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Adobe Illustrator CS5 on Demand

Adobe Illustrator CS5 on Demand

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by Steve Johnson

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ISBN-10: 0789744457

ISBN-13: 2900789744455

Pub. Date: 05/17/2010

Publisher: Que

Need answers quickly? Adobe Illustrator CS5 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.



ACE Exam Objectives

More than 500 Essential Illustrator CS5 Tasks

Inside the


Need answers quickly? Adobe Illustrator CS5 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.



ACE Exam Objectives

More than 500 Essential Illustrator CS5 Tasks

Inside the Book

• Improve publishing and productivity with the CS5 interface

• Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge

• Transform and reshape objects to create a new look

• Use Live Paint to create recolor and modify images

• Use Live Color to create color harmony in a design

• Create complex shapes and perspective objects

• Create text and apply style to display artistic text

• Apply appearances and graphic styles for a unique design

• Create eye catching special effects and filters

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• Workshops and related files

• Keyboard shortcuts

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Table of Contents

Introduction xvii

1 Getting Started with Illustrator CS5 1

Installing Illustrator 2

Getting Started 4 New!

Viewing the Illustrator Window 6

Showing and Hiding Panels 7

Working with Panels 8

Using the Tools and Control Panel 10

Opening a Document 12

Opening a Document with Adobe Bridge 14

Inserting Images in a Document 16

Using the Status Bar 17 New!

Working with Document Windows 18

Checking for Updates Online 20 New!

Getting Help While You Work 22 New!

Saving a Document 24 New!

Finishing Up 26

2 Creating and Viewing a Document 27

Creating a New Document 28

Creating a New Document Using Presets 29 New!

Creating a New Document from a Template 30

Setting Up a Document 32

Using Multiple Artboards 34 New!

Working with Multiple Artboards 36 New!

Changing the Display View 38 New!

Changing the View with the Navigator Panel 40

Customizing the Navigator Panel 42

Changing the Screen Display Mode 43

Changing the View with the Zoom Tool 44

Viewing and Using Rulers 46 New!

Using the Guides 48

Using Smart Guides 50 New!

Using the Grid 52 New!

Moving Around with the Hand Tool 53

Using Crop Marks 54 New!

Working with the Info Panel 56

Using Undo and Redo 57

Creating and Selecting Workspaces 58

3 Working with Objects 61

Understanding Vector and Raster Graphics 62

Understanding Paths 63

Selecting a Drawing Mode 64 New!

Creating Pixel Aligned Objects 65 New!

Creating Rectangles and Ellipses 66

Creating Polygons and Stars 68

Creating Line Segments 69

Creating Arcs and Spirals 70

Creating Grids 72

Using the Shape Builder Tool 74 New!

Creating Perspective Objects 76 New!

Working with Perspective Objects 78 New!

Customizing a Perspective Grid 79 New!

Understanding Selections 80 New!

Using the Selection Tool 81

Using the Direct Selection Tool 82

Using the Lasso Tool 83

Using the Magic Wand Tool 84

Selecting and Grouping Objects 86

Selecting Similar Objects 88

Saving and Editing Selections 90

Moving Objects 91

Duplicating Objects 92 New!

Aligning and Distributing Objects 94

Transforming Objects 95

Using the Free Transform Tool 96

Rotating and Scaling Objects 98

Reflecting and Shearing Objects 99

Applying Multiple Transformations 100

Reshaping Objects with Envelopes 102

4 Working with Color 103

Changing Color Settings 104

Changing Color Profiles 106

Working with Color Modes 107

Changing Color Modes 108

Applying Colors 109

Working with the Color Panel 110

Working with the Swatches Panel 112

Working with Swatch Libraries 114

Adding Colors Using the Kuler Panel 116

Replacing Colors 118

Inverting Colors 120

Using the Color Guide Panel 121

Applying Color with the Color Panel 122

Editing Colors with Live Color 124

Proofing Colors on the Screen 126

5 Applying Fills, Strokes, and Gradients 127

Applying Fill and Stroke Colors 128

Changing Stroke Attributes 130

Changing Stroke Style 132 New!

Creating Variable Stroke Widths 134 New!

Using the Eyedropper Tool 136

Using Patterns as Fills 138

Blending Fill Colors 140

Creating Blends Automatically 141

Applying Blend Options 142

Creating Blends with the Blend Tool 143

Modifying Blend Objects 144

Setting Transparency Options 145

Controlling Transparency Effects 146

Using the Transparency Grid 147

Applying Gradients 148

Creating Gradients 149

Editing Gradients 150

Using the Gradient Tool 151

Creating a Gradient Mesh 152 New!

6 Working with Points and Paths 155

Drawing with the Pen Tools 156

Setting Anchor Point Preferences 158

Moving Points and Segments 159

Converting Points 160

Adding and Deleting Anchor Points 162

Aligning and Joining Anchor Points 164 New!

Reshaping Paths 166

Simplifying Paths 168

Dividing Paths 169

Splitting Paths 170

Merging Paths 172

Working with Shape Mode 174

Working with Pathfinder 175

Creating a Compound Path 176

Creating a Clipping Set 178

Editing a Clipping Set 180

Erasing to Reshape Paths 182

7 Working with Layers 183

Understanding the Layers Panel 184

Setting Layers Panel Options 185

Creating Layers 186

Selecting Layers 188

Deleting Layers 189

Selecting Objects with Layers 190

Arranging Layers and Objects 192

Duplicating Layers and Objects 194

Locking Layers and Objects 195

Showing and Hiding Layers and Objects 196

Merging Layers and Groups 197

Moving Objects to a Layer 198

Flattening Layers 200

Locating Objects in the Layers Panel 201

8 Working with Type 203

Using Type Tools 204

Creating Type 205

Creating Type in a Text Box 206

Creating Area Type 207

Creating Path Type 208

Modifying Type on a Path 210

Importing Text 211

Selecting Type 212

Copying or Moving Type 214

Working with Overflow Type 216

Changing Fonts 218

Changing Font Size 220

Leading Type 221

Kerning Type 222

Tracking Type 223

Scaling Type 224

Rotating Type 225

Aligning Paragraphs 226

Indenting and Spacing Paragraphs 227

Setting Tabs 228

Working with Hyphenation 229

Working with Type Styles 230

Using Smart Punctuation 232

Working with Glyphs 233

Wrapping Type Around an Object 234

Creating Type Outlines 235

Anti-aliasing Type 236 New!

9 Working with Graphics 237

Opening Graphics 238

Placing Graphics 239

Placing Graphics from Adobe Bridge 240

Linking Graphics 242

Managing Linked Graphics 244

Tracing Raster Graphics 246

Converting Tracing to Paths 248

Applying Graphic Styles 249

Creating Graphic Styles 250

Editing Graphic Styles 252

Applying Appearance Attributes 254

Creating a Mosaic Graphic 256

10 Manipulating Artwork with Effects 257

Applying Illustrator Effects 258 New!

Applying the Convert to Shape Effect 260

Applying the Scribble Effect 261

Applying the Inner or Outer Glow Effect 262

Applying the Drop Shadow Effect 263

Applying 3D Effects 264

Changing Raster Effects Settings 266 New!

Working with the Effect Gallery 268

Using the Gaussian Blur Effect 270

Using the Unsharp Mask Effect 271

Applying Multiple Effects 272

Controlling Effects Using Selections 273

Viewing Various Effects 274

11 Drawing and Painting 277

Using the Pencil Tool 278

Creating Live Paint Groups 280

Setting Live Paint Bucket Tool Options 282

Using the Live Paint Bucket Tool 284

Using the Live Paint Selection Tool 286

Modifying Live Paint Groups 288

Selecting Gap Options 290

Using the Brushes Panel 291

Using the Paintbrush Tool 292

Creating and Editing Scatter Brushes 294

Creating and Editing Calligraphic Brushes 296

Creating and Editing Art Brushes 298 New!

Creating and Editing Pattern Brushes 300 New!

Creating and Editing Bristle Brushes 302 New!

Working with Brushes 304

Working with Liquify Tools 306

12 Using Symbols 307

Using the Symbols Panel 308 New!

Using Symbol Libraries 309

Working with Symbols 310

Duplicating and Editing Symbols 312 New!

Breaking Symbol Links 314

Using the Symbol Sprayer Tool 316

Setting Symbolism Tools Options 317

Using the Symbol Shifter Tool 318

Using the Symbol Scruncher Tool 319

Using the Symbol Sizer Tool 320

Using the Symbol Spinner Tool 321

Using the Symbol Stainer Tool 322

Using the Symbol Screener Tool 323

Using the Symbol Styler Tool 324

Expanding Symbol Instances 325

Using 9-Slice Scaling for Symbols 326 New!

Aligning Symbols to the Pixel Grid 328 New!

Setting the Symbol Registration Point 329 New!

13 Automating the Way You Work 331

Examining the Actions Panel 332

Building a New Action 334

Controlling the Playback of a Command 335

Adding a Stop to an Action 336

Inserting a Non-Recordable Command into an Action 337

Adding a Command to an Action 338

Deleting a Command from an Action 339

Working with Batch File Processing 340

Opening and Using Scripts 342 New!

Defining and Editing Data Variables 344

Creating and Formatting a Data Graph 346

Adding Graph Designs to a Graph 348

14 Proofing and Printing Documents 349

Using Spell Check 350

Using Custom Dictionaries 351

Finding and Replacing Text and Elements 352

Finding and Changing Fonts 354

Printing a Document 356

Printing with Presets 357

Setting General Print Options 358

Setting Marks and Bleed Options 360

Setting Graphics Options 362

Previewing Color Separations 363

Setting Output Options 364

Setting Advanced Options 366

Setting Color Management Options 368

Checking for Print Problems 369

Inserting File Information 370

Using the Document Info Panel 372

15 Exporting a Document 373

Exporting a Document 374

Understanding Export File Formats 375

Exporting as a Bitmap 376 New!

Exporting as a TIFF 377 New!

Exporting to Photoshop 378

Exporting with Presets 379

Exporting as a Flash Movie 380

Saving as Adobe PDF 382

Saving as an EPS 384

Saving as Adobe Flex 386 New!

Saving a Document for Microsoft Office 388

Saving as a Template 389

16 Designing for the Web and Devices 391

Saving for the Web 392

Working with Save For Web Options 394

Optimizing an Image to File Size 395

Working with Web File Formats 396

Optimizing a JPEG Document 398

Optimizing a GIF Document 400

Optimizing a PNG-8 Document 402

Optimizing a PNG-24 Document 404

Optimizing a WBMP Document 405

Slicing Images the Easy Way 406

Working with Slices 408

Arranging Slices 410

Adding HTML Text or an URL Link to a Slice 412

Saving Slices for the Web 414

Saving Selected Slices 416 New!

Optimizing SWF or SVG for the Web 417

17 Customizing the Way You Work 419

Setting General Preferences 420

Changing Selection & Anchor Display Preferences 422 New!

Setting Type Preferences 424

Changing Units Preferences 426

Setting Slices and Hyphenation Preferences 427

Selecting Plug-ins 428

Selecting Scratch Disks 429

Setting User Interface Preferences 430

Setting File Handling & Clipboard Preferences 431

Working with Appearance of Black Preferences 432

Defining Keyboard Shortcuts 433

Using Drawing Tablets 434

18 Working Together with Adobe Programs 435

Exploring Adobe Programs 436 New!

Exploring Adobe Bridge 437

Getting Started with Adobe Bridge 438

Getting Photos from a Digital Camera 439

Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera 440 New!

Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge 442

Setting Preferences in Adobe Bridge 444

Applying Image Adjustments 446

Creating a Web Photo Gallery 447

Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge 448

Using Mini Bridge 449 New!

Exploring CS Live Services 450 New!

Sharing My Screen 451 New!

Reviewing CS Documents 452 New!

Exploring Adobe Device Central 454

Checking Content Using Adobe Device Central 455

Using Adobe Extension Manager 456

W Workshops: Putting It All Together 457

Project 1: Creating and Using Multiple Artboards 457

Project 2: Tracing and Recoloring Artwork 460

Project 3: Creating Stylized 3D Type 462

Project 4: Creating and Using the Bristle Brush 464

Want More Projects 465

New Features 467 New!

Adobe Certified Expert 471

Keyboard Shortcuts 477

Index 489

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