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Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite integrates the formal principles of the Bauhaus Basic Course into an introduction to digital media production with the Adobe Creative Suite.
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Textbooks and software manuals on today’s market do not include art and design history or visual principles. This book synthesizes historical examples and traditional studio foundation exercises into smart, well-paced software exercises. See it for yourself in Chapter 5, where we explore Illustrator's Color Picker through Joseph Albers’ color exercises.
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=What is Digital Foundations?=
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<i>Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite</i> integrates the formal principles of the Bauhaus Basic Course into an introduction to digital media production with the Adobe Creative Suite, or the FLOSS graphics applications.
  
Digital media texts about Adobe Creative Suite, whether they are “Bibles”, “For Dummies” or “Classroom in a Books”, focus on tools and production tips. Digital Foundations is the only textbook that teaches visual skills through production tools. Look at our Table of Contents. It is organized by visual topics, including symmetry, line art, tonal scale, elements of motion, and more. Digital Foundations is not specifically for dummies or classrooms. It was made for self-learners, artists, designers, as well as classroom applications. We wrote this book for our classrooms as well as for our parents!
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=Why Digital Foundations is different=
  
The exercises in all twenty chapters have been tested and proven in our classrooms. We plan to use the book in multiple courses including foundations media design, introduction to graphic design, introduction to web design, and graphics communications.
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Textbooks and software manuals in the current market do not include art and design history or visual principles. These books synthesize historical examples and traditional studio foundation exercises into smart, well-paced digital studio exercises. See it for yourself in Chapter 5 of Digital Foundations, where we explore Illustrator's Color Picker window through Joseph Albers’ color exercises.
  
-xtine & Michael
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Digital media texts about Adobe Creative Suite, whether they are “Bibles”, “For Dummies” or “Classroom in a Books”, focus on tools and production tips. Digital Foundations is the only textbook that teaches visual skills through production tools. For example, look at our Table of Contents. It is organized by visual topics, including symmetry, line art, tonal scale, elements of motion, and more.
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==Introduction: Read_Me!==
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Digital Foundations is not specifically for dummies or classrooms. It was made for self-learners, artists, designers, as well as classroom applications. We wrote this book for our classrooms as well as for our parents!
  
This book was written by two artists who also happen to be educators teaching studio foundation classes in digital art and design. While teaching classes that meet in software laboratories, we noticed that many of our students expected to learn software but gave little consideration to aesthetics of history. A typical first day question might be, "Are we going to learn Photoshop in this class?"
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=CS6 Version=
  
At first we were tempted to oblige our students' thirst for so-called practical knowledge, but we recognize that in the absence of the visual, theoretical, and historical frameworks practical knowledge is practically useless. To teach our classes we used the very best of the software training manuals, and supplemented them with all the visual and historical material that was missing. We have tired of fighting against these books as we attempted to reframe the technical learning inside of visual principles and historical examples.
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In Winter 2013 we updated the wiki for Adobe Creative Suite 6. You can view the [[Table of Contents CS6 | Table of Contents]], with links to completed chapters.
  
After settling on a book that doesn’t really encapsulate a class for years, we finally decided to write the book that we think all introductory media design students should be using. For us a student anyone learning, whether traditional and working towards a degree in art, communication, graphic design, illustration, and so on, or if she is a self-taught found-it-on-the-bookstore-shelf learner.
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=FINISHED BOOKS=
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<p><b>Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite</b>
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*BUY A COPY [http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Foundations-Intro-Design-Creative/dp/0321555988/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357249223&sr=8-1&keywords=digital+foundations HERE]
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*Visit the WIki Here: [[Table of Contents CS6 | Table of Contents]]
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*Find the Wiki version for CS4 Here: [[Table of Contents | Table of Contents for CS4]]
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*Co-Authored by xtine burrough and Michael Mandiberg
  
In the twenty chapters that follow, we have created small bites of history, followed by visual references, and then digital exercises that explore Adobe’s Creative Suite in a manner that extends learning design principles to the realm of the software demonstration.
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<p><b>Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with FLOSS</b>
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*View the FLOSSmanuals.net book [http://flossmanuals.net/digital-foundations/ here]
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*Co-Authored by xtine burrough and Michael Mandiberg, FLOSSified by the FLOSSmanuals.net community
  
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<p><b>Fundamentos Digitales: Introducción al diseño de medios con FLOSS</b>
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*BUY A COPY [http://www.lulu.com/shop/floss-manuals/fundamentos-digitales/paperback/product-12796894.html HERE]
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*View the FLOSSmanuals.net book [http://www.lulu.com/us/en/shop/floss-manuals/fundamentos-digitales/ebook/product-17398864.html here]
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*Co-Authored by xtine burrough and Michael Mandiberg, translated to Spanish by Jennifer Dopazo and the FLOSSmanuals.net community
  
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=Praise for Digital Foundations=
  
One way to think of this book is a mashup of the Bauhaus Basic Course and the Adobe Creative Suite. We are taking the visual principles and exercises from the Bauhaus Basic Course and teaching them in the Adobe Creative Suite.
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"This ambitious book teaches visual thinking and software skills together. The text leads readers step-by-step through the process of creating dynamic images using a range of powerful applications. The engaging, experimental exercises take this project well beyond the typical software guide."
  
The Bauhaus was an influential art, design and architectural school in Germany. It operated from 1919 to 1933, during which time it transformed art education, through its integration of art, craft, architecture and design, its emphasis on modern materials, and the creation of the Basic Course. The Basic Course was a year long course in which first year students learned composition, color theory, and how to use a variety of basic materials. When many of the instructors fled Nazi Germany, arriving in the United States and other countries, they brought this education model with them in the guise of the Studio Foundation course.
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ELLEN LUPTON, co-author of Graphic Design: The New Basics
  
This book takes its inspiration from the Bauhaus model, transforming those traditional lessons into the digital exercises in the Adobe Creative Suite.
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"This groundbreaking text applies the classical Modernist pedagogy of the Bauhaus to digital media. It's a must-have for every art student, design student, and new media maven."
  
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MARK TRIBE, Brown University, Founder of Rhizome.org
  
This book is written around the core principles of the Adobe Creative Suite design applications. The latest bells and whistles are not that important, and frankly, they are usually a marketing tool. What matters are the core principles that do not change from version to version, or operating system to operating system.
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"Everyone should use this book: it really combines design principles, software tutorials and Bauhaus history. And it's open source!"
  
While we have written this book using Adobe Creative Suite 3 on Mac OS 10.5, we have written it to be version independent. We expect that this book will still be just as useful if you were using Adobe Creative Suite 2 on Windows XP, Photoshop 7 on Mac OS 9, or future versions of the software that will be released in the years to come.
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TIFFANY HOLMES, Associate Professor Chair, Department of Art and Technology Studies, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  
Within this book we refer to all shortcuts using the MacOS protocol. If you are using this book with Windows, simply translate the Command key (or CMD) to the Control key (CTR) on your keypad and the Option key (OPT) to the Alt key (ALT). Everything else remains the same.
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"This book is an unprecedented bridge between how visual design was once taught and how it needs to be taught today. It decodes digital tools and culture while explaining fundamental visual design principles within a historical context."
  
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CASEY REAS, Co-Founder of Processing.org
  
We just signed a contract with New Riders/AIGA Design Press. The contract specifies that the book and all of the exercises will be licensed under Creative Commons (CC+ BY-NC-SA). This is the first Creative Commons contract issued by New Riders, their parent company Peachpit, their grandparent company Pearson, or their great-grandparent company Prentice Hall.
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"This book is the perfect fusion of technical and formal instruction. It gives the lie to those who think you can learn to use the Adobe Suite of computer applications effectively without an art education, and opens the door to a more practical understanding of the importance of artistic practice in our culture."
  
We are approximately 66% to 75% finished with the writing process, and closing in fast.
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LEE MONTGOMERY, Founder of Neighborhood Public Radio / New Media Educator
  
We have a formal "all in" date in October, and hope to have it in print by the end of the Fall Semester for Spring 09 adoption.
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</p><p><i>Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite</i> is published by New Riders/AIGA Design Press, and licensed under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-SA) license. 
 
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</p><p>All subsequent work FLOSSified by FLOSSmanuals and written by xtine burrough &amp; Michael Mandiberg is licensed under a CC-BY-SA license.
You will be able to order a copy of the book [http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Foundations-Intro-Design-Creative/dp/0321555988/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357239908&sr=8-1&keywords=Digital+Foundations here].
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</p><p>If you are an instructor interested in adopting this book in your course, please request a free review copy through Pearson's website.
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If you are an instructor interested in adopting this book in your course, please request a free review copy through [http://www.pearsonhighered.com/bookseller/academic/product/0,3110,0321555988,00.html Pearson's website].
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Latest revision as of 14:31, 19 February 2013

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What is Digital Foundations?

Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite integrates the formal principles of the Bauhaus Basic Course into an introduction to digital media production with the Adobe Creative Suite, or the FLOSS graphics applications.

Why Digital Foundations is different

Textbooks and software manuals in the current market do not include art and design history or visual principles. These books synthesize historical examples and traditional studio foundation exercises into smart, well-paced digital studio exercises. See it for yourself in Chapter 5 of Digital Foundations, where we explore Illustrator's Color Picker window through Joseph Albers’ color exercises.

Digital media texts about Adobe Creative Suite, whether they are “Bibles”, “For Dummies” or “Classroom in a Books”, focus on tools and production tips. Digital Foundations is the only textbook that teaches visual skills through production tools. For example, look at our Table of Contents. It is organized by visual topics, including symmetry, line art, tonal scale, elements of motion, and more.

Digital Foundations is not specifically for dummies or classrooms. It was made for self-learners, artists, designers, as well as classroom applications. We wrote this book for our classrooms as well as for our parents!

CS6 Version

In Winter 2013 we updated the wiki for Adobe Creative Suite 6. You can view the Table of Contents, with links to completed chapters.

FINISHED BOOKS

Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite

Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with FLOSS

  • View the FLOSSmanuals.net book here
  • Co-Authored by xtine burrough and Michael Mandiberg, FLOSSified by the FLOSSmanuals.net community

Fundamentos Digitales: Introducción al diseño de medios con FLOSS

  • BUY A COPY HERE
  • View the FLOSSmanuals.net book here
  • Co-Authored by xtine burrough and Michael Mandiberg, translated to Spanish by Jennifer Dopazo and the FLOSSmanuals.net community

Praise for Digital Foundations

"This ambitious book teaches visual thinking and software skills together. The text leads readers step-by-step through the process of creating dynamic images using a range of powerful applications. The engaging, experimental exercises take this project well beyond the typical software guide."

ELLEN LUPTON, co-author of Graphic Design: The New Basics

"This groundbreaking text applies the classical Modernist pedagogy of the Bauhaus to digital media. It's a must-have for every art student, design student, and new media maven."

MARK TRIBE, Brown University, Founder of Rhizome.org

"Everyone should use this book: it really combines design principles, software tutorials and Bauhaus history. And it's open source!"

TIFFANY HOLMES, Associate Professor Chair, Department of Art and Technology Studies, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

"This book is an unprecedented bridge between how visual design was once taught and how it needs to be taught today. It decodes digital tools and culture while explaining fundamental visual design principles within a historical context."

CASEY REAS, Co-Founder of Processing.org

"This book is the perfect fusion of technical and formal instruction. It gives the lie to those who think you can learn to use the Adobe Suite of computer applications effectively without an art education, and opens the door to a more practical understanding of the importance of artistic practice in our culture."

LEE MONTGOMERY, Founder of Neighborhood Public Radio / New Media Educator

Free Culture

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Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite is published by New Riders/AIGA Design Press, and licensed under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-SA) license.

All subsequent work FLOSSified by FLOSSmanuals and written by xtine burrough & Michael Mandiberg is licensed under a CC-BY-SA license.

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If you are an instructor interested in adopting this book in your course, please request a free review copy through Pearson's website.

If you are a member of the press, and would like a copy to review, are interested in scheduling an interview, or excerpting

from the book please contact press@peachpit.com

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