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Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite, CourseSmart eTextbook

By xtine burrough, Michael Mandiberg

Published by New Riders

Published Date: Dec 11, 2008

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Teaches classic design principles alongside the basic digital tools of Adobe’s Creative Suite in one cohesive book. Students will learn the basic principles of design and how to implement them using current software. The book integrates formal exercises of the Bauhaus "basic course" into tutorials that focus on core software methodologies. Companion CD includes tutorial lesson files corresponding to each chapter, appropriate for the programs within the Adobe Creative Suite.
Both authors are university professors who have been teaching a design foundations course for the last few years.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Metaphor of Using Graphics Applications

Chapter 2: Searching and Sampling - Becoming an Expert Web User


Chapter 3: Color Theory and Basic Shapes

Chapter 4: Using the Grid

Chapter 5: Symmetry

Chapter 6: Flat Graphics and Line Art


Chapter 7: Scanning and Digital Cameras

Chapter 8: Tonal Scale

Chapter 9: Layering and Collage

Chapter 10: Typography

Chapter 11: Getting It Out: Digital Output for web

Chapter 12: Non-Destructive Editing


Chapter 13: Creating Unity within a System

Chapter 14: Creating Tension within a System


Chapter 15: Hello World

Chapter 16: Files and Servers

Chapter 17: Hyperlinks


Chapter 18: Elements of Motion

Chapter 19: Pacing

Chapter 20: Commanding the Timeline: ActionScript

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$25.00 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-68862-0