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Mediapedia Creative Tools and Techniques for Camera, Computer, and Beyond

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ISBN-10: 1599214016

ISBN-13: 9781599214016

Edition: 2008

Authors: Kit Laybourne

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If you7;ve dabbled in digital photography but want to do more with your pictures, here is a comprehensive but nontechnical handbook that shows you how to take better photos and use your images more creatively.Mediapediais a friendly, full-color resource that gives everyone an understanding of the creative power they7;ve already got at hand, with the equipment they already own. Like an encyclopedia,Mediapediais a classic desktop resource. Chapters on digital photography, image editing, type & layout, illustration, slide shows, and distribution are organized as a sequence of terms referring to the tools and techniques you can use to achieve particular effects. Author Kit Laybourne, an…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 11/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Kit Laybourneteaches media design at The New School in New York City. He is an accomplished animator, producer, media executive, and author. His down-to-earth but comprehensive guide,The Animation Book,has sold more than 75,000 copies in multiple editions from Three Rivers Press. Kit lives in New York City.

Mediapedia: Table of Contents
Creativity & Computer
The Photographic Image
Digital Photography
the camera kinds of photography pixels light point of view lens choice exposure framing composition focus & depth of field blur color vs. b&w lighting set-ups apps & file formats playing around: Portraiture
Image Editing
photoshopping as a verb compositing images resolution & resizing selecting parts of pictures global manipulations color & brightness layers edge treatments cloning, blending & transforming
filters compression apps & file formats playing around: Photoshop Make-Overs
The Page
Type & Layout
letters typography structure composition layout apps & file formats playing around: A Garish Screen Saver
bitmaps vs vector kinds of illustration drawing conventions inputting vector-based illustration
anchors, handles, paths & strokes
when to use pen, pencil or brush tracing with Illustrator fills scaling & manipulations special effects type & text apps & file formats playing around: Alter Ego Avatars