The graphic designer's digital toolkit
- Allan B. Wood.
- Stamford, CT : Cengage Learning, 
- 7th edition.
Where to find it
NC State Libraries
Design Library — Stacks
- Call Number
- T385 .W6456 2015
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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.
Partial contents: 1. Welcome to the land of OS : The Mac OS X environment: The dock, Mac OS X Windows, The hard drive, Mac OS X finder desktop menus, System preferences in the Apple menu ; The Windows 7 environment: The start menu, Windows Explorer, and the computer function, Windows 7 help and support, and control panel ; The Windows 8 environment: Windows 8 start screen, Customizing your start screen application tiles, Navigating the Windows 8 desktop and using "hot" corners, Windows 8 charms bar, Windows 8 desktop: using file explorer, libraries, and ribbons, File explorer's computer function, Windows 8 help and support, and the control panel ; Macs and Windows working together: Saving and reading Mac OS X and Windows files, Same function, different name, Mac and Windows keystrokes, Keystrokes to increase productivity, Options for viewing and transporting portable media -- 2. Designing for the client : Elements of design: Lines and shapes, Texture, Value, Depth perception, Perspective and angle of view, Using motion, Color. Formats, guidelines, and grids ; Design principles: Balance, Use of negative and positive space, Emphasis, Rhythm, Harmony (unity) ; Design stages: from concept to completion: Working with the client, The designing process ; Typography: Character and line spacing, Categories of type, Using type in print media, Using type for electronic media, Installing fonts for text assignments (optional) ; Imagery: Saving graphic file formats ; Understanding the importance of color: Creating colors on the computer-- 3. Adjusting images in Photoshop : The Photoshop environment: Working with bitmap (raster) images, Photoshop tools panel, The tool options bar, Using Photoshop help -- 4. Working with selections and channels : Photoshop's selection tools: Marquee tools, Editing selections with the tool options bar, Lasso tools, The magic wand tool, The quick selection tool, The channels panel --
Partial contents: 5. Using layers : Photoshop's layers: Displaying and hiding layers, Layers panel and layer menu, The background layer, The move tool, Saving images with layers -- 6. Restoring and coloring a black and white photograph : Tools and panels for editing: Retouching tools, Painting tools, special tools, and panels, Color tools, swatches, and color panels, Special filters -- 7. Creating shapes with Illustrator : The Illustrator environment: Working with vector images, Illustrator views, The Illustrator tools panel and control panel, Fill and stroke boxes and panels, Using Adobe Illustrator help, Live color in Illustrator -- 8. Working with brushes, symbols, and layers : Making digital illustrations from drawings: Creating templates in Illustrator, The pencil, smooth, blob brush, and path eraser tools, The direct selection tool, Symbols, symbolism tools, libraries, and the symbols panel, Brushes, brush libraries, and the brushes panel, Working with type -- 9. Precision with the pen tool : Pen tool basics: Creating straight lines, Crawing Bézier curves, Making corners from curves, Direct selection and lasso tools, Path type tools -- 10. Integrating Photoshop and Illustrator files for web use : Combining Illustrator and Photoshop graphics: Vector images versus bitmap images, Setting up files for the web, Web colors, Saving graphic file formats -- 11. InDesign fundamentals : The InDesign environment: Desktop Publishing versus word processing, Measuring in inches and points, The InDesign Creative Cloud (CC) tools panel, Creating frames, Displaying panels and the window menu, The control panel and Pages panel, Typography basics, Welcome and help screens -- 12. Working with multipage documents : Designing multipage documents: Nameplates and continuing banners, Type design for multipage documents, Converting inches to decimals or picas and points, Master Pages and the Pages panel, CMYK process and spot colors.
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- Stamford, CT : Cengage Learning, 
- Previous edition: 2013.
"Creative Cloud edition"--Cover.
"A project-based introduction to Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC"--Cover.
- xxix, 884 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
- OCLC Number