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  • Paperback: 536 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 3rd edition (26 Oct. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470012277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470012277
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 3.3 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,175,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Digital Media Tools" is a clearly focussed introduction to the major software tools used for creating digital graphics, multimedia and Web pages. There are substantial chapters on each of the industry-leading applications such as Photoshop or Flash, plus an introductory chapter on the common interface elements. Readers will acquire a basic fluency with these important tools, learn what they do best and what their limitations are. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout, and files are provided on the supporting web site for students to work through all the major examples themselves. The approach is highly practical and founded in the authors' extensive experience with these tools, but also supported by a thorough understanding and explanation of the technical and theoretical issues underpinning their use."Digital Media Tools" is designed to be the perfect practical companion text to the authors' latest course Web Design: A Complete Introduction. This edition brings this very successful book up to date and provides information on the latest versions of Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator and Dreamweaver, along with new coverage of Bridge.

This 3rd edition introduces a wide range of new teaching and learning features both in the book itself and on the new supporting Web site.

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Digital Media Tools is a clearly focused and highlyaccessible introduction to the major software tools used forcreating digital graphics, web animation and web pages, suitablefor course use or self-study. Its unique approach providessubstantial chapter-by-chapter coverage of each of theindustry-leading applications and uses practical and engagingexercises to help you gain a clear understanding of each tool andfeature. Based on the authors' extensive experience in both usingand teaching these tools, this book provides a comprehensiveinsight into both the technology and the theory underpinning itsuse in everyday practice.

The third edition of this very successful textbook has beencompletely revised to provide fully up to date coverage of thelatest (CS3) versions of Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator andDreamweaver, along with new coverage of Bridge and chapters devotedto interface features and shared concepts. Fully updated andextended with numerous new illustrations and examples, learningfeatures and web resources (available on the brand new companionsite), this book is a complete introduction to this vital range ofsoftware tools.

Also by Nigel and Jenny Chapman:

Web Design is a core text for undergraduate and masterscourses that provides a complete introduction to every aspect ofthe building of web pages and web sites. It provides a deep andthorough introduction to web technology, markup, stylesheets, webgraphics, web animation and embedded video, client-side scripting, web applications, usability, accessibility, page design and sitedesign. Full coverage of HTTP, XHTML, CSS, Javascript and the DOMis provided, and the use of web standards is emphasized throughout.At all times, the focus remains on good practice, underpinned bysound principles. Supported by exercises, assignments andsummaries, it is ideal for course use or self-study, and representsa complete overview of web design.

Also available: Digital Multimedia, a core text forundergraduate and masters courses in multimedia, covering the basicprinciples of each media type - text, graphics, audio, animation and video. A perfect companion to Digital MediaTools.

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