THE GRAPHIC DESIGNER’S DIGITAL TOOLKIT, 7th Edition not only introduces students to the essential features of industry-standard software applications, but also gives them an understanding of how to integrate these programs into a seamless whole. Using a highly visual and project-based approach, this fully revised new edition examines Macintosh OS X Maverick®, Windows 7® and Windows 8® operating systems, as well the most up to date Creative Cloud features of the “Big 3” digital design programs used in the graphics industry today: Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe Photoshop®, and Adobe InDesign® . After thoroughly examining the features of each application from the designer’s perspective, the author then reveals in practical detail the traditional skills and technology necessary for effective design for print and Web media. Using online project files, students are encouraged to practice what they have learned by tackling design projects throughout the text from concept to completion. Effectively merging theory with practice, THE GRAPHIC DESIGNER'S DIGITAL TOOLKIT, 7th Edition stresses the critical importance of integration in design while meeting design parameters and client expectations.
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Table of Contents
UNIT I: GETTING READY FOR PRODUCTION.
1. Welcome to the Land of OS.
2. Designing for the Client.
UNIT II: DIGITAL IMAGE EDITING: ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC.
3. Adjusting Images in Photoshop.
4. Working with Selections and Channels.
5. Using Layers.
6. Restoring and Coloring a Black and White Photograph.
UNIT III: DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION: ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC.
7. Creating Shapes with Illustrator.
8. Working with Brushes, Symbols, and Layers.
9. Precision with the Pen Tool.
10. integrating Photoshop and Illustrator Files for Web Use.
UNIT IV: DIGITAL PUBLISHING: INDESIGN CC.
11. InDesign Fundamentals.
12. Working with Multipage Documents.
Appendix A: Completed Projects and Tutorials.