The Adobe Illustrator CS4 Wow! Book (WOW! Series)

The Adobe Illustrator CS4 Wow! Book (WOW! Series)

by Sharon Steuer
     
 

For years, Sharon Steuer and her international Wow! 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, you’ll find tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects

Overview

For years, Sharon Steuer and her international Wow! 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, you’ll find tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from more than 100 of the world’s top Illustrator artists. Using Adobe Illustrator CS4, Sharon shows you how to integrate projects using multiple artboards, work transparency into gradients, and draw with the new Blob Brush tool. You’ll not only learn how to “think in Illustrator” with the Zen of Illustrator lessons, you’ll be guided in a wide range of techniques essential for mastering Adobe Illustrator. This edition is loaded with new artwork and lessons that cover:

  • Basic and advanced techniques with the new Multiple Artboards feature
  • Preparing Illustrator files for work in Photoshop
  • Working with the Gradient Annotator and transparency
  • Blob Brush tool artwork and integration with Live Paint
  • Blending modes and transparency
  • More masking with LiveType
  • Expressive brushwork and symbolism
  • Taking advantage of the improved Appearance panel
  • New lessons for creating glows and highlights
  • Updated Zen lessons
  • Colorizing photos
  • Demystifying Live Color
  • Creating photorealistic mesh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321605580
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
07/09/2009
Series:
WOW! Series
Edition description:
Book and CD
Pages:
476
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(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 in Photoshop: A New Approach to Digital Art as well as all editions of the best-selling Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book, which has twice received the Ben Franklin Award for best computer book.

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