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Real World Adobe Illustrator CS5
is the definitive reference to Adobe's industry-standard vector graphics software. 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 CS5 and includes techniques on using the new perspective tools to draw, move, scale or duplicate objects in perspective. This edition also covers the refinements to Illustrator's drawing tools, such as its Stroke panel and brushes, including the new Bristle Brush for painting, as well as the Shape Builder tool, which makes it easier to merge, break apart, or modify objects. The multiple artboards that were introduced in CS4 are easier to manage in CS5, with a full Artboards panel.
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 CS5 their one-stop guide to creating powerful designs in Illustrator.
About the Author
MORDY GOLDING has played an active role in design and publishing since 1990, and he 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 DesignResponsibly.com and partner at MOGO Media, teaching designers and printers how to successfully use the Creative Suite tools.
Table of Contents
ch 1 Creating & Managing Documents
ch 2 Selecting & Editing Artwork
ch 3 Technical Drawing
ch 4 Creative Drawing
ch 5 Organizing Your Drawing
ch 6 Coloring Artwork
ch 7 Working with Live Effects
ch 8 Working with Typography
ch 9 Drawing with Efficiency
ch 10 Working with Images
ch 11 Web Design
ch 12 Saving & Exporting Files
ch 13 Prepress & Printing
Appendix: Application Preferences