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For almost two decades, the best-selling Visual QuickStart Guides by Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas have been the textbooks of choice in classrooms and the go-to tutorial and reference for art and design professionals. This edition includes their trademark features: clear, concise, step-by-step instructions; hundreds of full-color illustrations; screen captures of program features; and supplemental tips and sidebars in every chapter. This fully updated edition for Illustrator CS6 covers the new enhancements and features, including significant upgrades to the interface (including to the Control panel), gradients in strokes, Image Trace, and pattern creation and editing. The new and updated Illustrator CS6 features are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text. Readers can follow the steps in a tutorial fashion, or use the book as a reference guide to individual program features. Many of the key illustrations used in the book are available via Web download for practice by readers.
Table of Contents
1 Create and Save Files 2 Manage Color 3 Workspaces 4 Panels 5 Bridge 6 Geometric Objects 7 Freehand drawing 8 Select 9 Move, Copy and Align 10 Fill and Stroke 11 Transform 12 Reshape 13 Layers 14 Appearances 15 Effects 16 Graphic Styles 17 Image Trace 18 Live Paint 19 Create Type 20 Style and Edit Type 21 Pen Tools 22 Acquire Images 23 Brushes 24 Gradients 25 Combine Paths 26 Clipping Masks 27 Transparency 28 Symbols 29 Live Color 30 Preferences 31 Print and Export