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Illustrator cs For Dummies

Illustrator cs For Dummies

Ted Alspach

ISBN: 978-0-764-54084-4

Oct 2003

424 pages

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Description

Includes companion Web site with bonus chapters and more!

Here's how to make friends with the top graphics software for both Mac and Windows

So you thought Illustrator should really be called ""Intimidator""? Not so! Let this book draw you a map through the jungle of pages, paths, pixels, and Pen tools, and before you know it, you'll have your creations in print, on the Web, or even on a PDA. Then, just smile mysteriously when folks say ""Wow!""

The Dummies Way
* Explanations in plain English
* ""Get in, get out"" information
* Icons and other navigational aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Top ten lists
* A dash of humor and fun
Introduction.

Part I: Driving People Crazy — Illustrator’s Bum Rap.

Chapter 1: Introducing the World of Illustrator.

Chapter 2: Following the Righteous Path.

Chapter 3: Doing Everyday Things with Illustrator.

Part II: Drawing and Coloring Your Artwork.

Chapter 4: Shaping Up, Basically.

Chapter 5: Getting Your Fill of Fills and Strokes.

Chapter 6: Selecting and Editing Paths.

Chapter 7: Wielding the Mighty Pen Tool.

Chapter 8: Creating Straight and Curved Lines without the Pen Tool.

Chapter 9: Creating Magnificent Brushstrokes.

Chapter 10: Extreme Fills and Strokes.

Chapter 11: Effectively Keeping Up Appearances, with Style(s).

Part III: Taking Your Paths to Obedience School.

Chapter 12: Pushing, Pulling, Poking, and Prodding Chapter 13: Organizing Efficiently.

Part IV: Practically Speaking: Type, Print, and Files.

Chapter 14: Introducing Letters and Such (Type 101).

Chapter 15: Printing Your Masterpiece.

Chapter 16: Putting Your Art on the Web.

Chapter 17: Moving Files Into and Out of Illustrator.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Production-Enhancing Tips.

Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Ways to Customize Illustrator.

Index.

Bonus Chapter 1 Download