Graphic Design

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Books on Graphic Design

Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release)Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release)

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop and how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web.

 

In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this completely revised CC (2017 release) edition covers features like new and improved search capabilities, Content-Aware Crop, Select and Mask, Face-Aware Liquify, designing with multiple artboards, and much more!

 

The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for teachers to download.

Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release)Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release)

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2017 release) choose Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator. Build a strong foundation for working with Adobe Illustrator CC by following hands-on projects for creating logos, illustrations, and posters. Learn how to use the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to more free-form painting, you’ll gain vital Illustrator skills as you progress through the lessons.

 

The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for teachers to download.

The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition)The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition)

For nearly 20 years, designers and non-designers alike have been introduced to the fundamental principles of great design by author Robin Williams. Through her straightforward and light-hearted style, Robin has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to make their designs look professional using four surprisingly simple principles. Now in its fourth edition, The Non-Designer’s Design Book offers even more practical design advice, including a new chapter on the fundamentals of typography, more quizzes and exercises to train your Designer Eye, updated projects for you to try, and new visual and typographic examples to inspire your creativity. 


Whether you’re a Mac user or a Windows user, a type novice, or an aspiring graphic designer, you will find the instruction and inspiration to approach any design project with confidence.

THIS ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DESIGN WILL TEACH YOU 

  • The four principles of design that underlie  every design project 
  • How to design with color 
  • How to design with type 
  • How to combine typefaces for maximum effect 
  • How to see and think like a professional designer 
  • Specific tips on designing newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other projects