Self-paced, self-guided instruction is all well and good, but at the end of the day, most of the people could use a little feedback–especially when they are in a position to build a design portfolio and hit the job market. To not worry, this book provides actual instructor feedback at the side of the self-paced, individualized instruction in Photoshop and Illustrator that designers need. Written by the faculty of New York-based, accredited online design school Sessions.edu, the book uses the school’s trademark project-based curriculum to teach crucial design concepts with Photoshop and Illustrator. After a brief intro to the world of graphic design, Sessions instructors provide quick “refresher course” chapters at the two programs. Then, armed with Photoshop and Illustrator basics, readers tackle a series of projects that stretch their imagination and creative muscles involving logo design, magazine layouts, illustrations, poster design, digital imaging, book cover design, packaging design, and more. Best of all, readers are encouraged to post their work for expert feedback from Session.edu faculty on “Studio Sessions,” the custom Internet web site created for this book.
Graphic Design Portfolio-Builder: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator Projects