This handy resource teaches you how to generate professional graphics for multiple media, including print and Web. Master Illustrator's defining feature: creating and editing drawings by defining anchor points and the paths between them. Plus, the book features an art gallery displaying professional work to help illustrate the lessons and inspire you.
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Create illustrations, maps, logos, CD covers, animation objects, fine art, and more with help from this full-color guide. Illustrator expert David Karlins' clear, step-by-step instruction will help you quickly grasp--and easily master--the fundamental and advanced features of this vector graphics tool. You'll also learn the techniques professional artists apply to their work in a special "Behind the Scenes" section. Whether your goal is to create graphics for professional or personal use, you'll find what you need in How to Do Everything with Illustrator CS.
- Understand Illustrator's capabilities in drawing and design
- Gain total control over lines, curves, fills, and color effects
- Draw with objects, shapes, intersections, cutting, and many other techniques
- Add and alter type, edit colors, sizes, fonts, and more
- Use new, advanced tools for paragraph formatting
- Master fills and effects--even integrate bitmap images
- Work with layer, style, and action strategies
- Venture into 3-D effects, warps, and envelopes
- Manage Illustrator's many color palette options for Web and print
- Export to GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, PDF, and Flash files for Web use
David Karlins (Oakland, CA) is a FrontPage Microsoft Certified Professional who designs Web sites for clients using FrontPage. In addition to contracted hands-on classroom materials, Karlins is the author or co-author of five successful FrontPage books. Karlins teaches FrontPage classes at Silicon Valley companies including Hewlett Packard, and at schools like University of California, Berkeley Extension Division.
Product DetailsPaperback: 400 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition (November 11, 2003)