Synopses & Reviews
Illustrator CS2 How-Tos is a highly focused survey of the one-hundred most essential things anyone needs to know to use Illustrator CS2. Folks new to Illustrator will find clear, basic, easy-to-understand explanations of the techniques, tools, and tricks they need to quickly become productive with Illustrator. Experienced users will find a handy reference with insights, tips, and shortcuts that will help even experts be more productive.
Illustrator CS2 How-Tos was written specifically for CS2, and integrates the important new features of Illustrator CS2, including Live Paint, Live Trace, new Type format features, and helpful new interface innovations.
Written by veteran illustrators David Karlins and Bruce K. Hopkins, Illustrator CS2 How Tos breaks down confusing concepts and clearly explains and illustrates how to master the challenges of drawing and editing vector paths. David Karlins teaches Illustrator at San Francisco State University Multimedia Studies Program, and Bruck K. Hopkins has been a professional illustrator for a decade, creating everything from fine art to technical drawings.
- Demystifies the process of creating and editing vector artwork
- Covers new Illustrator features: Live Paint, Live Trace, Type formatting, and the Control Palette
- Includes survival tips and tricks that will guide new illustrators through the program, and provide time-saving tricks for Illustrator veterans.
Adobe Illustrator CS3 is more than just the world's most popular and powerful illustration tool: As part of the Adobe's Creative Suite 3, it's a key component of an overall design workflow that lets users work seamlessly among all of their graphics applications to create graphically rich content for print, Web, motion graphics, and mobile devices. This info-packed guide lets users get right down to work by focusing on the Illustrator CS3 features they're most likely to use and showcasing each in a stand-alone tip--complete with a relevant hint or two and a graphic example. In this fashion, readers learn just what they need to know, exploring the program in a way that makes sense to them. Before they know it, users will be using the new path eraser tool and making vivid artwork using the new Live Color feature and the updated recolor filters, as well as creating symbols and applying instances and exporting their work to Adobe Flash.
A highly focused survey of the 100 most essential things anyone needs to know to use Illustrator CS2, this text provides clear, basic, easy-to-understand explanations of the techniques, tools, and tricks. Written specifically for CS2, and integrating the important new features, it breaks down confusing concepts and clearly explains how to master the challenges of drawing and editing vector paths.
About the Author
is a digital graphic design author, consultant, and instructor. He has presented seminars on Illustrator for design professionals, among them the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. David writes about digital graphic design for online and print publications, including Graphics Unleashed, CreativePro, and Macworld magazine. David is the author of over a dozen books on digital graphic design and Illustrator, including Adobe Illustrator CS2 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques, Illustrator CS2 Gone Wild, and How to do Everything with Adobe Illustrator. David has taught at the University of California Extension School of Graphic and Interactive Design and for the San Francisco State University Digital Video Intensive program, and he currently teaches Illustrator for the San Francisco State University Multimedia Studies Program. David provides resources for the Illustrator community at www.illustratorgonewild.com.
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