Illustrator CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, Enhanced Edition [NOOK Book]


This package (ISBN: 0132756382) contains:
1 access card for access to the MyGraphicsLab Illustrator course
1 copy of Adobe Illustrator CS5: Visual QuickStart Guide print text
1 copy of Adobe Illustrator CS5: Visual QuickStart Guide e-Text



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Illustrator CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, Enhanced Edition

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This package (ISBN: 0132756382) contains:
1 access card for access to the MyGraphicsLab Illustrator course
1 copy of Adobe Illustrator CS5: Visual QuickStart Guide print text
1 copy of Adobe Illustrator CS5: Visual QuickStart Guide e-Text



Product Description

MyGraphicsLab is an exciting new learning solution that will challenge you with creative assignments that are fresh and applicable to today’s design field. In order to use MyGraphicsLab, you will need a CourseID provided by your instructor; MyGraphicsLab is not a self-study product and does require you to be in an instructor-led course. Customers without a CourseID will not be able to use MyGraphicsLab.

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Pre- or post-test quizzes: Allow you to track your progress and see where you may need extra attention.


eText: When you purchase MyGraphicsLab with any of the companion texts, the entire eText version can be accessed in one easy click from the main eText page. You’ll be able to easily navigate between MyGraphicsLab and the eText to read course assignments, bookmark relevant material, search for content, highlight text, take notes, and review for quizzes.

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Visual QuickStart Guides just got more visual! This enhanced e-book integrates our popular task-based reference guide with short video lessons, for a learning experience that is engaging, informative, and fun. In addition to the full text of Adobe Illustrator CS5: Video QuickStart Guide, you'll find high-quality video training that brings the topics to life through friendly visual instruction from experts and industry professionals. Look for other enhanced e-books from Peachpit and take learning to the next level.

This video-enhanced e-book is fully updated for Illustrator CS5. It covers the essential skills for Illustrator artists, such as drawing geometric and freehand objects; color management; using multiple artboards; applying colors, patterns, and gradients; creating and using brushes; transforming, reshaping, and combining objects; creating and styling type; applying graphic styles and transparency; using the Pen tool; using the live color, paint, trace, and effects features; using symbols; and output. The new and updated Illustrator CS5 features are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text.

Among the new CS5 features covered in this volume are bristle brushes, drawing modes, arrows, Width tool, Shape Builder tool, and Mini Bridge. Enhancements to such features as path joining, artboards, pixel-perfect drawing, and Art brushes are also covered.

Readers can follow along step-by-step or use the book as a reference guide to individual program features. Many of the key illustrations used in the book can be downloaded separately to use for practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132779494
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 8/20/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Enhanced
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • File size: 1.1 GB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Table of Contents


1            Create & Save Files

2            Manage Color

3            Workspaces

4            Panels

5            Bridge

6            Geometric Objects

7            Freehand Drawing

8            Select

9            Move, Copy & Align

10            Fill & Stroke

11            Transform

12            Reshape

13            Layers

14            Appearances

15            Effects

16            Graphic Styles

17            Live Trace

18            Live Paint

19            Create Type

20            Style & Edit Type

21            Pen Tools

22            Acquire Images

23            Brushes

24            Gradients

25            Combine Paths

26            Clipping Masks

27            Transparency

28            Symbols

29            Live Color

30            Preferences

31            Print

32            Export

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