Book Design Made Simple

Author: Fiona Raven
ISBN: 9780994096920
Format: PDF, Docs
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Book Design Made Simple gives DIY authors, small presses, and graphic designers-novices and experts alike-the power to design their own books. It's the first comprehensive book of its kind, explaining every step from installing Adobe� InDesign� right through to sending the files to press. For those who want to design their own books but have little idea how to proceed, Book Design Made Simple is a semester of book design instruction plus a publishing class rolled into one. Let two experts guide you through the process with easy step-by-step instructions, resulting in a professional-looking top-quality book

Album Moxie

Author: Khara Plicanic
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0133433013
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fresh, clean, and SIMPLE. Album Moxie makes designing photo albums a breeze. For a lot of photographers, album design is synonymous with headache. The hours (and hours!) spent designing are usually followed by weeks (or even months) of revisions, making for a painful experience for everyone involved. But it doesn’t have to be that way! This book will show you how to combine the right tools with a simple strategy, making it possible (even easy) to design basic albums in seconds, and custom wedding or portrait albums in an hour–or less. By the time you finish the book, you’ll have a beautiful, finished design that’s ready to be ordered! Overhauling the entire approach to traditional album design and marketing, Album Moxie shows how albums can be as good for your workflow as they are for your bottom line–all while adding value for your clients. This fun, spunky, and no-nonsense book: Provides a simplified approach for photographers looking to create and market wedding and portrait albums Walks through the entire album process, from choosing a vendor to exporting production-ready files Guides readers step by step through the design, retouching, and exporting of an actual 20-page album Covers all the necessary tools, including the basics of the one tool that design professionals know and love–Adobe InDesign

The Non Designer s Design Book

Author: Robin Williams
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0133966348
Format: PDF
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For nearly 20 years, designers and non-designers alike have been introduced to the fundamental principles of great design by author Robin Williams. Through her straightforward and light-hearted style, Robin has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to make their designs look professional using four surprisingly simple principles. Now in its fourth edition, The Non-Designer’s Design Book offers even more practical design advice, including a new chapter on the fundamentals of typography, more quizzes and exercises to train your Designer Eye, updated projects for you to try, and new visual and typographic examples to inspire your creativity. Whether you’re a Mac user or a Windows user, a type novice, or an aspiring graphic designer, you will find the instruction and inspiration to approach any design project with confidence. THIS ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DESIGN WILL TEACH YOU The four principles of design that underlie every design project How to design with color How to design with type How to combine typefaces for maximum effect How to see and think like a professional designer Specific tips on designing newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other projects

Writing in Indesign 2nd Edition

Author: David Bergsland
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781469924281
Format: PDF, Mobi
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You can publish directly from your writing!Print, PDF, ePUB, & Kindle InDesign is the best tool available for authors desiring to control the look and function of their book as you write: print or ebook. There is no better way to help the reader understand what you have to share. From your basic InDesign document(s) you can easily export the best PDFs for print, colored PDFs for reading online or on your iPad, ePUBs for iBooks, Kobo, and Nook, and a Kindle version for Fire and the older versions. No other application has nearly the control over typography. This book gives you a solid background in typography, page layout, and book design while providing you with the latest instruction on the creation of on-demand books for the best providers (print, ePUB, and Kindle) used by the new generation of self-publishers in the 21st century.Experience the joy and satisfaction of controlling the look and presentation as you create your world in words. Your book becomes a much more meaningful creative experience. Your readers receive the love and care you send their way. It's a wonderful way to write! Experience the joy of creation! Here's some brief words as you start though this second edition of Writing in InDesign. You will discover that what I am doing is working creatively within InDesign to produce completed books almost as a fine art exercise while maintaining excellence and production needs. What I want to share with you is a method, an attitude, a ministry of service to the reader which is enabled by the typographic power of InDesign. I am discussing one-person self-publishing, direct communication from author to reader. One of the wonderful things about the new publishing paradigm is the control we get as artists, authors, and designers over the entire package. A modern book is released in multiple sizes, versions, and formats. The content and design remain fluid as we shape the book while we learn and grow. After they are released, we can easily adjust content, layout, and presentation of our books in response to emails, FaceBook, Twitter, and the whole host of contemporary social networking online. This book contains an extravagant amount of additional training in the appendixes. A: Basic Typography Part OneHere you get the information you need to use fonts professionally. This covers why and how typesetting (what we do in InDesign) differs from typewriting (what you might do in Word and Office). B: Setting up styles: Typography Part TwoHere is the conceptual knowledge on how to set up a functional default set of paragraph and character styles, plus an intro to object styles. You'll modify these for your use. B2: A set of default stylesHere are step by step instructions for setting up a set of defaults which will get you started. You will modify these many times as you proceed in your book design journey. But, you must start somewhere. C: Image production & formatsThe difference between vector and bitmap. How to make a graphic in InDesign. How to convert them in Photoshop for use in ebooks. What formats should used and why. C2: Cover designYou increasingly need to be concerned about how readable your cover is when reduced to thumbnail size on a Website. This is true of your print covers as well as your ebook covers. D: Uploading your finished bookThis covers step by step procedures at Lulu and Createspace for print books and for downloadable PDFs at Lulu and Scribd. E: Designing your ePUB & KindleHere are design tips & techniques for converting your printed book to an ePUB. Included is a simple conversion process for your Kindle version. F: Repairing the XHTML and CSSFor those of you still using CS5.5 or earlier. For those of you comfortable in these two coding languages, here are instructions on how to crack open your ePUB and make it fancy.

Basics Interactive Design User Experience Design

Author: Gavin Allanwood
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 2940496137
Format: PDF, Docs
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By putting people at the centre of interactive design, user experience (UX) techniques are now right at the heart of digital media design and development. As a designer, you need to create work that will impact positively on everyone who is exposed to it. Whether it's passive and immutable or interactive and dynamic, the success of your design will depend largely on how well the user experience is constructed.User Experience Design shows how researching and understanding users' expectations and motivations can help you develop effective, targeted designs. The authors explore the use of scenarios, personas and prototyping in idea development, and will help you get the most out of the latest tools and techniques to produce interactive designs that users will love.With practical projects to get you started, and stunning examples from some of today's most innovative studios, this is an essential introduction to modern UXD.

Creating Exhibits That Engage

Author: John Summers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442279370
Format: PDF, Docs
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Creating Exhibits that Engage: A Manual for Museums and Historical Organizations is a concise, useful guide to developing effective and memorable museum exhibits. The book is full of information, guidelines, tips, and concrete examples drawn from the author’s years of experience as a curator and exhibit developer in the United States and Canada. Is this your first exhibit project? You will find step-by-step instructions, useful advice and plenty of examples. Are you a small museum or local historical society looking to improve your exhibits? This book will take you through how to define your audience, develop a big idea, write the text, manage the budget, design the graphics, arrange the gallery, select artifacts, and fabricate, install and evaluate the exhibit. Are you a museum studies student wanting to learn about the theory and practice of exhibit development? This book combines both and includes references to works by noted authors in the field. Written in a clear and accessible style, Creating Exhibits that Engage offers checklists of key points at the end of each chapter, a glossary of specialized terms, and photographs, drawings and charts illustrating key concepts and techniques.

Graphic Design School

Author: David Dabner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119433274
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The essential introduction to graphic design for the digital era Graphic Design School provides a comprehensive introduction to visual design for modern media. From the fundamentals of design to advanced techniques and problem solving, this book is packed with practical advice and tutorials for a broad range of applications in any media. This updated sixth edition features a wealth of new guidance that reflects the evolution of the field, including extensive discussion of digital design and resourcing. New discussion tackles User Experience and User Interface Design, plus the latest tools, requirements, and resources for designing for the web, mobile apps, social media, and more. Updated assignments reflect the latest graphic design processes and guide students through the transition from simple solutions to starter portfolio pieces, while full-color illustrations, case studies, and designer biographies bring real-world perspective to this complex, multi-faceted skill. As media continues to evolve, graphic designers must possess a core set of competencies that translate across all applications. This book teaches the critical concepts and essential skills that build the framework for successful, innovative design. Master the principles, elements, and tools of design Delve into typography, color, and layout for print and screen Understand coding requirements and information architecture Design for apps, social media, mobile devices, and more Graphic design has never been a static field, and the continual honing of skills and techniques is an essential part of the job. Innovation comes from change, and today's design landscape is evolving at an ever-increasing pace—expanding diversity in media, audience, topic, technique, tools, and more offer unprecedented opportunity to make your mark. Graphic Design School equips you with a rock-solid foundation to support whatever your talent builds.