Illustrator CS3 Bible

Illustrator CS3 Bible

by Ted Alspach



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470126349
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/27/2007
Series: Bible Series , #418
Pages: 760
Product dimensions: 9.04(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.53(d)

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.

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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.


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