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Vector Basic Training: A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork: Enhanced Edition (Voices That Matter) by [Glitschka, Von]
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About the Author

With over 23 years of experience in design and illustration, Von Glitschka is the head of Glitschka Studios, a multi-disciplinary creative agency with clients that include Adobe, HGTV, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Major League Baseball, Microsoft, Pepsi, Disney, Ogilvy & Mather, Landor Associates, and LPK. He is also a respected teacher and lecturer, speaking regularly at a variety of conferences, design schools, and colleges.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 35857 KB
  • Print Length: 253 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0321749596
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (22 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004K1F7IU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #710,167 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
I know enough about using adobe illustrator to find most of the basic idiot guides tedious and redundant so bought this looking to advance my game. It did!

I was expecting some sort of 'how to' adobe illustrator guide but it's more a book all about the work ethic and process of one particular designer/illustrator. I think I found this to be more useful and instructive than I would have had it been a book that included a splattering of illustrator techniques, tricks and tutorials across a wider range of illustrative styles (which is what I was originally hoping for).

The book, as said does just stick to demonstrating the one kind of illustrative style, don't be put off though because through that the author talks you through his entire process and work ethic, from the value of archiving your doodles to the discipline of knowing when to stay off the computer. Once you've absorbed these teachings and ethics it's all easily applied to other styles of illustration or design and well worth the purchase.

There's a designer in me struggling to emerge and I find at this stage of my development I'm very thirsty to find out the process of other designers from brief to finished piece. Usually other designers are cagey or vague when discussing (or not discussing) this, so the book is a real rarity and incredibly insightful and inspiring, even if the particular illustrative style used doesn't exactly bake your cookies.

More books like this please!
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Format: Paperback
I consider myself pretty competent and experienced in vector drawing but having someone like Von Glitschka sharing his techniques and expertise would inspire an improvement in anyone's work. I'll now look back on my own work and see plenty of clangers that I now know how to fix!

There are all sorts of little tips on how to set up your bezier curves and anchor points, all aimed at producing a tight piece of artwork and removing areas of visual tension. Of course, you need a certain amount of talent yourself, and ideally a style of your own rather than simply copying Von's work, but combined with the tutorials in this book you can push your skills further and add further value to your work.
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"Am I making myself clear, designer?!"

Most graphic designers nowadays, can't or won't draw. They would go straight to the drawing software (in this case Adobe Illustrator)and there would play around with shapes, often ready-made, having little idea as to what they are trying to achieve. This is exactly what this book is against - lazy designs. Von Glitschka, the author and seasoned vector illustrative designer, opens the door for us to watch his own personal systematic approach towards creating vector graphics, the main concept here is planning on paper before building on screen. The book offers a step-by-step guidance to the process, and combined with the included dvd (with hours worth of tutorial videos) it manages to convey the different concepts clearly.

This is not a how-to-draw book. It assumes you have some, even basic, drawing skills, and encourages you to use them to constantly improve on your graphic work, making it more unique and creative.

I recommend this book to any designer who'd like to raise the standards of their work.
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Very good book for beginners and also for others whom wants to improve their vector skills. .I do recommend this book sincerely.
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