Get ready for Adobe Illustrator CS4, the latest version of the popular software and a major upgrade with essential feature changes. Adobe Illustrator CS4 Revealed offers a smart, thorough, and well-designed guided tour through this new release. The book begins with coverage of fundamental concepts and progresses to in-depth explorations of the software's full set of features, making this a turnkey solution that offers everything you need to know about Illustrator CS4. With added material on all the updates, this edition explores the new while retaining the step-by-step tutorials and user-friendly design that made previous editions so successful.
Chris Botello began his career as print production manager for Premiere magazine, designed movie posters for Miramax Films, and served as the art director for Microsoft's launch of sidewalk.com/boston. He is the author of Revealed Series books on Advanced Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and InDesign Interactive and is the co-author of YouTube for Dummies. Chris commutes between Los Angeles, where he works as a designer and retoucher on movie campaigns, and Marion, MA, where he teaches computer graphics at Tabor Academy. Chris uses his own books - including Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud Revealed - as the text for his classes.
1. Getting Started with Illustrator 2. Creating Text and Gradients 3. Drawing and Composing an Illustration 4. Transforming and Distorting Objects 5. Working with Layers 6. Working with Patterns and Brushes 7. Working with Filters, Gradient Meshes, Envelopes, and Blends 8. Working with Transparency, Effects, and Graphic Styles 9. Creating Graphs in Illustrator 10. Working with Symbols 11. Creating 3D Objects 12. Preparing a Document for Prepress and Printing 13. Preparing Graphics for the Web