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Illustration & drawing software

See below for a selection of the latest books from Illustration & drawing software category. Presented with a red border are the Illustration & drawing software books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Illustration & drawing software books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Interactive InDesign CS5

Interactive InDesign CS5

Author: Mira (Adobe Certified Instructor, eLearning Specialist, Freelancer, Elkins Park, PA, USA) Rubin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/12/2010

Print designers make the transition to multimedia by mastering the interactive capabilities of InDesign with this tutorial-based guide to the new CS5 toolset that integrates with the Adobe Flash platform.

Photoshop Elements 8 for Digital Art, Illustration and Cartoons

Photoshop Elements 8 for Digital Art, Illustration and Cartoons

Author: Chris Madden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2010

GIMP Bible

GIMP Bible

Author: Jason van Gumster, Robert Shimonski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2010

The ultimate reference and guide to the GNU image manipulation program GIMP is a free, Photoshop-like image manipulation program, and as its use grows, so does the demand for detailed instruction on how to get the very most out of it. GIMP Bible is the most comprehensive and current independent GIMP reference available that goes beyond official documentation. If you're a digital artist or photographer, the step-by-step explanations in this authoritative guide show you how to power-use GIMP throughout a production pipeline. Topics include understanding the GIMP interface and how to work with it, how to use all of GIMP's tools to create high-quality images, GIMP's default filters and plug-ins, advanced techniques for customization with Python and Scheme scripting, and much more. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free graphics editor that runs on Linux, Windows, or Macs; it is used to process digital graphics and photographs including creating graphics and logos, resizing and cropping photos, altering colors, combining images, creating basic GIF animated images, and more Whether you're a digital artist, professional photographer, or beginner, this detailed how-to shows you best practices, valuable techniques, and helpful tips for getting the most out of GIMP for your projects Topics include the GIMP interface and how to work with it, in-depth description of GIMP's tools and how to use them to create high-quality images, a comprehensive reference for all of GIMP's default filters and common plug-ins, and advanced customization with Python and Scheme scripting Get the most out of this free image editing tool for your production pipeline with the GIMP Bible . Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Drawing Shortcuts

Drawing Shortcuts

Author: Jim Leggitt Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2009

The updated edition of a contemporary approach to merging traditional hand drawing methods with 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional digital visualization tools. Jim Leggitt's Drawing Shortcuts shows how communicating with hand drawings combined with digital technology can be ingeniously simple, and this new edition makes an already popular technique even better. Completely expanded with new chapters and a wealth of supporting images, this Second Edition presents practical techniques for improving drawing efficiency and effectiveness by combining traditional hand drawing methods with the latest digital technology, including 3-D modeling with SketchUp. This book's step-by-step approach will sharpen and streamline your techniques whether you draw for pleasure, school or your design profession. Easy-to-follow instructions cover every aspect from the basics of drawing such as composition, color, shading, hatching, and perspective up to the most current technologies Incorporates Google SketchUp, Google Earth, computer generated renderings, digital scanners and printers Features new visuals from accomplished drawing experts Special new Gallery section highlights the creative process with step-by-step examples of drawings Complete coverage of the Overlay and Trace Method, Simple Composite Method, Advanced Composite Method, and Digital Hybrid Drawings New matrices show alternative drawing techniques for specific visual effects such as Linework and Shading, Selecting the Right Views, Perspectives and Paraline Drawings, Drawing Detail, Camera Lenses, and Drawing Tools Generously enriched with detailed process drawings, examples, and more than 500 full-color images, Drawing Shortcuts, Second Edition will have you creating top-quality drawings faster and more effectively.

Xara Xtreme 5: The Official Guide

Xara Xtreme 5: The Official Guide

Author: Gary David Bouton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2009

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Master the world's fastest drawing program!Learn the principles of vector drawing as you learn technique, composition, and other art essentials--then apply your skills to creating websites, animations, logos, photographic retouches, and more. Xara Xtreme 5: The Official Guide shows you how to customize the software, use QuickShapes, draw vector paths, use fills for photorealistic effects, and compose professional desktop publishing documents. This hands-on resource brings you from concept to completion with examples that span a range of art styles--using the vector drawing program that thinks it's a bitmap editor. With these tutorials that apply to Xara Xtreme, Xtreme Pro, and Magix Xtreme Photo & Graphic Designer, you'll: Work with vector paths that look like paint strokes Tag colors to dramatically change complex drawings in seconds Build multi-page, graphically rich websites in a few hours Convert bitmap web graphics to resizable vector shapes Design artwork in minutes that looks like it took days Create and export original Flash animations for the web in no time Create 3D text and apply special effects to imported photos and vector shapes Invisibly retouch photographs with feathering, fractal fills, multi-step gradients, and transparencies Inside you'll find an inspirational Xara GrandMasters Gallery of award-winning artwork from around the world. Get started today by downloading free trial software from www.xara.com! Download lesson files from www.mhprofessional.com/computingdownload and www.theboutons.com. Gary David Bouton, an international award-winning illustrator, has authored 25 books on graphics software, including CorelDRAW X4: The Official Guide. He practices what he teaches: his work can be seen on Graphics.com, TalkGraphics, The CG Society, and YouTube.

How to Do Everything Adobe Illustrator

How to Do Everything Adobe Illustrator

Author: Sue Jenkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2009

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Master Adobe Illustrator CS4 Filled with full-color examples, this hands-on guide explains how to use the latest release of the premier vector graphics program. How to Do Everything: Adobe Illustrator CS4 takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a wide variety of illustrations, and demonstrates expert techniques, shortcuts, and solutions. A gallery profiling professional illustrators and their work highlights real-world examples. With this book, you'll learn how to use all the program's tools and settings to draw just about anything you can imagine! Use the drawing, painting, selection, and arrangement tools Add vibrancy to your illustrations using colors, swatches, and Adobe Kuler Work with layers, format text, and create custom graphs Create patterns, gradients, and blends Apply vector and raster special effects Use Live Paint, Live Trace, the Appearance panel, and the Graphic Styles panel Create logos, page layouts, book jackets, ads, and web graphics Print high-quality work Integrate Illustrator artwork into Adobe Flash to create motion graphics And much more

CorelDRAW(R) 11: The Official Guide

CorelDRAW(R) 11: The Official Guide

Author: Steve Bain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2002

This officially authorized resource explains how to master a variety of illustration techniques and contains all the support information you'll need to maximize the capabilities of CorelDRAW. You'll learn from an award-winning artist through easy-to-follow tutorials and examples.