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.