Digital Media: An Introduction / Edition 1

Digital Media: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Richard L. Lewis, James Luciana, James Luciana
     
 

ISBN-10: 013087390X

ISBN-13: 9780130873903

Pub. Date: 06/01/2004

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This clearly written book introduces readers to the new and exciting field of digital media, providing solid and useful information for those just beginning their exploration and those expanding their knowledge. It explains each of the new media, along with its history and connection to the worlds of art and design. Essential key concepts and techniques for…  See more details below

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This clearly written book introduces readers to the new and exciting field of digital media, providing solid and useful information for those just beginning their exploration and those expanding their knowledge. It explains each of the new media, along with its history and connection to the worlds of art and design. Essential key concepts and techniques for image-editing, digital illustration and painting, 2-D and 3-D animation, digital layout, and web design are covered. Among its features is an analysis of the computer and its peripherals to explain the different elements of a digital media studio with clearly defined terms that do not require a technical background. Boxed information discuss digital media's significant leaders and founders, trend-setting digital artists and designers, and useful technical information. The authors' goal has been to write a book that captures the energy and enthusiasm that artists and designers, both young and old, feel as they explore digital media.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130873903
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The artist and the computer2
Ch. 2The history of computers : from calculators to multimedia16
Ch. 3Inside the box : the computer41
Ch. 4Outside the box : hard and soft copy67
Ch. 5The pioneers of digital art90
Ch. 6Digital layout and design115
Ch. 7Image editing145
Ch. 8Digital painting177
Ch. 9Vector drawing and illustration191
Ch. 102-D animation : up and running207
Ch. 113-D modeling and animation229
Ch. 12The Internet and the World Wide Web : a brief history253
Ch. 13Designing for the Web : tools and technologies273
Ch. 14The digital studio : artist portfolios306

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