Adobe Illustrator CS3

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Peachpit Press, 2007 - Computers - 458 pages
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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.


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User Review  - PghDragonMan - LibraryThing

Another well done self paced guide from Adobe. Illustrator is does not have the glamor people associate with PhotoShop, but it is the right choice for certain graphic design projects. The Adobe team ... Read full review

A MUST HAVE to fully use Adobe Illustrator CS3.

User Review  - msculligan - Borders

AI Classroom in a Book CS3 is what is used by the Art Institues and anyone from beginner to professional to learn to fully utilize AI CS3 software, the most up to date in design. It is written in an understandable format with much insight given to the process of design. It's a MUST HAVE! Read full review

Contents

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1
A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator
13
Creating Shapes
20
Getting to Know the Work Area
33
Selecting and Aligning
59
Getting started
77
Using the Pencil tool
86
Tips for drawing polygons spirals and stars
93
Working with overflow text and text reflow
202
Changing font color
208
Wrapping text around a graphic
214
Working with Layers
227
with your shoes
252
Blending Shapes and Colors
253
Working with Brushes
277
Applying Effects
313

Scaling objects
99
Distorting objects
105
Changing the perspective
112
Exploring on your own
118
Getting started
123
Transforming Objects
126
Color and Painting
153
Getting started
195
Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
341
Working with Symbols
361
Printing Artwork and Producing Color Separations
405
The RGB color model
409
Separating colors
423
Saving and printing files with transparency effects
436
Copyright

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The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real world knowledge of Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.

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