The Adobe Illustrator CS3 Wow! Book: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques from 100 Top Illustrator Artists

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The definitive full-color book on mastering Adobe Illustrator ? now fully updated for Illustrator CS3

For years, Sharon Steuer and her international W ow! team have been reaching out to the world of professional illustrators to showcase the range and quality of work these artists are doing in Illustrator. In this revised edition of the best-selling and award-winning Illustrator WOW! Book, youll find tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from more than 100 of ...

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Overview

The definitive full-color book on mastering Adobe Illustrator — now fully updated for Illustrator CS3

For years, Sharon Steuer and her international W ow! team have been reaching out to the world of professional illustrators to showcase the range and quality of work these artists are doing in Illustrator. In this revised edition of the best-selling and award-winning Illustrator WOW! Book, youll find tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from more than 100 of these top Illustrator artists. Using Adobe Illustrator CS3, Sharon shows you how to perform magical color changes using Live Color, and prepare animations for Flash. You'll not only learn how to“think in Illustrator”with the Zen of Illustrator lessons, you'll also master the newest, hottest, and most challenging techniques.

This edition is loaded with new lessons on these subjects, and many more:

Using the new Live Color features
Creating animations and integrating Illustrator with Flash
Working with Live Trace and Live Paint
The basics of using layers, templates, the Free Distort tool, and more
"Opacity Mask 101” based on the cover image
Applying blending modes and transparency to raster images
Masking with live type
Simulating ink and watercolor paintings
Working with live fills, multiple strokes, and Live 3D
Basic to advanced blends, gradients, and mesh
Colorizing photos
Demystifying photorealistic mesh

NOTE:
User Level: This book is for Intermediate through Professional-level Illustrator artists and designers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321518422
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 10/3/2007
  • Series: WOW! Series
  • Edition description: Book and CD-ROM
  • Pages: 458
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning artist, author, teacher and digital art guru, Sharon Steuer has been a major force in the digital art world for more than two decades. Her traditional and digital artwork has been exhibited widely, with awards for painting including the national Faber Birren Color Award and Windsor Newton Painting Award. Sharon is a regular columnist for creativepro.com, and is author of Creative Thinking i n Photoshop: A New Approach to Digital Art as well as all editions of the best-selling Illustrator WOW! Book, which has twice received the Ben Franklin Award for best computer book.
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Table of Contents

1. Illustrator Basices
2. The Zen of Illustrator
3. Drawing & Coloring
4. Brushes & Symbols
5. Layers & Appearances
6. Type
7. LiveTrace, LivePaint & LiveColor
8. Blends, Gradients & Mesh
9. Transparency
10. Live Effects & Graphic Styles
11. Live 3D Effects
12. Advanced Techniques
13. Web & Animation
14. Illustrator & Other Programs
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