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Illustrator CS for dummies
Alspach, Ted.
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Publication Information:
Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Pub., [2004]

Physical Description:
xviii, 382 pages: illustrations; 24 cm.
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Includes index.
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T385 .A378 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Includes companion Web site with bonus chapters and more!

Here's how to make friends with the top graphics software for both Mac and Windows

So you thought Illustrator should really be called "Intimidator"? Not so! Let this book draw you a map through the jungle of pages, paths, pixels, and Pen tools, and before you know it, you'll have your creations in print, on the Web, or even on a PDA. Then, just smile mysteriously when folks say "Wow!"

The Dummies Way
* Explanations in plain English
* "Get in, get out" information
* Icons and other navigational aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Top ten lists
* A dash of humor and fun

Author Notes

Ted Alspach (San Jose, CA) is the author of more than 25 books on graphics and desktop publishing. Considered to be the leading authority on Adobe Illustrator use, history, and functionality, Ted has been a featured speaker at dozens of conferences and tradeshows, including Seybold Seminars, Macworld, and ThunderLizard Conferences. Ted is currently the Group Product Manager of Illustration Products at Adobe Systems, Inc. 

Table of Contents

Part I Driving People Crazy - Illustrator's Bum Rap
Chapter 1 Introducing the World of Illustrator
Chapter 2 Following the Righteous Path
Chapter 3 Doing Everyday Things with Illustrator
Part II Drawing and Coloring Your Artwork
Chapter 4 Shaping Up, Basically
Chapter 5 Getting Your Fill of Fills and Strokes
Chapter 6 Selecting and Editing Paths
Chapter 7 Wielding the Mighty Pen Tool
Chapter 8 Creating Straight and Curved Lines without the Pen Tool
Chapter 9 Creating Magnificent Brushstrokes
Chapter 10 Extreme Fills and Strokes
Chapter 11 Effectively Keeping Up Appearances, with Style(s)
Part III Taking Your Paths to Obedience School
Chapter 12 Pushing, Pulling, Poking, and Prodding Chapter 13: Organizing Efficiently
Part IV Practically Speaking: Type, Print, and Files
Chapter 14 Introducing Letters and Such (Type 101)
Chapter 15 Printing Your Masterpiece
Chapter 16 Putting Your Art on the Web
Chapter 17 Moving Files Into and Out of Illustrator
Part V The Part of Tens
Chapter 18 Ten Production-Enhancing Tips
Chapter 19 Ten (Or So) Ways to Customize Illustrator