Designs from your Mind with Atari Graphics

Prentice-Hall ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 1983

Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all artists and have accumulated a store of unique experiences and perceptions ready to be translated into creative expressions.

Tom Rowley has found the key to release those creative urges. Designs From Your Mind will allow you to realize your imaginative visions with the computer, just as the artist uses canvas and paint.

This book is a tutorial divided into two parts: Part One is an introduction to shapes, colors, and screen design, and does not require an extensive computer background. Advanced graphics are covered in Part Two. These techniques are specifically related to ATARI graphics and the internal architecture of the ATARI computer. Although it is a continuation of Part One, a knowledge of BASIC programming is essential and a knowledge of assembler programming is helpful.

Designs From Your Mind provides hours of fun for both the novice and experienced programmer.

The Table of Contents includes:

  • The Video Canvas
  • Shapes, Colors and GRAPHICS Modes
  • Colors and Contrasts
  • Three Dimensions
  • Characters
  • A Video Composition
  • Pictures and Wordsโ€” Mixing Modes
  • Playing with Players and Missiles
  • Animation
  • New Character Sets
  • The Display List