9780321712448

The Adobe Illustrator CS5 Wow! Book

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321712448

  • ISBN10:

    0321712447

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/9/2010
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
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Summary

The definitive full-color book on mastering Adobe Illustrator now completely reorganized, fully updated, and created for intermediate through professional users of Illustrator CS5 For years, Sharon Steuer and her international WOW! team have been showcasing the world’s best artists and designers working in Illustrator. In this completely updated edition of the best-selling and award-winning Illustrator WOW! Book, you’ll find hundreds of tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from these top Illustrator artists.

Using Adobe Illustrator CS5, Sharon shows you how to integrate the new perspective grid, Shape Builder tool, Bristle Brushes, transparency in gradient mesh, new drawing modes, multiple art boards, and more.

This edition is loaded with new lessons, galleries, and stunning new artwork that features:

-Creating artwork with the dynamic Perspective Grid

-Fast construction with the Shape Builder tool and drawing modes

-Working with the painterly and naturalistic Bristle Brushes

-Creating variety in strokes with the new Width tool

-Enhanced Web, Flash, and animation workflow

-Fast and easy masking using the Draw Inside mode

-Layering transparency in photorealistic gradient mesh

-Managing multiple art boards with the new Art boards panel

-Integrating Blob Brush artwork with Live Paint

-Working quickly using the improved Appearance panel

For intermediate through professional-level illustrators.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1) Your Creative Workspace

Iso mode

Layers

Appearances

Targeting

Panels and workspaces

Basic multiple artboards

 

2) Creative Type & Layout

Advanced multiple artboards

Type and design stuff

Symbols and effects for artboards

 

3) Creative Construction

New Drawing Modes (normal, behind, inside)

Pathfinder

LivePaint

Shape Builder

Path Join enhancements

LiveTrace

 

4) Creative Strokes

Bristle Brush

Blob Brush

New Art Brush Scale Option

Variable Width Art/Pattern Brush

Symbols

New Strokes

 

5) Creative Coloring

Blends

Gradients Mesh

Live Color part 2

 

6) Creative Complexity

Masking

Transparency

3D

Perspective Grid

Other Live Effects

 

7) Creative Associations

Working with other programs

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CS5 WoW Book!!! June 24, 2011
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I got this textbook as an advanced tutorial for Illustrator CS5, explaining the new features by using practical exercises. The definitive full-color book on mastering Adobe Illustrator now completely reorganized, fully updated, and created for intermediate through professional users of Illustrator CS5 for years. In this completely updated edition of the best-selling and award-winning Illustrator WOW! Book, you’ll find hundreds of tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from these top Illustrator artists. Highly recommended for any intermediate Illustrator user looking for inspiration.
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