Adobe insider Ted Alspach helps you unlock the power of CS3
The new CS3 version of Illustrator is light years beyond previous versions, and whether you're a novice or veteran designer, you'll want to get quickly up to speed on this powerful new tool. With clear explanations and plenty of examples, Adobe insider Ted Alspach reveals the secrets on how to best use Illustrator CS3 for Web graphics, integrate it with the rest of the Creative Suite, work in 3D—and above all, why it's such a radical step up from CS2. Tap the power of Illustrator CS3 for your projects with this in-depth guide from an industry expert.
- Use Live Color to get color options you never had before
- Integrate Illustrator CS3 seamlessly with Photoshop and Flash
- Quickly start new documents with preset profiles
- Work easily with transparency, fonts, styles, and effects
- Get more out of Illustrator with hundreds of tips and tricks
- Learn about scripting and Web graphics generation for online design
Customize the Illustrator workspace
Generate color sets with Live Color
Create graphics for the Web
About the Author
Ted Alspach is the author of more than 30 books on graphics and publishing, including Illustrator For Dummies and previous editions of the Illustrator Bible. Ted spent eight years at Adobe on the Illustrator and Creative Suite product management teams, enabling him to provide a unique perspective on getting the most out of Adobe Illustrator CS3.
Table of Contents
Part I: Illustrator Basics.
What’s New in Illustrator CS3?
Understanding Illustrator’s Desktop.
Working with Illustrator Documents.
Understanding Drawing and Painting Techniques.
Creating Objects, Graphs, and Symbols.
Learning How to Select and Edit.
Understanding Color, Gradients, and Mesh.
Part II: Putting Illustrator to Work.
Using Illustrator to Organize Objects.
Working with Type.
Using Creative Strokes and Fills with Patterns.
Applying Transformations and Distortions.
Using Path Blends, Compound Paths, and Masks.
Using Live Trace.
Using Live Paint.
Part III: Mastering Illustrator.
Working with Graphic Styles, Filters, and Effects.
Creating 3-D in Illustrator.
Customizing and Automating Illustrator.
Part IV: Getting Art Out of Illustrator.
Understanding PostScript and Printing.
Creating Web Graphics.
Appendix: Shortcuts in Illustrator CS3.