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Adobe Illustrator CS4 with CDROM (Classroom in a Book)by Adobe
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This thorough, guide to Adobe Illustrator CS4 is ideal for beginning users who want to master the key features of Adobe's powerful vector drawing software.Using clear, step-by-step lessons, each chapter contains a project that builds upon the reader's growing knowledge of the software, while review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key concepts and skills.
Adobe Illustrator CS4 contains powerful additions and enhancements, including multiple artboards that let you define working areas of varying sizes within one document; the Blob Brush tool that generates a clean, filled, vector shape while you sketch; on-object interactivity with gradients, and new transparent and elliptical gradient options; new integration and extensive format support to help you collaborate with your team, work across products, and deliver anywhere; Adobe Flex 3 integration; in-panel appearance editing of multiple objects; refined graphic style functionality that allows for global changes and previewing; enhanced clipping masks; a new separations preview panel; more intuitive Smart Guides; an enhanced Isolation Mode that supports more object types; new tabbed document view and spring-loaded panels; and much more.
Whether you're brand-new to Adobe Illustrator or are looking for a project-based tutorial to familiarize yourself with Illustrator CS4's new features, this book provides you with the key techniques and tips you need to get the most out of this software.
Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CS5 choose Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator CS5.
Readers learn how to create vector artwork for virtually any project and across multiple media: print, websites, interactive projects, and video. In addition to learning the key elements of the Illustrator interface, they'll learn how to integrate their artwork with Adobe Flash movies, Adobe InDesign layouts, and Adobe Flash Catalyst software to add interaction to their designs.
This completely revised CS5 edition covers new perspective drawing tools, variable-width watercolor strokes, multiple artboards with video-specific presets, the new realistic Bristle brush and Shape Builder tool, and the ability to maintain consistent raster effects across media.
The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CS4
Adobe Illustrator CS4 Classroom in a Book contains 15 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning Illustrator and provides 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.
Learn how to create artwork for illustrations, logos, stationery, page layouts, posters, and integrate with Adobe Flash® movies, Adobe InDesign® layouts, and more!
“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” —Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training
Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
About the Author
The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real world knowledge of Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.
Table of Contents
What’s New in Adobe Illustrator CS4
A Quick tour of Adobe Illustrator CS4
1 Getting to Know the Work Area
2 Selecting and Aligning
3 Creating and Editing Shapes
4 Transforming Objects
5 Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools
6 Color and Painting
7 Working with Type
8 Working with Layers
9 Blending Shapes and Colors
10 Working with Brushes
11 Applying Effects
12 Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
13 Working with Symbols
14 Combining Illustrator CS4 Graphics with other Adobe Applications
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