9780321199553

Illustrator CS for Windows and Macintosh Visual QuickStart Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321199553

  • ISBN10:

    0321199553

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/16/2004
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
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Summary

Ready to use Illustrator CS' new Scribble Effect to lend a loose, hand-drawn look to your artwork? Eager to take advantage of its more than 200 professionally designed templates to jump-start your own projects? If so--or if you simply need to get up to speed on every aspect of Illustrator CS now--you need this guide! As the standard Illustrator text in many design schools, this popular task-based guide has taught a generation of users how to make the most out of Adobe's graphics powerhouse. Now it's back--revised and updated--to teach the next. Using simple step-by-step instructions, loads of screen shots, and an array of time-saving tips and tricks, this volume represents the quickest route to Illustrator cs proficiency. Clearly marked locators to new and improved features (such as enhanced type capabilities, powerful 3D graphics tools, enhanced PDF support, and more), a 24-page color section, and highly readable text create a winning combination for every level of Illustrator user.

Author Biography

In addition to this book, Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas have also written, designed, and illustrated Visual QuickStart Guides to Illustrator, Photoshop, LiveMotion, and Painter. Their books have been translated into 12 languages and have sold more than 1.3 million copies worldwide. They have also taught at Pratt Manhattan, Cooper Union School of Art, the New School Computer Instruction Center, and Parsons School of Design.

Table of Contents

Illustrator Interface
How Illustrator Works
Startup
Views
Objects Basics
Select/Copy
Transform
Reshape
Fill & Stroke
Pen
Layers
Create Type
Style & Edit Type
Acquire
Brushes
Symbols
Combine Paths
Gradients
Appearances/Styles
Masks/Transparency
Distort
Effects and filters
Precision Tools
Actions
Preferences
Output/Export
Web
Separations
Keyboard Shortcuts
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