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Digital Illustration Fundamentals

Vector, Raster, WaveForm, NewMedia with DICF, DAEF and ASNMF

Authors: Jackson, Wallace

  • Free open source software packages are utilized
  • Improves your digital illustration for iOS, Android, HTML5, JavaFX, Kindle
  • Understand what goes into digital illustration production and its data optimization
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eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1697-2
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Softcover $24.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1696-5
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About this book

This fun, concise, full color book introduces the fundamentals of digital illustration, and covers how to develop and optimize these types of scalable vector graphics (SVG) using Inkscape 0.91 or later. It also covers concepts central to digital painting using the Corel Painter 2016 professional digital painting and illustration paid software package, which also has a free trial version, and a discount for purchasers of this book.

The book builds upon the foundational concepts of vector graphics and the SVG format, and gets more advanced as chapters progress, covering what vector new media formats, and SVG commands and SVG filters, are best for use with Android Studio, Java 8, JavaFX, iOS, Kindle Fire and HTML5. The book covers key factors regarding the data footprint optimization work process, and why data footprint optimization is important, and covers programming languages used for digital illustration, and publishing platforms which support digital illustration, and how to assimilate these into your digital illustration and digital painting content production pipelines and workflow.

You will learn:

  • The terminology of vector imaging and digital illustration
  • What comprises a digital illustration 2D modeling and rendering pipeline
  • Concepts and principles behind digital illustration content production
  • How to install and utilize 64-bit Inkscape 0.91 for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux
  • Concepts behind spline curves, strokes, fills, patterns and rendering
  • Digital illustration data formats and data footprint optimization

Audience
Primary: Artists, Illustrators, Website Developers, Flash Developers, User Interface Designers, Digital Signage Content Developers, e-Learning Content Creators, eBook Authors.  Secondary: Android Developers, iOS Developers, Multimedia Producers, Rich Internet Application (RIA) Programmers, Game Designers, Teachers, Educators.

About the authors

Wallace Jackson has been writing for leading multimedia publications about his work in new media content development since the advent of Multimedia Producer Magazine nearly two decades ago, when he wrote about computer processor architectures for centerfolds (removable "mini-issue" insert) distributed at SIGGRAPH. Since then, Wallace has written for several other publications about his work in interactive 3D and new media advertising campaign design, including 3D Artist,Desktop Publishers Journal, CrossMedia, AVvideo and Kiosk Magazine.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • The Foundation of Digital Illustration: Points and Lines

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 1-9

  • The Curvature of Digital Illustration: Spline Curves

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 11-24

  • The Styling of Digital Illustration: Stroke and Fill

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 25-33

  • The Depth of Digital Illustration: Using Gradients

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 35-46

  • The Imagery of Digital Illustration: Using Patterns

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 47-59

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1697-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $24.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1696-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Illustration Fundamentals
Book Subtitle
Vector, Raster, WaveForm, NewMedia with DICF, DAEF and ASNMF
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Wallace Jackson
Distribution Rights
standard apress distribution
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1697-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1697-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1696-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 169
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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