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Foundations of Digital Art and Design, Second Edition
Fuses design fundamentals and software training into one cohesive approach!
All students of digital design and production–whether learning in a classroom or on their own–need to understand the basic principles of design. These principles are often excluded from books that teach software. Foundations of Digital Art and Design reinvigorates software training by integrating design exercises into tutorials that fuse design fundamentals and core Adobe Creative Cloud skills.
The result is a comprehensive design learning experience organized into five sections that focus on vector art, photography, image manipulation, typography, and effective work habits for digital artists. Design topics and principles include: Bits, Dots, Lines, Shapes, Unity, Rule of Thirds, Zone System, Color Models, Collage, Appropriation, Gestalt, The Bauhaus Basic Course Approach, Continuity, Automation, and Revision.
Download work files and bonus chapters, view screencasts, connect with the author online and more; see the Introduction to the book for details.
"This ambitious book teaches visual thinking and software skills together. The text leads readers step-by-step through the process of creating dynamic images using a range of powerful applications. The engaging, experimental exercises take this project well beyond the typical software guide."
ELLEN LUPTON, co-author of Graphic Design: The New Basics
Download the sample pages (includes Chapter 7).
Introduction: What Are the Foundations of Digital Art and Design?
Section 1: Bits, Pixels, Vectors, and Design1. The Dot, the Path and the Pixel2. Drawing Expressive Lines3. Modify Basic Shapes
Section 2: Digital Photography4. Creating and Organizing Digital Photographs5. Resolution and Value6. Color Models
Section 3: Digital Manipulation and Fair Use 7. Repairs and Hoaxes8. Select, Copy, Paste, Collage9. Prototyping Experiences for Mobile Audiences
Section 4: Typography10. Type and Image11. The Grid12. Continuity
Coda: Revision Practices
Bonus Section available in digital books and online from Peachpit.comSection 5: Effective Work Habits 13. Automation 14. Pagination and Printing