Higher Education

The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit: A Project-Based Introduction to Adobe® Photoshop® Creative Cloud, Illustrator Creative Cloud & InDesign Creative Cloud, 7th Edition

  • Allan Wood Great Bay College
  • ISBN-10: 1305263650  |  ISBN-13: 9781305263659
  • 884 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2013, 2011
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.75
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Overview

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. Contact your Learning Consultant to learn more about how CourseMate can enhance the way you teach and your students learn.

Features and Benefits

  • Expansive Coverage: Chapters and tutorials address all Adobe Creative Cloud features in Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and InDesign®, as well as new features with Mac OSX Maverick® Windows 7® and Windows 8®.
  • Colorful Artwork: Detailed photos, screenshots, and illustrations throughout the text and tutorials demonstrate the current applications.
  • Helpful Tips: Incorporated in the projects and tutorials, Design Tips and special Toolkit Tips help students understand the importance of integrating traditional concepts and techniques with today's software advances.
  • Ample Practice: The book’s more than 40 projects include “Using Selections to Replace Color on a Sports Car” in Photoshop, which showcases selection technologies and accurate toning for truly realistic effects. “Creating Playing Cards” demonstrates Illustrator's Shape Builder tool for customized shapes.
  • Online supporting Data Files supply all files needed for projects and tutorials, while the accompanying Website at www.digitoolkit.com delivers a variety of extra student learning resources.

Table of Contents

Preface.
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.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • Meet your students where they work—in the cloud. Publishing in Fall 2014, The Graphic Designer’s Digital Toolkit, 7e has been fully revised to meet Adobe’s most recent Creative Cloud updates.
  • Coverage of the newest Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign functions and tools bring relevancy to your course while helping students maximize their potential with the software and familiarize themselves with Creative Cloud.
  • Newly released Creative Cloud features have been thoroughly integrated into the book, as well as the accompanying CourseMate website, which reinforces new skills and concepts learned in the book.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Allan Wood

Allan Wood served 12 years as an Assistant Professor and Program Chair of the Graphic Design and Professional Photography degree programs at McIntosh College in New Hampshire, until its closure a couple of years ago. He currently teaches a full load of college level courses independently as an adjunct Professor in digital media and business at New Hampshire's Great Bay College and Manchester Community College, along with an online multimedia course each semester for DeVry. Allan recently was awarded a second place standing for Educator of the Year in the Computer Design: Graphics and Photography category among 80 colleges participating. Mr. Wood is a member of the New Hampshire Professional Photographer's Association and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. His images have appeared in national greeting cards, calendars, and catalogs, and on a variety of Websites. He holds a Master's degree in Instructional Design and Online Learning, sits on academic advisory committees for digital media and computer technology departments, and is a beta tester for Adobe products.