Book Design Made Simple gives DIY authors, small presses, and graphic designers-novices and experts alike-the power to design their own books. It's the first comprehensive book of its kind, explaining every step from installing Adobe� InDesign� right through to sending the files to press. For those who want to design their own books but have little idea how to proceed, Book Design Made Simple is a semester of book design instruction plus a publishing class rolled into one. Let two experts guide you through the process with easy step-by-step instructions, resulting in a professional-looking top-quality book
Book Design Made Simplegives DIY authors, small presses, and graphic designers novices and experts alike the power to design their own books. It s the first comprehensive book of its kind, explaining every step from installing Adobe(r) InDesign(r) right through to sending the files to press. For those who want to design their own books but have little idea how to proceed, Book Design Made Simple""is a semester of book design instruction plus a publishing class rolled into one. Let two experts guide you through the process with easy step-by-step instructions, resulting in a professional-looking top-quality book."
"Book Design Made Simple gives DIY authors, small presses, and graphic designers--novices and experts alike--the power to design their own books. It's the first comprehensive book of its kind, explaining every step from installing Adobe® InDesign® right through to sending the files to press. For those who want to design their own books but have little idea how to proceed, Book Design Made Simple is a semester of book design instruction plus a publishing class rolled into one. Let two experts guide you through the process with easy step-by-step instructions, resulting in a professional-looking top-quality book."--
Author: Pete Masterson
Publisher: Aeonix Publishing Group
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
In an industry burdened by complex technical issues, confusing practices, and a huge learning curve, Book Design and Production makes it easy. This is a one-stop resource to help authors and publishers find clear explanations of every facet of making a book a reality. Lucid descriptions cover editing, parts of a book, typefaces, design, layout, choosing a designer, selecting a printer, and more. This is the reference that every author/publisher needs.
Typography is the foundation of graphic design, and the most effective way to be a better designer is to understand type and use it confidently and creatively. This fully updated third edition is a comprehensive guide to creating professional type with Adobe InDesign. It covers micro and macro typography concepts, from understanding the nuance of a single spacing width to efficiently creating long and complex documents. Packed with visual examples, InDesign expert and acclaimed design instructor Nigel French shows not just how to use InDesign’s extensive type features, but why certain approaches are preferable to others, and how to avoid common mistakes. Whether you’re creating a single-page flyer or a thousand-page catalog, whether your documents will be printed or viewed on screen, InDesign Type is an invaluable resource for getting the most out of InDesign’s typographic toolset.
Tap into the far-reaching potential of InDesign styles—from simple drop cap formatting to cross-media export to XHTML. Styles have the power to transform how design and production professionals approach and accomplish any project. Adopting a style-centric workflow can reduce tasks that would normally take days to mere hours, and tasks that would take hours to minutes or even seconds. Less time spent on repetitive tasks means more time for creating your best work. This book explores every InDesign style to reveal its full potential. Throughout each chapter, you’ll pick up many tips and best practices gleaned from real-world experience. Two bonus chapters, “Stroke Styles” and “Project Planning with Styles in Mind” are available for download. For “figure it out as I go” designers, embracing styles still allow you to work intuitively on the page. And this guide helps break preconceptions and bad habits transferred from less powerful page layout applications that keep new InDesign users from working in far more satisfying and productive ways. Where InDesign is concerned, styles truly do equal substance.
Author: Robin Williams
Publisher: Pearson Education
Release Date: 2015
A lot has happened in the world of digital design since the first edition of this title was published, but one thing remains true: There is an ever-growing number of people attempting to design everything from newsletters to advertisements with no formal training. This book is the one place they can turn to find quick, non-intimidating, excellent design help from trusted design instructor Robin Williams. This revised and expanded classic includes a new chapter on designing with type, more quizzes and exercises, updated projects, and new visual and typographic examples that give the book a fresh, modern look. In The Non-Designer's Design Book, 4th Edition, Robin turns her attention to the basic principles that govern good design. Perfect for beginners, Robin boils great design into four easy-to-master principles: contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity (C.R.A.P.!). Readers who follow her clearly explained concepts will produce more sophisticated and professional work immediately. Humor-infused, jargon-free prose interspersed with design exercises, quizzes, and illustrations make learning a snap–which is just what audiences have come to expect from this bestselling author.
Author: Mark Gatter
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2006
"A guide to the seven leading software programs in graphic design, presenting the essential basics that students and professionals need on a day-to-day basis to use Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Acrobat, including: seven chapters that focus on a separate program and familiarize the user with the screen, menus, windows, tools, navigation system, and basic procedures specific to each piece of software; overviews of all the software applications and descriptions of how they interact with one another, and features a full glossary of terms; information on such wider aspects of digital technology as color management and printing processes; and instructions in both Mac and PC formats."--BOOK JACKET.
A thrilling true story that follows the adventures of three medical professionals and their dog as they leave behind a thriving practice and head off on the journey of their lives aboard a 52-foot yacht named Nessie. With little experience aside from research and sailing lessons, they pack up two years' worth of food and embark from Holland onto the North Sea. With new experiences, stunning landscapes and unexpected danger around every corner, the trio sails around Europe and Africa. As part of their mission to help those less fortunate, they set up a makeshift clinic in the jungles of Africa and offer medicine and advice to those who need it before continuing on to their final destination of Halifax, Canada. This gripping book serves as both encouragement and a cautionary tale; with stories of surviving hurricanes, and even piracy, The Most Adventurous, The Most Arduous, and the Longest Way to Canada will have you on the edge of your seat-- but the tranquil scenes of sitting on the deck watching whales and dolphins swim by will remind you why so many people dream of sailing away into the sunset.
Author: Jon Duckett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Author: Lisa Graham
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2012-07-24
This classic introduction to high-impact page design is now fully updated for a new generation of designers. Basics of Design: Layout and Typography for Beginners demystifies the design process with straightforward and complete explanations of the fundamental principles that create first-rate visual design. Readers learn essential design terminology and develop their knowledge and skills through visual examples and hands-on activities that reinforce page layout and typography concepts. Side-by-side critiques of before-and-after page layouts help readers understand how to apply design principles to their own efforts and point the way to excellence in design. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
White Space Is Not Your Enemy is a practical graphic design and layout guide that introduces concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communication across a variety of formats—from web to print. Sections on Gestalt theory, color theory, and WET layout are expanded to offer more in-depth content on those topics. This new edition features new covering current trends in web design—Mobile-first, UI/UX design, and web typography—and how they affect a designer’s approach to a project. The entire book will receive an update using new examples and images that show a more diverse set of graphics that go beyond print and web and focus on tablet, mobile and advertising designs.
Author: Garr Reynolds
Publisher: New Riders
Release Date: 2011-12-15
Genre: Business & Economics
Best-selling author and popular speaker Garr Reynolds is back in this newly revised edition of his classic, best-selling book, Presentation Zen, in which he showed readers there is a better way to reach the audience through simplicity and storytelling, and gave them the tools to confidently design and deliver successful presentations. In this new edition, Garr gives his readers new, fresh examples to draw inspiration from, with a whole new chapter for those who present on more technical and educational topics based on techniques used by many presenters who give high-level talks at TED and other powerhouse events. Whether the reader is in research, technology, business, or education–this book will show them how to take what could look like a really dry presenation and reinvigorate the material in totally fresh (and sometimes interactive!) ways that will make it memorable and resonate with the audience. Staying true to the mission of the first), Garr combines solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity to help readers along the path to simpler, more effective presentations that will be appreciated, remembered, and best of all, acted upon.
Author: Brenda Faatz
Release Date: 2017-05-23
It's Just So... adventurous for a little girl named Lizzy as she faces challenges of growth and change. She and her faithful puppy adopt a frail 'itty-bitty' sapling tree, taking on the job of protecting and nurturing their new, well-rooted 'friend' throughout the seasons. In the meantime, Lizzy is outgrowing all of her favorite clothes, which seem to be getting smaller all the time and watching as Mom seems to be outgrowing her clothes as well. Lizzy's biggest change comes in welcoming the new baby as her family tree seems to be growing too. This comical sequel to the "It's just so..." book (which debuted to critical acclaim in early 2016) is also presented as a perfect 'read aloud' picture walk for youngsters or as a creative challenge for youg readers. All will enjoy this rhyming read, made up words and engaging illustrations.