Illustrator CC

Illustrator CC : Visual QuickStart Guide (2014 release)

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For almost two decades, the best-selling Visual QuickStart Guides by Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas have been the textbooks of choice in classrooms and the go-to tutorial and reference for art and design professionals. This edition includes their trademark features: clear, concise, step-by-step instructions; hundreds of full-color illustrations; screen captures of program features; and supplemental tips and sidebars in every chapter.

This fully updated edition for Illustrator CC (2014 release) covers the new enhancements and features, including significant upgrades to the Pencil tool, Swatches panel, Artboard panel, as well as new Live Corners, reshaping methods, and much more.

The new and updated Illustrator CC features are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text.

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 by readers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 181 x 229 x 21mm | 878g
  • Peachpit Press Publications
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 2014 ed.
  • illustrations (colour)
  • 0133987035
  • 9780133987034
  • 867,945

Table of contents

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 Image 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 & Export
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About Elaine Weinmann

Peter Lourekas is a graduate of the architecture school of the University of Virginia and of the New York Studio School; Elaine Weinmann is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. They have been writing, designing, and illustrating best-selling computer graphics books for Peachpit Press since 1992 on such topics as Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Photoshop, Painter, and Live Motion.

Their books have been translated into 12 languages and have sold more than 2.1 million copies worldwide. They have also been instructors in New York City at Cooper Union School of Art, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Manhattan, and The New School.

The authors live in Asheville, North Carolina.
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