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The definitive full-color book on mastering Adobe Illustrator—now completely reorganized, fully updated, and created for intermediate through professional users of Illustrator CS5 For years, Sharon Steuer and her international WOW! team have been showcasing the world’s best artists and designers working in Illustrator. In this completely updated edition of the best-selling and award-winning Illustrator WOW! Book, you’ll find hundreds of tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from these top Illustrator artists. Using Adobe Illustrator CS5, Sharon shows you how to integrate the new perspective grid, Shape Builder tool, Bristle Brushes, transparency in gradient mesh, new drawing modes, multiple artboards, and more. This edition is loaded with new lessons, galleries, and stunning new artwork that features:

  • Creating artwork with the dynamic Perspective Grid
  • Fast construction with the Shape Builder tool and drawing modes
  • Working with the painterly and naturalistic Bristle Brushes
  • Creating variety in strokes with the new Width tool
  • Enhanced Web, Flash, and animation workflow
  • Fast and easy masking using the Draw Inside mode
  • Layering transparency in photorealistic gradient mesh
  • Managing multiple artboards with the new Artboards panel
  • Integrating Blob Brush artwork with Live Paint
  • Working quickly using the improved Appearance panel

For intermediate through professional-level illustrators.

Synopsis:

With its practical, yet beautiful examples, this book focuses on real-world tips, tricks, and techniques extracted from the artwork of more than 100 of the best Illustrator artists. Along the way, the book incorporates new Adobe Illustrator CS4 features and is accompanied by a CD.

Synopsis:

For years, Sharon Steuer and her international Wow! team have been reaching out to the world of professional illustrators to showcase the range and quality of work these artists are doing in Illustrator. In this revised edition of the best-selling and award-winning Illustrator Wow! Book, you’ll find tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from more than 100 of the world’s top Illustrator artists. Using Adobe Illustrator CS4, Sharon shows you how to integrate projects using multiple artboards, work transparency into gradients, and draw with the new Blob Brush tool. You’ll not only learn how to “think in Illustrator” with the Zen of Illustrator lessons, you’ll be guided in a wide range of techniques essential for mastering Adobe Illustrator. This edition is loaded with new artwork and lessons that cover:

  • Basic and advanced techniques with the new Multiple Artboards feature
  • Preparing Illustrator files for work in Photoshop
  • Working with the Gradient Annotator and transparency
  • Blob Brush tool artwork and integration with Live Paint
  • Blending modes and transparency
  • More masking with LiveType
  • Expressive brushwork and symbolism
  • Taking advantage of the improved Appearance panel
  • New lessons for creating glows and highlights
  • Updated Zen lessons
  • Colorizing photos
  • Demystifying Live Color
  • Creating photorealistic mesh

About the Author

Award-winning artist, author, teacher and digital art guru, Sharon Steuer has been a major force in the digital art world for more than two decades. Her traditional and digital artwork has been exhibited widely, with awards for painting including the national Faber Birren Color Award and Windsor Newton Painting Award. Sharon is a regular columnist for creativepro.com, and is author of Creative Thinking in Photoshop: A New Approach to Digital Art as well as all editions of the best-selling Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book, which has twice received the Ben Franklin Award for best computer book. 

Table of Contents

 1 Basics  

 2 Zen  

 3 Draw & Color  

 4 Beyond Basics  

 5 Brushes, Symbols  

 6 Layers, Appearances  

 7 Type  

 8 Blends, Gradients  

 9 Transparency  

 10 Live Color  

 11 Live Effects, Graphic Styles  

 12 Live 3D Effects  

 13 Adv Techniques  

 14 Web & Animation  

 15 Other programs

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321605580
Author:
Steuer, Sharon
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Subject:
Computer Graphics - Illustrator
Subject:
Computer graphics -- Design.
Subject:
Graphics-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Wow!
Publication Date:
June 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.18x7.54x1.07 in. 2.58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , With its practical, yet beautiful examples, this book focuses on real-world tips, tricks, and techniques extracted from the artwork of more than 100 of the best Illustrator artists. Along the way, the book incorporates new Adobe Illustrator CS4 features and is accompanied by a CD.
"Synopsis" by , For years, Sharon Steuer and her international Wow! team have been reaching out to the world of professional illustrators to showcase the range and quality of work these artists are doing in Illustrator. In this revised edition of the best-selling and award-winning Illustrator Wow! Book, you’ll find tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from more than 100 of the world’s top Illustrator artists. Using Adobe Illustrator CS4, Sharon shows you how to integrate projects using multiple artboards, work transparency into gradients, and draw with the new Blob Brush tool. You’ll not only learn how to “think in Illustrator” with the Zen of Illustrator lessons, you’ll be guided in a wide range of techniques essential for mastering Adobe Illustrator. This edition is loaded with new artwork and lessons that cover:

  • Basic and advanced techniques with the new Multiple Artboards feature
  • Preparing Illustrator files for work in Photoshop
  • Working with the Gradient Annotator and transparency
  • Blob Brush tool artwork and integration with Live Paint
  • Blending modes and transparency
  • More masking with LiveType
  • Expressive brushwork and symbolism
  • Taking advantage of the improved Appearance panel
  • New lessons for creating glows and highlights
  • Updated Zen lessons
  • Colorizing photos
  • Demystifying Live Color
  • Creating photorealistic mesh

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