Illustrator 8 Bible / Edition 1by Ted Alspach, Alspach
Pub. Date: 12/23/1998
Keeping up with your favorite computer program is no easy task. Just as you're getting to know your way around the application, an updated version hits store shelves. Illustrator 8 is a perfect example. The latest incarnation of this premiere graphics program is chock full of new features and enhancements. Familiarizing yourself with all these changes while trying to master the older ones can be pretty overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be.
Opening up a copy of Illustrator 8 Bible is like bringing a private tutor to your home or office. Illustrator virtuoso and author Ted Alspach walks you through every inch of the program, providing you with practical examples and detailed instruction every step of the way. Not only does he tell you about Illustrator's various and versatile features, he shows you how to use them and push your projects to the next level of creativity. Among the new updates covered are the Gradient Mesh Tool, Live Blends, and Action Palette.
The CD-ROM that accompanies Illustrator 8 Bible includes sample artwork from the book as well as trial versions of Adobe Illustrator 8.0, Dimensions 8.0, Streamline 4.0, and Photoshop 5.0.
Table of Contents
PART I: Introducing Illustrator.
Chapter 1: Illustrator Basics.
Chapter 2: Creating and Painting Shapes.
Chapter 3: Drawing and Manipulating Paths.
Chapter 4: Tracing, Grids, and Guides.
Chapter 5: Working with Illustrator Files.
Chapter 6: Customizing Illustrator.
PART II: Putting Illustrator to Work.
Chapter 7: Fine-Tuning Illustrator Artwork.
Chapter 8: Type.
Chapter 9: Masks and Compound Paths.
Chapter 10: Blends and Gradients.
Chapter 11: Patterns, Graphs, and Textures.
PART III: Filters and Plug-Ins.
Chapter 12: Illustrator's Built-In Filters and Plug-Ins.
Chapter 13: Using Photoshop Filters and Raster Images.
Chapter 14: VectorTools.
Chapter 15: Other Third-Party Plug-Ins.
PART IV: Mastering Illustrator.
Chapter 16: Illustrator and the Web.
Chapter 17: Working with Strokes.
Chapter 18: Printing, Separations, and Traps.
Chapter 19: Getting the Most Out of Illustrator.
Appendix A: Using the CD-ROM.
Appendix B: Installing Illustrator.
Appendix C: What's New in illustrator 8.
Appendix D: Shortcuts for Illustrator 8.
Appendix E: Resources.
Appendix F: Context-Sensitive Menus.
End-User License Agreement.
CD-ROM Installation Instructions.
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