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12 Manlpulating 44 Bultding a
photos for pr'Lnt pixel art world
Co behind the sceres oflleWalcot Engine exptains the intricate and
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20 Creating a
vector iLLustratLon 52 Understanding structure
Enterihe vector world ot Jon Bu€eman and composit[on
Magictorch teaches you th-" do\ and
don'rs of eye catching ittustraiion
28 Making a 3D scene
Studio Liddell combires naiu€l media
and Lego chaEcie6 to amusing eltuct
62 Working wtth images
for the Web
36 Usi.ng type as a pattern Cmig GEnnett shows you how he put
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Paft 3: Organic modelling


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Part 4: Texture, lightingand rendedng


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Fart 5: Retouching and compositing


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Using
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Using originally drawn letter
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detailed and colour{ul
typographic illustrations using
vector-based programs...

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unique tellering. ftG inoiEt witt heb you io creat€
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images as weLl as l€terfoms, atl of whi.h witt give
struduE ro yourd-"sired styb. you lt atso dovetop a eood
underslanding oi coLour and h@rarchy, makins you
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using them wfholl a recognBed ticence. Piraring ionts Ls as bad a3 pirating
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Palt 1 : Designing your lel*er forms
ln this part of the tutorial, we show you how to create letterforms, which you'll
eventually use as your Craphic Hose as weil as within your illustration...

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Palt 2: Buildinga Graphic Hose


Now that you've created your letter forms, we show you how to build
a Craphic Hose using your glyphs...

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Paft 3: Tracing an image


Once you've created your Craphic Hose, we show you how to accurately trace
images whjch will eventually be used in your final piece...

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Part 4: Layout and finishing


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Part 1: Creating isometric type
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Part 2r To the gallows with him!


Build some isometric gallows and send a pixel man lo hrs dea1h.

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Underctanding
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ln the spotlight...
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Fart'l : Setting the foundations


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working with images for the Web. Craig Crannell
shows you how to avoid the traps...

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maryf cwrLyoi ndun13thpirwo*rng(iv.s. showi yo0 how he.r.aLed Lhe srarhic5tor
tire D.puLnrlrieb hasonLybleninexisron.e his magestro,il.cta W-"bsir," Alongth.
f o'ab.d eilhr rsaE. And qhiLelhere hav. way. herrcvidesyousiLha numb-croltips.
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ale otle6 copywriling services. and CEig s
words can be lound in a number ol w€lFknown
desknand lnterretnagazines AsMtta3
contibutine lo the pr.ss. he o.casiona(y erireg
books. and his tdest. tuldano, Dre,mwe.yer
/VX 2004 b due for Elsase in s pridg ?004.

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lmport your photograph, edit it as desired and export the image rn your chosen format..

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Part 4: Worhing with thumbnails


Compare and contrast your shots, resize them and export as .lPECs...

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