Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book [NOOK Book]

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Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CS5 choose Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator CS5.

Readers learn how to create vector artwork for virtually any project and across multiple media: print, websites, interactive ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book

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Overview

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CS5 choose Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator CS5.

Readers learn how to create vector artwork for virtually any project and across multiple media: print, websites, interactive projects, and video. In addition to learning the key elements of the Illustrator interface, they'll learn how to integrate their artwork with Adobe Flash movies, Adobe InDesign layouts, and Adobe Flash Catalyst software to add interaction to their designs.

This completely revised CS5 edition covers new perspective drawing tools, variable-width watercolor strokes, multiple artboards with video-specific presets, the new realistic Bristle brush and Shape Builder tool, and the ability to maintain consistent raster effects across media.

“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” —Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training.

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321713018
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 6/7/2010
  • Series: Classroom in a Book Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 768,290
  • File size: 36 MB
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The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real world knowledge of Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.
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Table of Contents

Getting Started

1 Getting to Know the Work Area

2 Selecting and Aligning

3 Creating and Editing Shapes

4 Transforming Objects

5 Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools

6 Color and Painting

7 Working with Type

8 Working with Layers

9 Working with Perspective Drawing

10 Blending Colors And Shapes

11 Working with Brushes

12 Applying Effects

13 Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles

14 Working with Symbols

15 Combining Illustrator CS5 Graphics with Other

Index

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  • Posted October 5, 2010

    Everything in one book

    This book not only explains how to use Illustrators tools it ends up being a valuable reference manual.

    I have been using Illustrator for several years so most of the tools are not new to me. I say most because the people at Adobe are always adding new tools and features while enhancing existing ones.

    Some of the new features are a new Perspective Grid tool, enhanced brush strokes, a new Bristle Brush and a Shape Builder tool.

    Like the others in the Classroom in a Book series this one has lessons instead of chapters. On the CD, that comes with the book, each lesson has at least one starting illustration and an image of what the illustration should look like after you complete the lesson. Each lesson is explained step-by-step. Then at the end of the lesson they add their "Exploring on your own" section. Here they challenge you to complete a task by guiding you without the step-by-step instruction. Each lesson ends with review questions along with their answers.

    The thing that makes this book appealing to everybody is that there is something for everybody. From step-by-step instructions for the novice to the "Exploring on your own" section for the more advanced users.

    The thing that I really like about this book is that if you go through all of the lessons you will have had a good introduction to many of the tools that Illustrator has.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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