Adobe Illustrator CS6 on Demand

Adobe Illustrator CS6 on Demand

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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 taskSee Also points you to related information in the bookDid You Know alerts you to tips and techniquesIllustrations with matching stepsTasks are presented on one or two pagesInside 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 filtersBonus Online ContentRegister your book at to gain access to:* Workshops and related files* Keyboard shortcutsVisit the author site:
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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 861.82g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0789749351
  • 9780789749352
  • 460,387

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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 to gain access to:
- Workshops and related files
- Keyboard shortcuts Visit the author site:
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Table of contents

Introduction xvii1 Getting Started with Illustrator CS6 1Installing 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 16Inserting Images in a Document 18Using the Status Bar 19Working with Document Windows 20Checking for Updates Online 22Getting Help While You Work 24Saving a Document 26 New!Finishing Up 282 Creating and Viewing a Document 29Creating a New Document 30Creating a New Document Using Presets 31Creating a New Document from a Template 32Setting Up a Document 34 New!Using Multiple Artboards 36Working with Multiple Artboards 38Changing the Display View 40Changing the View with the Navigator Panel 42Customizing the Navigator Panel 44Changing the Screen Display Mode 45Changing the View with the Zoom Tool 46Viewing and Using Rulers 48Using the Guides 50Using Smart Guides 52Using the Grid 54Moving Around with the Hand Tool 55Using Crop Marks 56Working with the Info Panel 58Using Undo and Redo 59Creating and Selecting Workspaces 60 New!3 Working with Objects 63Understanding Vector and Raster Graphics 64Understanding Paths 65Selecting a Drawing Mode 66Creating Pixel Aligned Objects 67Creating Rectangles and Ellipses 68 New!Creating Polygons and Stars 70Creating Line Segments 71Creating Arcs and Spirals 72Creating Grids 74Using the Shape Builder Tool 76Creating Perspective Objects 78Working with Perspective Objects 80Customizing a Perspective Grid 81Understanding Selections 82Using the Selection Tool 83Using the Direct Selection Tool 84Using the Lasso Tool 85Using the Magic Wand Tool 86Selecting and Grouping Objects 88Selecting Similar Objects 90Saving and Editing Selections 92Moving Objects 93Duplicating Objects 94Aligning and Distributing Objects 96Transforming Objects 97Using the Free Transform Tool 98 New!Rotating and Scaling Objects 100Reflecting and Shearing Objects 101Applying Multiple Transformations 102 New!Reshaping Objects with Envelopes 1044 Working with Color 107Changing Color Settings 108Changing Color Profiles 110Working with Color Modes 111Changing Color Modes 112Applying Colors 113 New!Working with the Color Panel 114Working 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 122Replacing Colors 124Inverting Colors 126Using the Color Guide Panel 127Applying Color with the Color Guide Panel 128Editing Colors with Live Color 130Proofing Colors on the Screen 1325 Applying Fills, Strokes, and Gradients 135Applying Fill and Stroke Colors 136Changing Stroke Attributes 138Changing Stroke Style 140Creating Variable Stroke Widths 142 New!Using the Eyedropper Tool 144Creating Patterns for Fills 146 New!Editing Patterns 148 New!Using Patterns as Fills 149Blending Fill Colors 150Creating Blends Automatically 151Applying Blend Options 152Creating Blends with the Blend Tool 153Modifying Blend Objects 154Setting Transparency Options 155Controlling Transparency Effects 156Creating Transparency Masks 157Flattening Object Transparency 158 New!Using the Transparency Grid 159Applying Gradients 160 New!Using Gradients Libraries 162Creating Gradients 163Editing Gradients 164Using the Gradient Tool 165Creating a Gradient Mesh 1666 Working with Points and Paths 169Drawing with the Pen Tools 170Setting Anchor Point Preferences 172Moving Points and Segments 173Converting Points 174Adding and Deleting Anchor Points 176Aligning and Joining Anchor Points 178Reshaping Paths 180Erasing to Reshape Paths 182Smoothing Paths 183Simplifying Paths 184Dividing Paths 185Splitting Paths 186Merging Paths 188Working with Shape Mode 190Working with Pathfinder 191Creating a Compound Path 192Creating a Clipping Set 194Editing a Clipping Set 1967 Working with Layers 199Understanding the Layers Panel 200 New!Setting Layers Panel Options 201Creating Layers 202 New!Selecting Layers 204Deleting Layers 205Selecting Objects with Layers 206Arranging Layers and Objects 208Duplicating Layers and Objects 210Locking Layers and Objects 211Showing and Hiding Layers and Objects 212Merging Layers and Groups 213Moving Objects to a Layer 214 New!Flattening Layers 216Locating Objects in the Layers Panel 217 New!Creating a Template Layer 218Viewing Layers as Outlines 2198 Working with Type 221Using Type Tools 222Creating Type 223Creating Type in a Text Box 224Creating Area Type 225Creating Path Type 226Modifying Type on a Path 228Importing Text 229Selecting Type 230Copying or Moving Type 232Working with Overflow Type 234Changing Fonts 236Changing Font Size 238Leading Type 239Kerning Type 240Tracking Type 241Scaling Type 242Rotating Type 243Formatting Type 244 New!Anti-aliasing Type 245Aligning Paragraphs 246Indenting and Spacing Paragraphs 247Setting Tabs 248Working with Hyphenation 249Working with Type Styles 250Using Smart Punctuation 252Working with Glyphs 253Working with OpenType Fonts 254Working with Justification 255Wrapping Type Around an Object 256Creating Type Outlines 2579 Working with Graphics 259Opening Graphics 260Placing Graphics 261Placing Graphics from Adobe Bridge 262Linking Graphics 264Managing Linked Graphics 266Tracing Raster Graphics 268 New!Adjusting Tracing Options 270 New!Converting Tracing to Paths 272Applying Graphic Styles 273 New!Creating Graphic Styles 274Editing Graphic Styles 276Applying Appearance Attributes 278Creating a Mosaic Graphic 28010 Manipulating Artwork with Effects 281Applying Illustrator Effects 282 New!Applying the Convert to Shape Effect 284Applying the Scribble Effect 285Applying the Inner or Outer Glow Effect 286Applying the Drop Shadow Effect 287Applying 3D Effects 288Applying Warp Effects 290Applying Distort & Transform Effects 291Changing Raster Effects Settings 292Working with the Effect Gallery 294Applying Multiple Effects 296Controlling Effects Using Selections 297Using Blur Effects 298 New!Viewing Various Effects 30011 Drawing and Painting 303Using the Pencil Tool 304Creating Live Paint Groups 306 New!Setting Live Paint Bucket Tool Options 308Using the Live Paint Bucket Tool 310Using the Live Paint Selection Tool 312Modifying Live Paint Groups 314Selecting Gap Options 316Using the Brushes Panel 317Using the Paintbrush Tool 318Creating and Editing Scatter Brushes 320Creating and Editing Calligraphic Brushes 322Creating and Editing Art Brushes 324Creating and Editing Pattern Brushes 326Creating and Editing Bristle Brushes 328Working with Brushes 330Working with Liquify Tools 33212 Using Symbols 333Using the Symbols Panel 334Using Symbol Libraries 335Working with Symbols 336 New!Duplicating and Editing Symbols 338 New!Breaking Symbol Links 340Using the Symbol Sprayer Tool 342Setting Symbolism Tools Options 343Using the Symbol Shifter Tool 344Using the Symbol Scruncher Tool 345Using the Symbol Sizer Tool 346Using the Symbol Spinner Tool 347Using the Symbol Stainer Tool 348Using the Symbol Screener Tool 349Using the Symbol Styler Tool 350Expanding Symbol Instances 351Using 9-Slice Scaling for Symbols 352Aligning Symbols to the Pixel Grid 354Setting the Symbol Registration Point 35513 Automating the Way You Work 357Examining the Actions Panel 358Building a New Action 360Controlling the Playback of a Command 361Adding a Stop to an Action 362Inserting a Non-Recordable Command into an Action 363Adding a Command to an Action 364Deleting a Command from an Action 365Working with Batch File Processing 366Opening and Using Scripts 368 New!Defining and Editing Data Variables 370Creating and Formatting a Data Graph 372Adding Graph Designs to a Graph 374Cleaning Up Unneeded Elements 37514 Proofing and Printing Documents 377Using Spell Check 378Using Custom Dictionaries 379Finding and Replacing Text and Elements 380Finding and Changing Fonts 382Printing a Document 384Printing with Presets 385Setting General Print Options 386Setting Marks and Bleed Options 388Setting Graphics Options 390Previewing Color Separations 391Setting Output Options 392Setting Advanced Options 394 New!Setting Color Management Options 396Checking for Print Problems 397Inserting File Information 398Using the Document Info Panel 40015 Exporting a Document 401Exporting a Document 402Understanding Export File Formats 403Exporting as a Bitmap 404Exporting as a TIFF 405Exporting as a PNG or JPEG 406Exporting to Photoshop 408Exporting with Presets 409Exporting as a Flash Movie 410Saving as Adobe PDF 412Saving as an EPS 414Saving as a SVG 416 New!Saving for HTML5 and CSS 418Saving as Adobe FXG 420Saving a Document for Microsoft Office 422Saving as a Template 42316 Designing for the Web and Devices 425Saving for the Web 426Working with Save For Web Options 428Working with Web File Formats 430Optimizing a JPEG Document 432Optimizing a GIF Document 434Optimizing a PNG-8 Document 436Optimizing a PNG-24 Document 438Optimizing an Image to File Size 439Slicing Images the Easy Way 440Working with Slices 442 New!Adding HTML Text or an URL Link to a Slice 444Arranging Slices 446 New!Combining or Dividing Slices 448Saving Slices for the Web 449Saving Selected Slices 450Previewing in a Browser 451 New!17 Customizing the Way You Work 453Setting General Preferences 454Changing Selection & Anchor Display Preferences 456Setting Type Preferences 458Changing Units Preferences 460Setting Slices Preferences 461 New!Setting Dictionary & Hyphenation Preferences 462 New!Selecting Plug-ins 463Selecting Scratch Disks 464Setting User Interface Preferences 465 New!Setting File Handling & Clipboard Preferences 466 New!Working with Appearance of Black Preferences 468Defining Keyboard Shortcuts 469 New!Using Drawing Tablets 47018 Working Together with Adobe Programs 471Exploring Adobe Programs 472Exploring Adobe Bridge 473Getting Started with Adobe Bridge 474 New!Getting Photos from a Digital Camera 475Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera 476 New!Modifying Images in Camera Raw 478 New!Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge 480Setting Preferences in Adobe Bridge 482 New!Applying Image Adjustments 484Creating a Web Photo Gallery 485Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge 486Using 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 497Index 503
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About Inc. Perspection

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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