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Title:
Adobe Illustrator 10 : the complete reference
Author:
Eddy, Sandra E.
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill/Osborne, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xxxii, 879 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780072193626
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Book

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This volume covers a wide range of topics, from vector drawing essentials to exporting to the Web. The book includes a colour insert featuring examples of Illustrator artwork.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xxvii
Introductionp. xxix
Part I Presenting Illustrator
1 Getting Acquainted with Illustratorp. 3
Starting Illustratorp. 4
Starting a New Documentp. 4
Viewing the Illustrator Workspacep. 5
Exiting Illustratorp. 37
2 Getting Started with Illustratorp. 39
What Is Illustrator?p. 40
Vector Graphics Versus Raster Graphicsp. 40
Introducing Illustrator Color Modelsp. 41
Creating Simple Shapesp. 43
Managing Illustrator Filesp. 58
Getting Helpp. 61
3 Editing 101p. 67
Viewing, Zooming, and Movingp. 68
Selecting Objectsp. 75
Hiding and Showing Objectsp. 87
Locking and Unlocking Objectsp. 88
Aligning and Distributing Objectsp. 88
Arranging Objects and Groupsp. 93
4 Building Graphsp. 95
Learning about Types of Illustrator Graphs and Toolsp. 96
Planning a Graphp. 100
Viewing the Graph Data Dialog Boxp. 101
Creating a Graphp. 103
Looking at an Illustrator Graphp. 105
Modifying a Graphp. 107
Importing a Spreadsheetp. 114
Using Illustrator Objects in Your Graphsp. 116
Part II Illustrator Essentials
5 Setting Up Your Workspacep. 123
Setting Grid Optionsp. 124
Using Guides to Set Up Your Artp. 128
Introducing Smart Guidesp. 133
Setting Up the Artboardp. 136
Measuring Objectsp. 142
6 Using Paths and Pointsp. 147
What Are Paths and Points?p. 148
Editing Pathsp. 148
Drawing with the Pencil Toolp. 150
Smoothing a Pathp. 155
Drawing with the Pen Toolp. 156
Modifying Paths and Pointsp. 170
Editing Paths with the Pathfinder Palettep. 184
7 Illustrator Color Basicsp. 193
What Are the Fill and Stroke?p. 194
Setting Fill and Stroke from the Toolboxp. 194
Working with Swatchesp. 200
Mixing Colorsp. 218
Using the Color Pickerp. 223
8 Customizing Strokes and Fillsp. 227
Customizing Strokesp. 228
Customizing Fills with Patternsp. 236
Using the Eyedropper and the Paint Bucket Toolsp. 248
9 All About Gradients and Gradient Meshesp. 251
What Is a Gradient?p. 252
Exploring the Gradient Palettep. 252
Using Gradient Swatchesp. 253
Using the Gradient Toolp. 258
Using Mesh Objectsp. 262
Modifying a Mesh Objectp. 266
10 Transforming Objectsp. 271
Exploring the Transform Palettep. 273
Moving Objectsp. 274
Scaling Objectsp. 279
Rotating Objectsp. 284
Reflecting Objectsp. 286
Shearing Objectsp. 290
11 Adding Type to Your Artp. 295
What Are Fonts and Point Size?p. 296
Studying the Type Toolsp. 301
Specifying a Type Areap. 303
Opening "Foreign" Type in Illustratorp. 315
Fine-Tuning Wordsp. 315
Splitting Objects into Rows and Columnsp. 322
Exercising Your "Typing" Skillsp. 325
12 Editing Typep. 327
Finding and Replacing Typep. 328
Finding and Replacing Fontsp. 331
Selecting Typep. 334
Modifying Character Attributesp. 337
Using the Eyedropper and Paint Bucket on Typep. 351
Tabbing Typep. 353
Linking Blocks of Typep. 359
Modifying Paragraph Attributesp. 361
Using Hyphenationp. 367
Converting Type to a Graphical Objectp. 369
13 Painting Objectsp. 373
Learning About the Paintbrush and the Brushes Palettep. 374
Brushing a Path Using Another Toolp. 378
Using the Paintbrush Toolp. 378
Modifying Brushed Pathsp. 381
Setting Up a New Brushp. 382
Manipulating Brushesp. 393
Using Brushes Librariesp. 396
14 Working with Layersp. 399
Exploring the Layers Palettep. 400
Creating Layers and Sublayersp. 404
Adding an Object to a Layerp. 407
Changing the Look of the Layers Palettep. 408
Manipulating Layers and Their Contentsp. 409
Using Template Layersp. 427
Tracing Artworkp. 428
Using Clipping Masksp. 430
Part III Illustrator FX
15 Enhancing Art with Transparencyp. 435
Exploring the Transparency Palettep. 436
Setting Transparencyp. 438
Using the Transparency Gridp. 440
Using Blending Modesp. 443
Using Knockout Groupsp. 448
Using Opacity Masksp. 451
16 Using Filters and Effectsp. 455
Modifying Shapes with Toolbox Toolsp. 456
Introducing Filtersp. 463
Introducing Effectsp. 465
Applying Filters and Effectsp. 465
Using Color Filtersp. 468
Applying the Object Mosaic Filterp. 471
Distoring Vector Objectsp. 472
Disotring Raster Objectsp. 481
Using Pen & Ink Filtersp. 484
Stylizing Objectsp. 491
Warping Objectsp. 501
Applying Artistic Filtersp. 502
Working with Brush Strokesp. 511
Sketching Objectsp. 515
Applying Texture to Objectsp. 523
17 Creating and Playing Actionsp. 529
What Are Actions and Action Sets?p. 530
Exploring the Actions Palettep. 530
Playing Actionsp. 534
Playing an Action at a Certain Speedp. 535
Creating Actionsp. 535
Organizing Actionsp. 544
18 Appearances, Styles, Blends, Symbols, and Envelopesp. 553
Using Appearance Attributesp. 554
Using Stylesp. 566
Blending Objectsp. 576
Using Symbolsp. 584
Using Envelopesp. 601
Part IV Outside Illustrator
19 Optimizing and Saving Illustrator Images for the Webp. 611
What Can Illustrator Do for Web Graphics?p. 612
Touring the Save for Web Dialog Boxp. 616
Exploring the Color Table Palettep. 632
Exploring the Image Size Palettep. 639
Exploring the Layers Palettep. 640
Optimizing Web Graphicsp. 641
20 Illustrator's Web Graphics Featuresp. 647
Working with Raster Graphics in Illustratorp. 648
Using Image Mapsp. 649
Using Slicesp. 655
Creating Animations with Illustrator Layersp. 671
Getting Ready to Export SWF Filesp. 674
Preparing an Illustrator Document for SVGp. 678
Exploring the Variables Palettep. 688
21 Illustrator and Other Applicationsp. 693
Acquiring Documents and Objectsp. 694
Working with Linksp. 700
Saving and Exporting Illustrator Documentsp. 710
22 Illustrator Outputp. 725
Learning about Printing Processes and Termsp. 726
Printing on an Office or Home Printerp. 726
Printing with a Commercial Printerp. 739
Printing Artwork and Color Separationsp. 747
Overriding Printer Settingsp. 750
Exploring the Document Info Palettep. 753
Part V Appendixes
A Installing Illustratorp. 759
Installing on a Windows PCp. 760
Installing on a Macintoshp. 761
B Setting Illustrator Preferencesp. 763
Setting Illustrator Preferences in the Preferences Dialog Boxp. 764
Specifying Adobe Online Preferencesp. 770
Creating a Startup Filep. 771
C Online Resourcesp. 773
Resources at Adobep. 774
Directories of Linksp. 775
Tutorials and Tipsp. 775
Design Hints and Helpp. 776
Galleriesp. 776
Online Newsletters, Magazines, and Newsp. 777
Forumsp. 777
Plug-ins and Extensionsp. 778
Fonts and PostScriptp. 778
Bezier Curvesp. 779
SWF and SVGp. 779
Glossaries and Termsp. 780
Miscellaneous Resourcesp. 780
D The Adobe Certified Expert Progamp. 783
Adobe's Certified Expert Programp. 784
How Do I Get Certified?p. 785
E How the Color Insert Images Were Createdp. 787
Mouse Maze: Planning Your Web Advertising Strategyp. 788
A Shot of Grace: Healing for a Sick Childp. 788
Litesout: When the Company IT Plan Failsp. 788
Deco Titanicp. 788
Lady of Grace--Roses and Womanp. 789
Logos: Wildcats, Free Bird, and Peaceful Living--TPp. 789
Corporate Logos: dMedia and GildedIvyp. 790
Dancing Feetp. 790
Rosep. 791
Visions of Beautyp. 792
Giant Panda Mother and Cubp. 792
Silver Dragonp. 793
F Illustrator Shortcut Keysp. 797
Defining Shortcut Keysp. 798
Shortcut Keys by Features and Toolsp. 800
Glossaryp. 829
Indexp. 853