Exploring Adobe Illustrator CS6 available in Paperback
Packed with vivid illustrations and practical applications, EXPLORING ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS6 delivers a design-driven exploration of the foundation features of the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CS6. Step-by-step tutorials derived from the kind of projects that a graphic designer might typically encounter and profiles of designers and their work in Illustrator are two of the hallmarks of this proven and popular text.The book examines the tools and features of Adobe Illustrator's newest release and shows how to create vector graphics and drawings for both print and the Web with fundamental design elements in mind. Rich pedagogy includes an Exploring On Your Own sidebar that encourages practice beyond the projects and tutorials in the book, and hundreds of new illustrations integrated throughout drives home key design concepts while demonstrating exceptional digital illustration. The Data Files used to complete the projects found in the book are now available online. For access information please refer to the directions available in the preface of the book.
About the Author
Toni Toland is an accomplished designer, artist, writer, and educator whose teaching expertise focuses on digital prepress and interactive design. A full-time faculty member in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University since 1981, she has also served in such administrative roles as chair of the Department of Visual Communication, director of the School of Art + Design, and program coordinator for Advertising Design. She has taught and developed curriculum for campus-based and online classes on print and interactive design at Syracuse and Westwood College Online. In addition, her career includes creative positions with design studios, advertising agencies, and TOWN & COUNTRY magazine. She earned design awards from ADVERTISING AGE and the Society for Publication Designers, among others. She is the author of BEST PRACTICE, THE PROS ON ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR and BEST PRACTICE, THE PROS ON ADOBE PHOTOSHOP, and she has served as technical editor for several others. She holds both BFA and MFA degrees in design. In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, sailing, and cooking.
Annesa Hartman is a lead content developer for Kaplan University, where she manages a team of instructional designers in developing engaging online learning experiences for Kaplan faculty. A freelance graphic designer, she also has taught computer graphic courses for more than 16 years. She is the author of four other Cengage titles, including INTERACTIVE MEDIA DESIGN and DEVELOPMENT WITH ADOBE CS6. She holds a Masters in Teaching with Internet Technologies, focusing her attention on instructional design for online technologies, and web and graphic design concepts and programs. When she is not playing with pixels, she is directing, choreographing, or performing in local musical theater, teaching yoga, or working in her garden.
Table of Contents
1. A Discovery Tour. 2. The Lay of the Land. 3. Survival Techniques. 4. Drawing Lines and Shapes. 5. Using Color. 6. Value and Texture. 7. Working with Type. 8. Object Composition. 9. Spatial Illusions. 10. Technically Speaking. 11.Print Publishing. 12. Web Publishing. Index.