The Non Designer s Photoshop Book

The Non Designer s Photoshop Book
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Author: Robin Williams,John Tollett
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780132732949
Release: 2011-07-24
Editor: Peachpit Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Many designers and photographers own the entire suite of Adobe creative products, but they manage to learn only one or two of the applications really well. This new addition to the popular Non-Designer’s books from best-selling authors Robin Williams and John Tollett uses a series of individual exercises to teach image-editing tasks in Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 specifically to designers, who need to enhance their photos for use in brochures, advertising, Flickr, Facebook, websites, and so on. In this fun, full-color, straight-forward guide to Photoshop CS5.5, you’ll learn: Basic photo editing, such as how to smooth out wrinkles, remove blemishes, lose a little weight, clean up dust and scratches, brighten and sharpen the image, delete people, remove or add space in the middle of a photo, and more How to further manipulate and enhance images with filters and effects How to draw and paint with customized brushes, and how to colorize a black-and-white image All about layers and how to take advantage of them How and when to use paths, layer masks, and clipping masks to increase your editing capabilities How to merge several photos into one panorama, use the Puppet Warp feature, remove lens distortion, and much more Whether you need to improve or edit your photos for your graphic design work or to upload to your Flickr or Facebook account, this book is the easiest path to mastering basic tasks in Photoshop.

The Non designer s Design Book

The Non designer s Design Book
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Author: Robin Williams
Pages: 215
ISBN: 0321534042
Release: 2008
Editor: Peachpit Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The long-awaited update to the best-selling design guide classic by celebrated author Robin Williams - now in colour!

The Non Designer s Design Book

The Non Designer s Design Book
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Author: Robin Williams
Pages: 99998
ISBN: 9780133966343
Release: 2014-11-20
Editor: Peachpit Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For nearly 20 years, designers and non-designers alike have been introduced to the fundamental principles of great design by author Robin Williams. Through her straightforward and light-hearted style, Robin has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to make their designs look professional using four surprisingly simple principles. Now in its fourth edition, The Non-Designer’s Design Book offers even more practical design advice, including a new chapter on the fundamentals of typography, more quizzes and exercises to train your Designer Eye, updated projects for you to try, and new visual and typographic examples to inspire your creativity. Whether you’re a Mac user or a Windows user, a type novice, or an aspiring graphic designer, you will find the instruction and inspiration to approach any design project with confidence. THIS ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DESIGN WILL TEACH YOU The four principles of design that underlie every design project How to design with color How to design with type How to combine typefaces for maximum effect How to see and think like a professional designer Specific tips on designing newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other projects

The Non Designer s Presentation Book

The Non Designer s Presentation Book
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Author: Robin Williams
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780321679086
Release: 2009-10-15
Editor: Peachpit Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

These days, it's not just corporate marketing directors tasked with giving computer-based presentations—anyone forced to stand in front of a crowd and talk for more than three minutes had better know how to put together a slide presentation. You're not a professional designer, but you want your slides to look professional. What do you do? Enter Robin Williams, the beloved, best-selling non-designer's designer (with over 850,000 copies of The Non-Designer's Design Book in print!) who has taught an entire generation the basics of design and typography. In The Non-Designer's Presentation Book, Robin expands upon the design principles introduced in her award-winning Non-Designer's series. She explains four fundamental principles of good design as applied to digital presentations, and adds four more principles specific to clear communication with slides. Whether you work with a Mac or PC, PowerPoint or Keynote, let Robin guide you, in her signature, light-hearted style, through the entire process of creating a presentation—from using the right software to organizing your ideas to designing effective, beautiful slides that won't put your audience to sleep. In this essential guide to presentation design, you'll learn: What makes a good presentation or a bad one How to plan, organize, and outline your presentation Four principles of designing effective presentations Four principles for designing beautiful slides that communicate clearly An exhaustive list of timeless presentation rules...that you should totally ignore

The Non Designer s InDesign Book

The Non Designer s InDesign Book
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Author: Robin Williams
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780132732987
Release: 2011-09-28
Editor: Peachpit Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Many designers and photographers own the entire suite of Adobe’s creative products, but they manage to learn only one or two of the applications really well. If Adobe InDesign CS5.5 is the one app in the suite that makes you feel like you’re entering a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, Robin Williams provides the perfect travel guide and translator in this new edition to the best-selling Non-Designer’s series. This fun, straight-forward, four-color book includes many individual exercises designed specifically to teach InDesign CS5.5 to beginners in such a way that you can jump in at any point to learn a specific tool or technique. Along the way, Robin offers design tips for making your work communicate appropriately and beautifully. Whether you need to create your own marketing materials for a small business or organization, or you want your student or business papers to be perceived as more professional, or you want to become more proficient with the design tools you already use, this book is the fastest and most efficient path to mastering basic tasks InDesign. In this non-designer’s guide to InDesign CS5.5, you’ll learn: How to create basic design projects, such as flyers, business cards, letterhead, ads, brochures, CD covers, and much more How to add images to your pages and crop, rotate, resize, and add effects to those images How to use InDesign’s typographic tools to make your work look professional How to use style sheets so every job is easier to create and work with How to use tabs and indents with confidence and predictability How to create nice-looking tables to effectively organize data And, of course, the basics of working in InDesign with layers, panels, tools, etc.

The Non Designer s Illustrator Book

The Non Designer s Illustrator Book
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Author: Robin Williams,John Tollett
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780132733038
Release: 2011-10-23
Editor: Peachpit Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Many designers and photographers own the entire suite of Adobe creative products, but they manage to learn only one or two of the applications really well. This new addition to the popular Non-Designer’s series from best-selling authors Robin Williams and John Tollett includes many individual exercises designed specifically to teach the tools and features in Illustrator CS5.5 that designers (as opposed to illustrators) need to use. Along the way, the book offers many design tips for non-designers. Individual exercises ensure that a reader can jump in at any point and learn a specific tool or technique. In this non-designer’s guide to Illustrator techniques, you’ll learn: How vector images, as in Illustrator, are different from raster images, as in Photoshop, and when to choose which one How to use Illustrator CS5.5’s tools to create and work with lines, shapes, anchor points and control handles, color, etc. How to draw your own shapes and trace others How to enter text and control the design of it How to take advantage of the symbol libraries, clipping masks, variable-width strokes, and much more When and why to rasterize elements of your vector image

The Non designers Design Book

The Non designers Design Book
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Author: Robin Williams
Pages: 191
ISBN: 0321193857
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Defines page layout and design principles and explains how to use space, color, and type to create dynamic-looking documents and Web pages.

The Non designer s Type Book

The Non designer s Type Book
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Author: Robin Williams
Pages: 239
ISBN: 0321303369
Release: 2005-09-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Long-awaited update to best-selling classic covers all that's new (and old) in the world of type!

Hello Web Design

Hello Web Design
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Author: Tracy Osborn
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781718501386
Release: 2021-05-11
Editor: No Starch Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book democratizes web development for everyone. It's a fun, clever guide that covers all of the key design principles, best practices, useful shortcuts, pro tips, real-world examples, and basic coding tutorials needed to produce a beautiful website that you'll feel confident sharing with the world. Because you, too, can design for the web! Hello Web Design contains everything you need to feel comfortable doing your own web development, including an abundance of real-life website examples that will inspire and motivate you. No need to spend time and money hiring an expensive graphic designer; this book will walk you through the fundamentals - and shortcuts - you need to do it all yourself, right now.

Graphic Design for Non Designers

Graphic Design for Non Designers
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Author: Tony Seddon,Jane Cooper
Pages: 224
ISBN: 2888933454
Release: 2017-08-23
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Whether its a birthday card for a relative or a poster for a neighbourhood event, at some point in our lives, almost all of us will produce a piece of graphic design. We all make design choices everyday, in the fonts we choose for our emails, the filters and crops we use for our photos, and the colours we choose to dress ourselves in. If you have never studied graphic design formally but want something that looks smart and well made, this is the book for you. Arming you with all the basic knowledge you need to get professional-looking results, using simple jargon-free tutorials, this is the one-stop must-have guide for anyone who wants to learn about graphic design, but doesn't know where to start.

The Non designer s Web Book

The Non designer s Web Book
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Author: Robin Williams,John Tollett
Pages: 287
ISBN: 020168859X
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers advice and tips on setting up Web pages, creating special effects, adding sound and animation, and using advanced techniques

The Non Designer s Design Book Fourth Edition

The Non Designer s Design Book  Fourth Edition
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Author: Robin Williams
Pages: 240
ISBN: OCLC:1105779542
Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For nearly 20 years, designers and non-designers alike have been introduced to the fundamental principles of great design by author Robin Williams. Through her straightforward and light-hearted style, Robin has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to make their designs look professional using four surprisingly simple principles. Now in its fourth edition, The Non-Designer's Design Book offers even more practical design advice, including a new chapter on the fundamentals of typography, more quizzes and exercises to train your Designer Eye, updated projects for you to try, and new visual and typographic examples to inspire your creativity. Whether you're a Mac user or a Windows user, a type novice, or an aspiring graphic designer, you will find the instruction and inspiration to approach any design project with confidence. THIS ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DESIGN WILL TEACH YOU The four principles of design that underlie every design project How to design with color How to design with type How to combine typefaces for maximum effect How to see and think like a professional designer Specific tips on designing newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other projects.

The Non designers Design Book

The Non designers Design Book
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Author: Robin Williams
Pages: 191
ISBN: 0321193857
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Defines page layout and design principles and explains how to use space, color, and type to create dynamic-looking documents and Web pages.

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People
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Author: Susan Weinschenk
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0132658607
Release: 2011-04-14
Editor: Pearson Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

We design to elicit responses from people. We want them to buy something, read more, or take action of some kind. Designing without understanding what makes people act the way they do is like exploring a new city without a map: results will be haphazard, confusing, and inefficient. This book combines real science and research with practical examples to deliver a guide every designer needs. With it you’ll be able to design more intuitive and engaging work for print, websites, applications, and products that matches the way people think, work, and play. Learn to increase the effectiveness, conversion rates, and usability of your own design projects by finding the answers to questions such as: What grabs and holds attention on a page or screen? What makes memories stick? What is more important, peripheral or central vision? How can you predict the types of errors that people will make? What is the limit to someone’s social circle? How do you motivate people to continue on to (the next step? What line length for text is best? Are some fonts better than others? These are just a few of the questions that the book answers in its deep-dive exploration of what makes people tick.

Value Proposition Design

Value Proposition Design
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Author: Alexander Osterwalder,Yves Pigneur,Gregory Bernarda,Alan Smith
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781118968079
Release: 2015-01-28
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The authors of the international bestseller Business Model Generation explain how to create value propositions customers can’t resist Value Proposition Design helps you tackle the core challenge of every business — creating compelling products and services customers want to buy. This highly practical book, paired with its online companion, will teach you the processes and tools you need to create products that sell. Using the same stunning visual format as the authors’ global bestseller, Business Model Generation, this sequel explains how to use the “Value Proposition Canvas” to design, test, create, and manage products and services customers actually want. Value Proposition Design is for anyone who has been frustrated by new product meetings based on hunches and intuitions; it’s for anyone who has watched an expensive new product launch fail in the market. The book will help you understand the patterns of great value propositions, get closer to customers, and avoid wasting time with ideas that won’t work. You’ll learn the simple process of designing and testing value propositions, that perfectly match customers’ needs and desires. In addition the book gives you exclusive access to an online companion on Strategyzer.com. You will be able to assess your work, learn from peers, and download pdfs, checklists, and more. Value Proposition Design is an essential companion to the ”Business Model Canvas” from Business Model Generation, a tool embraced globally by startups and large corporations such as MasterCard, 3M, Coca Cola, GE, Fujitsu, LEGO, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more. Value Proposition Design gives you a proven methodology for success, with value propositions that sell, embedded in profitable business models."

Design For How People Learn

Design For How People Learn
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Author: Julie Dirksen
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780132693769
Release: 2011-11-07
Editor: New Riders

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Products, technologies, and workplaces change so quickly today that everyone is continually learning. Many of us are also teaching, even when it's not in our job descriptions. Whether it's giving a presentation, writing documentation, or creating a website or blog, we need and want to share our knowledge with other people. But if you've ever fallen asleep over a boring textbook, or fast-forwarded through a tedious e-learning exercise, you know that creating a great learning experience is harder than it seems. In Design For How People Learn, you'll discover how to use the key principles behind learning, memory, and attention to create materials that enable your audience to both gain and retain the knowledge and skills you're sharing. Using accessible visual metaphors and concrete methods and examples, Design For How People Learn will teach you how to leverage the fundamental concepts of instructional design both to improve your own learning and to engage your audience.

The Non designer s Web Book

The Non designer s Web Book
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Author: Robin Williams,John Tollett
Pages: 335
ISBN: UOM:39076002745011
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Demonstrates Web design basics and offers advice on navigation, interfaces, graphic file format, image preparation, and animation, while explaining how to test, upload, register, and promote effective Web sites.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design
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Author: Ellen Lupton,Jennifer Cole Phillips
Pages: 247
ISBN: 9781616893446
Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How do designers get ideas? Many spend their time searching for clever combinations of forms, fonts, and colors inside the design annuals and monographs of other designers' work. For those looking to challenge the cut-and-paste mentality there are few resources that are both informative and inspirational. In Graphic Design: The New Basics, Ellen Lupton, best-selling author of such books as Thinking with Type and Design It Yourself, and design educator Jennifer Cole Phillips refocus design instruction on the study of the fundamentals of form in a critical, rigorous way informed by contemporary media, theory, and software systems

Graphic Design School

Graphic Design School
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Author: David Dabner,Sandra Stewart,Eric Zempol
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781118840818
Release: 2013-10-24
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Graphic Design School allows students to develop core competencies while understanding how these fundamentals translate into new and evolving media. With examples from magazines, websites, books, and mobile devices, the Fifth Edition provides an overview of the visual communications profession, with a new focus on the intersection of design specialties. A brand-new section on web and interactivity covers topics such as web tools, coding requirements, information architecture, web design and layout, mobile device composition, app design, CMS, designing for social media, and SEO.

Designing Design

Designing Design
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Author: Kenya Hara
Pages: 472
ISBN: 3037784504
Release: 2015-01-25
Editor: Lars Muller Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Representing a new generation of designers in Japan, Kenya Hara (born 1958) pays tribute to his mentors, using long overlooked Japanese icons and images in much of his work. In Designing Design, he impresses upon the reader the importance of emptiness in both the visual and philosophical traditions of Japan, and its application to design, made visible by means of numerous examples from his own work: Hara for instance designed the opening and closing ceremony programs for the Nagano Winter Olympic Games 1998. In 2001, he enrolled as a board member for the Japanese label MUJI and has considerably moulded the identity of this successful corporation as communication and design advisor ever since. Kenya Hara, alongside Naoto Fukasawa one of the leading design personalities in Japan, has also called attention to himself with exhibitions such as Re-Design: The Daily Products of the 21st Century.