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Adobe Illustrator CS5 Revealed - With CD (11 Edition)by Chris Botello
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Get ready for Adobe Illustrator CS4, the latest version of the popular software and a major upgrade with essential feature changes. Adobe Illustrator CS4 Revealed offers a smart, thorough, and well-designed guided tour through this new release. The book begins with coverage of fundamental concepts and progresses to in-depth explorations of the software's full set of features, making this a turnkey solution that offers everything you need to know about Illustrator CS4. With added material on all the updates- including the enhanced Crop and Eraser tools, the improved color-handling abilities, and the revolutionary Live Color feature- this edition explores the new while retaining the step-by-step tutorials and user-friendly design that made previous editions so successful.
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS5 REVEALED offers comprehensive coverage in all areas of Adobe Illustrator. Beginning with fundamental concepts and progressing to in-depth exploration of the software's full set of features, these step-by-step lessons offer a guided tour of all the program's great features - including an illustrated tutorial on "how to draw with the Pen tool" that you won't find in any other book. This new edition features extensive coverage of important and exciting new features, including the debut of the Perspective Grid, the Bristle Brush, two new Drawing Modes, the brand-new Shape Builder tool, and the gorgeous "Beautiful Strokes."
About the Author
Chris Botello began his career as print production manager for Premiere magazine, designed movie posters for Miramax Films, and served as the art director for Microsoft's launch of sidewalk.com/boston. He is the author of Revealed Series books on Advanced Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, InDesign Interactive and is the co-author of YouTube for Dummies. Chris commutes between Los Angeles, where he works as a designer and retoucher on movie campaigns, and Marion, MA, where he teaches computer graphics at Tabor Academy. Chris uses his own books - including this one - as the text for his classes.
Table of Contents
1. Getting to Know Illustrator. 2. Creating Text and Gradients. 3. Drawing and Composing an Illustration. 4. Transforming and Distorting Objects. 5. Working with Layers. 6. Working with Patterns and Brushes. 7. Working with Distortion, Gradient Meshes, Envelopes, and Blends. 8. Working with Transparency, Live Color, Effects, and Graphic Styles. 9. Creating Graphs in Illustrator. 10. Creating 3D Objects. 11. Preparing a Document for Prepress and Printing. 12. Drawing with Symbols. 13. Creating Interactive Layouts.
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