Opening documents in Photoshop
Opening files from Bridge and Lightroom
Working with multiple documents
Panning and zooming documents
Customizing the Photoshop interface
Modifying keyboard shortcuts for speed
Understanding file formats
Choosing color modes, bit depth, and color space
Cropping and transforming images
Working with layers and layer masks
Removing distracting elements
Getting to know the blend modes
Working with adjustment layers
Applying nondestructive filters
Writing and Research for Graphic Designers by Steven HellerFor designers, writing and research skills are more necessary than ever before, from the basic business compositions to critical writing. In this competitive climate, designers are routinely called upon to make words about the images and designs they create for clients. Writing about design is not just "trade" writing, but should be accessible to everyone with an interest in design. This book is a complete, introductory guide to various forms of research and writing in design--and how they explain visuals and can be visualized. These pages address communication on various levels and to all audiences: - Designers to Designers - Designers to Clients - Designers to the Design-literate - Designers to the Design-agnostic Being able to express the issues and concerns of the design practice demands facts, data, and research. With Writing and Research for Graphic Designers, you'll learn how to turn information into a valuable asset-- one of the key talents of the design researcher.
Publication Date: 2013-01-18
The Graphic Design Idea Book by Steven Heller; Gail AndersonThis book serves as an introduction to the key elements of good design. Broken into sections covering the fundamental elements of design, key works by acclaimed designers serve to illustrate technical points and encourage readers to try out new ideas.
Publication Date: 2016-05-10
Thinking with Type by Ellen LuptonThinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen. Thinking with Type is a type book for everyone: designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with words.