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How do you define a serious Illustrator user? How about one who uses Illustrator to produce robust and professional-looking vector graphics but also needs the program to be flexible and efficient in workflow and production cycles. If this describes you or the user you strive to be, then you need this book Filled with the industrial-strength techniques and best practices required to get you up to speed fast on Illustrator CS2 without missing a beat in your production workflow, Real World Adobe Illustrator CS2 is ...
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How do you define a serious Illustrator user? How about one who uses Illustrator to produce robust and professional-looking vector graphics but also needs the program to be flexible and efficient in workflow and production cycles. If this describes you or the user you strive to be, then you need this book Filled with the industrial-strength techniques and best practices required to get you up to speed fast on Illustrator CS2 without missing a beat in your production workflow, Real World Adobe Illustrator CS2 is the definitive reference for the serious Illustrator user. Thoroughly updated for this version of the software, Illustrator pro Mordy Golding offers a complete guide to the new features such as Live Trace, Live Paint, the Control Palette, Custom Workspaces, and expanded support for Mobile devices, to name a few. You'll also find practical insights on creating type, symbols, graphs, color, effects, Web graphics, and more. Along with tips, sidebars, and expert commentary, there are also numerous illustrations and screen shots included to offer readers the most complete coverage on this extraordinary application. Designers from all fields--illustrators, animators, package designers, graphic designers, web designers, and more--will find Real World Adobe Illustrator CS2 their one-stop guide to creating powerful designs in Illustrator CS2.
For more information check out Mordy's blog at http://rwillustrator.blogspot.com/.
|Ch. 1||The Illustrator environment||1|
|Ch. 2||Vectors 101||31|
|Ch. 3||Objects, groups, and layers||69|
|Ch. 4||Advanced vectors||99|
|Ch. 5||Brushes, symbols, and masks||147|
|Ch. 7||3D and other live effects||211|
|Ch. 8||Mixing it up : working with vectors and pixels||285|
|Ch. 9||Graphs, distortion, and blends||323|
|Ch. 10||Illustrator and the Web||361|
|Ch. 11||Prepress and printing||387|
|Ch. 12||Saving and exporting files||417|
|App. A||Automation with Illustrator||457|
|App. B||Moving from FreeHand to Illustrator||463|
|App. C||Application preferences||495|
Posted September 3, 2006
The Real World Adobe Illustrator CS2 is your perfect guide to Illustrator CS2. It gives you a full coverage of this vector graphic program, supported with illustrations and demonstration figures. With the easy way the book uses, you will a professional in Illustrator. This book gives you in 12 chapters all you need to work perfectly with Illustrator. The book starts with introducing the program working environment in the first chapter, and goes deeper step by step in later chapters to let you explore and understand the Vector graphic and Illustrator objects and tools. Also, it covers some new features in the new Illustrator CS2 such as Live Trace, Live Paint ¿etc. By the end of the book, you will learn how to get your work out of Illustrator by discussing saving and exporting files form it. Although this book is for intermediate and advanced level, I recommend this book for beginner too. And Take advantage of its simple easy way to deliver the info.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.