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Title:
Sams teach yourself Adobe Illustrator 9 in 24 hours
Author:
Golding, Mordy.
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : Sams, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xv, 460 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780672319389
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This tutorial uses a conversational approach to teach the basics of Illustrator 9. It covers both the Macintosh and Windows platforms, and includes the interface, tools, palettes, setting preferences, and drawing objects.


Author Notes

Mordy Golding is the Director of Art Production for a New York advertising agency. He is both an Adobe-certified instructor and certified technical trainer. In his spare time he is also a consultant, writer, graphic designer, production artist and network manager. With a strong technical background, Mordy has been designing on computers since 1990, and has been a featured panelist at Macworld.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part I Getting Startedp. 5
Hour 1 Getting to Know Illustratorp. 7
Raster Versus Vectorp. 8
Raster Imagesp. 8
Vector Images: An Objective Approachp. 11
The Illustrator Workplacep. 11
The Illustrator Windowp. 12
The Toolboxp. 14
The Many Palettes of Illustratorp. 18
Views in Illustratorp. 22
Things That Make You Go Zoom!p. 23
Moving Around Your Pagep. 24
The Navigator Palettep. 25
Custom Viewsp. 26
New Windowp. 27
Context-Sensitive Menusp. 28
Hour 2 Customizing Illustratorp. 31
Creating a New Documentp. 32
Document Setupp. 32
Artboardp. 33
Printing and Exportp. 35
Transparencyp. 37
Setting Preferencesp. 38
General Preferencesp. 40
Type and Auto Tracingp. 42
Units and Undop. 45
Guides and Gridp. 46
Smart Guidesp. 47
Hyphenationp. 48
Plug-ins and Scratch Diskp. 48
Files and Clipboardp. 50
Working with Guides, Smart Guides, and Illustrator's Gridp. 51
Rulersp. 51
Illustrator's Gridp. 53
Snap To Gridp. 55
Creating an Illustrator Startup Filep. 55
Hour 3 Drawing Basic Objectsp. 59
Working with Rectanglesp. 59
Working with Ellipsesp. 63
Drawing Other Shapesp. 65
The Spiral Toolp. 70
Saving Your Workp. 74
Part II Getting the Basicsp. 77
Hour 4 Working with Selectionsp. 79
The Selection Toolsp. 80
The Selection Toolp. 80
The Direct Selection Toolp. 87
Grouping Objectsp. 91
The Group Selection Toolp. 95
The Lasso Toolp. 95
The Direct Select Lasso Toolp. 98
Working with Selectionsp. 99
Area Selectp. 99
Locking Objectsp. 100
Hiding Selectionsp. 101
Hiding Edgesp. 102
Arranging Itemsp. 102
Hour 5 Drawing Bezier Pathsp. 107
The Bezier Pathp. 107
The Pen Toolp. 109
The Anchor Pointsp. 109
Open and Closed Pathsp. 119
The Pencil Toolp. 120
Hour 6 Editing Bezier Pathsp. 125
Manipulating Existing Pointsp. 125
The Direct Selection Toolp. 126
The Add Anchor Point Toolp. 126
The Delete Anchor Point Toolp. 127
The Convert Anchor Point Toolp. 127
Editing Pathsp. 129
The Smooth Toolp. 129
The Simplify Commandp. 129
The Erase Toolp. 131
The Reshape Toolp. 131
The Scissors Toolp. 132
The Knife Toolp. 133
The Join and Average Commandsp. 134
Part III Getting Colorfulp. 139
Hour 7 Coloring Objectsp. 141
Fill and Strokep. 141
The Color Palettep. 143
Selecting a Colorp. 145
Color Modelsp. 145
Custom Colorsp. 147
The Swatches Palettep. 148
Viewing the Swatches Palettep. 150
The Transparency Palettep. 151
Opacity and Blending Modesp. 152
Transparency Optionsp. 153
The Eyedropper Toolp. 153
The Paint Bucket Toolp. 154
Hour 8 Fills and Strokesp. 157
Solid Color Fillsp. 158
Gradientsp. 158
The Gradient Palettep. 158
Using the Gradient Toolp. 160
The Gradient Mesh Toolp. 161
Patternsp. 166
Defining a Patternp. 166
Using the Expand Commandp. 167
Strokesp. 169
The Stroke Palettep. 169
Offset Path and Outline Pathp. 171
Hour 9 The Paintbrush Toolp. 177
The Brushes Palettep. 178
Drawing with the Paintbrush Toolp. 179
The Calligraphic Brushp. 180
The Scatter Brushp. 183
The Art Brushp. 185
The Pattern Brushp. 187
Part IV Getting Powerfulp. 197
Hour 10 Object Stylesp. 199
Anatomy of a Stylep. 199
The Appearance Palettep. 200
The Styles Palettep. 204
Creating Complex Object Stylesp. 205
Working with Appearancesp. 212
Editing a Stylep. 213
Expanding an Appearancep. 214
Hour 11 Working with Layersp. 217
The Layers Palettep. 218
Editing Layersp. 219
Layer Optionsp. 224
Layer Colorsp. 225
Arranging Layers and Sublayersp. 226
Moving or Copying Items Between Layers and Sublayersp. 226
Locking and Hiding Layersp. 227
Merging Layers and Sublayersp. 228
Extra Room Anyone?p. 228
Applying an Appearance to Layersp. 233
Layer Clipping Masksp. 236
Hour 12 Compound Paths and Masksp. 239
Compound Pathsp. 240
It's All in the Directionp. 242
Masksp. 243
Layer Clipping Masksp. 246
Opacity Masksp. 247
Hour 13 Transformationsp. 253
The Transformation Toolsp. 253
Moving Objectsp. 254
Rotate, Scale, Reflect, and Shearp. 256
The Free Transform Toolp. 261
Transform Eachp. 263
Makin' Copies!p. 265
Do It Again!p. 266
The Transform Palettep. 267
The Align Palettep. 268
The Pathfinder Palettep. 269
Unite, Intersect, Exclude, Minus Front, Minus Backp. 269
Divide, Trim, Merge, Crop, Outlinep. 271
Hard and Softp. 273
The Blend Toolp. 276
Part V Getting Stylizedp. 283
Hour 14 Adding Textp. 285
Using the Type Toolp. 285
Point Textp. 286
Creating Area Textp. 287
Linking Text Blocksp. 288
Setting Up Rows and Columnsp. 289
Placing Type on a Pathp. 292
Vertical Textp. 294
Hour 15 Advanced Typographyp. 297
The Character Palettep. 298
Fontp. 298
Sizep. 299
Leadingp. 299
Kerning and Trackingp. 300
Horizontal and Vertical Scalep. 301
Baseline Shiftp. 301
The Paragraph Palettep. 302
Justificationp. 303
Indentsp. 304
Word and Letter Spacingp. 304
The Tab Palettep. 305
The MM Design Palettep. 305
Converting Text to Outlinesp. 306
Change Casep. 309
Find Font and Find/Changep. 310
Smart Punctuationp. 311
Check Spellingp. 311
Hour 16 Live Effectsp. 315
Convert to Shapep. 315
Distort and Transform Filtersp. 318
Free Distortp. 319
Punk and Bloatp. 320
Roughenp. 320
Scribble and Tweakp. 322
Transformp. 322
Twirlp. 322
Zig Zagp. 323
Pathp. 324
Pathfinderp. 324
Rasterizep. 324
Stylize Effectsp. 324
Add Arrowheadsp. 325
Drop Shadowp. 326
Featherp. 327
Inner Glow and Outer Glowp. 328
Round Cornersp. 329
Photoshop-Compatible Effectsp. 329
Live Effects and the Appearance Palettep. 330
Hour 17 Working with Raster Imagesp. 333
A Pixel for Your Thoughtsp. 334
Placing an Imagep. 334
The Rasterize Commandp. 335
Opening an Imagep. 337
Linked and Embedded Imagesp. 338
The Links Palettep. 339
File Formatsp. 342
Using Raster Art in Illustratorp. 342
Colorize 1-Bit TIFFsp. 342
Use the Autotrace Toolp. 342
Use Photoshop-Compatible Filtersp. 343
Hour 18 Vector Filtersp. 347
The Filter Menup. 347
Colors Filtersp. 348
Adjust Colorsp. 349
Blending Objectsp. 350
Switching Between Color Modelsp. 350
Inverting Colorsp. 350
Overprint Blackp. 350
Saturatep. 351
Create Filtersp. 351
Object Mosaicp. 351
Trim Marksp. 355
Pen and Inkp. 355
The Photo Crosshatch Filterp. 358
Hour 19 Charts and Graphsp. 363
Creating a Graphp. 364
Importing Graph Datap. 366
Editing Graph Datap. 367
Graph Optionsp. 367
Graph Designp. 370
Ungrouping Your Graphp. 373
Part VI Getting the Most Out of Illustratorp. 377
Hour 20 Saving/Exporting Filesp. 379
Saving in Illustrator Formatsp. 379
Native Illustratorp. 380
Illustrator EPSp. 381
Acrobat PDFp. 382
Exporting to Other File Formatsp. 383
TIFFp. 384
Photoshop 5p. 385
GIF89a, JPEG, PNG, Flash, and SVGp. 385
PCXp. 385
BMPp. 385
Amiga IFF, Targa, and Pixarp. 386
AutoCADp. 386
Metafilep. 386
Hour 21 Working Smart in Illustratorp. 389
Using Actionsp. 390
User-Customizable Keyboard Shortcutsp. 391
Saving Your Documentsp. 392
Using Intelligent Filenamesp. 392
Working with Selectionsp. 393
Hiding and Lockingp. 393
Keeping Your Documents Cleanp. 394
Cleaning Up Individual Pathsp. 394
Scanning and Tracing Artp. 394
Preparing a File for Outputp. 396
Including Typefaces and Linked Imagesp. 396
Outlining Pathsp. 397
Blends and the Pen and Ink Filterp. 397
Using Third-Party Plug-insp. 397
HotDoor CADtoolsp. 397
MAPublisherp. 398
Plug-ins by Rick Johnson (Graffix)p. 398
FILTERiT3 (Mac OS only)p. 398
Vertigo 3D Wordsp. 398
ILLOM Toolbox 1 (Mac OS only)p. 399
Hour 22 Printingp. 401
Printing Filesp. 402
Document Setup/Page Setupp. 402
Tiling with the Page Toolp. 403
Color Separationsp. 403
Specifying Colors to Be Separatedp. 406
Positioning the Platep. 407
Setting Cropmarksp. 407
Troubleshootingp. 408
Hour 23 Web Graphicsp. 413
Designing for the Webp. 413
Color on the Webp. 414
Dithered Colorsp. 415
Using the Web Palettep. 415
Assigning URLs to Objectsp. 417
Web File Formatsp. 418
The GIF89a Formatp. 419
The JPEG Formatp. 419
The PNG Formatp. 419
Saving Images for the Webp. 420
Setting GIF Format Optionsp. 422
Setting JPEG Format Optionsp. 422
Setting PNG Format Optionsp. 423
Making Animationsp. 423
Creating a Flash Animationp. 425
Hour 24 Cross-Platform Issuesp. 429
Naming and Saving Filesp. 430
Patterns and Gradientsp. 430
Drag and Dropp. 430
Font Issuesp. 431
Compatibilityp. 431

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