- Publisher: Que Corporation,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 544 pages
- Dimensions: 188mm x 231mm x 28mm | 862g
- Publication date: 18 May 2012
- ISBN 10: 0789749351
- ISBN 13: 9780789749352
- Edition: 2
- Edition statement: 2nd ed.
- Sales rank: 337,538
Need answers quickly? Adobe Illustrator CS6 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. Numbered Steps guide you through each task See Also points you to related information in the book Did You Know alerts you to tips and techniques Illustrations with matching steps Tasks are presented on one or two pages Inside the Book * Improve publishing and productivity with the CS6 interface * Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge * Transform and reshape objects to create a new look * Use Live Paint to create, recolor, and modify images * Use Live Color to create color harmony in a design * Create complex shapes, patterns, and perspective objects * Create text and apply style to display artistic text * Apply appearances and graphic styles for a unique design * Create eye-catching special effects and filters Bonus Online Content Register your book at queondemand.com to gain access to: * Workshops and related files * Keyboard shortcuts Visit the author site: perspection.com
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Steve Johnson has written more than 70 books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Adobe Flash Professional CS5, Adobe InDesign CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007, Microsoft Office 2008 for the Macintosh, and Apple Mac OS X Lion. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training. When he is not staying up late writing, he enjoys coaching baseball, playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. Steve and his family live in Northern California, but can also be found visiting family all over the western United States.
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Need answers quickly? "Adobe Illustrator CS6 on Demand" provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. Numbered Steps guide you through each task See Also points you to related information in the book Did You Know alerts you to tips and techniques Illustrations with matching steps Tasks are presented on one or two pages Inside the Book - Improve publishing and productivity with the CS6 interface - Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge - Transform and reshape objects to create a new look - Use Live Paint to create, recolor, and modify images - Use Live Color to create color harmony in a design - Create complex shapes, patterns, and perspective objects - Create text and apply style to display artistic text - Apply appearances and graphic styles for a unique design - Create eye-catching special effects and filters Bonus Online Content Register your book at queondemand.com to gain access to: - Workshops and related files - Keyboard shortcuts Visit the author site: perspection.com
Table of contents
Introduction xvii 1 Getting Started with Illustrator CS6 1 Installing Illustrator 2 New! Getting Started 4 New! Viewing the Illustrator Window 6 New! Showing and Hiding Panels 8 New! Working with Panels 10 New! Using the Tools and Control Panel 12 New! Opening a Document 14 New! Opening a Document with Adobe Bridge 16 Inserting Images in a Document 18 Using the Status Bar 19 Working with Document Windows 20 Checking for Updates Online 22 Getting Help While You Work 24 Saving a Document 26 New! Finishing Up 28 2 Creating and Viewing a Document 29 Creating a New Document 30 Creating a New Document Using Presets 31 Creating a New Document from a Template 32 Setting Up a Document 34 New! Using Multiple Artboards 36 Working with Multiple Artboards 38 Changing the Display View 40 Changing the View with the Navigator Panel 42 Customizing the Navigator Panel 44 Changing the Screen Display Mode 45 Changing the View with the Zoom Tool 46 Viewing and Using Rulers 48 Using the Guides 50 Using Smart Guides 52 Using the Grid 54 Moving Around with the Hand Tool 55 Using Crop Marks 56 Working with the Info Panel 58 Using Undo and Redo 59 Creating and Selecting Workspaces 60 New! 3 Working with Objects 63 Understanding Vector and Raster Graphics 64 Understanding Paths 65 Selecting a Drawing Mode 66 Creating Pixel Aligned Objects 67 Creating Rectangles and Ellipses 68 New! Creating Polygons and Stars 70 Creating Line Segments 71 Creating Arcs and Spirals 72 Creating Grids 74 Using the Shape Builder Tool 76 Creating Perspective Objects 78 Working with Perspective Objects 80 Customizing a Perspective Grid 81 Understanding Selections 82 Using the Selection Tool 83 Using the Direct Selection Tool 84 Using the Lasso Tool 85 Using the Magic Wand Tool 86 Selecting and Grouping Objects 88 Selecting Similar Objects 90 Saving and Editing Selections 92 Moving Objects 93 Duplicating Objects 94 Aligning and Distributing Objects 96 Transforming Objects 97 Using the Free Transform Tool 98 New! Rotating and Scaling Objects 100 Reflecting and Shearing Objects 101 Applying Multiple Transformations 102 New! Reshaping Objects with Envelopes 104 4 Working with Color 107 Changing Color Settings 108 Changing Color Profiles 110 Working with Color Modes 111 Changing Color Modes 112 Applying Colors 113 New! Working with the Color Panel 114 Working with the Swatches Panel 116 New! Creating Groups in the Swatches Panel 118 New! Working with Swatch Libraries 120 New! Adding Colors Using the Kuler Panel 122 Replacing Colors 124 Inverting Colors 126 Using the Color Guide Panel 127 Applying Color with the Color Guide Panel 128 Editing Colors with Live Color 130 Proofing Colors on the Screen 132 5 Applying Fills, Strokes, and Gradients 135 Applying Fill and Stroke Colors 136 Changing Stroke Attributes 138 Changing Stroke Style 140 Creating Variable Stroke Widths 142 New! Using the Eyedropper Tool 144 Creating Patterns for Fills 146 New! Editing Patterns 148 New! Using Patterns as Fills 149 Blending Fill Colors 150 Creating Blends Automatically 151 Applying Blend Options 152 Creating Blends with the Blend Tool 153 Modifying Blend Objects 154 Setting Transparency Options 155 Controlling Transparency Effects 156 Creating Transparency Masks 157 Flattening Object Transparency 158 New! Using the Transparency Grid 159 Applying Gradients 160 New! Using Gradients Libraries 162 Creating Gradients 163 Editing Gradients 164 Using the Gradient Tool 165 Creating a Gradient Mesh 166 6 Working with Points and Paths 169 Drawing with the Pen Tools 170 Setting Anchor Point Preferences 172 Moving Points and Segments 173 Converting Points 174 Adding and Deleting Anchor Points 176 Aligning and Joining Anchor Points 178 Reshaping Paths 180 Erasing to Reshape Paths 182 Smoothing Paths 183 Simplifying Paths 184 Dividing Paths 185 Splitting Paths 186 Merging Paths 188 Working with Shape Mode 190 Working with Pathfinder 191 Creating a Compound Path 192 Creating a Clipping Set 194 Editing a Clipping Set 196 7 Working with Layers 199 Understanding the Layers Panel 200 New! Setting Layers Panel Options 201 Creating Layers 202 New! Selecting Layers 204 Deleting Layers 205 Selecting Objects with Layers 206 Arranging Layers and Objects 208 Duplicating Layers and Objects 210 Locking Layers and Objects 211 Showing and Hiding Layers and Objects 212 Merging Layers and Groups 213 Moving Objects to a Layer 214 New! Flattening Layers 216 Locating Objects in the Layers Panel 217 New! Creating a Template Layer 218 Viewing Layers as Outlines 219 8 Working with Type 221 Using Type Tools 222 Creating Type 223 Creating Type in a Text Box 224 Creating Area Type 225 Creating Path Type 226 Modifying Type on a Path 228 Importing Text 229 Selecting Type 230 Copying or Moving Type 232 Working with Overflow Type 234 Changing Fonts 236 Changing Font Size 238 Leading Type 239 Kerning Type 240 Tracking Type 241 Scaling Type 242 Rotating Type 243 Formatting Type 244 New! Anti-aliasing Type 245 Aligning Paragraphs 246 Indenting and Spacing Paragraphs 247 Setting Tabs 248 Working with Hyphenation 249 Working with Type Styles 250 Using Smart Punctuation 252 Working with Glyphs 253 Working with OpenType Fonts 254 Working with Justification 255 Wrapping Type Around an Object 256 Creating Type Outlines 257 9 Working with Graphics 259 Opening Graphics 260 Placing Graphics 261 Placing Graphics from Adobe Bridge 262 Linking Graphics 264 Managing Linked Graphics 266 Tracing Raster Graphics 268 New! Adjusting Tracing Options 270 New! Converting Tracing to Paths 272 Applying Graphic Styles 273 New! Creating Graphic Styles 274 Editing Graphic Styles 276 Applying Appearance Attributes 278 Creating a Mosaic Graphic 280 10 Manipulating Artwork with Effects 281 Applying Illustrator Effects 282 New! Applying the Convert to Shape Effect 284 Applying the Scribble Effect 285 Applying the Inner or Outer Glow Effect 286 Applying the Drop Shadow Effect 287 Applying 3D Effects 288 Applying Warp Effects 290 Applying Distort & Transform Effects 291 Changing Raster Effects Settings 292 Working with the Effect Gallery 294 Applying Multiple Effects 296 Controlling Effects Using Selections 297 Using Blur Effects 298 New! Viewing Various Effects 300 11 Drawing and Painting 303 Using the Pencil Tool 304 Creating Live Paint Groups 306 New! Setting Live Paint Bucket Tool Options 308 Using the Live Paint Bucket Tool 310 Using the Live Paint Selection Tool 312 Modifying Live Paint Groups 314 Selecting Gap Options 316 Using the Brushes Panel 317 Using the Paintbrush Tool 318 Creating and Editing Scatter Brushes 320 Creating and Editing Calligraphic Brushes 322 Creating and Editing Art Brushes 324 Creating and Editing Pattern Brushes 326 Creating and Editing Bristle Brushes 328 Working with Brushes 330 Working with Liquify Tools 332 12 Using Symbols 333 Using the Symbols Panel 334 Using Symbol Libraries 335 Working with Symbols 336 New! Duplicating and Editing Symbols 338 New! Breaking Symbol Links 340 Using the Symbol Sprayer Tool 342 Setting Symbolism Tools Options 343 Using the Symbol Shifter Tool 344 Using the Symbol Scruncher Tool 345 Using the Symbol Sizer Tool 346 Using the Symbol Spinner Tool 347 Using the Symbol Stainer Tool 348 Using the Symbol Screener Tool 349 Using the Symbol Styler Tool 350 Expanding Symbol Instances 351 Using 9-Slice Scaling for Symbols 352 Aligning Symbols to the Pixel Grid 354 Setting the Symbol Registration Point 355 13 Automating the Way You Work 357 Examining the Actions Panel 358 Building a New Action 360 Controlling the Playback of a Command 361 Adding a Stop to an Action 362 Inserting a Non-Recordable Command into an Action 363 Adding a Command to an Action 364 Deleting a Command from an Action 365 Working with Batch File Processing 366 Opening and Using Scripts 368 New! Defining and Editing Data Variables 370 Creating and Formatting a Data Graph 372 Adding Graph Designs to a Graph 374 Cleaning Up Unneeded Elements 375 14 Proofing and Printing Documents 377 Using Spell Check 378 Using Custom Dictionaries 379 Finding and Replacing Text and Elements 380 Finding and Changing Fonts 382 Printing a Document 384 Printing with Presets 385 Setting General Print Options 386 Setting Marks and Bleed Options 388 Setting Graphics Options 390 Previewing Color Separations 391 Setting Output Options 392 Setting Advanced Options 394 New! Setting Color Management Options 396 Checking for Print Problems 397 Inserting File Information 398 Using the Document Info Panel 400 15 Exporting a Document 401 Exporting a Document 402 Understanding Export File Formats 403 Exporting as a Bitmap 404 Exporting as a TIFF 405 Exporting as a PNG or JPEG 406 Exporting to Photoshop 408 Exporting with Presets 409 Exporting as a Flash Movie 410 Saving as Adobe PDF 412 Saving as an EPS 414 Saving as a SVG 416 New! Saving for HTML5 and CSS 418 Saving as Adobe FXG 420 Saving a Document for Microsoft Office 422 Saving as a Template 423 16 Designing for the Web and Devices 425 Saving for the Web 426 Working with Save For Web Options 428 Working with Web File Formats 430 Optimizing a JPEG Document 432 Optimizing a GIF Document 434 Optimizing a PNG-8 Document 436 Optimizing a PNG-24 Document 438 Optimizing an Image to File Size 439 Slicing Images the Easy Way 440 Working with Slices 442 New! Adding HTML Text or an URL Link to a Slice 444 Arranging Slices 446 New! Combining or Dividing Slices 448 Saving Slices for the Web 449 Saving Selected Slices 450 Previewing in a Browser 451 New! 17 Customizing the Way You Work 453 Setting General Preferences 454 Changing Selection & Anchor Display Preferences 456 Setting Type Preferences 458 Changing Units Preferences 460 Setting Slices Preferences 461 New! Setting Dictionary & Hyphenation Preferences 462 New! Selecting Plug-ins 463 Selecting Scratch Disks 464 Setting User Interface Preferences 465 New! Setting File Handling & Clipboard Preferences 466 New! Working with Appearance of Black Preferences 468 Defining Keyboard Shortcuts 469 New! Using Drawing Tablets 470 18 Working Together with Adobe Programs 471 Exploring Adobe Programs 472 Exploring Adobe Bridge 473 Getting Started with Adobe Bridge 474 New! Getting Photos from a Digital Camera 475 Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera 476 New! Modifying Images in Camera Raw 478 New! Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge 480 Setting Preferences in Adobe Bridge 482 New! Applying Image Adjustments 484 Creating a Web Photo Gallery 485 Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge 486 Using Mini Bridge 487 New! Working with Adobe Media Encoder 488 New! Working with Adobe Extension Manager 490 New! Scripting with Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit 491 New! New Features 493 New! Adobe Certification 497 Index 503