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Teach Yourself Visuallytm Illustrator. 10 (Teach Yourself Visually)

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Publisher Comments:

Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something-and skip the long-winded explanations?

If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you will find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle scores of Illustrator 10 tasks, from working with paths, objects, type, bitmap images, and trapping to using effects, filters, styles, layers, and sliced artwork.

Teach Yourself Visually

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* "Teach Yourself" sidebars offer practical tips and tricks

* Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task

* Succinct explanations walk you through step by step

* Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules

Synopsis:

Learning visually is the most efficient way to go, and this guide to learning Illustrator contains full color on every page, high resolution graphics and the clearest screenshots in the industry.

Synopsis:

This handy guide uses the proven Visual step-by-step approach to learning Illustrator — in full color! It covers all the ins and outs of using Adobe Illustrator: creating and editing objects, working with bezier and compound paths, creating layers and masks, working with color, adding raster images, and using Illustrator for Web design. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Illustrator 10 is a tutorial for the graphically minded with clear, concise, jargon-free instructions and over 500 color screenshots throughout. Jam-packed with information, this book goes beyond the basics to help Web designers, graphic design professionals, and business graphics users take full advantage of the robust features of Illustrator 10.

About the Author

Michael Toot is the author and co-author of several VISUAL books, including Master VISUALLY Web Design; Master VISUALLY Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and AfterEffects; and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macromedia Web Collection. He works and lives near Seattle, WA.

Michael Wooldridge has worked as an independent web developer, writer, and consultant since 1995. He has written about technology for Macworld and CNET. He is the author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop 7, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop Elements, and co-author of Master VISUALLY Dreamweaver MX and Flash MX.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCING ILLUSTRATOR

Concept: Work with Images, Understanding Illustrator, Navigate the Illustrator Desktop

Start Illustrator

Create a New Document

Save a Document

Open a Saved Document

Close a Document

Get Help

UNDERSTANDING ILLUSTRATOR BASICS

Change Document Settings

Change Preferences

Switch Between Views

View Rulers and Grids

View a Palette

Move and Dock a Palette

Change Palette Options

Using the Zoom Tool

Using the Select Tool

Using the Direct Select Tool

Copy and Paste an Object

Undo and Redo a Command

WORKING WITH PATHS

Concept: Understanding Paths

Draw Straight Lines with the Line Tool

Draw Freehand with the Pencil Tool

Draw Curves with the Arc Tool

Draw Straight Lines with the Pen Tool

Draw Curves with the Pen Tool

Reshape a Curve. 7. Reshape a Line with the Reshape Tool

Close an Open Path

Open a Closed Path

Delete paths

Erase parts of a path

Smooth a path

USING ADVANCED PATH TECHNIQUES

Add or Remove Anchor Points

Convert Anchor Point Type

Remove Excess Anchor Points

Clean Up Stray Anchor Points

Average Points

Join points

Using Add and Subtract Commands

Using the Intersect Command

Using the Exclude Command

Create a Compound Path

WORKING WITH OBJECTS

Draw a Rectangle or Rounded Rectangle

Draw an Ellipse or Circle

Draw Regular Polygons

Draw Stars

Create a Spiral

Create a Rectangular Grid

Create a Polar Grid

Rotate an Object

Reflect an Object

Scale an Object

Apply Shear to an Object

Align Objects

Move Objects Forward and Back

Group and Ungroup Objects

Cut Objects with the Knife Tool

ADVANCED OBJECT EFFECTS AND SYMBOLS

Concept: Understanding Object Effects and Symbols

Warp an Object

Using the Free Transform Tool

Using the Envelope Distort Tool

Using the Liquefy Tools

Create a A Flare

Create a Symbol

Insert and Delete Symbols

Edit and Update Symbols

Apply Symbol Effects

APPLYING COLOR

Concept: An Introduction to Color

Create and Save a CMYK Color

Create and Save an RGB Color

Fill an Object with Color

Stroke an Object

Paint with a Calligraphic Brush

Customize a Calligraphic Brush

Apply and Customize a Scatter Brush

Paint with an Art Brush

Fill an Object with a Gradient

Create a Multicolor Gradient

Fill an Object with a Pattern

Save Colors with the Eyedropper

Apply Colors with the Paint Bucket

Adjust Opacity of an Object

Adjust Blending of an Object

WORKING WITH TYPE

Concept: Understanding Type in Illustrator

Insert Point Type

Insert Area Type

Enter Type Along a Path

Change Font and Font Size

Change Paragraph Alignment

Change Type Case

Using Smart Punctuation

Check Spelling

Link Type Blocks

Wrap Type Around an Object

Convert Type to Outlines

EFFECTS, FILTERS, AND STYLES

Concept: An Introduction to Effects, Filters and Styles

Apply the Roughen Effect

Apply Add and Subtract Effects

Apply the Feather Effect

Edit an Effect

Apply the Hatch Effect Filter

Apply the Pointillize Filter

Using the Appearance Palette

Apply a Style

Create a New Style

Using the Blend Tool

Using the Mesh Tool

CREATING GRAPHS

Concept: An Introduction to Graphs

Create a Column Graph

Create a Line Graph

Create a Pie Graph

Edit Graph Data

Change a Graph Type

Add Color to a Graph

Import Data for a Graph

WORKING WITH LAYERS

Concept: An Introduction to Layers

Create a New Layer

Delete a Layer

Hide a Layer

Lock a Layer

Rearrange Layers

Create a Sublayer

Move Objects Between Layers

Edit Layer Properties

Create a Template Layer

Merge Layers

Flatten Artwork

Release Objects to Layers

Create a Clipping Mask with a Layer

WORKING WITH BITMAP IMAGES

Concept: Understanding Images

Place an Image

Transform an Image

Trace an Image

Rastercize an Image

Copy an Image from Photoshop

PREPARING FILES FOR PRINTING

Concept: Understanding Printing

Concept: Understanding Printing Separations

Using Process Color

Using Spot Color

Trap Colors

Using Knockouts

Create Crop Marks

Change Color Modes

Print Artwork on a PC

Print Artwork on a Mac

CREATING ART FOR THE WEB

Concept: Understanding Web Art

Select a Web-Safe Color

Work in Pixel Preview Mode

Save a GIF image for the Web

Save a JPEG image for the Web

Make a Button

Slice Artwork

Save Sliced Artwork

Export a Flash Animation

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764536540
Author:
Toot, Michael
Author:
Wooldridge, Michael
Author:
Toot, Michael S.
Author:
Wooldridge, Mike
Publisher:
Visual
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Computer Graphics - Illustrator
Subject:
Computer graphics -- Design.
Subject:
Adobe illustrator
Subject:
Graphics & Design software (Non-Microsoft)
Subject:
Graphics & Design software (Non-Micros
Subject:
oft)
Copyright:
Series:
Visual read less, learn more
Series Volume:
no. 2002-01
Publication Date:
20020315
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.06x8.04x.86 in. 2.05 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Learning visually is the most efficient way to go, and this guide to learning Illustrator contains full color on every page, high resolution graphics and the clearest screenshots in the industry.
"Synopsis" by , This handy guide uses the proven Visual step-by-step approach to learning Illustrator — in full color! It covers all the ins and outs of using Adobe Illustrator: creating and editing objects, working with bezier and compound paths, creating layers and masks, working with color, adding raster images, and using Illustrator for Web design. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Illustrator 10 is a tutorial for the graphically minded with clear, concise, jargon-free instructions and over 500 color screenshots throughout. Jam-packed with information, this book goes beyond the basics to help Web designers, graphic design professionals, and business graphics users take full advantage of the robust features of Illustrator 10.
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