The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit Adobe CC Update, 6th Edition

  • Allan Wood McIntosh College
  • ISBN-10: 1285843576
  • ISBN-13: 9781285843575
  • 784 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2010
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.75 
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Your Adobe Creative Cloud package includes two components: 1) Online access to Adobe Creative Cloud updates on your CourseMate product, and 2) the CS6 edition of your Adobe book. CourseMate enriches your learning with thorough, chapter-by-chapter summaries of the new Adobe Creative Cloud release. Author-created video introductions cover each chapter's learning objectives, emphasizing their importance for the contemporary design professional. Flashcards, quizzes, and games are also included. Your printed book covers fundamental concepts, starting with the workspace and proceeding logically and intuitively to more advanced topics. Step-by-step tutorials and user-friendly design result in a resource that is comprehensive, clear, and effective. Contact your Learning Consultant to learn more about how CourseMate can enhance the way you teach and your students learn.


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Features/Benefits

  • Expansive Coverage: Chapters and tutorials address all Adobe® CS6 Suite features in Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and InDesign®, as well as new features with Mac OSX Leopard® and Windows 7®.
  • Colorful Artwork: Detailed photos, screenshots, and illustrations throughout the text and tutorials demonstrate the current Adobe® CS6 interface and 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.

What's New

  • Chapter updates available through CourseMate provide full coverage of new Creative Cloud features.
  • New author-created video introductions cover each chapter's learning objectives, emphasizing their importance for the contemporary design professional.

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® CS6.
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® CS6.
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® CS6.
11. InDesign Fundamentals.
12. Working with Multipage Documents.
Appendix A: Completed Projects and Tutorials.
Glossary.
Index.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Allan Wood

Allan Wood is an Assistant Professor in digital media, photography, and graphic design, teaching throughout New Hampshire at Great Bay Community College, Manchester Community College, University of New Hampshire, McIntosh College, and DeVry University (online). An award-winning teacher, he is also the Program Chair in Graphic Design and Professional Photography at McIntosh College, and the program's curriculum developer and instructional designer. A twenty-five-year industry veteran, Mr. Wood owns a professional graphic design business, and 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. Mr. Wood holds a Master's degree in Instructional Design and Online Learning: Digital Media.

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