Adobe Illustrator CS: Hands-On Training

Adobe Illustrator CS: Hands-On Training

by Jeff Van West, Lynda Weinman, Lydia Weinman
     
 

Get hands-on, project building exercises, and a CR-ROM full of tutorials from this top-selling series by Lynda.com. Adobe Illustrator CS Hands-On Training uses guided, tutorial-based exercises to teach you how to use Illustrator CS to create high-quality artwork. In this book, you'll find carefully developed, classroom-proven lessons and exercises. Each

Overview

Get hands-on, project building exercises, and a CR-ROM full of tutorials from this top-selling series by Lynda.com. Adobe Illustrator CS Hands-On Training uses guided, tutorial-based exercises to teach you how to use Illustrator CS to create high-quality artwork. In this book, you'll find carefully developed, classroom-proven lessons and exercises. Each lesson contains extensive background information, which helps you understand the process as well as the particular exercise. You will learn about creating and editing vector-based artwork, with an emphasis on mastering the pen and path tools. You'll also learn how to work with the new 3D features, as well as typographic effects, integration with the other tools in the Adobe Creative Suite, and more. This book is designed for the reader who learns by doing. The accompanying CD-ROM contains guided exercises and QuickTime movies to meet the needs of beginning to intermediate Web designers, as well as Photoshop users who are looking for a great tool to create graphics for the Web. Adobe Illustrator CS was released in October 2003 for the price of $499 for the full version and $169 for the upgrade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321203038
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
03/26/2004
Series:
Hands-On Training Series
Pages:
723
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.28(d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Van West started working with computers on his middle-school's Apple II with 24 KB of RAM and no disk drive. He opened and saved his programs by attaching a cassette tape recorder borrowed from the math teacher. Over the years, he taught himself the ins and outs of various Apple, MS-DOS, Macintosh, Windows, and UNIX systems, as well as basic new software packages whenever he needed to use them. Jeff has always had a passion for teaching and spent several years applying his technical and design skills developing science curricula for elementary and middle-school teachers. He also developed a program linking teachers and students over the Internet in the early days of the Web.

Jeff now has over a decade of experience as an instructional designer, freelance writer, and corporate trainer. He has worked internationally to facilitate collaborative projects in numerous fields, including information technology and the aviation industry. His books and multimedia technical training programs have been used in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia.

When he's not writing, teaching, playing with his children, or cooking dinner (what he refers to as "satisfying his inner Jewish grandmother"), Jeff can often be found at the controls of an airplane. In 1998, Jeff added flight instruction to his teaching repertoire and has loved sharing the freedom of flight with students ever since.

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