Vector Basic Training

A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork

Author: Von Glitschka

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 013416508X

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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Attention, designers, it’s time to get serious about your creative process. For too long you’ve allowed yourself to go soft, relying on your software to do all of your creative work at the expense of your craftsmanship. This book will NOT show you how to use every tool and feature in Adobe Illustrator. This book WILL, however, teach you the importance of drawing out your ideas, analyzing the shapes, and then methodically building them precisely in vector form using the techniques explained in this book. In Vector Basic Training, Second Edition acclaimed illustrative designer Von Glitschka takes you through his systematic process for creating the kind of precise vector graphics that separate the pros from the mere toolers. Along the way, he’ll whip your drawing skills into shape and show you how to create elegant curves and precise anchor points for your designs. In addition to new illustrative examples throughout the book, this edition includes an all-new chapter on how to apply color and detail to your illustrations using tried-and-true methods that you’ll use over and over again. You’ll also get access to over seven hours of all-new HD video tutorials and source files so you can follow along with Von as he walks you through his entire process. Whether you’re creating illustrations in Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer, CorelDRAW, or even Inkscape, you’ll be able to use Von’s techniques to establish a successful creative process for crafting consistently precise illustrations every single time you pick you up your pen, stylus, or mouse. In Vector Basic Training, Second Edition, you’ll learn: The tools and shortcuts that make up a design pro’s creative arsenal How to use “The Clockwork Method” to create accurate curves every time When and where to set just the right number of anchor points for any design How to build shapes quickly using basic Illustrator tools and plug-ins Techniques for art directing yourself to get the results you desire Fundamental methods for applying color and detail to your illustrations

Vector Basic Training

A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork: Enhanced Edition

Author: Von R. Glitschka

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132711761

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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This enhanced e-book combines video and text to create a learning experience that is engaging, informative and fun. In addition to the full text of Vector Basic Training, you’ll find high-quality video training that brings the topics to life through friendly visual instruction from experts and industry professionals. Listen up, designers, and wipe those grins off your faces! It’s time to get serious about your design work. For too long you’ve allowed yourself to slack off, relying on your software to do all of your creative work for you. This book will NOT show you how to use every tool and feature in Adobe Illustrator. This book WILL, however, teach you the importance of drawing out your ideas, analyzing the shapes, and then methodically building them precisely in vector form using the techniques explained in this book. In Vector Basic Training, acclaimed illustrative designer Von Glitschka takes you through his systematic process for creating the kind of precise vector graphics that separate the pros from the mere toolers. Along the way, he’ll whip your drawing skills into shape and show you how to create elegant curves and precise anchor points for your designs. The book and accompanying video tutorials will get you ready for active creative duty in zero hundred hours or less. In Vector Basic Training, you’ll learn: ¿The tools, plugins, and shortcuts that make up a design pro’s creative armament How to use “The Clockwork Method” to create accurate curves every time When and where to set just the right number of anchor points for any design How to build shapes quickly using familiar Illustrator tools Techniques for art directing yourself so that your work gets the response you desire Why symmetry is your friend and how to use it effectively in your designs Von Glitschka reports for duty in over 4 hours’ worth of video tutorials that walk you through all the techniques explained in the book. Art files you can use to follow along with the book’s samples are downloadable separately (see last page of your eBook for download instructions).

Vector Basic Training

A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork: Enhanced Edition

Author: Von Glitschka

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132490788

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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Listen up, designers, and wipe those grins off your faces! It’s time to get serious about your design work. For too long you’ve allowed yourself to go soft, relying on your software to do all of your creative work for you. This book will NOT show you how to use every tool and feature in Adobe Illustrator. This book WILL, however, teach you the importance of drawing out your ideas, analyzing the shapes, and then methodically building them precisely in vector form using the methods covered in this book. ¿ In Vector Basic Training, acclaimed iillustrative designer Von Glitschka takes you through his systematic process for creating the kind of precise vector graphics that separate the pros from the toolers and hacks. Along the way, he’ll whip your drawing skills into shape and show you how to create elegant curves and precise anchor points for your designs. Between the book and the video tutorials on the included DVD, you’ll be ready for active creative duty in zero hundred hours or less.¿ ¿ In Vector Basic Training , you’ll learn: ¿The tools, plugins, and shortcuts that make up a design pro’s creative armament How to use “The Clockwork Method” to create accurate curves every time When and where to set just the right number of anchor points for any design How to build shapes quickly using familiar Illustrator tools Techniques for art directing yourself so that your work gets the response you desire Why symmetry is your friend and how to use it effectively in your designs Available by download: Von Glitschka reports for duty in over an hour’s worth of video tutorials that walk you through all of the techniques explained in the book. Also included: downloadable art files you can use to follow along on your own. See the instructions for download at the end of your ebook.

Flourish. Banner. Frame.

555 Ornaments and Motifs for Design and Illustration

Author: Glitschka Von

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440320462

Category: Design

Page: 112

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Ornaments and motifs add something special to creative projects, but not all creatives can devote the hundreds of hours necessary to developing them. Flourish. Banner. Frame. is an amazing library of 555 original symbols, floral motifs, border treatments, frills, banners, shields, crests, ornaments, decorative frames, placards and cartouches. Each design element has been crafted with vector precision, and you can use this artwork within the context of your own projects, whether they are personal or professional in nature. There are 10 real-life examples in the book, so you can be inspired by top designers and illustrators. This extensive volume of ornaments and motifs is easy to use for any design or illustration project: publication layouts, book covers, website backgrounds, t-shirt graphics, scrapbooks, textiles, crafts, stencils, tattoos—and everything in between. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced design professional, you’ll turn to this resource again and again for years to come.

Illustrator Foundations

The Art of Vector Graphics, Design, and Illustration in Illustrator

Author: Rafiq Elmansy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240525930

Category: Computers

Page: 310

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Whether you are creating a catchy and fun cartoon, designing a print banner advertisement, or developing content for a mobile game, save time and money with expert techniques, trips and tricks from by Adobe Certified Expert, Rafiq Elmansy with Illustrator Foundations. With practical applications and step by step tutorials, solve problems quickly to develop creative projects on time and to budget. Want to hone your Illustrator skills so you can remain competitive in a diverse market while concentrating on your vector graphics projects? Then Illustrator Foundations is for you! With real-world professional projects you'll discover how to: develop mobile applications, work with layers, masks, vector images and many more tips and tricks not found anywhere else! Harness the full Creative Suite software package with tips on how to integrate Illustrator with Photoshop and After Effects. This book is a goldmine of artistic inspiration, timesaving practical tips, tricks and step-by-step walkthroughs; you'll wonder how you survived this long without it. Put the Adobe Illustrator CS6 techniques to the test with the fully updated companion website with downloadable Illustrator source files, examples and video tutorials. Conquer the complexities of the Adobe Illustrator software package and explore the myriad of tips and tricks based on real-world working methods to help you work faster and more efficiently and to budget! Gain the best possible results from problem to the solution for your advertisements, websites, cartoons or mobile application development and remain competitive in a diverse market with the tried and true methods of a professional graphic designer and illustrator. Adapt Illustrator techniques to your own Adobe Creative Suite workflow with coverage on integrating After Effects, Flash and Photoshop with Illustrator. Put the Adobe Illustrator CS6 cheats to the test with the fully updated companion website with downloadable Illustrator source files, examples and video tutorials. Enhance your creative toolkit with the Illustrator CS6 cheats and examples featuring practical solutions for the busy artist with extensive coverage of HTML-5, mobile and web content development, blob brush, bristle brush and perspective grid, color palettes and more!

Design: Logo

An Exploration of Marvelous Marks, Insightful Essays, and Revealing Reviews

Author: Von Glitschka,Paul Howalt

Publisher: Rockport Publishers Incorporated

ISBN: 159253872X

Category: Design

Page: 272

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Design: Logo features a curated collection of nearly 1,700 high impact logo designs from around the world, as well as insightful essays on logo creation from top identity design specialists. In the "Closer Look" sections, the authors dig deep into some of

Take and Make Art

Hundreds of Royalty-Free Vector Illustrations for Discriminating Designers

Author: Von Glitschka

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133989941

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Inside this book, you will not only find hundreds of unique, custom-designed pieces of royalty-free vector illustrations from the super talented Von Glitschka, you will also find something potentially even more valuable–the hitherto undiscovered cure for designer’s block. You’ve heard of writer’s block. Well, designer’s block is just as bad. Maybe even worse. And inside this book is the cure. Stuck for inspiration? Don’t know what to do for that newsletter, T-shirt, ad, logo…tattoo? With access to this enormous collection of illustrations ranging from the practical to the wonderfully weird, you’re sure to find a design that will kick-start your imagination and get you making again. Buy the book, download the artwork featured inside, and use the illustrations as-is or make them your own. Just take and make. Monstrous goldfish, flying clocks, three-eyed aliens, gaping garbage cans, doves wielding olive branches, tribal totems, and seriously formidable serpents are all yours for the taking. Commercial illustrator Von Glitschka has created illustrations for some of the biggest names in business including Nike, Target, Disney, Major League Baseball, Xerox, and more. Now, through this fun and funky book you can get access to hundreds of his illustrations for use in your own projects.

Inkscape Beginner's Guide

Author: Bethany Hiitola

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849517215

Category: Computers

Page: 298

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Create attractive layout designs, logos, brochures, icons, and more using the Inkscape vector graphics editor with this book and ebook.

Drip Dot Swirl

94 Incredible Patterns for Design and illustration

Author: Von Glitschka

Publisher: HOW Books

ISBN: 9781600611346

Category: Art

Page: 112

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Royalty-Free Patterns Included on DVD for Your Use! Take one tablespoon of Jackson Pollack, mix in two cups of M.C. Escher, sprinkle in a pinch of William Morris, and you'll get Drip Dot Swirl. An exceptional resource for creatives who love pattern, but can't devote hundreds of hours to developing swatches, Drip Dot Swirl is an amazing library that contains 94 original vector patterns. Styles range from intricate knotwork to subtle florals to retro wallpaper to alien-inspired mazes. The patterns are equally useful for personal or professional projects. This eye-popping book and DVD feature handcrafted vector patterns which tile seamlessly. With examples from ten artists, you'll see how top designers and illustrators use the patterns in various projects. The DVD contains all 94 source files in vector EPS format (with three color options per pattern), swatch libraries and PDF tutorials on how to use the files. Both beginners and advanced design professionals will be able to jump right in. Drip Dot Swirl explodes with unique illustrative patterns. The diverse selection to choose from will help jump-start your imagination. It's a resource that can be used again and again, for brochures, scrapbooks, illustrations, website backgrounds, textiles, crafting, altered art and more. Designers and illustrators who want to wield the power of pattern will keep this book handy.

Vector Illustration

Author: Marc Gimenez

Publisher: Monsa

ISBN: 9788415829058

Category: Design

Page: 189

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Looks at some of the most innovative and exciting artists working in the field of vector illustration. In this title, the artists featured come from the world of graphic design, illustration, animation and advertising.

Vector Graphics and Illustration

A Master Class in Digital Image-making

Author: Jack Harris,Steven Withrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782888930112

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 1619

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"Vector Graphics and Illustration turns the spotlight on this instantly recognizable and popular illustrative technique. This book is a highly illustrated but practical "how to" manual that looks at the creative possibilities offered by software such as Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW. It makes a feature of the exemplary illustration work being created around the world, and especially in countries with an emerging graphic design scene, including Malaysia, Brazil, and India. Vector Graphics and Illustration explores the advantages of vector work. Memory-efficient, they are the preferred style for email/web applications and useful in minimal but high-impact work, such as information graphics, logos, chraracters, technical drawings, graphic novels, and graphics for clothing. This book taps into a vibrant and distinctive creative area that is under-represented outside software manuals and specialist magazines."--Publisher website.

Crumble, Crackle, Burn

60 Stunning Textures for Design & Illustration

Author: Von Glitschka

Publisher: HOW Books

ISBN: 9781581809589

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Crumble Crackle Burn is not only an inspiring book for incorporating texture into design, but also an affordable tool for transforming your images with textures - you'll receive 120 royalty-free textures you can use immediately! The book features 60 textures with beautiful full-color examples of how each texture can be used. Plus, the included DVD contains an additional 60 textures that you can also use in your day-to-day design work! Crumble Crackle Burn showcases work from some of the most talented artists in the country, giving insight on how to incorporate texture into backgrounds, and even how to use texture as an illustration and typographic tool. With the interesting and varied textures included in this book, you can begin adding depth, dimension and visual interest to your work immediately. Glitschka also offers useful pointers to help you do your own texture explorations, so you can notice and capture interesting textures in your everyday life. If you don't have the time or money to commission original photography or illustration, let Crumble Crackle Burn help you use stock imagery to its best advantage and let your imagination run wild!

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Author: Tavmjong Bah

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0137051719

Category: Computers

Page: 464

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Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program, Third Edition , is the guide to the Inkscape program, with coverage of versions 0.46 and 0.47. This authoritative introduction and reference features hundreds of useful illustrations.With Inkscape, you can produce a wide variety of art, from photorealistic drawings to organizational charts. Inkscape uses SVG, a powerful vector-based drawing language and W3C web standard, as its native format. SVG drawings can be viewed directly in browsers such as Firefox and Opera. A subset of SVG has been adopted by the mobile phone market. Inkscape is available free for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems. Systematic coverage of the entire Inkscape program begins with eleven tutorials ranging in difficulty from very basic to highly complex. The remainder of the book covers each facet of Inkscape in detail with an emphasis on practical solutions for common problems.The book is filled with valuable tips and warnings about the use of Inkscape and SVG. Find dozens of Inkscape illustrations from the book in the online color supplement available at http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/. Updated for Inkscape v0.47, this new edition includes complete coverage of new features, including updated Pen and Pencil tools with new spiro, polyline, and sketch modes; the new Eraser tool; and the new Snapping toolbar with improved snapping. Advanced topics include the use of Inkscape’s powerful tiling tool, built-in bitmap tracing, and SVG use on the Web. Complete Coverage of New and Improved Inkscape 0.47 Features Complete vector drawing program supporting the W3C SVG standard Three path-drawing tools (Pencil, Pen, Calligraphy) Five shape-drawing tools (Rectangles, Ellipses, Stars, Spirals, 3D Boxes) Linear and Radial Gradients Pattern fills Tweak Tool for fine adjustment of paths and colors Eraser Tool with both Vector and Bitmap modes Sophisticated snapping for precision drawing and aligning objects Extendable through scripting; over a hundred scripts included Live Path Effects for tasks such as adding patterns along a path while maintaining complete editability Over 200 pre-built SVG filters for adding textures, manipulating color, and so forth A tiling tool to create complex tilings with thirteen different symmetries Clipping and Masking objects An integrated spell checker Built-in bitmap-to-vector tracing The ability to export to more than a dozen graphics formats, including PDF and PostScript The ability to import from more than two-dozen graphics formats, including PDF, Adobe Illustrator, Coral Draw, AutoCad, and XFig

Langford's Starting Photography

The Guide to Creating Great Images

Author: Philip Andrews

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317552830

Category: Photography

Page: 368

View: 1999

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Starting with the basics of camera control and moving on to shutter speeds, aperture, zoom and flash, Langford’s Starting Photography gives you the only introduction to digital photography you’ll ever need. Once you’ve mastered the basics, examples and projects allow you to explore the key methods for capturing a variety of subjects from portraits and pets to landscapes and sports photography, alongside straightforward advice on using editing software to get the best out of your digital shots, will have you producing unforgettable images in moments. More inspiring than a textbook, more interesting than a reference, and more in-depth than a photography class, Langford’s Starting Photography is the only guide you need to start taking great images.

The Book of Inkscape

The Definitive Guide to the Free Graphics Editor

Author: Dmitry Kirsanov

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593271816

Category: Art

Page: 472

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Inkscape is a powerful, free, cross-platform, vector-based drawing tool similar to Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW. The Book of Inkscape, written by Inkscape developer and graphic designer Dmitry Kirsanov, is an in-depth guide to Inkscape, offering comprehensive coverage and creative advice on Inkscape's many capabilities. Kirsanov draws on his experience using Inkscape for design and illustration as well as his extensive knowledge of Inkscape's features, several of which he developed. Following an overview of vector-based graphics in general and SVG in particular, Kirsanov takes the reader from basic techniques-selecting, transforming, styling-to more advanced topics such as gradients and patterns, path editing, artistic drawing, clones and patterns, working with text, exporting bitmaps, and using extensions. The Book of Inkscape is a complete guide to Inkscape for every artist, whether amateur or professional.

Computer Vision

Algorithms and Applications

Author: Richard Szeliski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848829350

Category: Computers

Page: 812

View: 1927

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Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos. More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques. Topics and features: structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses; presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects; provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory; suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book; supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/. Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.

Refactoring

Improving the Design of Existing Code

Author: Martin Fowler,Kent Beck,John Brant,William Opdyke,Don Roberts

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 013306526X

Category: Computers

Page: 455

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As the application of object technology--particularly the Java programming language--has become commonplace, a new problem has emerged to confront the software development community. Significant numbers of poorly designed programs have been created by less-experienced developers, resulting in applications that are inefficient and hard to maintain and extend. Increasingly, software system professionals are discovering just how difficult it is to work with these inherited, "non-optimal" applications. For several years, expert-level object programmers have employed a growing collection of techniques to improve the structural integrity and performance of such existing software programs. Referred to as "refactoring," these practices have remained in the domain of experts because no attempt has been made to transcribe the lore into a form that all developers could use. . .until now. In Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code, renowned object technology mentor Martin Fowler breaks new ground, demystifying these master practices and demonstrating how software practitioners can realize the significant benefits of this new process. With proper training a skilled system designer can take a bad design and rework it into well-designed, robust code. In this book, Martin Fowler shows you where opportunities for refactoring typically can be found, and how to go about reworking a bad design into a good one. Each refactoring step is simple--seemingly too simple to be worth doing. Refactoring may involve moving a field from one class to another, or pulling some code out of a method to turn it into its own method, or even pushing some code up or down a hierarchy. While these individual steps may seem elementary, the cumulative effect of such small changes can radically improve the design. Refactoring is a proven way to prevent software decay. In addition to discussing the various techniques of refactoring, the author provides a detailed catalog of more than seventy proven refactorings with helpful pointers that teach you when to apply them; step-by-step instructions for applying each refactoring; and an example illustrating how the refactoring works. The illustrative examples are written in Java, but the ideas are applicable to any object-oriented programming language.

Statistical Learning with Sparsity

The Lasso and Generalizations

Author: Trevor Hastie,Robert Tibshirani,Martin Wainwright

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498712177

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

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Discover New Methods for Dealing with High-Dimensional Data A sparse statistical model has only a small number of nonzero parameters or weights; therefore, it is much easier to estimate and interpret than a dense model. Statistical Learning with Sparsity: The Lasso and Generalizations presents methods that exploit sparsity to help recover the underlying signal in a set of data. Top experts in this rapidly evolving field, the authors describe the lasso for linear regression and a simple coordinate descent algorithm for its computation. They discuss the application of l1 penalties to generalized linear models and support vector machines, cover generalized penalties such as the elastic net and group lasso, and review numerical methods for optimization. They also present statistical inference methods for fitted (lasso) models, including the bootstrap, Bayesian methods, and recently developed approaches. In addition, the book examines matrix decomposition, sparse multivariate analysis, graphical models, and compressed sensing. It concludes with a survey of theoretical results for the lasso. In this age of big data, the number of features measured on a person or object can be large and might be larger than the number of observations. This book shows how the sparsity assumption allows us to tackle these problems and extract useful and reproducible patterns from big datasets. Data analysts, computer scientists, and theorists will appreciate this thorough and up-to-date treatment of sparse statistical modeling.

The Art and Science of Digital Compositing

Author: Ron Brinkmann

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780121339609

Category: Computers

Page: 364

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The digital compositing process is being applied in many diverse fields from Hollywood to corporate projects. Featuring over 30 pages of color, this tutorial/reference.provides a complete overview of the technical and artistic skills necessary to undertake a digital composition project. The CD-ROM contains composition examples, illustrations, and development software.