Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book (2020 release)

Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book (2020 release)

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The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn. The best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does-an official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Contains 16 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.
Build a strong foundation by following hands-on projects for creating logos, illustrations, and posters. Learn how to use the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to more free-form painting, you'll gain vital skills as you progress through the lessons.
The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: A Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 187 x 229 x 23mm | 922g
  • Addison Wesley
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 013641267X
  • 9780136412670
  • 291,742

Table of contents

1. Getting to Know the Work Area
2. Techniques for Selecting Artwork
3. Using Shapes to Create Artwork for a Postcard
4. Editing and Combining Shapes and Paths
5. Transforming Artwork
6. Using the Basic Drawing Tools
7. Drawing with the Pen Tool
8. Using Color to Enhance Signage
9. Adding Type to a Poster
10. Organizing Your Artwork with Layers
11. Gradients, Blends, and Patterns
12. Using Brushes to Create a Poster
13. Exploring Creative uses of Effects and Graphic Styles
14. Creating Artwork for a T-Shirt
15. Using Illustrator with Other Adobe Applications
16. Sharing Projects
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About Brian Wood

Brian Wood is a content developer and the author of fifteen + training books (Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, XD, and Adobe DPS), as well as training videos on Dreamweaver & CSS, InDesign, Illustrator, XD, Acrobat, Adobe Muse and others. In addition to training many clients large and small, Brian speaks regularly at national conferences, such as Adobe MAX, as well as events hosted by AIGA and other industry organizations. To learn more, check out or visit
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