Foundations of Digital Art and Design with Adobe Creative Cloud : 9780135732359

Foundations of Digital Art and Design with Adobe Creative Cloud

Burrough Xtine
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Fuses design fundamentals and software training into one cohesive approach!

  • Teaches art and design principles with references to contemporary digital art alongside basic digital tools in Adobe's Creative Cloud
  • 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- to 90-minute class sessions with additional practice materials available online
  • Free video screencasts demonstrate key concepts in every chapter

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 fusing design fundamentals and core Adobe Creative Cloud skills. The result is a comprehensive design learning experience.

This book is organized into six sections that focus on vector art, photography, image manipulation, typography, web design, and effective habits. Design topics and principles include: Bits, Dots, Lines, Shapes, Rule of Thirds, Zone System, Color Models, Collage, Appropriation, Gestalt, The Bauhaus Basic Course Approach, The Grid, Remix, Automation, and Revision.

Table of contents

Note: First Edition table of contents; Second Edition to follow. (See New Features in This Edition section for more information on changes.)
Introduction: What Are the Foundations of Digital Art and Design?

  • Section 1: Bits, Pixels, Vectors, and Design (Adobe Illustrator)1. The Dot, the Path and the Pixel2. Drawing Expressive Lines3. Modify Basic Shapes
  • Section 2: Digital Photography (Adobe Photoshop and Bridge)4. Creating and Organizing Digital Photographs (Your Camera, Bridge)5. Resolution and Value6. Color Models
  • Section 3: Digital Manipulation and Free Fair Use (Photoshop)7. Repairs and Hoaxes8. Select, Copy, Paste, Collage9. Blended Realities
  • Section 4: Typography (Illustrator and InDesign)10. Type and Image (Illustrator)11. The Grid (Illustrator)12. Continuity (InDesign)
  • Section 5: The Web (Photoshop and Dreamweaver)13. Graphics on the Web (Photoshop and Dreamweaver) 14. Know the Code (Dreamweaver)15. Remix the Web (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Section 6: Effective Work Habits (Photoshop, Bridge, and InDesign)17. Pagination and Printing (InDesign)18. Revision Practices in Media Art and Design