The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit: A Project-Based Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6 & InDesign CS6 / Edition 6

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Overview

THE GRAPHIC DESIGNER'S DIGITAL TOOLKIT, 6th Edition not only introduces readers to the essential features of industry-standard software applications, but also gives them an understanding of how to integrate these programs into a seamless whole. Using a highly visual and project-based approach, this fully revised new edition examines Macintosh OS X Lion and Windows 7 operating systems, as well the "Big 3" digital design programs used in the graphics industry today: Adobe Illustrator CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS6, and Adobe InDesign CS6. After thoroughly examining the features of each application from the designer's perspective, the author then reveals in practical detail the traditional skills and technology necessary for effective design for print and Web media. Using online project files, readers are encouraged to practice what they have learned by tackling design projects throughout the text from concept to completion. Effectively merging theory with practice, THE GRAPHIC DESIGNER'S DIGITAL TOOLKIT, 6th Edition stresses the critical importance of integration in design while meeting design parameters and client expectations. For access to the online project files please refer to the directions in the preface of the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133602699
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/2/2012
  • Series: Adobe CS6 Series
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 410,727
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Allan Wood is an Assistant Professor in digital media, photography, and graphic design, teaching throughout New Hampshire at Great Bay Community College, Manchester Community College, University of New Hampshire, McIntosh College, and DeVry University (online). An award-winning teacher, he is also the Program Chair in Graphic Design and Professional Photography at McIntosh College, and the program's curriculum developer and instructional designer. A twenty-five-year industry veteran, Mr. Wood owns a professional graphic design business, and is a member of the New Hampshire Professional Photographer's Association and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. His images have appeared in national greeting cards, calendars, and catalogs, and on a variety of Websites. Mr. Wood holds a Master's degree in Instructional Design and Online Learning: Digital Media.

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Table of Contents

Preface. UNIT I: GETTING READY FOR PRODUCTION. 1. Welcome to the Land of OS. 2. Designing for the Client. UNIT II: DIGITAL IMAGE EDITING: ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS6. 3. Adjusting Images in Photoshop. 4. Working with Selections and Channels. 5. Using Layers. 6. Restoring and Coloring a Black and White Photograph. UNIT III: DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION: ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS6. 7. Creating Shapes with Illustrator. 8. Working with Brushes, Symbols, and Layers. 9. Precision with the Pen Tool. 10. integrating Photoshop and Illustrator Files for Web Use. UNIT IV: DIGITAL PUBLISHING: INDESIGN CS6. 11. InDesign Fundamentals. 12. Working with Multipage Documents. Appendix A: Completed Projects and Tutorials. Glossary. Index.

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