The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit: A Project-Based Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5 & InDesign CS5
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 fifth edition of THE GRAPHIC DESIGNER'S DIGITAL TOOLKIT provides comprehensive overview of Macintosh OS X Leopard and Windows 7 operating systems, design fundamentals, and the "Big 3" digital design programs used in the graphics industry today: Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5, and Adobe InDesign CS5. The book examines the essential features of each, then reveals in practical detail the traditional skills and technology necessary for 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 hands on 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. All files needed for projects and tutorials are found on the accompanying text CD.
By Matthew P - July 26, 2011
I took a graphic design course and this was our text book. The book walks you threw every step of every assignment and its great to reference things you may have forgotten. My teacher was a mess but with the instructions out of the book I was able to pull the class off without much trouble.
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By rcurrie - September 25, 2010
I've never used a Mac before or done much with graphics, but in using this book for a community college course, I've been able to learn photo shop quite easily and am looking forward to the other two programs included in the book. If you had a graphic design background at all, I'm sure this would be a book you could use by yourself to step by step through the new CS5. Step by step all the way. It's good.
The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit: A Project-Based Introduction... Allan Wood
By kef ventress marks - March 9, 2013
This book was mainly photoshop - I was disappointed with the course, I thought I was learning graphic design (how to make logos) This book was for a class I have dropped. It's not what I thought it would be.