Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book

Book rating: 04 Paperback Classroom in a Book (Adobe)

By (author) Adobe Creative Team

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  • Publisher: Adobe Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 187mm x 232mm x 23mm | 952g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Indianapolis
  • ISBN 10: 032182248X
  • ISBN 13: 9780321822482
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 20,495

Product description

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CS6 choose Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator CS6 and how to create vector artwork for virtually any project and across multiple media: print, websites, interactive projects, and video. In addition to learning the key elements of the Illustrator interface, this completely revised CS6 edition covers the new tracing engine with improved shape and color recognition, a new pattern toolset with on-artboard controls and one-click tiling, a completely overhauled performance engine and modernized user interface for working more efficiently and intuitively, and more. **Breaking News! In August 2012 Adobe released an update to Illustrator offering new features for Creative Cloud customers: Package files, Unembed images and Links panel enhancements. Register your book at peachpit.com/register to receive a free update that covers these features. `The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.` -Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training Classroom in a Book(r), the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does-an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

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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 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.

Customer reviews

By Mark Harrison 09 Aug 2012 4

I bought this book to get a clear overview of the tools and practices of using Illustrator. The book is clear and concise with its instructions and its use of clear images to further back up the explanations. The tutorials range from a more basic approach of the program to the more advanced combination of Illustrator with other Adobe programs. This book is a great introduction, yet i found myself wishing the book could have detailed more intricate concepts.

Overall very pleased with the book, my only peeve is with the Book depository itself and its lack of protective packaging when shipping the book.

Table of contents

Getting Started A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator CS6 Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Work Area Chapter 2: Selecting and Algining Chapter 3: Creating and Editing Shapes Chapter 4: Transforming Objects Chapter 5: Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools Chapter 6: Color and Painting Chapter 7: Working with Type Chapter 8: Working with Layers Chapter 9: Working with Perspective Drawing Chapter 10: Blending Colors and Shapes Chapter 11: Working with Brushes Chapter 12: Applying Effects Chapter 13: Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles Chapter 14: Working with Symbols Chapte4 15: Combining Illustrator CS6 Graphics with Other Adobe Applications