Saturday, 30 May 2020

[Book 54] Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities by David Airey

Serial No.:- 54

Informative Book (Computer Skills)

Book:- Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities

Author:- David Airey

Language:- English

New Riders

Published on:- 1st edition (December 30, 2009)

No. of Pages:- 216

My after reading review (May 30, 2020):-
Logo design and brand identity is a vital section of graphic design. As a graphic design student I have to improve my logo design skill. That’s why I picked up this book. This book is a very good book. But I was finding a book where I can get logo design ideas, logo design theories. In this book the author mostly describes how to deal with clients, how much to charge for a logo, how to deliver your work etc. This book is good for those who want to know that information. But this is not the book what I was looking for. I am a newcomer in this field. First and foremost I need to improve my logo design skill then I will consider learning how to deal with clients. So I am looking for a book where the author discusses tips and tricks on how to improve my logo design skill.


Tuesday, 26 May 2020

[Book 53] Color Correction And Enhancement With Adobe Photoshop by Michelle Perkins

Serial No.:- 53

Category:- Informative Book (Computer Skills)

Book:- Color Correction And Enhancement With Adobe Photoshop

Author:- Michelle Perkins

Language:- English

Publisher:- Amherst Media

Published on:- 18 March 2004

No. of Pages:- 128

My after reading review (May 26, 2020):- 
I am doing a Diploma in Graphic Designing. Learning Photoshop is a vital part of graphic
design. Photoshop is a very powerful software and it has a wide range of use. Photoshop is
used in mainly three different areas - i. Photo Editing, ii. Graphic Designing and iii. Digital
Painting. Photo editing itself is a vast field. It contains i. Basic Photo editing, ii. Colour
correction, iii. Colour Enhancement, iv. Restoration, v. Retouching, vi. Composition, vii.

This book is about colour correction and enhancement. I was looking for a new book on this
topic but I couldn’t get any. This book is okay but a little bit outdated. Nowadays technology is
evolving so fast that any technical book is becoming outdated so quickly after a few years of it’s
publication. This book was published in 2004 and now it’s 2020. So, obviously it’s outdated. But
still I find this book very helpful after 16 years of its publication. Because theories are the same
such as colour theory. Even I find that Photoshop’s tools, commands and menus haven't
changed very much.

First five chapters of this book covers topics such as digital files, colour theory and digital colour.
Then comes to the automated editing tools and simple editing tools and then two separate
chapters for two very important tools levels and curves. Levels and curves tools are so powerful
for photo editing that these two tools make Photoshop so unique and help to stand out from the
crowd of other photo editing software. And finally one chapter for colour corrections, one for
colour enhancements and one for colour to black & white converting. Lastly the book ends with
the chapter called “Preparing Images for Output”.

I have learned so much valuable information about photo editing from this book, especially
curves and levels. Though this book is outdated, I still recommend others to read this book who
want to learn photo editing and enhance their skills.