Mediapedia: Creative Tools and Techniques for Camera, Computer, and Beyond [NOOK Book]

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Mediapedia is the first comprehensive but nontechnical handbook to show you how to harness the full creative power of the equipment you already own. It is the ultimate desktop resource, providing all the tools, instruction, and inspiration you need to get the most out of photos, fonts, Photoshop, PowerPoint, and illustration programs.
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Mediapedia: Creative Tools and Techniques for Camera, Computer, and Beyond

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Overview

Mediapedia is the first comprehensive but nontechnical handbook to show you how to harness the full creative power of the equipment you already own. It is the ultimate desktop resource, providing all the tools, instruction, and inspiration you need to get the most out of photos, fonts, Photoshop, PowerPoint, and illustration programs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599217208
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 11/18/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Kit Laybourne teaches media design at The New School in New York City. He is an accomplished animator, producer, media executive, and author. His down-to-earth but comprehensive guide, The Animation Book, has sold more than 75,000 copies in multiple editions from Three Rivers Press. Kit lives in New York City.

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Introduction

Creativity and Computers

 

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Table of Contents

Mediapedia: Table of Contents

 

Introduction

CREATIVITY & COMPUTER

 

Part I

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE

 

Chapter 1: Digital Photography

 

the camera

kinds of photography

pixels

light

point of view

lens choice

exposure

framing

composition

focus & depth of field

blur

color vs. b&w

lighting set-ups

apps & file formats

playing around: Portraiture

 

Chapter 2:  Image Editing

 

photoshopping as a verb

compositing images

resolution & resizing

selecting parts of pictures

global manipulations

color & brightness

layers

edge treatments

cloning, blending & transforming

 filters

compression

apps & file formats

playing around: Photoshop Make-Overs

 

 

Part II

THE PAGE

 

Chapter 3: Type & Layout

 

text 

letters

typography

structure

composition

layout

apps & file formats

playing around: A Garish Screen Saver

 

 

Chapter 4: Illustration

 

bitmaps vs vector

kinds of illustration

drawing conventions

inputting

vector-based illustration 

anchors, handles, paths & strokes

 when to use pen, pencil or brush

tracing with Illustrator

fills

scaling & manipulations

special effects

type & text

apps & file formats

playing around: Alter Ego Avatars

 

 

Part III

SHARING YOUR WORK

 

Chapter 5: Slide Shows

 

kinds of slide shows

screen structure

timing

in-frame movement

transitions

screen graphics

audio

apps & file formats

playing around: A Park in 4 modes

 

Chapter 6: Display & Distribution

 

desktop printing

outside the home services

online storge, display & publishing

websites, networks, wikis & blogs

CD’s, CD-ROM’s & DVD’s

two protocols that save tears

apps & file formats

playing around: Time Capsule

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7: Project Idea

 

Rogues Gallery

Design-a-Font 

Gone But Not Forgotten

Binding Relationships

Pattern in Space 

Landscape Tweaks

Blogging

Collaborative Cookbook

Comix Webisodes 

Digital Storytelling 

 

Index

 

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