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Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Cloud, Revised Edition

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xtine burrough

Michael Mandiberg

Pub Date: 2017

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

Language: English

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Reviewed by Stephanie Paine, Assistant Professor, Department of Visual Arts , University of Louisiana at Lafayette on 10/19/19

The text covers a wide-range of topics useful for the introductory-level student; yet the organizational structure of the chapters provides a quick review for intermediate and advanced students. It includes a breadth of vocabulary relevant to... read more


Reviewed by Moe Folk, Professor, Kuztown University on 5/14/19

While the book covers a great deal and includes some good post-chapter key words, it should include an index with important design words and also sections based on particular applications (e.g., Photoshop, then some of the main things someone... read more


Table of Contents

Part I. Chapter 1: The Metaphor of Using Graphics Applications

Part II. Chapter 2: Searching and Sampling - Becoming an Expert Web User

Part III. Chapter 3: Symmetry

Part IV. Chapter 4: Type on a Grid

Part V. Chapter 5: Color Theory & Basic Shapes

Part VI. Chapter 6: Line Art and Flat Graphics

Part VII. Chapter 7: Scanning

Part VIII. Chapter 8: Tonal Scale

Part IX. Chapter 9: Layering and Collage

Part X. Chapter 10: Repetition and Cloning

Part XI. Chapter 11: Non-Destructive Editing

Part XII. Chapter 12: Getting It Out - Digital Output for Web

Part XIII. Chapter 13: Multiple Pages: Unity

Part XIV. Chapter 14: Two-Page Spreads

About the Book

Digital Foundations uses formal exercises of the Bauhaus to teach the Adobe Creative Suite. All students of digital design and production—whether learning in a classroom or on their own—need to understand the basic principles of design in order to implement them using current software. Far too often design is left out of books that teach software for the trade and academic markets. Consequently, the design software training exercise is often a lost opportunity for visual learning. This revised edition updates the original text for use with Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 software.

About the Contributors


xtine burrough

Michael Mandiberg