Graphic Design Portfolio-Builder: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator Projects


book cover
Graphic Design Portfolio-Builder: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator Projects
By  Sessions.edu 
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: August 12, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-33658-5
Pages: 384
 

Table of Contents  | Index
overview

Self-paced, self-guided instruction is all well and good, but at the end of the day, most people could use a little feedback--especially when they're ready to build a design portfolio and hit the job market. Not to worry, this book provides actual instructor feedback along with the self-paced, individualized instruction in Photoshop and Illustrator that designers need. Written by the faculty of New York-based, accredited online design school Sessions.edu, the book uses the school's trademark project-based curriculum to teach essential design concepts with Photoshop and Illustrator. After a brief intro to the world of graphic design, Sessions instructors provide quick "refresher course" chapters on the two programs. Then, armed with Photoshop and Illustrator basics, readers tackle a series of projects that stretch their imagination and creative muscles involving logo design, magazine layouts, illustrations, poster design, digital imaging, book cover design, packaging design, and more. Best of all, readers are encouraged to post their work for expert feedback from Session.edu faculty on "Studio Sessions," the custom Web site created for this book.



book cover
Graphic Design Portfolio-Builder: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator Projects
By  Sessions.edu 
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: August 12, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-33658-5
Pages: 384
 

Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Art Credits and Contributions
   How to Use This Book
      How This Book Works
      What's in It for You
      How This Book is Structured
      How to Post Your Work
      Building a Portfolio
      About Sessions
      About the Faculty
    Chapter 1.  Intro to Graphic Design
      What Is Graphic Design?
      Defining Graphic Design
      Elements of Design
      Critique the Design
    Chapter 2.  Photoshop Essentials
      Photoshop and Graphic Design
      Editing and Organizing Images
      Photo Compositing Project
    Chapter 3.  Illustrator Essentials
      Illustrator and Graphic Design
      Creating Vector Art
      Outdoor Advertising Project
    Chapter 4.  Digital Imaging
      Communicating with Digital Imaging
      Image Retouching
      Image Correction
      Abstract Imaging
      Brushes
      Photo-Realistic Imaging Project
    Chapter 5.  Digital Illustration
      Illustration Fundamentals
      Watching the Clock
      The Pen Tool
      Two Objects Interacting
      Illustrating with Dimension
    Chapter 6.  Poster Design
      Poster Design Fundamentals
      Achieving Unity
      Achieving Balance
      Creating Rhythm
      Using Proportion
      Using Typography
      Poster Design Project
    Chapter 7.  Logo Design
      Logo Design Fundamentals
      A Short History
      Early Logos
      Three Logo Categories
      Inside the Design Process
      Tips for Your Design Process
      Typographic Techniques
      Record Label Project
    Chapter 8.  Advertising Design
      Advertising Design Fundamentals
      Short History of Advertising Design
      Basics of Effective Ads
      Organizing Your Message
      Connotations and Context
      Tone in Advertising
      Reality Show Advertising
    Chapter 9.  Magazine Design
      Magazine Design Fundamentals
      Using the Grid
      The Art of the Layout
      Designing a Cover and Spread
    Chapter 10.  Packaging Design
      Entering the Third Dimension
      Types of 3D Packages
      Product, Audience, and Placement
      Package Composition
      Mass vs. Prestige Design
      Mass to Prestige Carton Design
   Index