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Illustrator 9 for Dummies (For Dummies)by Ted Alspach
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llustrator 9 For Dummies will show newcomers and experienced users alike how to easily get up to speed and start creating great artwork with the brand new release of Adobe Illustrator. Authored by Illustrator's product manager and foremost Illustrator expert Ted Alspach, this will be the best introductory book ever on the world's number-one professional illustration tool. Packed with great information and plenty of humor, this book is the fun and easy ticket to becoming an Illustrator artiste with out any of the pain!
This reference shows how to create great Adobe Illustrator artwork with ease. Authored by Illustrator's product manager and foremost Illustrator expert Ted Alspach, this guide to the world's #1 professional illustration tool is packed with great information and plenty of humor. It's the fun and easy ticket to becoming an Illustrator "artiste" with out any of the pain.
Newcomers and experienced users alike can turn to this guide to easily get up to speed and start creating artwork with the brand new release of Adobe Illustrator. Authored by Illustrator's product manager and foremost Illustrator expert, this book is packed with humor as well as information. Includes quick reference card.
About the Author
Ted Alspach is the author of many books on desktop publishing and graphics, as well as hundreds of articles on related topics, including Illustrator 7 Studio Secrets, Illustrator 7 Bible, Photoshop Complete, Kai's Power Tools Studio Secrets, and Illustrator Filter Finesse. He is a contributing editor to Adobe Magazine.
Table of Contents
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: Wielding the Versatile Pencil Tool.
Chapter 9: Creating Magnificent Brushstrokes.
Chapter 10: Extreme Fills and Strokes.
Chapter 11: 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: Weaving Beautiful Typestries.
Chapter 14: Introducing Letters and Such (Type 101).
Chapter 15: Studying Advanced Typography (Type 1,000,001).
Part V: Getting Art to Print, to the Web, and to Other Applications.
Chapter 16: Printing Your Masterpiece.
Chapter 17: Putting Your Art on the Web.
Chapter 18: Moving Files into and out of Illustrator.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Production-Enhancing Tips.
Chapter 20: Ten Tantalizing Techniques.
Chapter 21: Ten (Or So) Ways to Customize Illustrator.
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