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Desktop Design Tutorial


Are you just breaking into the design field? This tutorial is perfect for you. Designer and consultant Brian Cookman authors this title, beginning with basic design vocabulary and techniques, and leading into a higher level of knowledge necessary for publications of all kinds. This is especially good if you are looking for more of a how-to on design instead of something on a specific application. Virtual Training Company lets you begin learning right away. Simply click on the section of your choice below.

Introduction

Introduction
The Brief

Procedure

File Management
Schedule
Assembly
Color Process
Printers Triangle
Litho
Letterpress
Gravure
Screen

Design Basics

Function
Viewpoint
Elements
Golden Section
Focus Point
Movement
Page Layout
Newsletter

Publication Design

Grids 1
Grids 2
Grids 3
Grids 4
Grids 5
Page Size
Margins
Columns
Gutter Width
Typeface
Size & Leading
H & Js
Publishing Terms
Example

Templates

Templates 1
Templates 2
Style Sheets 1
Style Sheets 2

Typography

Terms
Serif
Sans Serif
Miscellaneous
Measurements
Leading
Tracking
Baseline Grids
Type Tests
Legibility
Alignment
H & Js
Apostrophes
Em & Ens

Images

Bit Map
Vector
Visual Codes
Examples
More examples
Bullets
Image Formats
Logos
Graphs
Tables

Use of Color

Color
C.I.E.
RGB
CMYK
HSB
4/6/7 Colors
Complimentary colors
After Images
Neighbors
Borders
Use of color
Simultaneous Contrast
Color Spacing
Gender
Choice of Color
Text
Combinations

Pre-Press

Mis-Registration
Traps
Trapping
Illustrations

Projects

Ad 1
Ad 2
Brochure (outside)
Brochure (inside/back)
Fashion Poster
Dance Poster
Stationery
Business Cards


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