Photoshop 7 and Illustrator 10: Create Great Advanced Graphics / Edition 1

Photoshop 7 and Illustrator 10: Create Great Advanced Graphics / Edition 1

by Vicki Loader, Dave Cross, Barry Huggins, Ian Tindale
     
 

ISBN-10: 1590591801

ISBN-13: 9781590591802

Pub. Date: 06/30/2003

Publisher: Apress

This book will show you how to combine the power of Photoshop 7 and Illustrator 10 to take your creative and production skills to new heights. Find out the best way to use them in tandem, with a seamless workflow, for stunning results in your print and web output. The book looks at how the programs work together to help you create great graphics with practical

Overview

This book will show you how to combine the power of Photoshop 7 and Illustrator 10 to take your creative and production skills to new heights. Find out the best way to use them in tandem, with a seamless workflow, for stunning results in your print and web output. The book looks at how the programs work together to help you create great graphics with practical demonstrations of projects you are likely to encounter in your work.

You'll learn advanced techniques for working with layer blending modes, the latest tools and new file formats such as SVG, along with color management, animation, printing, web-publishing, and integration with other programs. This book is not for Photoshop and Illustator novices—it's called 'Advanced' because it aims to take your basic skills to the next level and teach you how to create the finest graphics you find in the world around you.

The book looks at how the programs can serve each other and you: Adobe has worked hard to make these two applications function more efficiently together—this book will help you to reap the rewards of their labor.

The aim of this book is to show how Photoshop 7 and illustrator 10 can work together as part of a team; this means looking at their strengths and weaknesses and how they compliment one another.

Part 1 is shorter than Part 2 and contains an analysis of each application; how each one performs certain tasks and where the crossover lies. Many functions can be acheived in both and there is a certain amount of personal choice involved—we evaluate the benefits of each one and which may be suited to certain tasks: we want you to find the right balance to maintain a long and happy marriage!

In Part 2, we look at the practical applications of each one through a series of projects that detail step-by-step how they may be used in conjunction with each other. The tutorials are backed up with theory and additional information to help you make an informed choice when deciding the workflow that fits you best. We hope to help you make the best use of your skills and talents, so you can go further and achieve more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590591802
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
06/30/2003
Edition description:
2002 First Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Welcome1
Platform specifics1
All about this book2
Files for download3
Support3
1Knowing your Tools5
Resolution dependence and independence5
Designing for print and the web6
Application integration8
Advantages of Illustrator8
Advantages of Photoshop11
Using the applications in tandem12
Swapping information between Photoshop and Illustrator14
Using Illustrator data in Photoshop14
Opening an Illustrator file from within Photoshop14
Placing an Illustrator file in a Photoshop image15
Copying and pasting an Illustrator file into Photoshop16
Drag and drop method16
Dragging and dropping paths into the Photoshop Paths palette17
Exporting a file from Illustrator as a Photoshop (PSD) file17
Using Photoshop data in Illustrator18
Opening a Photoshop file from within Illustrator18
Opening a Photoshop generated EPS from within Illustrator20
Opening a Photoshop generated PDF from within Illustrator21
Drag and drop method22
Copying and pasting a Photoshop file into Illustrator23
Exporting Photoshop paths for use in Illustrator24
Placing a Photoshop file in an Illustrator graphic24
Which program to use25
Simple vector graphics25
Complex vector graphics and illustrations26
Graphs and charts26
Maps and technical drawing26
Painting27
Type27
Web page design28
Web graphic design28
Rollovers28
SVG graphics28
Animation28
Data-driven graphics29
Mixed formats--vectors and pixels29
Blending components and images29
Scanning images30
Pixel-based artwork30
Image color correction30
Image correction--removal of unwanted objects30
Spot colors30
Duotones and sepia tones30
Summary31
Conclusion33
2Illustrator and Photoshop in Tandem35
Setting cross-application preferences35
Setting file saving options for native PSD files35
Setting file saving options for native AI files36
Managing color across the applications37
Why do we use Color Management?37
How does a Color Management System work?38
Consistent color between Illustrator and Photoshop39
Calibrating your monitor40
Choosing Photoshop color settings45
Understanding the Working Space profiles47
Choosing Color Management policies48
Specifying how to be alerted to missing or mismatched profiles49
Managing conversion options50
Understanding the rendering intent options50
Perceptual51
Saturation51
Absolute Colorimetric51
Relative Colorimetric51
Using Black Point Compensation when converting images51
Saving files with embedded profiles52
Converting and assigning profiles52
Viewing the embedded profile52
Using the Assign Profile command53
Using the Convert Profile command53
Choosing Illustrator color settings55
Changing profiles in Illustrator56
Saving custom Color Management Settings57
To Color Manage or not, that is the question59
Soft proofing your colors60
CMYK vs RGB: Viewing print simulations60
Mac vs Windows: Viewing web simulations60
Displaying soft proofs in Photoshop61
Creating a custom soft proof setup in Photoshop63
Displaying soft proofs in Illustrator65
Creating a custom soft proof setup in Illustrator66
Conclusion67
3The Building Blocks69
Layers70
Photoshop layers70
Structuring a document70
Layer blending modes75
Layer clipping groups79
Complex layer combinations81
Illustrator layers82
Layer blending modes84
Layer Clipping Masks86
Masks89
Photoshop Layer Masks89
Illustrator Opacity Masks94
Illustrator Clipping Masks96
The power of vectors98
Vectors and Photoshop98
Vector tools in Photoshop99
Vectors and Illustrator102
Channels103
Selection storage with Alpha channels107
Color correction115
Components and re-purposing128
Brushes128
Illustrator brushes128
Photoshop brushes131
Shapes134
Styles137
Illustrator styles137
Photoshop styles142
Gradients146
Creating custom gradients146
Patterns148
Illustrator patterns148
Photoshop patterns156
Actions164
Achieving effects without presets173
Vector shadows in Illustrator173
Photoshop shadows175
Reflections and shading179
Reflections179
Shading183
Working with type185
Illustrator type185
Text blocks185
Text Wrap186
Tabs, rows, and columns188
Photoshop type189
Paragraph text190
Type tips191
Changing the color of highlighted text191
Editing multiple type layers193
Browsing through fonts194
Conclusion195
4Creating a Corporate Identity175
The scenario176
Creating the body of the guitar with the Pen tool177
Creating the neck of the guitar179
Creating the other half of the guitar180
Combining all the shapes with Pathfinders181
Creating the ellipse183
Combining the guitar and ellipse184
Creating the musical notes191
Rotating the musical notes around the guitar194
Adding the text196
Working with Photoshop images in Illustrator205
Placing files206
Managing linked and embedded images207
Updating links through the Links palette preferences207
Creating clipping masks208
Creating complex clipping masks210
Conclusion211
5Building a company web site213
Preparing the logo using Illustrator215
Adding further elements in ImageReady218
Slicing the image224
Editing rollover states228
Changing the animation speed232
Assigning URLs to slices232
Optimizing images for the web234
Compressed file formats234
Other animation techniques241
Creating SVG web graphics249
Fonts251
Data Driven Graphics253
Understanding the use of variables255
Defining a Pixel Replacement variable257
Defining a Text Replacement variable259
Defining a Visibility variable259
Using Data Sets260
Editing the default Data Set260
Creating a new Data Set261
Previewing Data Sets262
Modifying Data Sets263
Replacing an image using variables264
Editing text in a text variable264
Conclusion265
6Producing Packaging Artwork267
The scenario267
Adding images in Photoshop277
Creating flattened artwork from the layered original284
Quick keyboard commands to create artwork285
Project 2Creating the illusion of dimension289
Project 3Mapping flat artwork to an image in Photoshop297
One step beyond308
Project 4Creating two-color artwork310
Conclusion320
Appendix AManaging files with WebDAV323
Working with WebDAV324
Appendix BWhat is XML?327
From HTML to XML327
Beyond hypertext328
Some rules of XML328
Structured appeal329
Attributes of elements330
Element or attribute?330
Separating presentation and content331
Self-documenting data332
Brief introduction to SVG333
Installing an Adobe SVG viewer333
A first SVG document334
Making it move335
Index339

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