Graphic Design

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Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show key step-by-step techniques for working in Photoshop, including how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web.

 

In addition to learning the essential elements of the Photoshop interface, this revised edition for the 2018 release covers features like search capabilities, Content-Aware Crop, Select and Mask, Face-Aware Liquify, designing with multiple artboards, creating and organizing enhanced brush presets, 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 relevant 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 multiple-choice quizzes. 

Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 15th EditionGraphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 15th EditionFrom the Graphic Artists Guild comes the complete pricing and ethical reference for designers—helping members and non-members alike navigate the world of charging and collecting payment for their designs as well as building their freelance business.

Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 15th Edition is an indispensable resource for people who create graphic art and those who buy it. As the graphic art marketplace continues to evolve to meet the needs of both digital and print media and as clients struggle with shrinking budgets in the current economy, the demand for up-to-date information on business, ethical, and legal issues is greater than ever.

The fully updated 15th Edition includes:

—The latest pricing guidelines for buyers and sellers

—Current salary information with job descriptions

—Formulas for determining hourly and per diem freelance rates

—Hourly freelance rates by discipline

—Copyright registration information

—Model contracts and forms that can be adapted for specific needs

—A totally revised and updated chapter on Surface Pattern Design

—An expanded chapter of additional professional, business, and legal resources with the latest contact information

This one-stop resource provides all the professional and legal guidance every graphic designer needs to build their business and enhance their careers.
Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2018 release) choose Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show users the key techniques for realizing your creative potential with Adobe Illustrator CC. Following hands-on step-by-step projects, users create logos, illustrations, posters, and more. Explore the new Essentials workspace that makes learning Illustrator even easier. 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 free-form painting, you’ll build a strong foundation in Illustrator 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 relevant 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 multiple-choice quizzes.