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This section tackles every aspect of computer graphics, from pure visual theory to practical how-to software tutorials. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, these books will help you hone your design skills, learn the hardware and software tools of the trade, and explore the frontiers of Web design, 3-D animation, and virtual reality. 
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Freehand Graphics Studio 7 Authorized (MacRomedia Authorized)

by Thomas Faist, Lori Faist, Craig Faist, Kevin Walsh, Diane Faist, Inc Macromedia 

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Computer Graphics Editor's Recommended Book, 09/01/97: 
Macromedia FreeHand Graphics Studio 7 for Macintosh and Windows is a powerful suite that includes FreeHand 7, the illustration package; xRes, an image editor; Extreme 3D, a tool for creating 3-D text, graphics, and animations; and Fontographer, a font-creation tool. If you're a beginning or intermediate user, check out FreeHand Graphics Studio 7 Authorized to get a thorough grounding in the entire suite. You get large screen shots and clear descriptions of every project throughout the book, the bulk of which is dedicated to FreeHand 7. You learn about FreeHand's text and graphics tools, paths and points, layers and styles, and multiple-page documents. Then you use all four packages in the suite, combining vector, bitmap, and 3-D graphics to create a logo, which you further enhance and add to a bookmark in FreeHand. The final chapter covers Shockwave, Macromedia's tool for producing Web graphics. The included hybrid CD-ROM has lesson files and demo versions of all the products in the suite. 

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This is a fast, easy, and fun way to learn the complexities of Macromedia's FreeHand 7, the latest version of this enormously popular illustration program for the Macintosh. Instructions in the book are clear and concise and kept to a minimum, while pictures-hundreds of screenshots and dozens of striking illustrations created by professional artists and designers who work with FreeHand on a daily basis-do most of the talking. Whether you're a beginning to advanced graphic designer or a fine artist who wants to transfer your skills to the computer, this book provides an ideal introduction to FreeHand 7, covering all the fundamentals, from startup to image creation, from manipulation to importing the finished product into page-layout programs. Plus it includes loads of useful tips. 


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Real World Freehand 7

by Olav Martin Kvern, Stephen F. Roth (Editor) 

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Pagemill 2 for Windows : Visual Quickstart Guides

by Maria Langer 

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Computer Graphics Editor's Recommended Book, 09/01/97: 
Say you've purchased Adobe PageMill 2 with an eye to creating your own Web site, but you don't know where to begin. This Visual Quickstart Guide can get you up and running quickly, thanks to its clear discussions and step-by-step instructions. Author Maria Langer explains the package's interface and guides you through the package's text tools, character styles, paragraph formats, multimedia objects, tables, links, frames, and forms. She then delves into finalizing your work by setting page attributes such as titles, colors, and backgrounds, and by testing and finally publishing your site. There's also a book on the Macintosh version. 

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Until now, creating Web pages on a PC has been tedious and prone to error, requiring knowledge of the Web's internal language, HTML, and a suite of converters and utility programs. But, with the release of PageMill 2.0 for Windows, Adobe offers a WYSIWYG Web-authoring tool designed for nontechnical people who want to create or maintain content of the Web. PageMill 2 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide is a richly illustrated, step- by-step guide to using all the features of PageMill. As with all books in Peachpit's highly successful Visual QuickStart series (with more than a million copies in print), information is presented in a graphic, visual fashion, with hundreds of screenshots accompanied by clear instructions and loads of helpful tips. 


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Frontpage 97 for Windows (Visual Quickstart Guide Series)

by Phyllis Davis 

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Computer Graphics Editor's Recommended Book, 09/01/97: 
FrontPage 97, Microsoft's package for creating Web sites, can be daunting if you're new to Web design and administration. Check out this Visual QuickStart Guide for an excellent way to learn all of the essentials of the package. The strength of the book lies in the simple step-by-step instructions and tips, which introduce you to the FrontPage Explorer and Editor and explain how to work with text, formatting, graphics, sounds, videos, tables, hyperlinks, hotspots, and frames. There's also thorough help on administering a Web site, adding WebBots (pre-built programs you can add to your site), creating forms, and testing and publishing your site. You also learn about basic Web concepts and the principles of good Web design. 

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FrontPage 97 for Windows 95/NT: Visual QuickStart Guide uses step-by-step instructions to show readers how to create sophisticated, professional-quality Web sites. The concise, clear instructions and numerous illustrations make it easy for newcomers to jump right in and build all types of Web sites-personal, corporate, customer support, etc. Even readers with little or no Web experience will be able to create Web pages with the look and feel they want and load them onto a Web server. Tips, techniques, and undocumented secrets enable intermediate FrontPage users to create professional effects with the new version quickly and easily. FrontPage 97 for Windows 95/NT: Visual QuickStart Guide readers will learn the principles of good Web design, just what all those Web terms mean, and all the basic techniques, such as formatting text, assigning hyperlinks, mapping images, adding hotspots, and working with tables and frames. There's plenty included for intermediate users too, including instructions on how to incorporate some of the hottest technologies-WebBots, ActiveX controls, Java applets, and VB Script-into their Web pages. 


 
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Wild Web Graphics With Microsoft Image Composer

by David Karlins 

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Computer Graphics Editor's Recommended Book, 09/01/97: 
If you use Microsoft FrontPage or Microsoft Visual InterDev, you've come across the image editor, Image Composer, included with those products. In Wild Web Graphics with Microsoft Image Composer, author David Karlins teaches you how to produce Web graphics using this new package. The full-color book is filled with clear explanations and illustrations, making the package that much easier to learn. Karlins writes about the essentials of Image Composer and explains how to create, resize, rotate, and otherwise manipulate sprites (the graphic images comprising an image); create image maps; and work with the package's Color Picker, Color Lift Wand, and Custom Palettes. Then he explains how to save your files, even selected sprites, in .GIF and .JPG formats; create graphical text; and create special artistic effects. The Image Composer Gallery at the back of the book features various Web-site designers' tips on using Image Composer. You can access images, fills, and palettes at a Web site produced by the book's publisher, Que Corp. 


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Photoshop 4 Artistry : A Master Class for Photographers, Artists, Production Artists

by Barry Haynes, Wendy Crumpler, Jay Forlini 

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Computer Graphics Editor's Recommended Book, 09/01/97: 
This is an excellent book for intermediate and advanced users of Adobe Photoshop 4.0 for Macintosh and Windows, especially those professional photographers and digital artists who want to create realistic, artistic images through photo-enhancement and color-correction techniques. The first chapters provide an overview of Photoshop 4.0 and digital imaging and thorough discussions of color calibration, scanning, resolution, and output. The subsequent chapters take original photographs and provide step-by-step instructions on specific projects: correcting color on a photo of the Grand Canyon; creating composite images using layers and masks; using calculations, patterns, and effects; and preparing images for the Web and multimedia. This full-color guide has great tips and excellent examples, so take a look if you're serious about image editing. A hybrid CD-ROM includes project images, masks, and tool settings. 


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Web Designer's Guide to Graphics : Png, Gif & Jpeg

by Timothy Webster, Paul Atzberger, Andrew Zolli 

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Computer Graphics Editor's Recommended Book, 09/01/97: 
This attractive, full-color book is an excellent guide for beginning and advanced Web designers who want to learn all about the .PNG, .GIF, and .JPG graphics file formats. The author, Timothy Webster, explains when it makes sense--or doesn't--to use each format, and he instructs you on how to optimize images saved in each. Before he delves into comparing the formats, he explains all you need to know about graphics, including monitors, bit-depth, resolution, palettes, anti-aliasing, compression, and interlacing. He covers both Windows and Macintosh platforms and refers to Netscape Navigator 2.0 and later and Internet Explorer 2.0 and later, as well as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Equilibrium's DeBabelizer in the book's projects. The hybrid CD-ROM includes project files, the PNG Live plug-in (for adding .PNG support to your browser), graphics utilities, and a demo version of DeBabelizer. 


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Photoshop Textures Magic

by Sherry London 

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Computer Graphics Editor's Recommended Book, 09/01/97: 
In this full-color guide to Adobe Photoshop 4.0 for Windows and Macintosh, author Sherry London provides hands-on tips for creating all sorts of textures, including Brick, Ceramic, Fish Scales, Grass, Linen, Metal, Pearls, Rice Paper, Sea Foam, Water, and Wood. The book is organized alphabetically by texture name, and with a gallery of the textures at the back of the book, it's easy to find just what you're looking for. The book is fine for all sorts of user, from new to accomplished; London even covers Photoshop basics in her introduction. A hybrid CD-ROM comes with demo versions of Adobe Photoshop, Fractal Design Detailer, and third-party filter software, as well as stock photos and textures. 


 
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Photoshop 4 Interactive Course

by Sherry London 

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If you like a lot of structure, testing, and review when you learn a new software program, you should check out Adobe Photoshop 4 Interactive Course. Designed for beginning and intermediate users of Adobe Photoshop 4.0 for Macintosh and Windows, the book is full of quizzes to test your newfound knowledge, with answers at the back. Chapters are also online at IDG's Web site. The combination of discussion and step-by-step instruction ensures that you grasp all of the nuances in each chapter. 

After explaining the package's interface, author Sherry London delves right into selections, layers, and channels--the trickiest features and most important ones for sophisticated editing. Then she explains how to use the package's filters, paint and text tools, file formats, color spectrums and color correction tools. London explains how to digitize photos through scanning, and explains photo-retouching, photo-montage, and spot color. A good portion of the book is on working with other graphics programs, such as vector and 3-D software; customizing Photoshop through Preferences and Actions; and optimizing output by understanding color-calibration, color-management, and prepress issues. A hybrid CD-ROM includes a demo version of Adobe Photoshop as well as project files and third-party utilities and plug-ins. 


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Multimedia; An Introduction

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Computer Graphics Editor's Recommended Book, 09/01/97: 
So the world has gone multimedia and left you behind? In this clearly written, well-illustrated, full-color guide, you learn all about multimedia production, from planning, designing, and development to final output, for CD-ROM, Web, kiosk, or other medium. The authors explain what goes into developing interactive multimedia applications, deconstructing such elements as text, graphics, video, and sound. You even learn about some of the software, such as Macromedia Director, needed to create these elements. There's a description of a few multimedia-authoring packages, and explanations of the process of testing, packaging, and distributing multimedia projects. A Macintosh and Windows CD includes an interactive version of the book and images, animations, and sound files. There's even more information for readers on the Web, with links to related sites. Whether you're an aspiring designer, developer, or producer, or just an interested user, this guide can help you understand all that goes into creating today's slick multimedia productions. 


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Inside Adobe Photoshop 4

by Gary David Bouton, Barbara Mancuso Bouton, Gary Kubicek 

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This 867-page book is an exhaustive guide to Photoshop--one of the biggest we've seen--and focuses on the many new features and changes in Photoshop 4.0 for Windows and Macintosh. The authors write about creating Web backgrounds and graphics, creating animations, and integrating illustrations and 3D graphics from other packages. You also get in-depth instruction on creating interesting type effects, using plug-ins, and creating composite works from various photographs. There are just a few full-color pages, which show final images along with explanations of the techniques. A CD includes practice files, a glossary, a resource guide, utilities, images, textures, and fonts. If you want a book that covers every aspect of Photoshop and that addresses the needs of fairly accomplished Photoshop users, this is the one to get. 


 
 
 
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