Synopses & Reviews
"Exploring Illustrator strikes a perfect balance between developing digital design skills and fostering creativity. The most current tools and features of Adobe Illustrator's newest release are delivered through a reader-friendly, design-based approach that shows users how to create vector graphics and drawings for both print and the Web. Content is delivered in classic classroom fashion via an instructor and workshop leader skilled in clearly communicating the essential features of the software. Extensive artwork is keenly woven throughout the information-packed format to drive concepts home. Readers will develop confidence as they learn to navigate through the changes and enhancements specific to the latest release.
At last, a software book about design! Exploring Illustrator CS is the designer
Now fully updated to the new release of Adobe's Creative Suite, Exploring Illustrator CS2 shows designers how to turn a great software tool into great design. Written by an experienced designer and workshop leader known for her user-friendly style, Exploring Illustrator CS2 teaches the must-have software skills and how to use those skills to create exceptional design. The book examines the tools and features of Adobe Illustrator's newest release and shows how to create vector graphics and drawings for both print and the Web. Extensive artwork is expertly woven throughout the information-packed format to drive home key design concepts and show the way to great digital illustration.
About the Author
Annesa Hartman holds a Masters in Teaching with Internet Technologies, focusing her attention on instructional design for online technologies as well as web and graphic design concepts and programs. Currently she is a Content Developer for Kaplan University, where she designs and develops online courses for educators. For more than 15 years Annesa has taught computer graphics courses while creating graphic design for clients around the world. She is the author of EXPLORING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5, Exploring Adobe Flash CS5, and Producing Interactive Television.
Table of Contents
A Discovery Tour. The Lay of the Land. Survival Techniques. Drawing Lines and Shapes. Using Color. Adventures in Design: The Moods of Color. Value and Texture. Working with Type. Object Composition. Adventures in Design: Making a Wine Label. Spatial Illusions. Print Publishing. Web Publishing.