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Design Essentials provides exciting and innovative techniques for creating graphics with Photoshop and Illustrator. In the groundbreaking Essentials format, it presents professional-quality results in step-by-step format and helps the you develop the skills to achieve these results. Design Essentials explains vital procedures such as painterly images, dashed lines, 3-dimensional charts, and seamless patterns. Design Essentials opens up a world of design options for you to draw from. By combining the productivity of Adobe's most exciting design programs, you'll learn to use your tools together for maximum creativity.

A one-of-a-kind cookbook of classic design techniques using Photoshop, Illustrator, and other Adobe products. Concise two-page spreads allow users to access the information quickly, easily, and with step-by-step graphics and text. The original Design Essentials volume sold well over 100,000 copies in English, Japanese, and French.

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Here are the latest editions of two very good manuals. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Tells how to produce graphic and photographic effects using Adobe software programs--Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Does not set out to describe how to use the programs; instead, serves as a reference for artists familiar with the basic features of the Adobe programs and, perhaps, familiar with the conventional ways of producing and using particular effects. Discusses how to set up the computer to work efficiently and then how to create effects with lines and perspective, painting and blending, patterns and textures, and text. Also covers duotones, tritones, and quadtones, and printing and production. Many color illustrations. 12x9" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568300931
  • Publisher: Adobe Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Series: Professional Studio Techniques Series
  • Edition description: 2ND/RV&UPD
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 103
  • Product dimensions: 12.03 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Luanne Seymour Cohen is the former creative director at Adobe Systems and is the co-author of the previous two editions of Design Essentials and Imaging Essentials. She has been working in graphic design for the last 22 years and works closely with the engineers as an advisor during the development of Adobe's graphic software. A leading PhotoShop and Illustrator authority, Luanne makes even the most difficult techniques a breeze with her clear, personable writing style.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Sect. 1 Working Efficiently
Designing with production in mind 4
Setting up your system 4
Working efficiently in Adobe Illustrator 6
Working efficiently in Adobe Photoshop 7
Sect. 2 Lines and Perspective
Dashed line effects 10
Shapes with multiple outlines 12
Creating offset outlines 14
More line effects 16
Creating three-dimensional boxes 18
Creating a three-dimensional pie chart 20
Creating a three-dimensional bar chart 22
Shaded spherical objects 24
Perspective grids in Photoshop 26
Perspective grids in Illustrator 28
Sect. 3 Painting and Blending
Creating impressionist effects 32
More impressionist effects 34
Stippling 36
Cast shadows for objects 38
Color-tinted photographs 40
Generating smooth gradations 42
Sect. 4 Patterns and Textures
Constructing simple patterns 48
Using patterns to create textures 50
Custom textures 52
Making a seamless pattern 54
Using illustrator pattern tiles in Photoshop 56
Shading with lines 58
Embellishing three-dimensional graphics 60
Sect. 5 Text Effects
Glowing text 64
Shadowed text 66
Translucent shapes 68
Recessed text 70
Sect. 6 Special Effects
Filter combinations 74
Embossing 76
Posterizing photographs 78
Posterize-style illustrations 80
Creating a textured effect 82
Composite photographs 84
Sect. 7 Printing and Production
Color trapping and overprinting 88
Creating duotones, tritones, and quadtones 91
Bibliography 98
Index 101
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