The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit
by Allan B Wood
Being a successful graphic designer today requires more than knowing the essential features of industry-standard software applications. It also ... Show synopsis Being a successful graphic designer today requires more than knowing the essential features of industry-standard software applications. It also requires an understanding of how to integrate these programs into a seamless whole while producing work that conforms to design principles and client expectations. This fully revised edition of The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the Big 4 digital design programs used in industry today Adobe Illustratorr, Adobe Photoshopr, Adobe InDesignr, and QuarkXPress. The book examines the essential features of each, then reveals in practical detail skills and technology into effective design for print and Web media. This project based book features a highly visual introduction to the essential tools and functions of each application from the perspective of the working designer. Readers are then given the opportunity to put what they learn to work by tackling design projects from concept to completion, with assignments drawn from the everyday world of professional graphic designers.