Either you want to learn a new tool or just want to brush up your web and UI design skills, learning from e-books is the best and quickest way to do that. Being online or readily available on your computer or e-reader device, e-books allow you to learn while working or on the go.
And when you’re planning to self-learn the art of web designing through e-book, start with the free ones. Here are some of the well-written and free e-books for web designers, both novice, and advanced level. The e-books in this list focus on various subjects and are available in different formats as well. Let’s take a look.
It’s never too late to leap into learning Adobe Photoshop – industry’s leading image editing software – and this e-book is a great beginner-friendly resource to start with. This free e-book by Steve Bark is first in the series on Photoshop that will explain the fundamentals of the software, from panels and tools to layers and basics of printing.
Once you get a good grasp on the basics, you can hop onto the intermediate level guide that covers more advanced subjects such as vector tools, smart objects, and clipping masks.
The power of logo design is something that should never be ignored. And so to learn ‘everything’ that constitutes a great logo design, you can dig some great stuff in this free e-book.
You’ll learn everything from color, typography, and the rules for creating a logo along with some good and bad examples to elaborate the points.
This handy e-book created by Adobe that gives you free and updated information on printing from Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat with best-quality results.
The detailed guide discusses different tools and options within each package broken down into chapters on how to produce files for print that will provide accurate colour reproduction, pixel-perfect transparency matting and sharp lines, best practices in output generation etc.
Here is a series of well-written handbooks on different aspects of the design industry including design thinking, design leadership, design systems, the operationalization of design workflow, and principles of product design.
By the dint of these useful e-books, the writers aim to introduce the best practices and insights from the world’s best design leaders. Moreover, some of the resources and materials are available in audio format.
A comprehensive and free guide that walks you through the different purpose and uses, discussing various tools and basic principles of wireframing by industry experts.
You will also be able to get a lot of information on UI trends and wireframing template libraries. The e-books is an equally helpful resource for designer, engineers, programmers or anyone who creates web products.
This free e-book by Mark Boulton explores web designing from a gamut of perspectives including research and the tools needed to get the job done to the vital elements of typography, layout, and color.
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