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The Illustrator 10 Wow! Book with CDROM (Wow!)by Sharon Steuer
Synopses & Reviews
In The Illustrator 10 Wow! Book, a diverse cast of artists share both their work and the hands-on techniques behind each piece. Follow along as more than 100 of the country's top Illustrator artists take you on a beautiful, inspirational tour of the latest Illustrator features and how to use them, dispensing hundreds of hard-won tips and savvy shortcuts along the way. The Illustrator 10 Wow! Book covers the entire spectrum, from the basics to the sophisticated, making it a must-have for beginners and professionals alike.
Once again, author Sharon Steuer and her team have gathered a thoughtfully edited collection of artwork and techniques that showcases the creative possibilities of Illustrator and how to realize them using the program's powerful arsenal of tools. Updated for Illustrator 10, this edition holds new transparency lessons and covers, in detail, how to construct images with live Pathfinders and Compound Shapes; how to work with envelopes, warps, and symbols; and more. Some things never change: Each chapter still includes lush, full-color galleries of the contributing artists' work, and the accompanying CD-ROM holds the actual files behind many of the works found in the book so you can pick them apart and follow along, plus custom Wow! actions and brushes, clip art, demos, and other Illustrator goodies that you can add to your own virtual studio.
"The Illustrator 10 Wow! Book" is a beautiful, inspiring showcase of the best artistic techniques using Adobe Illustrator. Whether you're a beginning Illustrator user or a seasoned professional, there are hundreds of indispensable tips and step-by-step techniques by dozens of the nation's top Illustrator artists.
Clear instructions and sidebars guide the reader through Illustrator 10's highlights, from the most basic of graphics to sophisticated professional techniques.
Designed to dazzle and inspire but not leave you in the dust, this beautifully designed volume lets you follow along as it dissects real-world projects from some of today's top Illustrator artists. In the process it teaches you how to use Illustrator in ever more creative ways for your own projects. Best-selling author and award-winning artist Sharon Steuer uses four-color pictures of real Illustrator projects to show what's possible and then employs simple, step-by-step instructions to explain the techniques that will produce those effects. You'll find comprehensive ground-up coverage of all of Illustrator CS' most important capabilities. Veteran users will be grateful to explore Illustrator CS' new features: powerful new tools for creating 3D graphics on the fly, a new Scribble Effect that lets you add a loose, hand-drawn look to your artwork, a redesigned text engine, enhanced PDF support, and more. On the CD, you'll find artwork from the book, technical documents, third-party software, clip art, and more.
System requirements : 128 MB RAM, CD-ROM drive, 180 MB available hard-disk space, and either a Macintosh power PC processor with MAC OS 9.1/9.2/OS X 10.1 or Windows with Intel Pentium II or higher running Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP.
About the Author
Sharon Steuer has taught computer imaging in art schools and training centers throughout the country. Her paintings and computer illustrations have appeared in numerous books and magazines and have been exhibited nationally for more than a decade. She is a recipient of the Faber Birren Color Award.
Table of Contents
1. Illustrator Basics.
2. The Zen of Illustrator.
3. Drawing & Coloring.
4. Brushes & Symbols.
7. Blends, Gradients & Mesh.
8. Transparency & Appearances.
9. Live Effects & Styles.
10. Advanced Techniques.
11. Web & Animation.
12. Illustrator & Other Programs.
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