Adobe Illustrator CS3 Classroom in a Book

Adobe Illustrator CS3 Classroom in a Book

by Adobe Creative Team
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ISBN-10:
0321492005
ISBN-13:
9780321492005
Pub. Date:
05/08/2007
Publisher:
Adobe Press

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Overview

Adobe Illustrator CS3 Classroom in a Book

This thorough guide to Adobe Illustrator CS3 is ideal for beginning users who want to master the key features of Adobe's powerful vector drawing software. Using clear, step-by-step lessons, each chapter contains a project that builds upon the reader's growing knowledge of the software, while review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key concepts and skills. Adobe Illustrator CS3 is jam-packed with new features and enhancements, including Live Color, a new environment that enables users to explore, apply, and save custom color configurations; improved integration with Adobe Flash CS3, which ensures that your vector illustrations import effortlessly to Flash with their anchor point positions, layers, and paths intact; a new Eraser tool, which lets users quickly modify objects or create entirely new shapes; a new Crop Area tool, which lets users set up a workspace so that it's automatically primed for the type of media that will display their design, whether it's print, Web, video, or film; new document profiles, newly improved drawing tools and controls, and much more. Whether you're brand-new to Adobe Illustrator or are looking for a project-based tutorial to familiarize yourself with Illustrator CS3's new features, this book provides you with the key techniques and tips you need to get the most out of this software. Educational instructor notes-created to help teachers plan, organize, and time their lessons-are available for this book (and for other Classroom in a Book titles) at www.peachpit.com/instructorresources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321492005
Publisher: Adobe Press
Publication date: 05/08/2007
Series: Classroom in a Book Series
Edition description: Book and CD-ROM
Pages: 458
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Getting Started What’s New in Adobe Illustrator CS3
A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator CS3
1. Getting to Know the Work Area
2. Selecting and Aligning
3. Creating shapes
4. Transforming Objects
5. Drawing with the Pen tool
6. Color and Painting
7. Working with type
8. Working with Layers
9. Blending Shapes and Colors
10. Working with Brushes
11. Applying Effects
12. Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
13. Working with Symbols
14. Combining Illustrator CS3 Graphics with the Creative Suite
15. Printing Artwork and Producing Color Separations

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Adobe Illustrator CS3 Classroom in a Book 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
lordolunch More than 1 year ago
Adobe Illustrator CS3 Classroom in a Book is probably the most useful tool a student or beginner could ever hope to have. It is very well organized. Each chapter is a new lesson that becomes interactive once you put in the CD that comes with it containing all lesson files. The projects range from simply learning all of the tools that Illustator has to offer, to working in 3-D. It covers all the basics and few more advanced functions, everything a beginner needs. What about a more professional person? Don't even eye it. Chances are, you already know everything in this book. I know that I mostly came out of it with nothing new (I just kind of collect books about these sorts of things). All in all, if you are a beginner this book will very merrily lead you on your way. For a professional, look elsewhere.
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