Digital Media: An Introduction

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This extensively illustrated and comprehensive book introduces both novice and professional photographers to the new and fascinating field of digital media. The history of computers from calculators to today's multimedia is followed carefully. The book shows the transition from analog imaging to digital imaging, with major improvements in clarity. The techniques used in today's multimedia exercises are fully described with focus on what can be created. The authors are proficient in bridging the gap between the new media and the world of arts and design. Basic concepts and associated techniques of image editing, digital illustration painting, 2D and 3D animation, digital layout, and web page design work. Hundreds of illustrations visually explain the more complex issues such as, reproducing photos and their histograms, and remapping values using the Levels control for correcting problems in image density and contrast. Information on vector illustration is available for Adobe, Illustrator, Macromedia, Freehand, and Corel Draw programs. For novice and professional photographers, artists, illustrators, 2D and 3D animators, and Website designers.

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Richard Lewis and James Luciana created together one of the first digital media degrees in the country at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Richard Lewis is Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Marist College and was previously Dean of Academic Programs. Trained as a traditional painter, today he is a practicing digital painter who has exhibited throughout the United States. He is also the author of The Power of Art (Harcourt Brace, 1995). This art appreciation textbook has been used in over 200 colleges and universities.

James Luciana is an Associate Professor of Art at Marist College and a past Chair of the Department of Art and Art History. He is an accomplished photographer in both traditional and digital techniques. His work has been extensively exhibited both in the United States and abroad. In addition to his teaching at Marist College, he has been an instructor of 19th century non-silver printing techniques and digital media at the International Center of Photography in New York City. He is also the author of The Art of Enhanced Photography (Rockport, 1999) and Black and White Photography: Manifest Visions (Rockport, 2000).

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