hold crayons and color. Plus learning about colors and different animals. A great gift This coloring book makes a great gift for children aged 1-4 years Specifications: age 1+ Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches 100 cute animals for coloring
- Author: Coloring Book Kim
- Publisher: Independently published (December 1, 2020)
- Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
- ISBN: 979-8574991794
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.23 x 11 inches