Illustrator CS For Dummies

Illustrator CS For Dummies

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This book includes a companion Web site with bonus chapters and more! Here's how to make friends with the top graphics software for both Mac and Windows. So you thought Illustrator should really be called "Intimidator"? Not so! Let this book draw you a map through the jungle of pages, paths, pixels, and Pen tools, and before you know it, you'll have your creations in print, on the Web, or even on a PDA. Then, just smile mysteriously when folks say 'Wow'! It features the "Dummies" way explanations in plain English. It includes 'get in, get out' information; icons and other navigational aids; tear-out cheat sheet; top ten lists; and a dash of humor and fun.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 188 x 234 x 26mm | 580.6g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Col.ill.
  • 076454084X
  • 9780764540844
  • 1,346,515

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Table of contents

Introduction.Part I: Driving People Crazy - Illustrator's Bum Rap.Chapter 1: Introducing the World of Illustrator.Chapter 2: Following the Righteous Path.Chapter 3: Doing Everyday Things with Illustrator.Part II: Drawing and Coloring Your Artwork.Chapter 4: Shaping Up, Basically.Chapter 5: Getting Your Fill of Fills and Strokes.Chapter 6: Selecting and Editing Paths.Chapter 7: Wielding the Mighty Pen Tool.Chapter 8: Creating Straight and Curved Lines without the Pen Tool.Chapter 9: Creating Magnificent Brushstrokes.Chapter 10: Extreme Fills and Strokes.Chapter 11: Effectively Keeping Up Appearances, with Style(s).Part III: Taking Your Paths to Obedience School.Chapter 12: Pushing, Pulling, Poking, and Prodding Chapter 13: Organizing Efficiently.Part IV: Practically Speaking: Type, Print, and Files.Chapter 14: Introducing Letters and Such (Type 101).Chapter 15: Printing Your Masterpiece.Chapter 16: Putting Your Art on the Web.Chapter 17: Moving Files Into and Out of Illustrator.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 18: Ten Production-Enhancing Tips.Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Ways to Customize Illustrator.Index.
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About Ted Alspach

Ted Alspach (San Jose, CA) is the author of more than 25 books on graphics and desktop publishing. Considered to be the leading authority on Adobe Illustrator use, history, and functionality, Ted has been a featured speaker at dozens of conferences and tradeshows, including Seybold Seminars, Macworld, and ThunderLizard Conferences. Ted is currently the Group Product Manager of Illustration Products at Adobe Systems, Inc.
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