Exploring Illustrator CS3

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-08-09
  • Publisher: Course Technology
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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.

Author Biography

Annesa Hartman is an Instructional Designer for Landmark College's Institute for Research and Training in Putney, Vermont.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
A Discovery Tourp. 2
Jumping Inp. 4
About Illustratorp. 14
Summaryp. 16
The Lay of the Landp. 18
Historical Landmarksp. 20
A Closer Lookp. 29
Summaryp. 32
Survival Techniquesp. 34
It's More than Cool Toolsp. 36
Characteristics of Bitmaps and Vectorsp. 36
Design Elements with Illustratorp. 42
Summaryp. 53
Explorer Pages: Arthur Mountp. 54
Drawing Lines and Shapesp. 56
The Simplicity of Lines and Shapesp. 58
Geometric, Freeform, and Precision Drawingp. 61
Summaryp. 85
Explorer Pages: Kevin Hulseyp. 86
Using Colorp. 88
Seeing Is Not Necessarily Believingp. 90
Choosing a Color Modelp. 90
Getting in the Modep. 93
Applying Colorp. 94
Color in Designp. 107
Summaryp. 109
Adventures in Design: The Moods of Colorp. 111
Explorer Pages: Brooke Nunezp. 114
Value and Texturep. 116
Implying Surfacep. 118
Stroke and Fill Attributesp. 119
Summaryp. 150
Adventures in Design: Going Livep. 152
Explorer Pages: Reggie Gilbertp. 156
Working with Typep. 158
Creating Type in Illustratorp. 160
Formatting Typep. 168
The Story of Fontsp. 170
Designing with Typep. 184
Summaryp. 190
Object Compositionp. 192
Combining Paths and Shapesp. 194
About Compositionp. 213
Summaryp. 237
Adventures in Design: Making a Wine Labelp. 239
Explorer Pages: Janet McLeodp. 242
Spatial Illusionsp. 244
Making Spacep. 246
Summaryp. 270
Explorer Pages: Ann Paidrickp. 272
Print Publishingp. 274
A Friendly Conversionp. 276
Getting into Detailsp. 279
About the Print Dialog Boxp. 283
Summaryp. 288
Web Publishingp. 290
Optimizationp. 292
Save for Web & Devicesp. 301
Image Slicingp. 307
Summaryp. 315
Indexp. 316
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