Visual Design on the Computer

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The computer is in every design professional's studio and in every design classroom, the primary tool for those entering the field and for old hands alike.Visual Design on the Computer is designed for those who are seeking to learn the basics of two-dimensional design on the computer. The book approaches design from the computer perspective, and introduces a new visual language to tackle all basic design principles, without favoring any particular computer system or software. It covers techniques and methods ...

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Overview

The computer is in every design professional's studio and in every design classroom, the primary tool for those entering the field and for old hands alike.Visual Design on the Computer is designed for those who are seeking to learn the basics of two-dimensional design on the computer. The book approaches design from the computer perspective, and introduces a new visual language to tackle all basic design principles, without favoring any particular computer system or software. It covers techniques and methods commonly used in computer graphics, a review of draw and paint programs, as well as scanning, image-editing, and printing; the new edition includes color gradients, rasterization, the use of imported images, and basic color theory.

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Approaches design from the computer perspective, and introduces a new visual language to tackle all basic design principles, without promoting any particular computer system or software. Explains techniques and methods commonly used in computer graphics, and covers draw and paint programs, scanning, image-editing, and printing. Includes numerous b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393730616
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Norton Book for Architects and Designers Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,309,490
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Benjamin Wong, a designer, lives in Hong Kong.

Wucius Wong, author of four textbooks on design lives in Hong Kong.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 13
2 Equipment 23
3 Straight Lines 33
4 Points and Paths 47
5 Planar Shapes 63
6 Colors and Gradients 79
7 Space and Volume 97
8 Type and Fonts 121
9 Pattern and Texture 141
10 Raster Images 155
11 Formal Compositions 177
12 Semiformal Compositions 201
13 Informal Compositions 223
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