Smashing Graphics Bundle (5 eBooks)

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Smashing Graphics Bundle (5 eBooks)

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This Bundle contains five eBooks that will help complete your reference library for Graphic Design. You'll get to know handy tools and features for Illustrator, Photoshop and Fireworks, which include: creating graphics, transforming a sketch into a vector, and combining analog with digital techniques. Furthermore, these eBooks will share with you the new trends on brush tools, anti-aliasing typography, layer and grid settings, and how to create interactive prototypes.

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This Smashing eBooks Bundle contains the following 5 eBooks:

    Mastering Photoshop, Vol. 1

    Many claim to be able to teach you how to master Photoshop, so why should you trust this eBook to explain techniques any better than others? Here is why: because the book was written by someone just like you.
    Have you reached a dead end and feel like a massive barrier stands between your creativity and the screen? Thomas Giannattasio has been there and knows how to help. He has put together an intuitive guide to color management, as well as detailed instructions on how to get the most out of paths and brushes in this eBook. Handle layer styles like a pro, take your typography to the next level, and make your photographs look like a professional’s with native CS5 techniques.

    Table of Contents

    - Color Management
    - Paths
    - Layer Styles
    - Brushes
    - Typography
    - Photography
    - Exporting

    Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
    Pages: 226
    Language: English
    Released: November 2010
    Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
    ISBN: 978-3-943075-00-7

    Mastering Photoshop, Vol. 2

    Productivity is a crucial asset of professional designers. Photoshop is an extremely powerful application for photo processing and image manipulation, and we can make it even more powerful by using advanced techniques and design approaches that professionals and experts in the field are using regularly.
    The better our professional skills are, the more time we can spend to focus on the actual design process rather than the tool we are using to implement it on screen. This book is the brand new Photoshop eBook edition in our Smashing eBook Series which will help you mastering Photoshop and gain a more efficient, advanced workflow in your design process.

    Table of Contents

    - Mastering Photoshop: Noise, Textures, Gradients and Rounded Rectangles
    - Useful Photoshop Tips And Tricks for Photo Retouching
    - Photo Retouching Tips and Tricks in Photo Retouching
    - The Ultimate Guide to Cloning in Photoshop
    - Designing for iPhone 4 Retina Display: Techniques and Workflow
    - Mastering Photoshop: Pixel Perfection when Rotating, Pasting and Nudging
    - Setting up Photoshop for Web and iPhone Development
    - Compositing in Adobe Photoshop: Time- Saving Tips
    - Mastering Photoshop: Unknown Tricks and Time-Savers
    - Preparing Photoshop Files for Web Developers
    - In Defense of Photoshop

    Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
    Pages: 216
    Language: English
    Released: April 2011
    Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
    ISBN: 978-3-943075-12-0

    Mastering Photoshop, Vol. 3

    Like most elements (such as typography, color, layout and content), photography is a crucial component on interfaces and for websites. This is one of the reasons why new tools are created by heavy users of Photoshop. This eBook "Mastering Photoshop, Vol.3" offers hints for recent techniques, such as using brush tools, anti-aliasing typography, layer and grid settings, unveiling masks and perfecting pixels.

    Table of Contents

    - Brushing Up On Photoshop's Brush Tool
    - Unveiling Photoshop Masks
    - Mastering Photoshop With Paths
    - The Ails Of Typographic Anti-Aliasing
    - Mastering Photoshop Techniques: Layer Styles
    - Establishing Your Grid In Photoshop
    - Pixel Perfection When Rotating, Pasting And Nudging In Photoshop
    - Top Non-Destructive Photoshop Techniques
    - Exporting From Photoshop
    - The Lost Art Of Design Etiquette

    Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
    Pages: 220
    Language: English
    Released: November 2012
    Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
    ISBN: 978-3-943075-47-2

    Mastering Illustrator

    One of the most beloved vector graphic softwares among Web Designers is Adobe Illustrator. But getting to know all of its tools and features can be time-consuming. With this eBook we try to ease the learning process for you. You'll get to learn how to create graphics, transform a sketch into a vector, combine analog and digital techniques, prepare artwork for screen printing and also learn useful typography tips, all focusing on Adobe Illustrator.

    Table of Contents

    - Productive Web Design With… Adobe Illustrator?
    - Creating Graphs With Adobe Illustrator
    - Illustrator’s Live Trace: Sketch to Vector
    - Mixing Up Illustration: Combining Analog And Digital Techniques
    - Examples And Tips For Using Illustrator’s Warp Tools
    - Preparing Artwork for Screen Printing in Adobe Illustrator
    - Create a Cute Little Tiger in Illustrator
    - Useful Typography Tips For Adobe Illustrator

    Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
    Pages: 282
    Language: English
    Released: November 2012
    Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
    ISBN: 978-3-943075-48-9

    Mastering Fireworks

    With an interface similar to other creative softwares from Adobe, Fireworks allows Web Designers to create interfaces and prototypes for their websites. It's especially helpful to see whether your application works properly before moving onto the development stage. This eBook will show you what can be achieved with Adobe Fireworks; such as creating interactive prototypes, time savers, parent libraries and extracting logos. You might even rethink your workflow after having finished this reading.

    Table of Contents

    - The Power of Adobe Fireworks: What Can You Achieve With It?
    - Developing A Design Workflow In Adobe Fireworks
    - Refining Your Design In Adobe Fireworks
    - Interactive Prototypes And Time-Savers With Adobe Fireworks
    - Create Interactive Prototypes With Adobe Fireworks
    - Simulating The Letterpress: From Live Filters In Fireworks To CSS Code
    - Extracting Logos Using Levels In Adobe Fireworks
    - Creating a Pattern Library with Evernote and Fireworks
    - Create Demo: An Easy Way to Present Adobe Fireworks Design Prototypes

    Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
    Pages: 309
    Language: English
    Released: November 2012
    Publisher: Smashing Media GmbH
    ISBN: 978-3-943075-49-6

Customer Reviews (4)

J. Mast:

All you need for Adobe CS Graphics

I also thought I knew it all - these books proved me wrong! There´s really helpful stuff in here, thanks Smashing Magazine!


Posted on 4/29/13

Bernd Jörger:

Great Bundle!

I think you all know how convenient staying at your workflow can be: "I know how to reach my goal in 10 steps, why try learning in 7 or 8?" Well, I have to admit changing the way you were used to work maybe for years isn´t easy, sometimes you even have to force yourself. But man is it worth the benefit! Especially if you have been working with the CS Suite for a long time you may not be aware of some of the groundbreaking changes that came with the latest versions. Checking out these books definitely helped me working faster an more effective.


Posted on 4/19/13


Amazing tips!

Amazing book!! Good work Smashing!


Posted on 9/20/11

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Posted on 12/19/10

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