Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Cloud

Author: Claudia McCue
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0133746909
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Sharpen your print production skills with this definitive resource created specifically for design professionals who need to create files using the Adobe Creative Cloud, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat and output for printing. The previous edition was steady seller, helping designers who have no training in print get up and running quickly and not make expensive mistakes on their projects. Completely updated for CS6 and the CC, this book also helps designers with some print experience tackle more complex projects. The book covers all the Adobe Suite programs they need to know to produce successful projects, rather than buying 4 or 5 different books. This book is considered the complete resource for understanding the print cycle, how ink works on paper, managing fonts, using color spaces, handling images, and preparing files for print or electronic output. Print expert Claudia McCue shares her hands-on techniques to prepare files, edit photos and graphics, and prevent common problems without missing a deadline. This book is brimming with insightful advice, illustrations, and shortcuts that will have you quickly and professionally producing your work in no time. Covers: Acrobat XI, InDesign CC, Photoshop CC, and Illustrator CC for Macintosh and Windows

Real World Print Production

Author: Claudia McCue
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780321410184
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Everything designers need to know to create trouble-free print jobs in one industrial-strength reference!

Exploring Digital PrePress

Author: Reid Anderson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 141801236X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ready to take on the challenges of print production without fear? There is no better source for understanding how to properly prepare electronic files for printing than Exploring Digital Prepress. An organized, linear format follows the print production process, taking readers step-by-step through simple, straightforward methods for producing the highest-quality printed artwork once an image is created on screen. Coverage explores the best type of software to use for optimal results at each stage of the prepress process, the advantages and disadvantages of different proofing methods, steps designers can take to ensure that their artwork prints correctly, and much more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Graphic Designer s Essential Reference

Author: Timothy Samara
Publisher: Rockport Pub
ISBN: 159253743X
Format: PDF, ePub
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DIVA good designer, like a good chef, is aware not only of how each ingredient is similar or different, but also which delivers one message in contrast to another, which will combine to create experiences that are harmonious or jarring, financial, medical, or industrial. By comparing the designer to a chef, author Timothy Samara, walks readers through the ingredients, tools, and techniques it takes to create successful design recipes. This book is broken into easy-to-follow sections, including basic design techniques, graphic ingredients, and projects recipes. The Graphic Ingredients section is categorized into four groups: Pictorial Staples, Chromatic Flavors, Typographic Confections, and Spatial Presentations. Once the basic design techniques and ingredients are established, the author demonstrates how to concoct delectable design recipes. Graphic Designer's Essential Reference is an inspirational resource that all graphic designers should keep by their workspace for handy reference./div

The Graphic Designer s Guide to Portfolio Design

Author: Debbie Rose Myers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118716515
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Landing a job in graphic design or multimedia starts with the creation of a portfolio that showcases a student's best work. With sample portfolios, interviews with leaders in graphic design and advertising industries, and step-by-step instruction for creating professional print and digital portfolios, this book helps students successfully transition from design student to design professional. Now fully updated, it is the only guide to creating job-winning print-based and digital portfolios specifically for graphic designers.

The Graphic Design Reference Specification Book

Author: Poppy Evans
Publisher: Rockport Pub
ISBN: 1592538517
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Graphic Design Reference & Specification Book should always be next to a designer's computer. Completely practical with only the most needed information, this valuable book provides designers with all the little details that can make or break a design, such as how much space to leave in the gutter when designing barrel folds, how to layout a template for a box, and the ratios of each part, as well as metric conversion charts, standard envelope sizes in the USA, Europe, Canada and Asia, and much more. This hardworking handbook is compact and accessible and is a must-have for any graphic designer.

Digital Foundations

Author: xtine burrough
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 9780132104234
Format: PDF
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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 Foundations uses 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 Foundations reinvigorates 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 Foundations is an AIGA Design Press book, published under Peachpit's New Riders imprint in partnership with AIGA, the professional association for design.

Layout Workbook

Author: Kristin Cullen
Publisher: Rockport Pub
ISBN: 1592533523
Format: PDF, Mobi
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New in Paperback! An inspired resource for creating excellent layouts Layout Workbook is one of five volumes in Rockport's series of practical and inspirational workbooks that cover the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. In this edition, author Kristin Cullen tackles the often perplexing job of nailing down a layout that works. More than a collection of great examples of layout, this book is an invaluable resource for students, designers, and creative professionals who seek design understanding and inspiration. The book illuminates the broad category of layout, communicating specifically what it takes to design with excellence. It also addresses the heart of design-the how and why of the creative process. Cullen approaches layout with a series of step-by-step fundamental chapters (a "how-to" of layout) addressing topics such as The Function of Design, Inspiration, The Design Process, Intuition, Structure and Organization, The Interaction of Visual Elements, Typography, and Design Analysis. The book offers inspirational quotations and a unique, progressive design that truly reflects its content.

Graphic Communications Today

Author: William E. Ryan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780766820753
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn what it takes to become a skilled graphic communicator! This edition of Graphic Communications Today is a staple for beginners as well as a smart, easy-to-use resource guaranteed to spur the creativity of aspiring designers, professional graphic artists, journalists and others. Written in a personal and engaging style, and loaded with examples of some of the finest graphic art in the world, the authors explain modern design principles and shows readers how to apply them to their own work. Extraordinarily complete coverage straddles a variety of media, including: magazines, newspapers, television and film, interactive multimedia, Web sites and more!

Learn Adobe Photoshop CC for Visual Communication

Author: Rob Schwartz
Publisher: Adobe Press
ISBN: 013439674X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As the most popular image-editing application on the market today, Adobe Photoshop is an indispensable part of any creative designer’s toolkit. Mastering Photoshop for photo retouching or general design work should be the first step on your path to a career in the visual design field. Learn Adobe Photoshop CC by building cool creative projects that teach you how to: Fix common problems with photographs Colorize black and white photos Design eye-catching invitations and fliers Create fantastic composite images by combining elements from different photos Design your own wallpaper for your computer or phone This study guide uses 8 hours of video integrated with text to help you gain realworld skills that will get you started in your career in visual design using Adobe Photoshop CC. It lays the foundation for taking the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification exam and helps prepare you for an entry-level position in a competitive job market. Purchasing this book gives you access to valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book’s “Getting Started” section to unlock access to: The Web Edition containing instructional video embedded in the complete text of the book with interactive review questions along with product updates Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects