Foundations of Digital Art and Design with Adobe Creative Cloud, 2nd edition

Published by New Riders (July 8, 2019) © 2020

  • xtine burrough

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ISBN-13: 9780135712016
Foundations of Digital Art and Design with Adobe Creative Cloud
Published 2019
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ISBN-13: 9780135732359
Foundations of Digital Art and Design with Adobe Creative Cloud
Published 2019


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Foundations of Digital Art and Design, Second Edition fuses design fundamentals and software training into one cohesive approach!

All students of digital design and production — whether learning in a classroom or on their own — need to understand the basic principles of design. These principles are often excluded from books that teach software. Foundations of Digital Art and Design reinvigorates software training by integrating design exercises into tutorials that fuse design fundamentals and core Adobe Creative Cloud skills.

The result is a comprehensive design learning experience organized into five sections that focus on vector art, photography, image manipulation, typography, and effective work habits for digital artists. Design topics and principles include: Bits, Dots, Lines, Shapes, Unity, Rule of Thirds, Zone System, Color Models, Collage, Appropriation, Gestalt, The Bauhaus Basic Course Approach, Continuity, Automation, and Revision.

This book:

  • Teaches art and design principles with references to contemporary digital art alongside digital tools and processes in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Addresses the growing trend of compressing design fundamentals and design software into the same course in universities and design colleges
  • Times each lesson to be used in 50 to 90-minute class sessions with additional practice materials available online
  • Comes with instructor resources that can be accessed online, including an instructor's guide and lecture slides
  • Includes free video screencasts that demonstrate key concepts in every chapter
Download work files and bonus chapters, view screencasts, connect with the author online, and more

Introduction: What Are the Foundations of Digital Art and Design?

Section 1: Bits, Pixels, Vectors, and Design
1. The Dot, the Path and the Pixel
2. Drawing Expressive Lines
3. Modify Basic Shapes

Section 2: Digital Photography
4. Creating and Organizing Digital Photographs
5. Resolution and Value
6. Color Models

Section 3: Digital Manipulation and Fair Use 
7. Repairs and Hoaxes
8. Select, Copy, Paste, Collage
9. Prototyping Experiences for Mobile Audiences

Section 4: Typography
10. Type and Image
11. The Grid
12. Continuity

Coda: Revision Practices

Bonus Section available in digital books and online from
Section 5: Effective Work Habits 
13. Automation 
14. Pagination and Printing

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