Adobe Illustrator CS3 Classroom in a Book : The Official Training Workbook from Adobe Systems

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-04-24
  • Publisher: Adobe Press
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The most comprehensive way to master Adobe Illustrator CS3.

Author Biography

The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real world knowledge of Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
About Classroom in a Bookp. 1
Prerequisitesp. 1
Installing the programp. 2
Installing the Classroom in a Book fontsp. 2
Copying the Classroom in a Book filesp. 2
Restoring default preferencesp. 3
Additional resourcesp. 5
Useful linksp. 5
Adobe certificationp. 5
What's New in Adobe Illustrator CS3
Workspace improvementsp. 6
Control panel enhancementsp. 7
Document startup profilesp. 7
Drawing enhancementsp. 8
The Eraser toolp. 8
Live Colorp. 9
Layers panel enhancementsp. 9
The Crop toolp. 10
Symbol workflow improvementsp. 10
Enhanced support for digital video workflowsp. 11
Dynamic and input textp. 11
A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator CS3
Getting startedp. 13
Pathfinder effectsp. 16
Working with color groups and Live Colorp. 17
Placing Photoshop images in Illustrator CS3p. 18
Using Live Tracep. 19
Using the Live Paint featurep. 21
Using the Control panel for typesettingp. 22
Creating outlines of textp. 23
Using the Appearance panelp. 24
Applying Effectsp. 24
Saving the appearance as a graphic stylep. 25
Applying Warp to the textp. 26
Applying a blending methodp. 27
Working with Symbolsp. 29
Creating a clipping maskp. 31
Getting to Know the Work Area
Getting startedp. 33
Viewing artworkp. 37
Using the Illustrator toolsp. 39
The Control panelp. 43
Working with panelsp. 44
Customizing your workspacep. 47
Using panel menusp. 47
Changing the view of artworkp. 48
Using the view commandsp. 48
Using the Zoom toolp. 49
Scrolling through a documentp. 51
Using the Navigator panelp. 51
Using Illustrator Helpp. 53
Displaying the Help contentsp. 53
Using keywords, links, and the indexp. 54
Locating a topic using the indexp. 55
Exploring on your ownp. 56
Review questionsp. 57
Review answersp. 57
Selecting and Aligning
Getting startedp. 59
Using the Selection toolp. 60
Using the Direct Selection toolp. 61
Creating selections with the Magic Wandp. 63
Grouping itemsp. 64
Applying the selection techniquesp. 66
Aligning objectsp. 71
Exploring on your ownp. 74
Review questionsp. 75
Review answersp. 75
Creating Shapes
Getting startedp. 77
Creating basic shapesp. 78
Using basic shape toolsp. 80
Drawing the pencil shapep. 80
Using the Pencil toolp. 86
Drawing the pencil canp. 88
Using Live Trace to create shapesp. 89
Tips for drawing polygons, spirals, and starsp. 93
Exploring on your ownp. 93
Review questionsp. 94
Review answersp. 94
Transforming Objects
Getting startedp. 97
Scaling objectsp. 99
Reflecting objectsp. 102
Rotating objectsp. 103
Distorting objectsp. 105
Shearing objectsp. 108
Positioning objects preciselyp. 110
Changing the perspectivep. 112
Making multiple transformationsp. 117
Exploring on your ownp. 118
Review questionsp. 120
Review answersp. 120
Drawing with the Pen tool
Getting startedp. 123
Creating straight linesp. 126
Creating curved pathsp. 127
Building a curvep. 129
Curves and corner anchor pointsp. 133
Creating the pear illustrationp. 136
Creating the arrowp. 137
Splitting a pathp. 138
Adding arrowheadsp. 139
Drawing curvesp. 140
Selecting a curvep. 140
Drawing the leafp. 141
Drawing different kinds of curvesp. 142
Convert between smooth points and corner pointsp. 143
Drawing the pear shapep. 145
Editing curvesp. 147
Finishing the pear illustrationp. 148
Exploring on your ownp. 150
Review questionsp. 151
Review answersp. 151
Color and Painting
Getting startedp. 153
Color Modep. 154
Understanding the color controlsp. 154
Color fundamentalsp. 157
Copying attributesp. 158
Using the Appearance panel for fills and strokesp. 159
Building and saving your own custom colorp. 160
Using Illustrator swatch librariesp. 161
Creating a spot colorp. 161
Creating color groupsp. 163
Editing color with Live Colorp. 165
Creating a color group using Live Colorp. 169
Assign colors to your artworkp. 170
Using patternsp. 177
Creating your own patternp. 180
Applying the patternp. 182
Editing the patternp. 183
Applying Live Paintp. 184
Editing Live Paint regionsp. 188
Create a PDF from your artworkp. 191
Exploring on your ownp. 191
Review questionsp. 192
Review answersp. 192
Working with type
Getting startedp. 195
Importing a text filep. 196
Creating columns of textp. 198
Understanding text flowp. 200
Working with overflow text and text reflowp. 202
Threading textp. 202
Resizing the text areap. 204
Changing text attributesp. 205
Changing font sizep. 207
Changing font colorp. 208
Changing additional text attributesp. 209
Changing paragraph attributesp. 209
Saving and using stylesp. 210
Creating and using a Paragraph stylep. 210
Creating and using Character stylesp. 211
Sampling textp. 213
Wrapping text around a graphicp. 214
Reshaping text with a warpp. 215
Creating text on paths and shapesp. 218
Creating text outlinesp. 220
Exploring on your ownp. 223
Review questionsp. 224
Review answersp. 224
Working with Layers
Getting startedp. 227
Creating layersp. 230
Moving objects and layersp. 232
Locking layersp. 234
Viewing layersp. 236
Pasting layersp. 238
Creating clipping masksp. 241
Merging layersp. 242
Applying appearance attributes to layersp. 243
Exploring on your ownp. 248
Review questionsp. 249
Review answersp. 249
Blending Shapes and Colors
Getting startedp. 253
Creating a gradient fillp. 255
Adjusting the direction of the gradient blendp. 259
Adding colors to a gradientp. 260
Creating smooth-color blendsp. 265
Blending intermediate stepsp. 266
Modifying the blendp. 267
Combining blends with gradientsp. 269
Exploring on your ownp. 272
Review questionsp. 273
Review answersp. 273
Working with Brushes
Getting startedp. 277
Using Art brushesp. 279
Drawing with the Paintbrush toolp. 279
Editing paths with the Paintbrush toolp. 281
Using Scatter brushesp. 285
Changing brush optionsp. 285
Applying a Scatter brush to pathsp. 287
Changing the color attributes of brushesp. 288
Changing brush color using Hue Shift colorizationp. 289
Changing brush color using Tints colorizationp. 291
Using a fill color with brushesp. 293
Using Calligraphic brushesp. 295
Using Pattern brushesp. 297
Creating brushesp. 300
Creating swatches for a Pattern brushp. 300
Creating a Pattern brush from swatchesp. 302
Painting with the Pattern brushp. 304
Applying the Scribble Effectp. 306
Exploring on your ownp. 308
Applying brushesp. 308
Creating brushesp. 308
Review questionsp. 310
Review answersp. 310
Applying Effects
Getting startedp. 313
Using live effectsp. 314
Creating a banner logo with the Warp effectp. 318
Creating the logotypep. 318
Stylizing the banner and logotypep. 319
Editing an effectp. 320
Applying the Symbol as mapped artworkp. 325
Creating a revolved objectp. 328
Changing the lightingp. 329
Mapping a Photoshop imagep. 331
Adjusting the lightingp. 333
Exploring on your ownp. 334
Creating your own revolved artworkp. 334
Review questionsp. 337
Review answersp. 337
Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
Getting startedp. 341
Document Startup Profilesp. 342
Using appearance attributesp. 343
Adding appearance attributesp. 344
Reordering appearance attributesp. 347
Using Graphic Stylesp. 348
Creating and saving a Graphic Stylep. 349
Applying a Graphic Style to a layerp. 350
Applying existing Graphic Stylesp. 352
Applying an appearance to a layerp. 354
Copying, applying, and removing Graphic Stylesp. 355
Exploring on your ownp. 357
Review questionsp. 359
Review answersp. 359
Working with Symbols
Getting startedp. 361
Working with symbolsp. 362
Using Illustrator Symbol Librariesp. 364
Editing Symbolsp. 365
Creating Symbolsp. 366
Applying a symbol instancep. 368
Using the symbolism toolsp. 369
Editing symbols using the symbolism toolsp. 369
Editing symbolsp. 371
Updating a symbolp. 373
Breaking a link to a symbolp. 374
Storing and retrieving artwork in the Symbols panelp. 376
Mapping a symbol to 3D artworkp. 377
Symbols and Flash integrationp. 377
Review questionsp. 379
Review answersp. 379
Combining Illustrator CS3 Graphics with the Creative Suite
Combining artworkp. 381
Vector versus bitmap graphicsp. 382
Getting startedp. 383
Creating a crop areap. 385
Placing an Adobe Photoshop filep. 386
About layer compsp. 386
Duplicating a placed imagep. 389
Applying Color Edits to a placed imagep. 390
Applying a Clipping Mask to an imagep. 392
Creating compound paths and opacity masksp. 394
Editing an imported maskp. 397
Sampling colors in placed imagesp. 398
Replacing a placed imagep. 400
Exporting a layered file to Photoshopp. 401
Exploring on your ownp. 402
Review questionsp. 403
Review answersp. 403
Printing Artwork and Producing Color Separations
Printing: An overviewp. 405
About printing devicesp. 407
Halftone screensp. 407
Screen frequencyp. 407
Output device resolutionp. 408
About colorp. 409
The RGB color modelp. 409
The CMYK color modelp. 409
Spot colorsp. 409
Getting startedp. 410
What is color management?p. 410
Setting up color management in Adobe applicationsp. 411
Synchronizing color using Adobe Bridgep. 411
Application color settingsp. 413
Printing black-and-white proofsp. 415
Soft-proofing colorsp. 415
Using the Document Info commandp. 417
Creating color separationsp. 418
Selecting a printer description filep. 418
Specifying the bleed areap. 421
Separating colorsp. 423
Specifying the screen frequencyp. 426
Working with two-color illustrationsp. 427
Editing a spot colorp. 427
Separating spot colorsp. 430
Creating a trapp. 431
Overprinting objectsp. 433
Saving and printing files with transparency effectsp. 436
Specifying resolution of filters and live effectsp. 438
Using Document Raster Effects Settingsp. 439
Using the Flattener Preview panelp. 440
Assigning the Flattening presetp. 443
Saving a file with transparencyp. 444
Saving in the EPS formatp. 445
Printing transparent artworkp. 445
Exporting and importing flattening settingsp. 446
Saving as Adobe PDFp. 446
Review questionsp. 448
Review answersp. 448
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