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Now fully updated to the new release of Adobe's Creative Suite, Exploring Illustrator CS3 shows designers how to use a great software tool to create dynamic design.Written by two authors who are experienced designers and educators known for their user-friendly style, Exploring Illustrator CS3 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.
Annesa Hartman is an Instructional Designer for Landmark College's Institute for Research and Training in Putney, Vermont.
Table of Contents
|A Discovery Tour||p. 2|
|Jumping In||p. 4|
|About Illustrator||p. 14|
|The Lay of the Land||p. 18|
|Historical Landmarks||p. 20|
|A Closer Look||p. 29|
|Survival Techniques||p. 34|
|It's More than Cool Tools||p. 36|
|Characteristics of Bitmaps and Vectors||p. 36|
|Design Elements with Illustrator||p. 42|
|Explorer Pages: Arthur Mount||p. 54|
|Drawing Lines and Shapes||p. 56|
|The Simplicity of Lines and Shapes||p. 58|
|Geometric, Freeform, and Precision Drawing||p. 61|
|Explorer Pages: Kevin Hulsey||p. 86|
|Using Color||p. 88|
|Seeing Is Not Necessarily Believing||p. 90|
|Choosing a Color Model||p. 90|
|Getting in the Mode||p. 93|
|Applying Color||p. 94|
|Color in Design||p. 107|
|Adventures in Design: The Moods of Color||p. 111|
|Explorer Pages: Brooke Nunez||p. 114|
|Value and Texture||p. 116|
|Implying Surface||p. 118|
|Stroke and Fill Attributes||p. 119|
|Adventures in Design: Going Live||p. 152|
|Explorer Pages: Reggie Gilbert||p. 156|
|Working with Type||p. 158|
|Creating Type in Illustrator||p. 160|
|Formatting Type||p. 168|
|The Story of Fonts||p. 170|
|Designing with Type||p. 184|
|Object Composition||p. 192|
|Combining Paths and Shapes||p. 194|
|About Composition||p. 213|
|Adventures in Design: Making a Wine Label||p. 239|
|Explorer Pages: Janet McLeod||p. 242|
|Spatial Illusions||p. 244|
|Making Space||p. 246|
|Explorer Pages: Ann Paidrick||p. 272|
|Print Publishing||p. 274|
|A Friendly Conversion||p. 276|
|Getting into Details||p. 279|
|About the Print Dialog Box||p. 283|
|Web Publishing||p. 290|
|Save for Web & Devices||p. 301|
|Image Slicing||p. 307|
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