Adobe Illustrator CS4 Classroom in a Book

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-11-12
  • Publisher: Adobe Press
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World's best-selling book on Adobe Illustrator - now fully revised for CS4 Stock available in Australia November 2008- $54.95 Aust RRP bull; Practical lessons show readers how to use Illustrator to create artwork for logos, posters, illustrations, stationery, page layouts, and more. bull; Readers will also learn key concepts in productivity, efficient workflow, and good print design. bull; Official training series from Adobe Systems inc, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. This thorough, guide to Adobe Illustrator CS4 is ideal for beginning users who want to master the key features of Adobe's powerful vector drawing software.Using clear, step-by-step lessons, each chapter contains a project that builds upon the reader's growing knowledge of the software, while review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key concepts and skills. Adobe Illustrator CS4 contains powerful additions and enhancements,including multiple artboards that let you define working areas of varying sizes within one document; the Blob Brush tool that generates a clean, filled, vector shape while you sketch; on-object interactivity with gradients, and new transparent and elliptical gradient options; new integration and extensive format support to help you collaborate with your team, work across products, and deliver anywhere; Adobe Flex 3 integration; in-panel appearance editing of multiple objects; refined graphic style functionality that allows for global changes and previewing; enhanced clipping masks; a new separations preview panel; more intuitive Smart Guides; an enhanced Isolation Mode that supports more object types; new tabbed document view and spring-loaded panels; and much more. Whether you're brand-new to Adobe Illustrator or are looking for a projectbased tutorial to familiarize yourself with Illustrator CS4's new features, this book provides you with the key techniques and tips you need to get the most out of this software.

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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 Whats New in Adobe Illustrator CS4 A Quick tour of Adobe Illustrator CS4
Getting to Know the Work Area
Selecting and Aligning
Creating and Editing Shapes
Transforming Objects
Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools
Color and Painting
Working with Type
Working with Layers
Blending Shapes and Colors
Working with Brushes
Applying Effects
Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
Working with Symbols
Combining Illustrator CS4 Graphics with other Adobe Applications
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Easy To Follow, Very Helpful Textbook April 2, 2011
I've read many books in the Classroom in a textbook series for Adobe Creative Suite 4. And I must say that this textbook was well worth the money. It provides enough detail and good examples to get you started with Illustrator. You will not be disappointed.
It guides you step by step from selecting, aligning, transforming and editing objects to drawing with the pen and pencil tools. Then you begin working with color, type and layers, all very good chapters. Then you start the more advanced topics, blending colors and shapes, working with brushes, and applying effects, which was my favorite topic. Moving on you will apply appearance attributes, work with symbols, learn to integrate with other Adobe products and finally consider output to printers.
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