440 pages | 229 Color Illus. | 71 B/W Illus.
This book is an introduction to the fundamentals of graphic design and the software applications used to put these concepts into practice, specifically the Adobe Creative Suite. The book is intended for production-oriented audiences, those interested in the what, why and how of graphic design. Based on the approach of learning then doing, which in this environment translates to reviewing the basics then experimenting with design within the Adobe applications. A series of discussions and open-ended activities are included at the end of each chapter intended to further the conversation and invite creative expression of design using the Adobe Creative Suite.
Breaking Down Design. Implementing the Principles of Design. Color in Design. Defining the Project: 5W1H. Output & File Properties. Getting Started in Photoshop. Photoshop Continued--Layers & Type. Digital Photography in Design. Photo Editing in Photoshop. Typography in Design. Introduction to Illustrator. Page Layout (SIngle or Multipage Document). Introduction to InDesign. InDesign Continued. Portfolio/Bringing It All Together.