Vector Basic Training: A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork: Enhanced Edition

Vector Basic Training: A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork: Enhanced Edition

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by Von Glitschka
     
 

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This enhanced e-book combines video and text to create a learning experience that is engaging, informative and fun. In addition to the full text of Vector Basic Training, you’ll find high-quality video training that brings the topics to life through friendly visual instruction from experts and industry professionals.

Listen up, designers, and wipe those

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This enhanced e-book combines video and text to create a learning experience that is engaging, informative and fun. In addition to the full text of Vector Basic Training, you’ll find high-quality video training that brings the topics to life through friendly visual instruction from experts and industry professionals.

Listen up, designers, and wipe those grins off your faces! It’s time to get serious about your design work. For too long you’ve allowed yourself to slack off, relying on your software to do all of your creative work for you. This book will NOT show you how to use every tool and feature in Adobe Illustrator. This book WILL, however, teach you the importance of drawing out your ideas, analyzing the shapes, and then methodically building them precisely in vector form using the techniques explained in this book.

In Vector Basic Training, acclaimed illustrative designer Von Glitschka takes you through his systematic process for creating the kind of precise vector graphics that separate the pros from the mere toolers. Along the way, he’ll whip your drawing skills into shape and show you how to create elegant curves and precise anchor points for your designs. The book and accompanying video tutorials will get you ready for active creative duty in zero hundred hours or less.

In Vector Basic Training, you’ll learn:

  • ¿The tools, plugins, and shortcuts that make up a design pro’s creative armament
  • How to use “The Clockwork Method” to create accurate curves every time
  • When and where to set just the right number of anchor points for any design
  • How to build shapes quickly using familiar Illustrator tools
  • Techniques for art directing yourself so that your work gets the response you desire
  • Why symmetry is your friend and how to use it effectively in your designs

Von Glitschka reports for duty in over 4 hours’ worth of video tutorials that walk you through all the techniques explained in the book. Art files you can use to follow along with the book’s samples are downloadable separately (see last page of your eBook for download instructions).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132711760
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
12/22/2010
Series:
Voices That Matter
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
1475 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

With over 23 years of experience in design and illustration, Von Glitschka is the head of Glitschka Studios, a multi-disciplinary creative agency with clients that include Adobe, HGTV, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball, Microsoft, Pepsi, Disney, Ogilvy & Mather, Landor Associates, and LPK. He is also a respected teacher and lecturer, speaking regularly at a variety of conferences, design schools, and colleges.

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Vector Basic Training: A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must for animation or design illustrators to get down the economy of labor in the creative output and finalization of projects from illustrator to the next step in your creativity. Now I can do my characters for animation and comic designs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago