This outstanding, full-color book takes you through compelling computer-graphics projects that have been featured in Step-By-Step Electronic Design
, the monthly newsletter for design professionals. In the book, a variety of graphics experts discuss ways to use Adobe Photoshop, MetaCreations (formerly Fractal Design) Painter, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia FreeHand, RayDream Designer, and other software programs to create interesting artistic and commercial artwork. The contributors discuss real-world projects wherein they solve a particular problem or create a specific effect using the appropriate software. Part of the book focuses on using Photoshop along with Illustrator (and other tools) to create arresting images. The book's projects touch on just about everything--paint tools, light, color, channels, 3-D artwork, Web design, collages, portraits, catalogs, freeform drawing, textures, and much more. The images that the contributors produce are nothing short of fantastic. If you're looking for great ways to improve your own graphics, get this book.
From Library Journal
This collection from Step-by-Step Electronic Design's 20-page monthly newsletter covers techniques and strategies for all sorts of design programs, from Photoshop to Illustrator to Freehand to Painter and more. Complete instructions are given on creating digital beauty. Great for small collections without room for lots of books on each application.
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