Fuses design fundamentals and software training into one
The only book to teach Bauhaus design principles alongside
basic digital tools of Adobe's Creative Suite, including the
recently released Adobe CS4
Addresses the growing trend of compressing design fundamentals and design software into the same course in universities and design trade schools.
Lessons are timed to be used in 50-minute class sessions.
Digital Foundations uses formal exercises of the Bauhaus
to teach the Adobe Creative Suite. All students of digital design
and production—whether learning in a classroom or on their
own—need to understand the basic principles of design in
order to implement them using current software. Far too often
design is left out of books that teach software. Consequently, the
design software training exercise is often a lost opportunity for
visual learning. Digital Foundations reinvigorates software
training by integrating Bauhaus design exercises into tutorials
fusing design fundamentals and core Adobe Creative Suite
methodologies. The result is a cohesive learning experience.
Design topics and principles include: Composition; Symmetry and Asymmetry; Gestalt; Appropriation; The Bauhaus Basic Course Approach; Color Theory; The Grid; Scale, Hierarchy and Collage; Tonal Range; Elements of Motion.
Digital Foundations is an AIGA Design Press book, published under Peachpit's New Riders imprint in partnership with AIGA, the professional association for design.