Digital Foundations Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-12-11
  • Publisher: New Riders
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Fuses design fundamentals and software training into one cohesive book! The only book to teach Bauhaus design principles alongside basic digital tools of Adobe's Creative Suite, including the recently released Adobe CS4 Addresses the growing trend of compressing design fundamentals and design software into the same course in universities and design trade schools. Lessons are timed to be used in 50-minute class sessions. Digital Foundationsuses formal exercises of the Bauhaus to teach the Adobe Creative Suite. All students of digital design and production-whether learning in a classroom or on their own-need to understand the basic principles of design in order to implement them using current software. Far too often design is left out of books that teach software. Consequently, the design software training exercise is often a lost opportunity for visual learning.Digital Foundationsreinvigorates software training by integrating Bauhaus design exercises into tutorials fusing design fundamentals and core Adobe Creative Suite methodologies. The result is a cohesive learning experience. Design topics and principles include: Composition; Symmetry and Asymmetry; Gestalt; Appropriation; The Bauhaus Basic Course Approach; Color Theory; The Grid; Scale, Hierarchy and Collage; Tonal Range; Elements of Motion. Digital Foundationsis an AIGA Design Press book, published under Peachpit's New Riders imprint in partnership with AIGA, the professional association for design.

Author Biography

Michael Mandiberg is known for selling all of his possessions online (Mandiberg.com/shop), and making perfect copies of copies (AfterSherrieLevine.com).  He is a Senior Fellow at Eyebeam, and an Assistant Professor at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. His work lives at Mandiberg.com.

xtine burrough created Delocator.net and MechanicalOlympics.org, websites that empower online users in the analog world and promote autonomy and interpretation. She is an Assistant Professor of Visual Communications at California State University, Fullerton. See a complete portfolio at missconceptions.net.

Table of Contents

The Metaphor of Using Graphics Applications
Searching and Sampling - Becoming an Expert Web User Illustrator
Color Theory and Basic Shapes
Using the Grid
Flat Graphics and Line Ar?
Scanning and Digital Cameras
Tonal Scale
Layering and Collage
Getting It Out: Digital Output for web
Non -Destructive Editing InDesign
Creating Unity within a System
Creating Tension within a System Dreamweaver
Hello World
Files and Servers
Elements of Motion
Commanding the Timeline: ActionScript
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