Visual Design on the Computer

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2001 - Architecture - 272 pages
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Visual Design on the Computer is designed for those who are seeking to learn the basics of two-dimensional design on the computer. The book approaches design from the computer perspective, and introduces a new visual language to tackle all basic design principles, without favoring any particular computer system or software. It covers techniques and methods commonly used in computer graphics, a review of draw and paint programs, as well as scanning, image-editing, and printing; the new edition includes color gradients, rasterization, the use of imported images, and basic color theory.
  

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This book consist essential information about visual design on the computer. The book explain most of the theory and concept of visual design without any close link to specific drawing software. The book also use the simple English in explanation for each chapter. The sample image use to support the explanation was helpful to help reader's understand the textual explanation and create a visual picture for the particular theory discussed. It useful for the novice who want to enter the field of the visual design on the computer. It also can be a handbook for lecturer , teachers or instructors who work in computer art and design area to polish terms which can be use in teaching materials.  

Contents

Visual Design
15
The Mouse
28
PATTERN AND TEXTURE 141 12
34
POINTS AND PATHS
47
Suggested Exercises
60
0
63
COLORS AND GRADIENTS
81
Lightness of a Color
87
Words as Visual Expression
133
Suggested Exercises
139
RASTER IMAGES
156
FORMAL COMPOSITIONS
177
INFORMAL COMPOSITIONS
223
Changing the Directions of Units
229
Dominance and Distinction
235
Distortion and Fragmentation
241

Composing with Gradients
93
TYPE AND FONTS
121
Blending Character Shapes
127
GLOSSARY
265
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About the author (2001)

Wucius Wong, author of four textbooks on design lives in Hong Kong.

Benjamin Wong, a designer, lives in Hong Kong.

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