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Foundation Fireworks CS4

Are you a web designer who is looking for a new and quicker way to prototype and create for the web? Perhaps you are a programmer who finds most design tools to be overkill for what you need to get done. Or, maybe you’re an old Fireworks pro, who wants to get up-to-date on the changes in Creative Suite 4. Either way, this book has something for you.

  • Coverage of all that’s new and powerful for the Web designer and developer in Fireworks CS4
  • Targets developers who want design tools that don’t get in their way and designers who want development tools that don’t constrain their creativity
  • Do all your website and page prototypes and comps in one tool and learn how to take them straight to Dreamweaver to implement your designs

What you’ll learn

  • Why Fireworks vs. any other graphics Web design tool
  • How to use Fireworks as a compliment to web development
  • How to integrate Fireworks into an enterprise environment
  • How to master a tool that boasts extreme versatility

 Author Name: Hugh Griffith (Author), Rogie King (Author), Nathan Smith (Author), Chuck Mallott (Author), Matt Heerema (Author), Craig Erskine (Author)

Publisher: FRIENDS OF ED

Adobe Fireworks CS6 Classroom in a Book

Readers will learn what they need to know to design and mock up Web pages or interfaces for rich Internet applications or tablet apps. In addition readers will learn how to demo a design for a client in real time, export the design as an interactive PDF, and export vector design elements as CSS3-only markup for use in websites. This edition, fully revised for CS6, covers CSS extraction using the CSS Properties panel, jQuery Mobile skinning, and sprite creation. It also includes instruction on working with the Styles panel and several new enhancements to the Properties panel, including the new color selection and gradient editing features.

 

Author Name: Adobe Creative Team

Publisher: Adobe Press

How to Use Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 and Fireworks 8

New to Dreamweaver and Fireworks 8? How to Use Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 and Fireworks 8 will quickly teach you the basics of the software so that you can get your websites up and running. More than 150 two-page, full- spreads will visually take you through the process of how to use each program to create everything from a simple personal website or a more involved e-business website. Illustrations and figures will lead you through each task with easy-to-follow directions and visual cues. You will learn how to:

  • Work with text.
  • Reuse information.
  • Optimize images.
  • Use behaviors and scripts.
  • Create forms.
  • Use external media.
  • Create dynamic webpages.
  • Work with CSS.

 Author Name: Lon Coley

Publisher: Sams Publishing

Adobe Fireworks CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques

Adobe Fireworks CS4 is back and better than ever. Completely revamped for inclusion in the Adobe Creative Suite, Fireworks is now positioned to be an integral part of Adobe’s Web workflow. Designed for manipulating images destined for the Web and developing rapid Web prototypes, Fireworks lets Web designers go from scribbled concept to online framework. Fireworks CS4 has been given new life, so new in fact that a whole new generation of Web designers needs to become acquainted with it. Adobe Fireworks CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques gives users quick access to the key features and fundamental techniques to help them come up to speed in Adobe Fireworks CS4. Each technique is presented in a self-contained unit of one or two pages so users can dive in and start working right away, unencumbered by lengthy descriptions or technical detail. Adobe Fireworks CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques will be one of the first books available on this software.

 Author Name: Jim Babbage

Publisher: Adobe Press

Stationery Design Now

Whether you’re starting your own business or simply trying to stay in business, three paper-based items are absolutely crucial to your company: letterhead, envelope, and business card. These three items, along with your logo, are the pillars of a well-defined corporate identity. Though seemingly ephemeral, the subliminal communications value of elegant stationery cannot be overestimated. The best stationery works hard for you, front-loading your corporate or freelance image, and conveying your company values in the most tangible way. Traditionally, many of the world’s most successful companies, whatever their size, have relied heavily on sharply-focused stationery. No matter if you are a lawyer, a tradesman, or a bank, a restaurant, a doctor, an engineer or a university: these three elements of corporate identity are vital for any successful business.

This book presents over 200 outstanding stationery projects from companies all over the world, analysing their strengths, with comments from specialists on the role of corporate identity today. For anyone considering new stationery, or even an upgrade, Stationery Design Now! is an indispensible reference work.

 Author Name: Julius Wiedemann

Publisher: Taschen

Paul Rand: A Designer’s Art

Paul Rand was one of the world’s leading graphic designers. Here he describes his work with the same precision, economy and passion that he displays in his graphic designs, seeking to help us to understand the nature of his relationships with his clients, his audience and his art.

 Author Name: Mr. Paul Rand

Publisher: Yale University Press

Thinking with Type

Our all time best selling book is now available in a revised and expanded second edition. Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication, from the printed page to the computer screen. This revised edition includes forty-eight pages of new content, including the latest information on style sheets for print and the web, the use of ornaments and captions, lining and non-lining numerals, the use of small caps and enlarged capitals, as well as information on captions, font licensing, mixing typefaces, and hand lettering. Throughout the book, visual examples show how to be inventive within systems of typographic form—what the rules are and how to break them. Thinking with Type is a type book for everyone: designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with words. The popular online companion to Thinking with Type has been revised to reflect the new material in the second edition.

 

Author Name: Ellen Lupton

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

For designers working in every medium, layout is arguable the most basic and most important element. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily. Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that to effectively break the rules of grid-based design one must first understand those rules and see them applied to real-world projects. Text reveals top designers’ work in process and rationale. Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas. Also included are historical overviews that summarise the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design practice.

 

Author Name: Timothy Samara

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Photoshop Elements 11 The Missing Manual

Whether you’re a photographer, scrapbooker, or aspiring graphic artist, Photoshop Elements is an ideal image-editing tool—once you know your way around. This bestselling book removes the guesswork. With candid, jargon-free advice and step-by-step guidance, you’ll get the most out of Elements for everything from sharing and touching-up photos to fun print and online projects.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Get to work right away. Import, organize, and make quick fixes with ease.
  • Retouch any image. Repair and restore old and damaged photos.
  • Add pizzazz. Use dozens of filters, layer styles, and special effects.
  • Share photos. Create online albums, email-ready slideshows, and web-ready files.
  • Find your artistic flair. Use tools to draw, paint, work with blend modes, and more.
  • Use your words. Make text flow along a curved path or around an object or shape.
  • Unleash your creativity. Design photo books, greeting cards, calendars, and collages.
  • Make yourself comfortable. Customize Elements to fit your working style.

 Author Name: Barbara Brundage

Publisher: Pogue Press

Real World Adobe InDesign CS6

Sharpen your InDesign skills with this definitive resource created specifically for design professionals who need to layout out, proof, export, and publish pages with Adobe InDesign CS6.

Complete coverage of InDesign CS6’s new features and enhancements includes: Liquid Layouts and creating alternate layouts, copying and linking objects with the Content Collector (Conveyor) tool, creating Acrobat PDF form fields and placing HTML and Edge Animation in digital documents, exporting HTML, and creating EPUB documents.

Real World Adobe InDesign is brimming with insightful advice, illustrations, and shortcuts that will have you quickly and professionally producing your work in no time. This is the book that experts open to find real answers to their questions about InDesign. It’s written in a friendly, visual style that offers accurate information and creative inspiration for intermediate to expert users.

 Author Name: Olav Martin Kvern (Author), David Blatner (Author), Bob Bringhurst (Author)

Publisher: Peachpit Press

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