Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite (AIGA Design Press Series)

Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite (AIGA Design Press Series)

by xtine burrough
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321555988

ISBN-13: 2900321555983

Pub. Date: 12/30/2008

Publisher: New Riders

Fuses design fundamentals and software training into one cohesive book!


• The only book to teach classic design principles alongside basic digital tools of Adobe's Creative Suite, including the recently released Adobe CS4

• Addresses the growing trend of compressing design fundamentals and design software into the same

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Overview

Fuses design fundamentals and software training into one cohesive book!


• The only book to teach classic design principles alongside basic digital tools of Adobe's Creative Suite, including the recently released Adobe CS4

• Addresses the growing trend of compressing design fundamentals and design software into the same course in universities and design trade schools.
• Lessons are timed to be used in 50-minute class sessions. Whether a student is in a formal classroom setting or learns informally from a book, all students of digital design and production must learn the basic principles of design and how to implement them using current software. Far too often design is left out of books that illuminate software for the trade and academic markets. The design examples presented in most software books are repetitive afterthoughts. Consequently, the design software training exercise is a lost opportunity where, instead, design could be taught by practice. Digital Foundations will reinvigorate the software demo by integrating formal exercises of the Bauhaus "basic course" into tutorials that focus on core software methodologies. For example, many software books highlight the basic use of the Color Picker (a tool that is accessible from PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign), but none of these books explains the theory that outlines how colors are made in the analog world and how this translates into the digital tool, the Color Picker. Such an explanation is valuable to students, and the utilization of several exercises from Josef Albers' Color Theory course provides a method of learning how to use Adobe Illustrator's Rectangle Tool,Selection Tool, and the Color Picker and Palette. This knowledge crystalizes students' understanding of how to design with software.

Digital Foundations is an AIGA Design Press book, published under Peachpit's New Riders imprint in partnership with AIGA. AIGA has endorsed this book as the first in its design education initiative--reinforcing the book's credibility among educators and students

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900321555983
Publisher:
New Riders
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Series:
AIGA Design Press Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Metaphor of Using Graphics Applications

Chapter 2: Searching and Sampling - Becoming an Expert Web User

Illustrator

Chapter 3: Color Theory and Basic Shapes

Chapter 4: Using the Grid

Chapter 5: Symmetry

Chapter 6: Flat Graphics and Line Art

PhotoShop

Chapter 7: Scanning and Digital Cameras

Chapter 8: Tonal Scale

Chapter 9: Layering and Collage

Chapter 10: Typography

Chapter 11: Getting It Out: Digital Output for web

Chapter 12: Non-Destructive Editing

InDesign

Chapter 13: Creating Unity within a System

Chapter 14: Creating Tension within a System

Dreamweaver

Chapter 15: Hello World

Chapter 16: Files and Servers

Chapter 17: Hyperlinks

Flash

Chapter 18: Elements of Motion

Chapter 19: Pacing

Chapter 20: Commanding the Timeline: ActionScript

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