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Exploring Illustrator CS2 (Book with CD-ROM),9781418000530
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Exploring Illustrator CS2 (Book with CD-ROM)

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1st
ISBN13:

9781418000530

ISBN10:
1418000531
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/22/2005
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

Now fully updated to the new release of Adobe's Creative Suite, Exploring Illustrator CS2 shows designers how to turn a great software tool into great design. Written by an experienced designer and workshop leader known for her user-friendly style, Exploring Illustrator CS2 teaches the must-have software skills and how to use those skills to create exceptional design. The book examines the tools and features of Adobe Illustrator's newest release and shows how to create vector graphics and drawings for both print and the Web. Extensive artwork is expertly woven throughout the information-packed format to drive home key design concepts and show the way to great digital illustration.

Author Biography

Annesa Hartman is Manager of Technology Learning Services at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont.

Table of Contents

Preface x
A Discovery Tour
2(22)
Jumping In
4(16)
About Illustrator
20(1)
Summary
21(3)
The Lay of the Land
24(20)
Historical Landmarks
26(11)
A Closer Look
37(5)
Summary
42(2)
Survival Techniques
44(22)
It's More than Cool Tools
46(1)
Characteristics of Bitmaps and Vectors
46(5)
Design Elements with Illustrator
51(13)
Summary
64(2)
Drawing Lines and Shapes
66(34)
The Simplicity of Lines and Shapes
68(2)
Geometric, Freeform, and Precision Drawing
70(27)
Summary
97(3)
Using Color
100(30)
Seeing Is Not Necessarily Believing
102(1)
Choosing a Color Model
103(4)
Getting In the Mode
107(1)
Applying Color
108(18)
Color In Design
126(1)
Summary
127(3)
ADVENTURES IN DESIGN: THE MOODS OF COLOR
130(44)
Value and Texture
134(40)
Implying Surface
136(1)
Stroke and Fill Attributes
137(34)
Summary
171(3)
ADVENTURES IN DESIGN: GOING LIVE
174(92)
Working with Type
178(40)
Creating Type in Illustrator
180(9)
Formatting Type
189(2)
The Story of Fonts
191(17)
Designing With Type
208(6)
Summary
214(4)
Object Composition
218(48)
Combining Paths and Shapes
220(19)
About Composition
239(24)
Summary
263(3)
ADVENTURES IN DESIGN: MAKING A WINE LABEL
266(84)
Spatial Illusions
270(30)
Making Space
272(26)
Summary
298(2)
Print Publishing
300(18)
A Friendly Conversion
302(3)
Getting Into Details
305(5)
About the Print Dialog Box
310(5)
Summary
315(3)
Web Publishing
318(32)
Optimization
320(17)
Image Slicing
337(10)
Summary
347(3)
Index 350


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