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Real World Adobe Illustrator CS4 is the definitive reference to Adobe's industry-standard vector graphics software and is now in 4-color. With an easy, engaging style, author and past Illustrator product manager Mordy Golding takes readers through all of the features of the program, explaining not only how to use the multitude of features but also why and when to use them. This edition has been thoroughly updated for Illustrator CS4 and includes techniques on using the new multiple artboards for quicker Illustrator work across a variety of designs, demonstrations of the new Blob Brush tool and transparency in gradients, overviews of the new cross-product feature support with InDesign, Flash, and Flex (opening up new opportunities for collaborations between developers and designers), and coverage on a whirlwind of other new useful features.

Along with tips, sidebars, and expert commentary, there are also numerous 4-color illustrations and screen shots from contributing artists included to offer readers the most complete coverage on this extraordinary application. Designers from all fields--illustrators, animators, package designers, graphic designers, web designers, and more--will find Real World Adobe Illustrator CS4 their one-stop guide to creating powerful designs in Illustrator.

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A former manager of the product at Adobe as well as a designer, Golding introduces reader to all of the features of Illustrator CS4, explaining how, when, and why to use each of them. This new edition includes techniques for using the new multiple artboards; demonstrations of the new Blob Brush tool and transparency in gradients; and overviews of the new cross-product feature support with Adobe's InDesign, Flash, and Flex. Numerous color illustrations and screen shots help lead readers through this comprehensive guide. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

MORDY GOLDING has played an active role in design and publishing since 1990. An Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Print Specialist, Mordy was the product manager for Adobe Illustrator 10 and Adobe Illustrator CS. A popular presenter at Macworld, PhotoshopWorld and other worldwide events, Mordy is also the author of several books, including SAMS Teach Yourself Adobe Creative Suite All in One, The Web Designer's Guide to Color, and the previous edition of this book. In 2003, Mordy was named a Champion of Graphic Design by Graphics IQ. Currently he serves as the founder of and partner at MOGO Media, teaching designers and printers how to successfully use the Creative Suite tools.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: Creating and Managing Documents

Chapter Two: Selecting and Editing Artwork

Chapter Three: Technical Drawing

Chapter Four: Creative Drawing

Chapter Five: Organizing Your Drawing

Chapter Six: Coloring Artwork

Chapter Seven: Working with Live Effects

Chapter Eight: Working with Typography

Chapter Nine: Drawing with Efficiency

Chapter Ten: Drawing with Data

Chapter Eleven: Exploring the World of 3D

Chapter Twelve: Working with Images

Chapter Thirteen: Web and Mobile Design

Chapter Fourteen: Saving and Exporting Files

Chapter Fifteen: Prepress and Printing

Appendix: Application Preferences


Product Details

Golding, Mordy
Peachpit Press
Computer Graphics - Illustrator
Computer graphics
Computer graphics -- Design.
Computer Graphics - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Real World
Publication Date:
December 2008
Grade Level:
9 x 7.4 x 1.1 in 1157 gr

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