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Preparing Scientific Illustrations


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1 Introduction.- Learning to Communicate Visually.- An Intention to Communicate.- Good Illustrations.- Planning the Figure.- 2 Drawings and Diagrams.- Line or Continuous-Tone Drawing?.- Doing Drawings.- 3 Photographs.- Photographic Reproduction.- Photographic Figures.- Photomicrographs.- Gels.- Video Images.- 4 Charts and Tables.- Charts.- Tables.- Tables for Slides.- 5 Molecular Graphics.- Genetic Sequences.- Restriction Maps.- Molecular Models.- Software Comparison.- 6 Graphs and Software.- Kinds of Graphs.- Graph Design.- Axis Lines.- Ticks.- Labels.- Label Position.- Design Symbols and Lines.- Texture and Contrast.- Arrows and Brackets.- For Good Graphs.- Graphing Software.- 7 The Journal Figure.- Journal Instructions.- Reduction.- Format.- Labels.- Consistency.- Final Preparation.- The Printing Process.- 8 Slides.- Slide Format.- Labels for Slides.- Color.- Word Slides.- Slides From Books and Journals.- Overhead Transparencies.- Making Slides and Overheads.- 9 Posters.- Plan the Poster.- Poster Text.- Figures.- Poster Layout.- Poster Production.- Poster Purpose.- 10 Using an Illustrator.- Communicate with the Illustrator.- The Illustrator and the Computer.- The Illustrator as a Resource.- 11 Using a Computer.- Letters, Fonts, and Styles.- Use Computer Options to Simplify and Organize.- Computer Drawings and Diagrams.- Bit Mapped versus Vector-Based Graphics.- Computer-Generated Graphs.- Computer Printout.- Conclusions and Suggested Readings.- 12 Drawing by Hand.- Trim, Mount, and Label Tracings.- Trim, Mount, and Label Gels.- Draw and Label Graphs.- Use a Photocopy Machine for Corrections and Changes.- 13 Conclusion.- You Should Learn to Communicate.- You Can Learn.- Sources of Illustrations.

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