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This is a beginners' class covering digital visual arts issues and techniques, and the basics of computer graphics hardware and software.
This is a 3-units class that runs for 9 weeks (1st half of the semester), beginning January 17 and ending March 14, 2007. It is scheduled so that you can follow it up with ACG104, Intro to 3D Graphics, earning 6 credits in one semester towards a certificate or degree in Computer Graphics or Graphic Design.
This class is also taught in the regular 18-weeks format. See the class schedule for details.
This book covers computer literacy principles, and the basics of integrating widely-used programs for photo editing, illustration, and page layout.
One of the most important skills in graphic design today is the ability to integrate different software programs into a seamless whole. Yet software books continue to teach one program at a time without regard to the integration issues that lie at the heart of good digital design.
The Graphic Designers Digital Toolkit provides a comprehensive overview of the big four digital design programs used in industry today: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and QuarkXPress. The book then examines in practical detail how to merge results of these programs into good, workable designs.
The Graphic Designers Digital Toolkit features a highly visual introduction to the essential tools and functions of each application from the perspective of the working designer. Readers are then given the opportunity to put what they learn to work by tackling design projects from concept to completion, with assignments drawn from the everyday world of professional graphic designers.
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