Presents information on the fundamentals of graphic design and color theory, providing tips on ways to talk to clients about color and how to use color in presentations.
Attention, designers, it’s time to get serious about your creative process. For too long you’ve allowed yourself to go soft, relying on your software to do all of your creative work at the expense of your craftsmanship. This book will NOT show you how to use every tool and feature in Adobe Illustrator. This book WILL, however, teach you the importance of drawing out your ideas, analyzing the shapes, and then methodically building them precisely in vector form using the techniques explained in this book. In Vector Basic Training, Second Edition acclaimed illustrative designer Von Glitschka takes you through his systematic process for creating the kind of precise vector graphics that separate the pros from the mere toolers. Along the way, he’ll whip your drawing skills into shape and show you how to create elegant curves and precise anchor points for your designs. In addition to new illustrative examples throughout the book, this edition includes an all-new chapter on how to apply color and detail to your illustrations using tried-and-true methods that you’ll use over and over again. You’ll also get access to over seven hours of all-new HD video tutorials and source files so you can follow along with Von as he walks you through his entire process. Whether you’re creating illustrations in Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer, CorelDRAW, or even Inkscape, you’ll be able to use Von’s techniques to establish a successful creative process for crafting consistently precise illustrations every single time you pick you up your pen, stylus, or mouse. In Vector Basic Training, Second Edition, you’ll learn: The tools and shortcuts that make up a design pro’s creative arsenal How to use “The Clockwork Method” to create accurate curves every time When and where to set just the right number of anchor points for any design How to build shapes quickly using basic Illustrator tools and plug-ins Techniques for art directing yourself to get the results you desire Fundamental methods for applying color and detail to your illustrations
Amorah Quan Yin's latest collection of channeled teachings on the nature of spiritual initiation, mystery schools, and how to access energies for personal transformation. • By the author of The Pleiadian Workbook (40,000 copies sold). • More than 25 recorded transmissions from Ascended Masters, St. Germain, Elohim, Mother Mary, and many others. • Includes guided meditations and exercises for everyday life. Learn how to live in divine flow, deepen your spiritual connection to the divine source, and access spiritual guidance in becoming a true Master Being of Light. In her latest series of channeled transmissions, Amorah Quan Yin provides a fascinating chronicle of human spiritual evolution from a galactic perspective. Quan Yin teaches that there is infinite loving assistance available to humanity from the higher dimensions. In Affinity she transmits the wisdom of the Ascended Masters, Angels, and others to assist us in learning how to receive this help and attain personal transformation. Drawing on the wisdom of Goddess Antares and the gentle support of the Dolphin Star Temple Higher Council, Quan Yin explains how to retune our bodies, minds, emotions, and spirits to the divine flow of the universe. Mother Mary teaches us how to remove ourselves from negative astral planes. From Elohim we learn how to work with our cellular structure on a spiritual plane. This extensive collection of teachings offers specific exercises and techniques to align us with our divine selves.
A fast paced, example driven approach to learning Pixelmator."Learning Pixelmator" is great for photographers of any level who are looking to learn to take advantage of Pixelmator to edit images. Without any prior knowledge of image editing software needed, we will start with the basics and move onto more advanced image editing techniques. No matter what your current artistic level is, this book will give you the power to unleash the artist within!
A graphic adventure narrative that delves into why we pursue the wild outdoors - Companion book to the film Drawn, now showing in the traveling Banff Film Festival - Captures the emotion of adventure through the soulful vibe of visual art - Author's art is among the most influential in the world of climbing - Includes two removable postcards created by authorShivering in a cave beneath Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia, artist and rock climber Jeremy Collins had an intense and anxious vision, "both geographic and artistic," about his life and what he was doing with it. As a result, he left Argentina and commenced on a four-year journey that took him in the four cardinal directions from his home in Kansas City - north, south, east, west - to create art in the wild, climb new routes, and "live out his own map." Drawn: The Art of Ascent shares his exploits, his art, and what he discovered about balancing wilderness adventure with peace at home. At home, Jeremy has a wife and two children whose existence leave him constantly asking himself, "Why am I here on this mountain instead of with them?" The answer is gradually revealed through his heartfelt journey, an intimate visual exploration of how one reconciles family, career, and personal passion. Based on Jeremy's sketchbooks kept over the course of pursuing and achieving four different summits, Drawn is not a snow, ice, gloom-and-doom or cut-the-ropes adventure; rather, it is about a contemplative dad with dreams he desires to share with his family in a way that both honors them and remains true to his personal goals. With climbing as a catalyst, he finds a more fully-realized approach to life.Jeremy's art is a rich and textured mixed media of pencil, charcoal, watercolor, torn paper, and photographs; he often features pages from his in-situ sketchbooks and hand-written text. Some of the photographs he uses were contributed by climbing partners, who include Corey Rich, James Q Martin, Tommy Caldwell, Hayden Kennedy, Mark Jenkins, and Mikey Schaefer. Each of the four first ascents also features a hand-drawn topo map.
Alex Nino emerged onto the American comics scene in the 1970s and this collection shows why he is such an influential and respected comic book artist. Innovative, dynamic and breathtaking, Nino's superb draftsmanship and design are displayed in this new volume that will delight his legions of devotees and newcomers alike. This collection includes many unpublished pen, ink and brush drawings, comic book covers from the Philippines, comic book pages and a 20-page full-colour graphic novel called Tap-Dancing on a Tender Cerebellum.
Have you ever struggled to complete a design project on time? Or felt that having a tight deadline stifled your capacity for maximum creativity? If so, then this book is for you. Within these pages, you'll find 80 creative challenges that will help you achieve a breadth of stronger design solutions, in various media, within any set time period. Exercises range from creating a typeface in an hour to designing a paper robot in an afternoon to designing web pages and other interactive experiences. Each exercise includes compelling visual solutions from other designers and background stories to help you increase your capacity to innovate. Creative Workshop also includes useful brainstorming techniques and wisdom from some of today's top designers. By road-testing these techniques as you attempt each challenge, you'll find new and more effective ways to solve tough design problems and bring your solutions to vibrant life.
This is your essential resource for innovation. It's a collection of methods for practicing Human-Centered Designthe discipline of developing solutions in the service of people.The thirty-six methods in this handbook are organized by way of three key design skills: Looking, Understanding and Making.We invite you to develop these skills in earnest and work with others to bring new and lasting value to the world.
First published as: Glittering waves: collected illustrations from Blade of the Immortal. Tokyo, Japan: Kodansha, 2008.
The top-rated and top-selling photography ebook since 2012 and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, gives you five innovations no other book offers: Free video training. 9+ HOURS of video training integrated into the book’s content (requires Internet access). Travel around the world with Tony and Chelsea as they teach you hands-on. Appendix A lists the videos so you can use the book like an inexpensive video course.Classroom-style teacher and peer help. After buying the book, you get access to the private forums on this site, as well as the private Stunning Digital Photography Readers group on Facebook where you can ask the questions and post pictures for feedback from Tony, Chelsea, and other readers. It’s like being able to raise your hand in class and ask a question! Instructions are in the introduction.Lifetime updates. This book is regularly updated with new content (including additional videos) that existing owners receive for free. Updates are added based on reader feedback and questions, as well as changing photography trends and new camera equipment. This is the last photography book you’ll ever need.Hands-on practices. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need.500+ high resolution, original pictures. Detailed example pictures taken by the author in fifteen countries demonstrate both good and bad technique. Many pictures include links to the full-size image so you can zoom in to see every pixel. Most photography books use stock photography, which means the author didn’t even take them. If an author can’t take his own pictures, how can he teach you? In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master: CompositionExposureShutter speedApertureDepth-of-field (blurring the background)ISONatural lightFlashTroubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad picturesPet photographyWildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)Sunrises and sunsetsLandscapesCityscapesFlowersForests, waterfalls, and riversNight photographyFireworksRaw filesHDRMacro/close-up photography Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for: Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)Remotely triggering flashesUsing bounce flash and flash modifiersUsing studio lighting on any budgetBuilding a temporary or permanent studio at homeShooting your first weddingHigh speed photographyLocation scouting/finding the best spots and timesPlanning shoots around the sun and moonStar trails (via long exposure and image stacking)Light paintingEliminating noiseFocus stacking for infinite depth-of-fieldUnderwater photographyGetting close to wildlifeUsing electronic shutter triggersPhotographing moving carsPhotographing architecture and real estate
Just for Fun: Perspective takes a complicated topic and makes it easy and fun for aspiring artists and art enthusiasts! Even if you've never picked up a pencil or paintbrush, you can follow the simple, step-by-step instructions, and create realistic, proportionate artwork using perspective. Featured subjects start with basic lines and shapes, then slowly progress with each new step to fully rendered artwork. Just for Fun: Perspective saves the technical aspects of drawing and painting for more advanced students and prefers to touch upon the key concepts and fundamentals of perspective. Learn about the differences between one-, two-, and three-point perspective; vanishing points; and methods for measuring and dividing areas of a subject or scene proportionately. Use basic lessons on depth and distance to add color and create your own drawings and paintings with step-by-step instructions for shapes, architecture, portraits, animals, street scenes, and more. With approachable and contemporary drawings and paintings as well as lots of tips, instructions, and inspiration, Just for Fun: Perspective will have even the most artistically challenged individuals mastering perspective in no time.
The next time you are tempted to design a logo, take a look at this book. Chances are, it has already been done. By raising the bar, this wonderful resource will make better designers of all of us." Michael Bierut of Pentagram Design The logo bible, this book provides graphic designers with an indispensable reference source for contemporary logo design. More than 1300 logos are grouped according to their focal form, symbol and graphic associations into 75 categories such as crosses, stars, crowns, animals, people, handwritten, illustrative type, etc. To emphasize the visual form of the logos, they are shown predominantly in black and white. Highlight logos are shown in colour. By sorting a vast, international array of current logotypes – ranging from those of small, design-led businesses to global brands – in this way, the book offers design consultancies a ready resource to draw upon in the research phase of identity projects. Logos are also indexed alphabetically by name of company/designer and by industrial sector, making it easy to piece together a picture of the state of the identity art in any client's marketplace.
Apple’s new Photos app lets you do a whole lot more than simply store and edit pictures and videos on a Mac or iOS device. With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn how to import, organize, and share your digital memories, as well as how to improve, print, and use your photos in creative projects. With Lesa Snider’s step-by-step instructions and expert advice, you’ll master Photos and tame your image library—and have fun along the way! The important stuff you need to know: Migrate from iPhoto. Learn how to make a quick and smooth transition. Organize your collection with ease. Master the many ways to import, group, and categorize images—and set up iCloud Family Sharing. Find your photos quickly. Employ Photos’ powerful labeling, keyword and facial recognition features to optimize searches. Sharpen your editing skills. Skillfully use Photos’ impressive image- and video-editing tools on your Mac or iOS device. Access photos anywhere. Sync your library to all of your Apple devices so your photos travel with you wherever you go. Share them online. Show your shots to everyone on your list by using shared albums, creating web galleries, posting them on Facebook, and more. Dive into creative projects. Build pro-level slideshows to share with others, and create gorgeous gift books, calendars, and cards.
A playbook for creative thinking, created for contemporary students and practitioners working across the fields of graphic design, product design, service design and user experience. Design is Storytelling is a guide to thinking and making created for contemporary students and practitioners working across the fields of graphic design, product design, service design, and user experience. By grounding narrative concepts in fresh, concrete examples and demonstrations, this compelling book provides designers with tools and insights for shaping behaviour and engaging users. Compact, relevant and richly illustrated, the book is written with a sense of humour and a respect for the reader's time and intelligence. Design is Storytelling unpacks the elements of narrative into a fun and useful toolkit, bringing together principles from literary criticism, narratology, cognitive science, semiotics, phenomenology and critical theory to show how visual communication mobilizes instinctive biological processes as well as social norms and conventions. The book uses 250 illustrations to actively engage readers in the process of looking and understanding. This lively book shows how designers can use the principles of storytelling and visual thinking to create beautiful, surprising and effective outcomes. Although the book is full of practical advice for designers, it will also appeal to people more broadly involved in branding, marketing, business and communication.
A veritable A-to-Z gallery of all things Thai, presented in an attractive watercolour format. The handy-size makes it an ideal souvenir for tourists and visitors of their trip to Thailand or a beautiful gift for those back home.
The Affinity Photo Beginners Guide is the best companion for all new users of the amazing Affinity Photo software. If you want to really get a fast handle on the world's leading photo-editing software, then this will be a great help to you.The Affinity Photo First 10 Skills is the perfect beginners guide for all new users of this amazing Affinity Photo software. After learning these first 10 skills you will be ready to continue your journey to mastering this amazing software.All lessons have been done in simple to follow steps with high quality screenshots to visually guide you on your path of self-learning. We hope you like our book as much as we had fun creating it.ATTENTION:Because we have received some critical reviews, we have decided to offer to all purchasers of this printed version two free Affinity Technique tutorials we have created. Unfortunately, this offer is not for those who download the book(s) for free using Kindle Unlimited.Please send us an email at: [email protected]
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