Graphic Design Essentials Skills, Software and Creative Solutions

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-12-23
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This book combines beginning design principles with design skills and software instruction. Using a hands-on approach, ideal for the introductory student in graphic design, the book starts each chapter with a design "masterwork" by a well known graphic designer then walks the reader through the concepts being covered and shows them how to use the appropriate software to produce their work.

Table of Contents

Design Concepts + Examples + Analysis + Software Skills + Projects
Design Analysis: Environmental Graphics
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
Design + Software Skills 1.1: Photoshop Lasso, Layers, and Cloning
Major Points
Software Skills
Recommended Readings
The Elements of Design
Design Analysis: Elements in Designs
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
Design + Software Skills 2.1: Illustrator Drawing
Design + Software Skills 2.2: Photoshop Bitmaps and Filters
Design Analysis: Complementary Color Grids
Bitmap Images
Vector Graphics
Design + Software Skills 2.3: Illustrator Hue Analysis and Drawing
Major Points
Software Skills
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