Digital Colour in Graphic Design [NOOK Book]

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Complete, practical guide to handling colour graphics on the desktop for Mac and PC - from the scanning, creation and manipulation of images to processing for different colour output devices. Keep this handy book on your desk to help you achieve more professional-looking ...
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Digital Colour in Graphic Design

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Overview

Complete, practical guide to handling colour graphics on the desktop for Mac and PC - from the scanning, creation and manipulation of images to processing for different colour output devices. Keep this handy book on your desk to help you achieve more professional-looking results in colour for a wide variety of tasks.




An accompanying CD-ROM allows you to view practical examples of colour techniques in graphic design on the screen, demonstrating the techniques described in the book.

The underlying principles of digital colour are explained in detail:

· colour models
· ways in which scanners, monitors and printers handle colour
· system calibration methods
· colour management processes
· colour processing features in software
· colour conversions

Practical examples of colour techniques in graphic design are illustrated using a variety of software applications: Photoshop, Fractal Painter, Ray Dream Studio, Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, Fractal Poser and Metatools Bryce. The examples are conducted through a series of workshops leading you through a variety of processes.

Ken Pender is a freelance designer. He was, for many years, a Manager with IBM, including four years as Manager of their European Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology Centre in Germany. He is also author of 'Digital Graphic Design' and 'Digital Video for the Desktop' for Focal Press.

Audience: Graphic designers/photo-illustrators, photographers working with digital images, dtp operators, multimedia designers, advertising and marketing personnel. Students on media/photography/art and design courses.

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A book/CD-ROM package on handling color graphics on the desktop, covering everything from scanning through color output devices. Part I explains underlying principles of digital color, with information on color models, color conversions, and ways in which scanners, monitors, and printers handle color. Part II illustrates practical color techniques using various software applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator. This section includes step-by-step directions and color examples. The CD-ROM contains images from the book. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136133251
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 34 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1 Digital Colour - The Theory and the Practice 1
1 Light, sight and colour 3
2 Working with digital colour 19
3 Colour output 57
Pt. 2 Workshop 79
4 Defying the paradigms 81
5 Virtual architecture and terrain 97
6 The portrait 115
7 Digital sculpture 131
8 The human figure 151
9 The bizarre and the macabre 167
10 Images from nature and science 181
11 Digital art 195
Summary 209
Bibliography 210
Glossary 211
The CD 213
Index 214
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