Color for Designers

Ninety-five things you need to know when choosing and using colors for layouts and illustrations

Author: Jim Krause

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 013376026X

Category: Art

Page: 240

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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.
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Graphic Design School

The Principles and Practice of Graphic Design

Author: David Dabner,Sandra Stewart,Abbie Vickress

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111934316X

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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By providing practical advice on all aspects of graphic design—from understanding basics to developing original concepts to creating finished designs—Graphic Design School allows students to develop core competencies while understanding how these fundamentals translate into new and evolving media. With examples from web, app, social media, magazines, websites and book, the Sixth Edition provides an overview of the visual communications profession. A brand-new section on User Experience and User Interface Design, covers topics essential to layout while heavily updated chapters on Designing for the Web and Mobile Apps tackle the latest technology and problem solving tools needed to succeed. Topics covered include: color, typographic rules and typefaces, coding requirements, information architecture, file organization, web design and layout, mobile device composition, app design, CMS, designing for social media, and SEO. Includes full color illustrations throughout the book, as well as case studies, designer biographies, and student assignments for testing skills and concepts.
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Lessons in Typography

Must-know typographic principles presented through lessons, exercises, and examples

Author: Jim Krause

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133993728

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Get hands on with type in this lesson-based addition to Jim Krause’s popular new Creative Core series on design fundamentals. In Lessons in Typography, you’ll learn the basics of identifying, choosing, and using typefaces and immediately put that knowledge to work through a collection of exercises designed to deepen and expand your typographic skills. After a crash course in type terminology, you’re encouraged to walk the talk with lessons and exercises on creating type-based logos, crafting personal emblems, choosing and using the right fonts for layouts, designing your own fonts, fine-tuning text like a professional, hand lettering, and more. Krause uses practical advice, humor, and page after page of visual examples to give you a complete education in designing with type that you can read in a matter of hours and continue to learn from over the course of your career. In Lessons in Typography, you’ll learn how to: Identify and discuss fonts like a design professional Choose and combine fonts effectively for use in your projects and layouts Create monograms and logos using existing typefaces and custom-built letterforms Modify fonts to meet your design’s specific needs Space letters properly using tracking, kerning, and leading and create eye-pleasing layouts Lessons in Typography is the third book in the New Riders Creative Core series, which provides instruction on the fundamental concepts and techniques that all designers must master to become skilled professionals. Additional titles in the series include Visual Design and Color for Designers.
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