Table of Contents 1. Getting Started.
Platform. Naming Conventions. Key Commands. The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations.
2. Initial Setup.
Document Setup. Preferences. The Startup Document. Adobe Type Manager.
3. Toolbox Review.
Toolbox Summary. Toolbox Pop Up Menus.
4. Working with Layers.
The Layers Palette. Additional Keyboard Functions. The Layers Palette Menu. The Layer Options Window. The Priority of Layer Levels. Changing and Reassigning Layer Levels and Objects. Reassigning Objects to Other Layers.
5. Text Attributes.
The Type Character Palette. The Type Paragraph Palette. Change Case. Check Spelling. Find Font. Find/Change. Smart Punctuation. Rows and Columns. Placing Text. Linking Text Blocks. Export. Text Wrap.
6. Type Special Effects.
Text and Paths. Typographical Controls. Keyboard Shortcuts for Typographical Control. Text Outlining Techniques. Adding Embossed Effect to Type.
7. Editing Paths.
Reducing the Number of Fonts. The Path Editing Tools. The Scissors Tool.
8. Modifying Paths.
9. Working with Filters.
Filters for Vector Paths. Filters for the Rough-Drawn Look. Raster (Bitmapped) Filters. Samples of Raster Filter Effects.
10. The Transformation Tools.
Origin of Transformation. The Rotate Tool. The Shear Tool. Manual Shearing. Using the Shear Dialog Box. The Reflect Tool. The Scale Tool.
11. Transformation Techniques.
Working with Transform Again. Using Dialog Boxes Before Transforming Again. Manually Repeating Transformations. Duplicating Objects with Transform Again. Working with Transform Each. Problem Transformations. Common Problem Items.
12. Masking and Compounding Paths.
Masking. Compounding Objects. Troubleshooting the Compounding Mishaps.
13. Working with Images.
Vector EPS Images. Raster (Bitmapped) Images. Linking for All File Formats. Document Info/Selection Info. Recognizing Placed Raster Images. Rasterizing Images. Rasterizing Illustrator Vector Paths. Rasterizing a Bitmap Image. The Rasterize Palette.
14. Designing with Patterns.
Saving Time with Patterns. How Patterns Work. Precision Alignment of Pattern Objects. Defining the Pattern. Creating Patterns with Random Objects. Filling the Gaps. Transforming Patterns. Working with Expand Fill.
15. Illustrator as a Page Layout Tool.
Document Setup. Using Guides.
16. Perspective Grids.
17. Working with Graphs.
Selecting a Graph Type.
18. Printing and Separation.
Color Issues. Process Colors. Spot Colors. What is Trapping? The Trapping Filter. Separation Setup. Crop Marks. Separations for Screenprinting.
Project A: HoneyDo Hair Salon Logo. Project B: HoneyDo Free Hairstyle Ad. Project C: Banana Boat Logo. Project D: Fleet's In! T-Shirt Design. Project E: Tropical Suites Logo. Project F: Heart Notes. Project G: Banana Border. Project H: Champagne Brunch Table Tent. Project I: Tropical Postcard. Project J: Last Mango Menu Cover. Project K: Full Page Grocery Ad. Project L: Perspective Graph. Project M: Java Jungle Goodies Ad.