Leslie Cabarga, "The Designer's Guide to Color Combinations"
English | ISBN: 0891348573 | 1999 | EPUB | 144 pages | 6 MB
If you're from the "I don't know zip about color - but I know what I like" school of color theory, this book's for you. You won't find color wheels or lectures on color harmony here . . . just 500+ tried-and-true color combinations derived from actual design work - posters, packages, even giftware - created over the past century by designers, artists and color experts. You'll find historical color combinations from the Victorian period, Art Deco era, Far-out Sixties, Rave craze - plus current color combinations, such as limited color, "bad color" and much more. Even if you don't know what you're looking for, you'll know it when you see it here.
"Photoshop Lightroom: 17 Tips You Should Know to Get Started Using Photoshop Lightroom" by Edward Bailey
2015 | 378 pages | EPUB | ASIN: B0185Z22FC | English | 4.59 MB
Did you ever want all your photos to be stored, edited, and shared from one place? Do you want to access and edit your photos from your phone or tablet as well?
Animated Storytelling: Simple Steps for Creating Animation and Motion Graphics by Liz Blazer
English | 23 Nov. 2015 | ISBN: 013413365X | 160 Pages | PDF/EPUB/AZW3 | 21.99 MB
Animation is a limitless medium for telling stories. Artists can create worlds, defy gravity, flip from factual to fantasy, and transport audiences to places they never imagined. The challenge is having the discipline to reel it in and be intentional about your storytelling choices. This book shows you how.
Animation (Portfolio) by Andrew Selby
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1780670974 | 216 pages | PDF | 5 MB
From scriptwriting through to production, this introduction to animation for students surveys key technical processes and examines a variety of stylistic approaches. The book includes visual examples from key animators and illustrated features on how to create exciting animation for a variety of audiences.
This book is a vital resource for anyone who intends to make animation a part of their career.
Adventures in Letterpress by Brandon Mise
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1780673337 | 240 pages | PDF | 52 MB
Tactile, retro, and idiosyncratic, hand-printed objects have an undeniable appeal, especially in a digital age. In recent years, the nearly obsolete craft of letterpress has been resurrected by artists and designers who have rescued cast-iron presses from basements and scrap yards. Adventures in Letterpress features over 200 examples of the resulting work: elegant cards, edgy broadsheets, and everything in between. Beautiful, humorous and sometimes just plain weird, the projects featured in the book perfectly illustrate the vibrant future of this once-endangered medium.
Bold, Beautiful and Damned: The World of 1980s Fashion Illustrator Tony Viramontes by Dean Rhys-Morgan and Amy Fine Collins
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1780673078 | 192 pages | PDF | 43 MB
When Tony Viramontes' work appeared in the late 1970s, his hard and direct style of drawing was a marked contrast to the prevailing soft-pastel school of fashion illustration. He scored immediate success, rapidly acquiring the kind of prestigious editorial commissions normally given to photographers, from Lei, Per Lui in Italy, Vogue in the USA, The Face in Britain, and Le Monde and Le Figaro in France.
The Art of D*Face: One Man and His Dog by D*Face and Shepard Fairey
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1780672772 | 344 pages | PDF | 122 MB
D*Face has been a leading figure in urban art for well over a decade. A contemporary of Banksy, he was at the forefront of the urban art movement, and has had a constant presence throughout its meteoric rise into popular culture.
Brian McCarthy, Bunny Williams, "The Parish-Hadley Tree of Life: An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm"
English | ISBN: 1617691704 | 2015 | EPUB | 288 pages | 11,2 MB
The legendary interior design firm Parish-Hadley Associates set the standard for American style in the finest homes for more than three decades, from the 1960s through the 1990s. Throughout its colorful history, Parish-Hadley was commissioned by the most prestigious families in the country, from the Kennedys at the White House to the Astors, Rockefellers, and Gettys. Yet the fertile partnership between Parish and Hadley also greatly influenced the taste, style, creative process, and practices of the designers who worked for them. In this volume, 30 of the most renowned designers relate in detail their personal experiences working at the firm, accompanied by images they have chosen of their own work, past and present, illustrating how their designs were shaped by Parish-Hadley.
The Purple Book: Symbolism & Sensuality in Contemporary Art and Illustration by Angharad Lewis and Angus Hyland
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1780671253 | 224 pages | PDF | 244 MB
The Purple Book is a luxurious compendium of contemporary illustration that explores fantasy, sensuality, and the erotic imagination. It highlights visual art and the written word as media for representing human desire's relationship with the dream-state, make-believe, and symbolism.
The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting: Techniques for Rendering Sky, Terrain, Trees, and Water by Suzanne Brooker
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0804137552 | 208 pages | EPUB | 123 MB
A landscape painting guide for oil painters that breaks landscapes down into component elements from nature, and showcases tools and techniques used by classic and modern oil painters for bringing these scenes to life.
Photoshop Creative Annual
Imagine Publishing Ltd | 2015 | English | ISBN: 1785461826 | True PDF | 180 pages | 39 MB
A compilation of the very best content from Photoshop Creative magazine over the past year, this book is packed with fantastic tutorials to help you master Photoshop. Divided into clear sections covering the basics, photo editing, surreal art and digital art, we’ll show you how to retouch your photos, manipulate images into fantasy scenes, create striking paintings and illustrations, and much more. Our in-depth feature will even help you to make your own resources to use in Photoshop. From brushes and textures to backgrounds and fonts, follow the step-by-step guides and start creating! On top of all this, we’ve included some ready-made resources for you to use in your projects, including brushes, actions, gradients and fonts, plus video tutorials to help you get more out of Photoshop. There are also files that enable you to follow the tutorials in the book. Visit the FileSilo and download them to get started.
Monster Book of Manga Drawing: 150 Step-by-Step Projects for Beginners by David Okum
2013 | ISBN: 1440332096 | English | 272 pages | EPUB | 106 MB
It's the most mammoth book of manga drawing EVER!
Editorial Design: Digital and Print, 2 edition by Cath Caldwell and Yolanda Zappaterra
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1780671644 | 240 pages | PDF | 56,6 MB
Editorial Design: Digital and Print is a comprehensive guide to the traditional and digital skills that a designer will need for a future career in visual journalism today – the design of magazines and newspapers for a wide variety of markets.
Graphic Design Process: From Problem to Solution 20 Case Studies by Nancy Skolos and Tom Wedell
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1856698262 | 193 pages | PDF | 48,6 MB
The process of creating graphic design cannot be easily defined: each designer has their own way of seeing the world and approaching their work. Graphic Design Process features a series of in-depth case studies exploring a range of both universal and unique design methods. Chapters investigate typical creative strategies—Research, Inspiration, Drawing, Narrative, Abstraction, Development, and Collaboration—examining the work of 20 graphic designers from around the world. This book is aimed at students and educators, as well as practicing designers interested in the working methodologies of their peers.
How 30 Great Ads Were Made: From Idea to Campaign by Eliza Williams
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1856698211 | 224 pages | PDF | 80,7 MB
This book takes readers behind the scenes in the world of advertising, showcasing 30 phenomenally successful campaigns from the last decade. Fascinating not only for industry professionals but for anyone with an interest in how ads are made. Technical information on how the ads were developed is accompanied by anecdotes from the creatives, directors and clients, with accounts of how the ads were made and the problems encountered along the way. Each campaign is illustrated with imagery showing the stages it went through in development including sketches and early ideas that may have been abandoned, storyboards, animatics and photos from shoots, as well as shots of the final ads. In addition to offering an insight into the working practices within advertising, the book also demonstrates how the industry is currently experiencing a period of rapid change, and shows the different skills that are now required to work in advertising.
Draping: The Complete Course by Karolyn Kiisel
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1780670931 | 320 pages | PDF | 36,6 MB
Draping is the art of using cotton muslin to create a fashion design directly on a mannequin. It is an essential skill for fashion designers. In this book, Karolyn Kiisel presents a series of step-by-step projects, creating real garments in classic styles, that are designed to develop skills from the most basic to more advanced techniques.
How to Use Type by Lindsey Marshall and Lester Meachem
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1856698971 | 208 pages | PDF | 492 MB
This book is a guide to the use of type in design for print and screen. It provides a creative, informative, and practical introduction for those studying all pathways of graphic design. How to Use Type includes illustrated activities and case studies linked to key issues discussed in the text. This book offers an invaluable overview of an essential aspect of visual communication.
Paris Sketchbook: Jason Brooks by Jason Brooks
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1780671059 | 160 pages | PDF | 40 MB
Paris Sketchbook is a stunning gift book from leading international fashion illustrator Jason Brooks. Although he is best known for his beautiful fashion imagery, which has regularly graced the pages of Vogue and Elle magazines, travel has been a recurrent theme in his work and his adventures continue to inspire and inform his visual repertoire.
Drew Plunkett, "Drawing for Interior Design, 2nd Edition"
English | ISBN: 1780671776 | 2014 | PDF | 192 pages | 42 MB
This book covers all stages of visual presentation as part of the interior design process, from the most basic initial sketches to fully developed computer- generated visualizations. Following a brief introduction four chapters take the reader through the design process, from the basics to conception, presentation and production. This second edition includes more practical advice on techniques, more case studies, step-by-step sequences and updated examples. With a varied and comprehensive range of images, this book is an invaluable, inspirational and practical resource for interior design students.
Photoshop: 7 Ways to Use Adobe Photoshop like a Pro: The Beginners Guide to Mastering Photography Editing, Using the Same Techniques as Professional ... Design, Adobe Photoshop, Digital Photography) by Edward Bailey
English | Sep. 23, 2015 | ISBN: 1517069300 | 44 Pages | EPUB/PDF | 10.57 MB
Whenever we look through magazines or browse some websites, we see photos of high quality. These photos didn’t always look perfect. They started as ordinary photos taken by a person who wanted to point something out or to capture some beauty or simply to take a picture of someone else or even themselves. Yes, these photographs were edited. The only reason they look perfect to you is because the photographer or graphic designer wanted to make the focus of the photo stand out or to express his or her creativity.