Best Practice: The Pros on Adobe Photoshop inspires readers to explore the creative process and technical skill behind the work of leading contemporary digital artists. Highlighting skillful digital designers, Best Practice features interviews with the artists and deconstructs individual pieces of their work into how-to steps that readers can experiment with. Full of industry advice and hot techniques, this richly visual four-color book reinforces the key design and illustration principles that every designer needs to know. Best Practice includes an initial review chapter to bring readers up to speed with Photoshop fundamentals to ensure their success with the chapters that follow.
Toni Toland is an accomplished designer, artist, writer, and educator whose teaching expertise focuses on digital prepress and interactive design. A full-time faculty member in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University since 1981, she has also served in such administrative roles as chair of the Department of Visual Communication, director of the School of Art + Design, and program coordinator for Advertising Design. She has taught and developed curriculum for campus-based and online classes on print and interactive design at Syracuse and Westwood College Online. In addition, her career includes creative positions with design studios, advertising agencies, and TOWN & COUNTRY magazine. She earned design awards from ADVERTISING AGE and the Society for Publication Designers, among others. She is the author of BEST PRACTICE, THE PROS ON ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR and BEST PRACTICE, THE PROS ON ADOBE PHOTOSHOP, and she has served as technical editor for several others. She holds both BFA and MFA degrees in design. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, sailing, and cooking.
Basic Ingredients. Ray Vella. Cora Lynn Deibler. Karen Ahlschlager. Dave Devries. Mike Carter. Joanie Schwarz. Chris Spollen. Charlie Hill. Lane Dupont. Steve Grey. Roger Demuth. Preparing Files for Layout and Print.