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The Adobe Illustrator Cs3 Wow! Book (Wow!)

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Publisher Comments:

The definitive full-color book on mastering Adobe Illustrator — now fully updated for Illustrator CS3

For years, Sharon Steuer and her international W ow! 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, youll find tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from more than 100 of these top Illustrator artists. Using Adobe Illustrator CS3, Sharon shows you how to perform magical color changes using Live Color, and prepare animations for Flash. You'll not only learn how to“think in Illustrator”with the Zen of Illustrator lessons, you'll also master the newest, hottest, and most challenging techniques.

This edition is loaded with new lessons on these subjects, and many more:

Using the new Live Color features

Creating animations and integrating Illustrator with Flash

Working with Live Trace and Live Paint

The basics of using layers, templates, the Free Distort tool, and more

"Opacity Mask 101” based on the cover image

Applying blending modes and transparency to raster images

Masking with live type

Simulating ink and watercolor paintings

Working with live fills, multiple strokes, and Live 3D

Basic to advanced blends, gradients, and mesh

Colorizing photos

Demystifying photorealistic mesh

NOTE:

User Level: This book is for Intermediate through Professional-level Illustrator artists and designers.

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 i n Photoshop: A New Approach to Digital Art as well as all editions of the best-selling Illustrator WOW! Book, which has twice received the Ben Franklin Award for best computer book. 

Table of Contents

 1.  Illustrator Basices

 2.  The Zen of Illustrator

 3.  Drawing & Coloring

 4.  Brushes & Symbols

 5.  Layers & Appearances

 6.  Type

 7.  LiveTrace, LivePaint & LiveColor

 8.  Blends, Gradients & Mesh

 9.  Transparency

10. Live Effects & Graphic Styles

11. Live 3D Effects

12. Advanced Techniques

13. Web & Animation

14. Illustrator & Other Programs

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321518422
Author:
Steuer, Sharon
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Subject:
Computer Graphics - Illustrator
Subject:
Computer graphics -- Design.
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Graphics-General
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Wow!
Publication Date:
September 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.12x7.58x1.00 in. 2.49 lbs.

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"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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