Adobe (R) Illustrator (R) 10

Adobe (R) Illustrator (R) 10 : Introduction to Digital Illustration

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This menu of titles is ideal for any course that includes graphic arts software and computer design software as part of the curriculum. Courses can be found in Office Information Systems, Computer Science, and Fine Arts Departments, as well as Continuing Education, Journalism, and Printing and Lithography.Written by educators, for educators, the Against the Clock series is the complete solution for courses in Graphic Multimedia or Web Design Software. The hands-on, project-based texts are packaged with resource CD-ROMs that contain all the files needed to create the step-by-step projects in the text. Instructor CD-ROMs include assessments, overhead presentation materials, and additional projects.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 432 pages
  • 215.9 x 284.5 x 27.9mm | 1,020.59g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 013048704X
  • 9780130487049

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Written by educators, for educators, the Against the Clock series is the complete solution for courses in Graphic Multimedia or Web Design Software. The hands-on, project-based books are packaged with resource CD-ROMs that contain all the files needed to create the step-by-step projects in the book. Instructor CD-ROMs include assessments, overhead presentation materials, and additional projects. Topics covered include the illustrator environment, the working environment, creating text elements, drawing and painting, publishing and distribution. For professionals in the field of web design, or for anyone interested in learning to use Adobe Illustrator.show more

Table of contents

Getting Started. Platform. Prerequisites. The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations. Key Commands. Function Keys. System Requirements.Introduction. The Illustrator Environment. The Working Environment. The Toolbox. Palettes. Rulers, Guides, and the Grid. Page Size and Setup.2. Drawing. Primitive Shapes. Line Segment Tools. Drawing Paths. Drawing Curves. Modifying Paths. Path Editing Tools. Paintbrush Tool and Brushes Palette. Brushes Palette. Selection Techniques. The Select Menu. The Direct Selection Tool. The Lasso Tools. The Layers Palette. Other Selection Options.3. Painting. Color Models. Swatches Palette. Color Palette. Painting Objects. Styles, Effects, and Appearances. Basic Gradients. Gradient Meshes. Patterns.4. Images. File Formats. Placing Graphics. The Links Palette. Creating Templates. Fibers. Masking and Compounding Paths. Compounding Objects.Free-From #1. Review #1. 5. Type. Creating Text Elements. Character Control. Paragraph Formatting. Utilities. Importing and Exporting Text. Linking Text Blocks. Templates and Type. Text Effects.Layers. Managing Layers. Positioning Layers and Objects. Sublayers.7. Objects. The Object Menus. Transforming Objects. Path Operations. Alignment and Positioning. Aligning and Distributing Objects. Envelope Distort.8. Publishing and Distribution. Files Formats. Printing. Saving Your Artwork for the Web. Acrobat Portable Document Format.Free-Form #2. Review #2. Projects. Project A: Art Deco House. Project B: Walking the Dogs. Project C: Vinoy Hotel Ad. Project D: Heartman. Project E: Robot Waitress.Glossary. Index.show more