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Graphic Design for Nondesigners: Essential Knowledge, Tips, and Tricks, Plus 20 Step-By-Step Projects for the Design Noviceby Tony Seddon
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Not a graphic designer? Not a problem! Whether the project's a birthday card, a poster, or a flier, Graphic Design for Nondesigners is here to help. Twenty step-by-step projects for designing everything from Web sites to business cards to T-shirts are accompanied by a clear and concise initiation into the basic principles of graphic design—including the effective use of space, color, and type—presented in a way that's easy for anyone to start applying right away. Armed with this essential primer, nondesigners will have everything they need to go forth and create effective design with polish, panache, and grace.
Book News Annotation:
With the 20 step-by-step projects supplied in this color-illustrated primer, non-designers can create designs for everything from Web sites and blogs to CD packaging, festival banners, gift wrap, and T-shirts. A section on getting started covers terminology and essentials of equipment, paper, computers, software, and copyright. There is also advice on the effective use of space, structure, and color, and tips on choosing between photograph and illustration, preparing artwork, using digital images, and choosing fonts. The book includes a glossary and a list of online image resources. Seddon is a designer and art director in England. Waterhouse is a graphic designer in Australia. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Whether the project is for a birthday card or a flier, this guide features 20 step-by-step projects accompanied by a clear and concise initiation into the basic principles of graphic design. Full-color images throughout.
About the Author
Tony Seddon is a designer, author, and art director in England.
Graphic designer and author Jane Waterhouse lives in Melbourne.
Rick Landers is a New York City-based designer and illustrator.
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