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Special edition using Adobe Illustrator 10
Bauer, Peter.
Personal Author:
Special edition.
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, [2002]

Physical Description:
xiv, 764 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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T385 .B385 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Written for the graphics professional who has at least some working knowledge of the software, this book covers various features including full Mac OS X coverage; new drawing capabilities including grids, lines, arcs, compound-shape enhancements, and Flare tool; and others. It contains all this information organized by feature.

Author Notes

Peter Bauer is the Help Desk Director for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and a computer graphics efficiency consultant and trainer. He serves as a beta tester, consultant, writer, and editor for various Illustrator-related software projects. Peter is a contributing writer for Mac Design and Photoshop User magazines.

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Library Journal Review

Virtual Classroom covers basic program features and techniques step by step, with helpful notes and shortcuts. Per the series, it also includes video lessons on a CD-ROM that show and expand on the techniques in the text. Adobe's official effort, Classroom in a Book starts with a quick tour of common functions and moves on to more detailed lessons on specific topics and techniques, such as creating web graphics and working with layers. The review questions and suggestions for further practice ending each chapter, as well as the CD's lesson art files, are useful self-study aids. QuickStart jumps right into the Illustrator interface, though it does so a bit messily at first. Other chapters, however, provide helpful illustrations and screen shots. This is better reference than self-study material readers can easily look up how to accomplish common tasks. Special Edition is more appropriate for intermediate to advanced users, spending extra time covering version 10's new features and advanced topics like dynamic data-driven graphics. Troubleshooting sections at the end of each chapter answer common questions. All of these titles are appropriate purchases for public libraries. Institutions owning version 9 guides should upgrade for coverage of 10's new features. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
I Overview of Adobe Illustrator 10
1 What's New in Illustrator 10p. 13
Illustrator for the Webp. 14
Envelope Distort, Warps, and Liquifyingp. 15
Illustrator's Other New Toolsp. 17
Compound Shapesp. 19
Mac OS X and Windows XPp. 20
Dynamic Data-Driven Graphicsp. 20
Integration with the Adobe Family of Productsp. 21
2 The Illustrator Interface and Setupp. 23
A Quick Tour of the Illustrator Workplacep. 24
Zoomingp. 27
View Optionsp. 28
Illustrator Terminology and Labelsp. 31
3 Working with Files in Illustratorp. 41
Determining File Format Requirementsp. 42
Illustrator's Commands to Save and Export Filesp. 44
Linking and Embeddingp. 53
Troubleshootingp. 55
II Basic Creation in Illustrator
4 Creating and Editing Pathsp. 59
Paths and Vector Artp. 60
How Anchor Points Shape Pathsp. 62
The Pen Toolsp. 67
Editing Pathsp. 70
More Path Creation Toolsp. 74
Additional Path-Related Toolsp. 77
Non-Object Paths in Illustratorp. 80
Illustrator's Auto Trace Toolp. 80
Troubleshootingp. 81
5 Shape, Drawing, and Graph Toolsp. 83
Illustrator's Object Creation Toolsp. 84
The Basic Object Creation Toolsp. 85
The Complex Object Creation Toolsp. 92
Selection Tools and Commandsp. 97
Illustrator's Select Menup. 102
Compound Shapes and the Pathfinder Palettep. 106
Graphs in Illustratorp. 110
Troubleshootingp. 116
6 Utilizing the Four Types of Brushesp. 119
Working with Brushesp. 120
Creating and Modifying Brushesp. 127
Troubleshootingp. 135
7 Type and Text in Illustratorp. 137
The Type Toolsp. 138
The Palettesp. 146
The Type Menup. 149
Text Containers, Outlines, and Attributesp. 154
Fonts and Font Embeddingp. 160
Typographic Terminologyp. 163
Troubleshootingp. 169
III Manipulating Objects in Illustrator
8 Transforming and Distorting Objectsp. 173
Transformations and Distortions in Illustratorp. 174
The Basics of Transformingp. 175
The Transformationsp. 180
Envelope Distortionsp. 194
Illustrator's Liquify Toolsp. 206
Troubleshootingp. 210
9 Working with Blendsp. 211
Creating Blendsp. 212
Examining the Blend Optionsp. 216
Adjusting Blend Pathsp. 226
Expanding a Blendp. 229
Troubleshootingp. 229
10 Illustrator's Layers, Sublayers, and Groupsp. 231
The Layers Palettep. 232
Illustrator's Layersp. 232
Working with Layersp. 237
Templatesp. 245
Targeting Layers, Groups, and Objectsp. 246
Release to Layersp. 249
Special Utilization of Layersp. 252
Troubleshootingp. 253
11 Output Optionsp. 255
Differences Between Page and Screenp. 256
The PDF Optionp. 262
Other Output Optionsp. 265
Troubleshootingp. 270
IV Enhancing Illustrator Objects
12 Understanding and Applying Colorp. 275
The Two Types of Colorp. 276
RGB Versus CMYK Versus Spot Colorsp. 278
The Other Color Modes: HSB and Grayscalep. 282
Reduced Palettesp. 284
Determining the Color Modep. 284
Using the Color Palettep. 286
Applying Colorp. 290
Using the Swatches Palettep. 291
Troubleshootingp. 297
13 Applying and Defining Patternsp. 299
General Rules Governing Patternsp. 300
Fill Patternsp. 303
Brush Patternsp. 306
Troubleshootingp. 321
14 Using the Appearance and Styles Palettesp. 323
Appearances and Stylesp. 324
The Appearance Palettep. 325
The Appearance Palette Menup. 329
Applying Appearances to Groups and Layersp. 331
The Styles Palettep. 333
Style Librariesp. 334
Troubleshootingp. 335
15 The Gradient and Gradient Mesh Toolsp. 337
Working with Gradientsp. 338
Gradient Meshesp. 343
Troubleshootingp. 352
V Getting the Most Out of Illustrator
16 Customizing Illustratorp. 357
Keyboard Shortcuts: Speed for Illustrator Power Usersp. 358
Setting Illustrator's Preferencesp. 360
Creating Illustrator Startup Filesp. 370
Troubleshootingp. 372
17 Using Masks to Show and Hidep. 373
Clipping Masksp. 374
Opacity Masksp. 378
Troubleshootingp. 384
VI Between Vector and Raster
18 Raster Images and Rasterized Objectsp. 389
The Difference Between Vector and Rasterp. 390
Rasterizing Objects in Illustratorp. 399
Troubleshootingp. 403
19 Exploiting Illustrator's Transparencyp. 405
Working with Transparency in Illustratorp. 406
The Blending Modesp. 414
Outputting Transparencyp. 424
Troubleshootingp. 427
20 Using Filters and Effectsp. 429
About Filters and Effectsp. 430
Illustrator's Filter and Effect Menusp. 433
The Top of the Menusp. 434
The Middle of the Menus--Vectorp. 435
The Bottom of the Menu--Rasterp. 446
Troubleshootingp. 466
VII Illustrator and the Web
21 Designing Web Sites and Webp. 469
Web Design with Illustratorp. 470
Preparing for Web Graphic Creationp. 475
Color on the Webp. 479
File Format Considerationsp. 480
Cascading Style Sheetsp. 482
Symbols and Symbolism for the Webp. 485
Slicingp. 494
Troubleshootingp. 496
22 Saving Images for the Webp. 497
Control Graphic Imagesp. 498
Color and the Webp. 499
File Size and the Webp. 500
Image Formats for the Webp. 501
Pixel Previewp. 506
Save for Web and Image Optimizingp. 509
The Color Tablep. 516
The Optimization Settingsp. 518
Types of Ditheringp. 521
Optimizing Slicesp. 525
The Save Optimized As Dialog Boxp. 527
Troubleshootingp. 530
23 Flash and SVG Supportp. 533
Animation on the Webp. 534
What Is Flash?p. 537
What Is SVG?p. 538
Preparing Vector-Based Animation for Flashp. 539
Exporting to SWFp. 552
Creating SVG Outputp. 554
Dynamic SVGp. 560
Saving as SVGp. 562
Save for Web with SWF and SVGp. 564
Troubleshootingp. 565
VIII Pre-Press and Four-Color Process Printing
24 Commercial Printing and Trapping Issuesp. 569
Terms and Conceptsp. 570
The Basics of Printingp. 575
Color Issuesp. 579
Preparing Artwork for Printp. 586
Service Bureaus, Print Brokers, and Printersp. 595
Trappingp. 596
Troubleshootingp. 601
25 Linking and Embedding Images and Fontsp. 603
Linking Raster Imagesp. 604
Embedding Raster and Vector Imagesp. 612
Embedding Text Files and Fontsp. 617
Troubleshootingp. 620
IX Illustrator Efficiency and Interoperability
26 Automation Through Actionsp. 625
Actions in Theory and Practicep. 626
Recording Custom Actionsp. 632
Troubleshootingp. 642
27 Dynamic Data-Driven Graphicsp. 645
Dynamic Data-Driven Graphics--Overviewp. 646
Templates, Variables, and Data Setsp. 648
Troubleshootingp. 654
28 Integrating Illustrator and Photoshopp. 655
Illustrator Versus Photoshopp. 656
Moving Artwork from Illustrator to Photoshopp. 660
Moving Artwork from Photoshop to Illustratorp. 668
Troubleshootingp. 671
X Appendixes
A Installing Illustratorp. 675
Illustrator's Easy Installation Processp. 676
The Custom Installation Procedure--Basic Filesp. 679
Macintosh Custom Installation--Additional Filesp. 681
Windows Custom Installation--Additional Filesp. 683
What Can Be Skipped?p. 684
What Can Be Deleted After Installation?p. 685
B Illustrator Assistance and Resourcesp. 687
Basic Troubleshooting Diagnosis and Repairp. 688
Where to Go for Helpp. 691
Tips for Searching and Askingp. 694
The Adobe Expert Centerp. 695
C Illustrator to Gop. 697
Taking Illustrator with Youp. 698
Preparing an Image for the Client's Computerp. 699
Separations and Proofingp. 700
Press Check Checklistp. 703
Web Animation Checklistp. 703
Indexp. 705