Photoshop Tricks for Designers

Author: Corey Barker
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0134386663
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Perhaps you are working on a new project and need a little inspiration , or even a quick reference to show you how to do that one cool effect that will be the finishing touch on your latest creation. Whatever you need, this book can help you in so many ways. One of the toughest things about being a designer is getting a good idea. The next challenge is realizing that idea. This book will not only be a source of ideas , but will also show you how to create them step by step. You can even combine multiple effects to create other cool results–the book’s cover was designed by combining at least half a dozen techniques found within. Corey wrote this book for working designers, or anyone who just wants to add some “cool factor” to their projects. Each tutorial is a stand-alone technique or mini-project, so you do not have to follow the book in sequence. Just find what you like and have at it. And, as an added bonus, you can download all of t he images used in the book to follow along with. It’s everything you loved about the Down & Dirty books, now in a small handbook size you can use as a quick reference to a variety of effects.

How to Cheat in After Effects

Author: Chad Perkins
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136132295
Format: PDF
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"How to Cheat in After Effects is an easy-to-follow book that lets you in on all of the little secrets to create those commonly needed effects with ease and speed. With clear pictures illustrating the step-by-step procedures, this is the perfect tool for the arsenal of any After Effects user, from novice to advanced." - Michele Yamazaki, Vice President Marketing and Web Development Czarina, Toolfarm.com Compose eye-popping After Effects projects quickly and creatively with dozens of concise, step-by-step tutorials accompanied by vivid 4-color illustration. Covering features new to CS5 such as Freeform AE, Refine Matte, Roto Brush, and more, this book clearly explains how to perform advanced, typically time-consuming tasks in simplified, quick steps. * Create an entire 3D planet scene from scratch * Create true 3D text * Make smoke, snow, rain, chocolate, molten gold, and more from scratch with particles * Create animated growing vines * Fake a tilt shift effect, and so much more The companion DVD includes project files allowing you to work alongside the exercises in the book, as well as QuickTime movies displaying the techniques shown in the book. Chad Perkins is an award winning software trainer, as well as a filmmaker, musician, and visual effects artist. He is also the creator/owner of Movies and Computers (moviesandcomputers.com), which provides training in independent filmmaking. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor in After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere. Chad is also the author of the book The After Effects Illusionist (Focal Press, 2009).

The Photoshop Workbook

Author: Glyn Dewis
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0134008464
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Master the Photoshop techniques used by professionals to create captivating composites, special effects, and more! The Photoshop Workbook reveals the creative skills that photographer and retoucher Glyn Dewis uses for his global clients. In this guide you will learn not only his step-by-step Photoshop techniques, but how and when to apply them so that you, too, can take your images to a whole new level. Glyn starts by covering the individual Photoshop skills that are the essential building blocks of his process: mastering selections and cutouts; dodging and burning and using the “power of gray” for composites; applying lighting effects; creating special effects; and turning day into night using a nondestructive workflow. It's one thing to learn the techniques, but to master them you need to understand when to apply them and in what order. In the second part of the book, Glyn brings everything together with his real-world projects. He covers six complete, start-to-finish projects–including all the images for you to download and follow along–that show you how to apply the techniques to a variety of scenarios.

Abduzeedo Inspiration Guide for Designers

Author: Fábio Sasso
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132684729
Format: PDF, Docs
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Brazilian designer Fábio Sasso, who has wildly popular design blog Abduzeedo, has created the definitive guide to design. This book features interviews with designers and offers tutorials on various design styles, an extension of what he does with his site abduzeedo.com. Each chapter addresses a particular style, e.g., Vintage, Neo-surrealism, Retro 80s, Light Effects, Collage, Vector, and starts off with an explanation about the style and techniques that go into that style. Next, the Abduzeedo Design Guide shows images from different visual artists illustrating each style. Fábio interviews a master of each style, such as, in the case of Retro Art, James White. Then he wraps up the chapter with a tutorial showing the elements and techniques for creating that style in Photoshop. Meant for beginning to intermediate designers as well as more experienced designers looking for inspiration, the book focuses on styles that can be applied both to web or print.

Premiere Pro CC Digital Classroom

Author: Jerron Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118639693
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Complete Training Package! Full-color, step-by-step instructional book Video training from expert instructors Tutorials and lesson files on companion DVD You have a personal tutor in the Digital Classroom If you want expert instruction that fits into your schedule, the Digital Classroom series delivers. Expert instructors guide you through each lesson, helping you learn essential Premiere Pro CC skills at your own speed. Full-color, step-by-step instructions in the book are enhanced with video tutorials on the companion DVD. With this Digital Classroom training package, you have your own private instructor showing you the easiest way to learn Premiere Pro CC. Import video, audio, and still images and edit them together on the Timeline Add transitions and effects to your video to make your projects more engaging and appealing Automatically stabilize shaky footage with the Warp Stabilizer Animate layered Photoshop files to create onscreen graphics Create text and titles using the built-in Premiere Pro Titler Use Adobe Encore to author your projects to disk or for web distribution DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Color for Designers

Author: Jim Krause
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 013376026X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Most of today’s books on color lean in one of two directions: toward heavy-handed theory-speak or toward ready-to-use palettes that will likely be out-of-step before the book has received its first coffee stain. Color For Designers leans in neither direction, instead choosing to simply tell it like it is while bringing home the timeless thinking behind effective color selection and palette building. In this fundamental guide to understanding and working with color, bestselling author Jim Krause starts out by explaining the basics with an introduction to the color wheel, hue, saturation, value, and more. He then dives deeper into the practical application of color with instruction on how to alter hues, create palettes, target themes, paint with color, use digital color, and accurately output your colorful creations to print. The book is set up in easy-to-digest spreads that are straight-to-the-point, fun to read, and delightfully visual. Color For Designers–releasing on the heels of its companion volume, Visual Design–is the second book in the New Riders Creative Core series, which aims to provide instruction on the fundamental concepts and techniques that all designers must master to become skilled professionals.

Visual Design

Author: Jim Krause
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321968158
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Visual Design speaks design, through design, to designers, presenting 95 core design principles with concise text and a touch of visual wit. Author of the bestselling Index series on design basics, Jim Krause uses a combination of Helvetica and Dingbats to teach a wide range of design topics (both conceptually and compositionally related) in a one-topic-per-spread format. Topics include how to fill the space, directing the eye of the viewer, considering style, color awareness, typography, infusing with intangibles and avoiding unsightliness. Using humor, practical tips, and inspiring visual examples, Krause makes it clear how each of the 95 axioms of effective design are relevant and applicable across all forms of visuals: print, Web, and fine arts. Jim Krause has worked as a designer and illustrator since 1982"--Provided by publisher.

Photoshop CC Digital Classroom 2018 Edition

Author: Jennifer Smith
Publisher: American Graphics Institute
ISBN: 1732110344
Format: PDF, ePub
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Quickly learn Adobe Photoshop CC with this book and downloadable lesson files - fully updated for Photoshop CC 2018 Adobe Photoshop is the industry leading image-editing program for designers, web developers, and photographers. The newest version of Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) includes more great tools to manage and edit images. This book delivers full-color, step-by-step instructions that make learning Photoshop easy to understand. You'll explore how to work with layers, use filters, and create images for web, print, and video. Learn Photoshop at your own pace led by Jennifer Smith, an expert instructor from American Graphics Institute. Fully updated for Photoshop CC 2018. • Discover essential skills for working quickly and efficiently with Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) • Includes step-by-step instructions for each lesson, along with lesson files that complement the topics • Learn Photoshop retouching, layers, selections, painting, and more. • Find out how to create fantastic effects and merge multiple images together. Photoshop CC Digital Classroom takes you from the basics through intermediate-level topics. Learn the information you need about how to use Photoshop, presented in a clear, approachable way.

Advanced Photoshop CC for Design Professionals Digital Classroom

Author: Jennifer Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111823829X
Format: PDF
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Take your Photoshop CC skills to the next level with this complete, advanced training package Adobe Photoshop is the industry leading image-editing program for digital photographers, graphic designers, and web developers. The newest version includes even more great tools to manage and enhance your images. This book-and-DVD package focuses on using the more advanced Photoshop CC features such as curves, levels, blending modes, painting and drawing tools, and the latest special effects to create professional-quality designs and images for web and video. You can learn at your own pace, using the step-by-step instructions in the book and supplementary exercises on the DVD. Encourages you to develop your skills in the program's finer points with these 13 self-paced lessons developed by the AGI Creative Team Features illustrated, step-by-step instructions plus video tutorials and lesson files, all created by expert instructors Covers Adobe Bridge and Camera RAW, then focuses on advanced techniques including curves, levels, blending modes, painting and drawing tools, and the latest Photoshop CC special effects Enables web developers and graphic designers to make full use of the advanced features of Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) Advanced Photoshop CC Digital Classroom takes your Photoshop CC skills a step further, giving you more control over your images. Note: DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Photoshop 6 Down and Dirty Tricks

Author: Scott Kelby
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 013293227X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Down & Dirty Tricks is packed cover to cover with step-by-step tutorials on the coolest Photoshop 6.0 effects. The book is not another rehash of masking, pixels, and file formats or resolution--it's nothing but the cool stuff that will make your client's (or boss's) jaw drop. Plus, it's an awesome Photoshop tips book too! That's because next to every tutorial, on every single page, there's a sidebar with a timesaving Photoshop 6.0 tip, trick, shortcut, or real-world technique to save you time, money, and make you more efficient. Written in plain English, you can jump in anywhere; simply open the book to the effect you want to create and follow along. It's that easy (and that much fun!). Among many other tricks, the reader will learn: Amazing chrome and metallic effects How to create those dazzling high-tech Web interfaces Cool 3D effects using Photoshop's own filters Shadow techniques that the pros really use Instant texture and background effects The most requested advertising effects