The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit / Edition 3

The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit / Edition 3

by Allan Wood
     
 

ISBN-10: 1428359850

ISBN-13: 9781428359857

Pub. Date: 01/23/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Being a successful graphic designer today requires more than knowing the essential features of industry-standard software applications. It also requires an understanding of how to integrate these programs into a seamless whole while producing work that conforms to design principles-and client expectations. This fully revised edition of The Graphic Designer's…  See more details below

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Being a successful graphic designer today requires more than knowing the essential features of industry-standard software applications. It also requires an understanding of how to integrate these programs into a seamless whole while producing work that conforms to design principles-and client expectations. This fully revised edition of The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the "Big 4" digital design programs used in industry today-Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and QuarkXPress. The book examines the essential features of each, then reveals in practical detail skills and technology into effective design for print and Web media. This project based book features a highly visual introduction to the essential tools and functions of each application from the perspective of the working designer. Readers are then given the opportunity to put what they learn to work by tackling design projects from concept to completion, with assignments drawn from the everyday world of professional graphic designers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781428359857
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/23/2008
Series:
Adobe Creative Suite Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Preface
Unit IGetting Ready for Production1
Ch. 1Welcome to the Land of OS3
Ch. 2Designing for the Client43
Unit IIDigital Image Editing: Adobe Photoshop CS73
Ch. 3Adjusting Images in Photoshop75
Ch. 4Working with Selections109
Ch. 5Using Layers131
Ch. 6Restoring and Retouching Photographs167
Unit IIIDigital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator CS207
Ch. 7Creating Shapes with Illustrator209
Ch. 8Working with Brushes, Symbols, and Layers239
Ch. 9Precision with the Pen Tool281
Ch. 10Integrating Photoshop and Illustrator Files for Web Use315
Unit IVDigital Publishing: QuarkXPress 6365
Ch. 11QuarkXPress Fundamentals367
Ch. 12Packaging and Publishing Your Project415
Glossary463
Index473

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