This book is ideal for beginning to intermediate level students who want to master the key features of Adobe's powerful vector drawing software Illustrator CS4. Using clear, step-by-step lessons, each chapter contains a project that builds upon the student's growing knowledge of the software, while review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key concepts and skills. Some of the powerful additions and enhancements covered are: multiple artboards, the Blob Brush tool, transparent and elliptical gradient options, Adobe Flex 3 integration, and much more. Besides learning Illustrator, students also learn key concepts in productivity, efficient workflow, and good print design. The companion CD includes sample project files for students to use as they work their way through the lessons in the book.
Features and Benefits
World's best-selling book on Adobe Illustrator - now fully revised for CS4
* Practical lessons show readers how to use Illustrator to create artwork for logos, posters, illustrations, stationery, page layouts, and more.
* Readers will also learn key concepts in productivity, efficient workflow, and good print design.
* Official training series from Adobe Systems inc, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
Table of Contents
What's New in Adobe Illustrator CS4
A Quick tour of Adobe Illustrator CS4
1 Getting to Know the Work Area
2 Selecting and Aligning
3 Creating and Editing Shapes
4 Transforming Objects
5 Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools
6 Color and Painting
7 Working with Type
8 Working with Layers
9 Blending Shapes and Colors
10 Working with Brushes
11 Applying Effects
12 Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
13 Working with Symbols
14 Combining Illustrator CS4 Graphics with other Adobe Applications
About the Authors
The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real world knowledge of Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.