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Illustrator CS3 for Windows and Macintosh : Visual QuickStart Guide,9780321510457

Illustrator CS3 for Windows and Macintosh : Visual QuickStart Guide

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Peachpit Press
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Visual QuickStart Guide-the quick and easy way to learn! Now revised and updated, this book uses simple step-by-step instructions, loads of screen shots, and an array of time-saving tips and tricks, serving both as the quickest route to Illustrator CS3 mastery for new users, and a handy reference for more experienced designers. This edition of theVisualQuickStart Guidecovers Illustrator CS3's newest features, including new tools in Live Color, enhancements to essential drawing tools and controls, improvements to the powerful Control panel, the new Eraser tool and Crop Area tool, and much more. A full-color section of inspiring Illustrator artwork and highly readable text create a winning combination for Illustrator users of every level. Easy visual approach uses pictures to guide you through Illustrator and show you what to do. Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time. Page for page, the best content and value around.

Author Biography

In addition to the Illustrator CS3: Visual QuickStart Guide, Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas have also written, designed, and illustrated Visual QuickStart Guide s to Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXPress. Their books have been translated into 12 languages and have sold more than 2.1 million copies worldwide. They have also taught at Pratt Manhattan, the Cooper Union School of Art, the New School Computer Instruction Center, and the Parsons School of Design.

Table of Contents

At a Glance
Illustrator Interfacep. 1
Create & Save Filesp. 27
Bridgep. 37
Manage Colorp. 51
Workspacep. 59
Geometric Objectsp. 69
Selectp. 79
Move, Copy & Alignp. 89
Fill & Strokep. 101
Transformp. 123
Reshapep. 133
Tracingp. 153
Live Paintp. 161
Live Colorp. 175
Penp. 185
Layersp. 193
Create Typep. 211
Style & Edit Typep. 225
Acquirep. 255
Appearances & Stylesp. 265
Effects & Filtersp. 279
Brushesp. 295
Blendsp. 309
Gradientsp. 317
Combine Pathsp. 325
Clipping Masksp. 333
Transparencyp. 339
Symbolsp. 345
Preferencesp. 365
Printp. 377
Exportp. 399
Indexp. 417
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