One of the most important skills in graphic design today is the ability to integrate different software programs into a seamless whole. Yet software books continue to teach one program at a time without regard to the integration issues that lie at the heart of good digital design. The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit provides a comprehensive overview of the "big three" digital design programs used in industry today- Illustrator, Photoshop, and QuarkXPress. The book then examines in practical detail how to merge results of these programs into good, workable designs. The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit features a highly visual introduction to the essential tools and functions of each application from the perspective of the working designer. Readers are then given the opportunity to put what they learn to work by tackling design projects from concept to completion, with assignments drawn from the everyday world of professional graphic designers.