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Adobe Illustrator Cs4 Revealedby Chris Botello
Synopses & Reviews
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, 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 is a Photoshop artist in Los Angeles, where he works as a retoucher and finisher on movie posters and other entertainment industry campaigns. Chris began his career in the graphic arts as print production manager for Premiere magazine. He has designed movie posters for Miramax Films and served as art director for Microsoft's launch of sidewalk.com/boston. Chris is the author of Course Technology's best-selling books Adobe InDesign Revealed and Adobe Illustrator Revealed as well as Advanced Design Techniques in Adobe Photoshop Revealed. Chris is also the co-author of YouTube For Dummies, published in Summer 2007.
Table of Contents
1. Getting Started with 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 Filters, Gradient Meshes, Envelopes, and Blends 8. Working with Transparency, Effects, and Graphic Styles 9. Creating Graphs in Illustrator 10. Working with Symbols 11. Creating 3D Objects 12. Preparing a Document for Prepress and Printing 13. Preparing Graphics for the Web
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