Illustrator CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

Illustrator CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

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This fully updated edition for Illustrator CS5 covers the essential skills for Illustrator artists, such as drawing geometric and freehand objects; color management; using multiple artboards; applying colors, patterns, and gradients; creating and using brushes; transforming, reshaping, and combining objects; creating and styling type; applying graphic styles and transparency; using the Pen tool; using the live color, paint, trace, and effects features; using symbols; and output. The new and updated Illustrator CS5 features are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text. Among the many new CS5 features covered in this volume are bristle brushes, drawing modes, arrows, Width tool, Shape Builder tool, and Mini Bridge. Enhancements to such features as path joining, artboards, pixel-perfect drawing, and Art brushes are also covered. Readers can follow the steps in a tutorial fashion, or use the book as a reference guide to individual program features. Many of the key illustrations used in the book are available via Web download for practice.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 175.26 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 816.46g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Peachpit Press Publications
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0321706617
  • 9780321706614
  • 264,240

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This fully updated edition for Illustrator CS5 covers the essential skills for Illustrator artists, such as drawing geometric and freehand objects; color management; using multiple artboards; applying colors, patterns, and gradients; creating and using brushes; transforming, reshaping, and combining objects; creating and styling type; applying graphic styles and transparency; using the Pen tool; using the live color, paint, trace, and effects features; using symbols; and output. The new and updated Illustrator CS5 features are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text. Among the new CS5 features covered in this volume are bristle brushes, drawing modes, arrows, Width tool, Shape Builder tool, and Mini Bridge. Enhancements to such features as path joining, artboards, pixel-perfect drawing, and Art brushes are also covered. Readers can follow the steps in a tutorial fashion, or use the book as a reference guide to individual program features. Many of the key illustrations used in the book are available via Web download for practice.show more

Table of contents

TOC: 1 Create & Save Files 2 Manage Color 3 Workspaces 4 Panels 5 Bridge 6 Geometric Objects 7 Freehand Drawing 8 Select 9 Move, Copy & Align 10 Fill & Stroke 11 Transform 12 Reshape 13 Layers 14 Appearances 15 Effects 16 Graphic Styles 17 Live Trace 18 Live Paint 19 Create Type 20 Style & Edit Type 21 Pen Tools 22 Acquire Images 23 Brushes 24 Gradients 25 Combine Paths 26 Clipping Masks 27 Transparency 28 Symbols 29 Live Color 30 Preferences 31 Print 32 Exportshow more