Wiley - Adobe Photoshop CC for Dummies 2013

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Published: 06-07-2013, 21:35
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Wiley - Adobe Photoshop CC for Dummies 2013
English | 448 pages | ISBN: 978-1-118-64575-8 | PDF | 36.55 MB

Photoshop puts amazing design and photo-editing tools in the hands of creative professionals and hobbyists everywhere, and the latest version – Photoshop CC – is packed with even more powerful tools to help you manage and enhance your images. This friendly, full-color guide introduces you to the basics of Photoshop CC and provides clear explanations of the menus, panels, tools, options, and shortcuts you’ll use the most. Plus, you’ll learn valuable tips for fixing common photo flaws, improving color quality, adjusting brightness, removing unwanted background elements, and more.

Brand Identity Essentials: 100 Principles for Desi

Author: RCDFX
Published: 29-06-2013, 09:52
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Brand Identity Essentials: 100 Principles for Designing Logos and Building Brands
Kevin Budelmann | Rockport | 2010 | English | PDF | 207 | ISBN:9781592535781 | 100.67 MB


This book is the fourth book in the Essential series following Layout Essentials, Typography Essentials, and Packaging Essentials. It outlines and demonstrates basic logo and branding design guidelines and rules through 100 principles including the elements of a successful graphic identity, identity programs and brand identity, and all the various strategies and elements involved.

Publication Design Workbook

Author: gfxwww
Published: 24-06-2013, 02:11
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Publication Design Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Designing Magazines, Newspapers, and Newsletters
Rockport | Timothy Samara | 2005 | HQ PDF | ISBN: 1592531709 | 242 pages | 107 Mb

Layers Volumes Light: Abramson Teiger Architects

Author: RCDFX
Published: 23-05-2013, 00:28
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Layers Volumes Light: Abramson Teiger Architects
Architecture Interiors Press | Carolyn Horwitz | 2011 | HQ PDF | ISBN: 0983513228, 0982319045 | 164 pages | 102 Mb

Abramson Teiger Architects designs sculptural and light-filled modern homes, institutional and cultural buildings, and commercial spaces. The firm specializes in contemporary designs that bring the legacy of Southern California mid-century architecture into the present day.

Headed by Trevor Abramson, FAIA, and Douglas Teiger, AIA, the award-winning Los Angeles firm designs dynamic structures of wood, glass, concrete, stone, and steel, with stripped-down forms and expansive windows that create a strong indoor/outdoor connection. Sustainability is central to the firm’s designs, which often incorporate new materials that promote thermal stability, bodies of water for evaporative cooling, and a strong focus on natural light.

Information Design Workbook: Graphic approaches,

Author: RCDFX
Published: 18-05-2013, 22:03
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Information Design Workbook: Graphic approaches, solutions, and inspiration plus 30 case studies
Kim Baer | Rockport | 2008 | HQ PDF | English | ISBN:1592534104 | Pages: 240 | 104 MB


This new volume takes a methodical yet comprehensive approach to conveying the fundamentals of avant-garde, innovative, information design by examining history, theory, criticism, technology and media, process, method, and practice.
Opening with a very brief history followed by an instructive breakdown of the discipline, readers will get an intimate understanding of the complexities of crafting information design to effectively improve communication both functionally and aesthetically. The back half of the book contains a wide range of case studies from design firms around the world so designers can see the techniques previously outlined in the first half of the book. The author critiques and explains why the design is successful in terms of formal quality (Aesthetics) and function (How does it improve communication?).

The Design Entrepreneur: Turning Graphic Design In

Author: RCDFX
Published: 16-05-2013, 21:23
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The Design Entrepreneur: Turning Graphic Design Into Goods That Sell
Steven Heller | Rockport | 2008 | HQ PDF | English | ISBN: 159253421X | Pages: 240 | 111 MB


Designers are used to working for clients, but there is nothing better than when the client is oneself. Graphic and product designers, who are skilled with the tools and masters aesthetics, are now in the forefront of this growing entrepreneur movement.

Whether personal or collective, drive is the common denominator of all entrepreneurial pursuit of course, then comes the brilliant idea and finally the fervent wherewithal to make and market the result. The Design Entrepreneur is the first book to survey this new field and showcase the innovators who are creating everything from books to furniture, clothes to magazines, plates to surfboards, and more.

Type Form & Function:A Handbook on the Fundamental

Author: RCDFX
Published: 16-05-2013, 20:44
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Type Form & Function: A Handbook on the Fundamentals of Typography
Rockport | Jason Tselentis | 2011 | HQ PDF | ISBN: 1592536743 | 209 pages | 101 MB


Type, Form, and Function is a useful, comprehensive typography resource that both students and professional designers should have in their library. It looks at the influences of modern typography and symbols going back through time and examines certain type treatments and movements in design and logo types. It focuses on how type works and emphasizes typographic fundamentals, while touching on logo/logotype design and page layout (print and interactive). This book promises to guide designers through the visual typographic clutter to make their designed messages more meaningful.

Body Type 2: More Typographic Tattoos

Author: RCDFX
Published: 13-05-2013, 00:55
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Body Type 2: More Typographic Tattoos
Abrams Image | Ina Saltz | 2010 | HQ PDF | ISBN: 0810982765 | 200 pages | 102 Mb


From Rimbaud to the Rolling Stones, from declarations of love and belief systems to self-empowerment and homage, the choice of a typographical tattoo provides insight into the human condition.

The sequel to the bestselling Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh, this second volume collects over two hundred new tattoos and explores the ideas and emotions behind this indelible commitment. This stunning photography collection features commentary on the letterforms as well as personal recollections by the tattooed on the motivations for their decided words. Inspiring, sometimes shocking, and always voyeuristic, Body Type 2 is not only for tattoo aficionados, but also for all lovers of the written word.

Building Design Portfolios: Innovative Concepts

Author: RCDFX
Published: 13-05-2013, 00:30
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Building Design Portfolios: Innovative Concepts for Presenting Your Work
Rockport | Sara Eisenman | 2006 | HQ PDF | ISBN: 1592532233 | 193 pages | 100 Mb

Presenting one's portfolio is where every designer begins his or her career. Therefore, crafting a portfolio, whether online or for presentation in person, is an essential skill for survival. Because a portfolio can make or break a career, it is vital that designers go out armed with all the right moves and materials.

This book talks both to the professionals who have both designed their own portfolios and those on the other side of the table who have looked at scores of portfolios, to uncover the tips and tricks that have won jobs, as well as the must-avoid moves that have lost opportunities. This book is not only a handbook for dos and don'ts; it also provides plenty of inspiration from a wide collection of portfolios, both virtual and real-life.

This book asks leaders in the field about the real-world realities of presenting one's work for consideration and answers the question, "What sells and what doesn't."

Paul Rand: A Designer’s Art

Author: RCDFX
Published: 11-05-2013, 01:41
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Paul Rand: A Designer's Art
Yale University Press | English | ISBN: 0300082827 | 2002 | 253 Pages | 103.73 Mb


Graphic Design which fulfills aesthetic needs, complies with the laws of form and exigencies of two-dimensional space; which speaks in semiotics, sans-serifs, and geometrics; which abstracts, transforms, translates, rotates, dilates, repeats, mirrors, groups, and regroups is not good design if it is irrelevant. Graphic design which evokes the symmetria of Vituvius, the dynamic symmetry of Hambidge, the asymmetry of Mondrian; which is a good gestalt, generated by intuition or by computer, by invention or by a system of coordinates is not good design if it does not communicate. - Paul Rand

For the design student, teacher, professional designer, and, indeed, for anyone interested in the creative communication of ideas, Paul Rand: A Designer's Art is certain to be a book that is both provocative and enlightening.

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