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Introducing Aviary

Book Description

Takes you through all of Aviary's tools, showing you how to use each tool individually and also how to combine the tools across the suite to create some truly stunning artwork.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. About the Technical Reviewer
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
  6. Layout Conventions
  7. 1. Welcome to the Aviary
    1. 1.1. Aviary's six graphic applications
    2. 1.2. Cloud computing and Aviary
    3. 1.3. Project 1.1—Signing Up for Your Aviary Account
    4. 1.4. Chapter Review
  8. 2. Creating Images with Phoenix
    1. 2.1. Launching Aviary's tools
    2. 2.2. Phoenix basics
    3. 2.3. Project 2.1—Create a Simple Depth of Field Image from Scratch
      1. 2.3.1. Key features used in this project
      2. 2.3.2. Project review
    4. 2.4. Project 2.2—Create a Grunge Style Collage Image
      1. 2.4.1. Key features used in this project
      2. 2.4.2. Project review
    5. 2.5. Project 2.3—Create a Hybrid Image Worthy of Worth1000
      1. 2.5.1. Project review
    6. 2.6. Project 2.4—Creating an Advertisement in Phoenix
      1. 2.6.1. Project review
    7. 2.7. Chapter review
  9. 3. Image Manipulation with Phoenix
    1. 3.1. Project 3.1—Age an Image and Make a Photograph Pinup
      1. 3.1.1. Key features used in this project
    2. 3.2. Projects 3.1b—Other Methods to Simulate Photographic Effects and Adjusting Colors
      1. 3.2.1. Contrast and brightness
      2. 3.2.2. Adding film grain
      3. 3.2.3. Create a sepia tone effect
    3. 3.3. Project review
    4. 3.4. Project 3.2—Enhancing Photographs
      1. 3.4.1. Key features used in this project
    5. 3.5. Project review
    6. 3.6. Project 3.3—Manipulate Colors in Images
      1. 3.6.1. Exercise 1—Selective desaturation
      2. 3.6.2. Key features used in this project
    7. 3.7. Exercise 2—Red eye fix
      1. 3.7.1. Exercise 3—Color replacement tool
      2. 3.7.2. Exercise 4—Quick colorizing
      3. 3.7.3. Project review
    8. 3.8. Project 3.4—Repairing Images
      1. 3.8.1. Key features used in this project
    9. 3.9. Project 3.4a—Enhancing a Portrait
    10. 3.10. Project review
    11. 3.11. Chapter review
  10. 4. Raven—Vector Editing
    1. 4.1. Bitmaps and vectors explained
    2. 4.2. Raven tools and overview
    3. 4.3. Project 4.1—Getting Familiar with the Path Tools
      1. 4.3.1. Key concepts in this project
      2. 4.3.2. Project review
    4. 4.4. Project 4.2—Create a Simple Character Using Simple Shapes
      1. 4.4.1. Key concepts in this project
      2. 4.4.2. Project review
    5. 4.5. Project 4.3—Create a PNG Dock Icon
      1. 4.5.1. Key concepts in this project
      2. 4.5.2. Project review
    6. 4.6. Project 4.4—Create an Isometric Object
    7. 4.7. Key concepts in this project
      1. 4.7.1. Project review
    8. 4.8. Project 4.5—Create a Graffiti Style Text Image
      1. 4.8.1. Key concepts in this project
      2. 4.8.2. Project review
    9. 4.9. Project 4.6—Designing a Graphic for Screen Printing
      1. 4.9.1. Key concepts in this project
      2. 4.9.2. Project review
    10. 4.10. Project 4.7—Create a Graphic Inspirational Poster with Raven Trace
      1. 4.10.1. Key concepts in this project
      2. 4.10.2. Other trace methods
        1. 4.10.2.1. Edge detection trace
        2. 4.10.2.2. Color and grayscale trace
      3. 4.10.3. Project review
    11. 4.11. Chapter review
  11. 5. Creating Images with Peacock
    1. 5.1. Peacock Application Overview
    2. 5.2. Project 5.1—Creating a Picture Frame to Display an Image
      1. 5.2.1. Key hubs used in this project
    3. 5.3. Project review
    4. 5.4. Project 5.2—Create a Jelly Effect for Text
      1. 5.4.1. Key hubs used in this project
    5. 5.5. Project review
    6. 5.6. Project 5.3—Create an Image out of Repeated Block Objects
      1. 5.6.1. Key hubs used in this project
    7. 5.7. Project review
    8. 5.8. Project 5.4—Create a Textured Sphere
      1. 5.8.1. Key hubs used in this project
    9. 5.9. Project review
    10. 5.10. Chapter review
  12. 6. Creating Textures and Tiles in Peacock
    1. 6.1. Project 6.1—Brushed Aluminum
      1. 6.1.1. Key hubs used in this project
    2. 6.2. Project 6.2—Techno Tile
      1. 6.2.1. Key hubs used in this project
    3. 6.3. Project 6.3—Create a Fine Wood Texture
      1. 6.3.1. Key hubs used in this project
    4. 6.4. Project 6.4—Create a Lava Crackle Texture
      1. 6.4.1. Key hubs used in this project
    5. 6.5. Project 6.5—Create a Sandstone Texture
      1. 6.5.1. Key hubs used in this project
    6. 6.6. Project 6.6—Create a Grass-Like Texture
      1. 6.6.1. Key hubs used in this project
    7. 6.7. Project 6.7—Camouflage Texture
      1. 6.7.1. Key hubs used in this project
    8. 6.8. Project 6.8—Create a Seamless Tile from Any Texture
      1. 6.8.1. Key hubs used in this project
    9. 6.9. Project 6.9—Create a Smoke / Cloud Generator
      1. 6.9.1. Key hubs used in this project
    10. 6.10. Chapter Review
  13. 7. Selecting and Managing Colors with Toucan
    1. 7.1. Toucan Overview
    2. 7.2. Project 7.1—Create a Color Palette for a Tie-Dye Texture in Peacock
      1. 7.2.1. Key features used in this project
    3. 7.3. Project Review
    4. 7.4. Project 7.2—Matching Colors in a Mock Up of a Website Interface
      1. 7.4.1. Key features used in this project
    5. 7.5. Project Review
    6. 7.6. Chapter review
  14. 8. Screen Capture and Markup with Talon and Falcon
    1. 8.1. Talon, Aviary's screen capture tool
    2. 8.2. Falcon
    3. 8.3. Project 8.1—Quickly Crop and Resize one of Your Images
    4. 8.4. Project review
    5. 8.5. Project 8.2—Take a Screenshot of a Shopping Item and Make Annotations
    6. 8.6. Project review
    7. 8.7. Project 8.3—Markup an Image for a Tutorial
    8. 8.8. Project review
    9. 8.9. Chapter review
  15. 9. Application Switching
    1. 9.1. Application switching in Phoenix
    2. 9.2. Application switching in Peacock
    3. 9.3. Project 9.1—Use Raven to Create a Vector Mask for Phoenix
      1. 9.3.1. Key features used in this project
    4. 9.4. Project review
    5. 9.5. Project 9.2—Use Phoenix to Create Text Elements in Peacock
      1. 9.5.1. Key features used in this project
    6. 9.6. Project review
    7. 9.7. Blackboxes and custom filters
    8. 9.8. Project 9.3—Build a Blackbox File and Use It as a Custom Filter in Phoenix
      1. 9.8.1. Key features used in this project
    9. 9.9. Project review
    10. 9.10. Chapter review
  16. 10. Getting to Know Aviary.com
    1. 10.1. Project 10.1—Setting Up Your Online Persona and Preferences
      1. 10.1.1. Key concepts used in this project
    2. 10.2. Project review
    3. 10.3. The Dashboard, your control panel to Aviary
    4. 10.4. Project 10.2—Setting Up Feeds on Your Dashboard
      1. 10.4.1. Key concepts used in this project
    5. 10.5. Project review
    6. 10.6. Your profile page
    7. 10.7. Individual creation page
    8. 10.8. Tracking information tabs
    9. 10.9. Profile and creation page review
    10. 10.10. Extending Aviary
    11. 10.11. Forums
    12. 10.12. Groups
    13. 10.13. Contacts
    14. 10.14. Tutorials, help, and documentation
    15. 10.15. Chapter review
    16. 10.16. Conclusion
  17. A. Examples of the Various Blend Modes
    1. A.1. Blend Modes for Phoenix and Raven
    2. A.2. Peacock Blend Modes
  18. B. The Color Picker Tool