Illustrator CS5 Bible
Adobe Illustrator allows you to create sophisticated artwork for nearly any medium and the newest release boasts enhancements aimed at helping you save time and work more efficiently and intuitively. Written by veteran author Ted Alspach, this authoritative resource dissects Illustrator CS5 so you can harness the power it has to offer. You’ll begin with a review of Illustrator basics and quickly ramp up to more advanced topics, such as working in 3D, using filters, distorting artwork, applying strokes, and more.
- Former Adobe insider Ted Alspach breaks down the powerful program of Illustrator and explores the new features and functions included in the latest version
- Begins with the basics of Illustrator, such as working with the interface and creating Illustrator documents
- Shows you how to manipulate type, distort artwork, and apply strokes and fills
- Explains transparency, working in 3D, using styles and effects, applying filters, and more
Illustrator has amazing potential that can sometimes be daunting, but with Illustrator CS5 Bible by your side, you’ll learn to put the capabilities of Illustrator to work for you.
Part I: Illustrator Basics 1
Chapter 1: What's New in Illustrator CS5?
Chapter 2: Understanding Illustrator's Desktop.
Chapter 3: Working with Illustrator Documents.
Chapter 4: Understanding Drawing and Painting Techniques.
Chapter 5: Creating Objects, Graphs, and Symbols.
Chapter 6: Learning How to Select and Edit.
Chapter 7: Understanding Color, Gradients, and Mesh.
Part II: Putting Illustrator to Work.
Chapter 8: Using Illustrator to Organize Objects.
Chapter 9: Working with Type.
Chapter 10: Using Creative Strokes and Fills with Patterns.
Chapter 11: Applying Transformations and Distortions.
Chapter 12: Using Path Blends, Compound Paths, and Masks.
Chapter 13: Using Live Trace.
Chapter 14: Using Live Paint.
Part III: Mastering Illustrator.
Chapter 15: Working with Graphic Styles and Effects.
Chapter 16: Creating 3-D in Illustrator.
Chapter 17: Customizing and Automating Illustrator.
Part IV: Getting Art Out of Illustrator.
Chapter 18: Understanding PostScript and Printing.
Chapter 19: Creating Web Graphics.
Chapter 20: Illustrator Workflow.
Appendix: Shortcuts in Illustrator CS5.