Adobe Illustrator CS5 Revealed

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Cengage Learning, Jul 27, 2010 - Computers - 640 pages
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ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS5 REVEALED offers comprehensive coverage in all areas of Adobe Illustrator. Beginning with fundamental concepts and progressing to in-depth exploration of the software's full set of features, these step-by-step lessons offer a guided tour of all the program's great features, including an illustrated tutorial on how to draw with the Pen tool that you won't find in any other book. This new edition features extensive coverage of important and exciting new features, including the debut of the Perspective Grid, the Bristle Brush, two new Drawing Modes, the brand-new Shape Builder tool, and the gorgeous Beautiful Strokes.
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Read this Before You Begin
Getting to Know Illustrator
Creating Text and Gradients
Drawing and Composing an Illustration
Transforming and Distorting Objects
Working with Layers
Working with Patterns and Brushes
Working with Distortions Gradient Meshes Envelopes and Blends
Creating 3D Objects
Preparing a Document for Prepress and Printing
Drawing with Symbols
Preparing Graphics for the Web
Certification Grid
Data Files List

Recoloring Artwork and Working with Transparency Effects and Graphic Styles
Creating and Designing Graphs
Art Credits

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About the author (2010)

Chris Botello began his career as print production manager for Premiere magazine, designed movie posters for Miramax Films and served as the art director for Microsoft's launch of He is the author of Revealed Series books on Advanced Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign and is the co-author of YouTube for Dummies. Chris commutes between Los Angeles, where he works as a designer and retoucher on movie campaigns, and Marion, MA, where he teaches computer graphics at Tabor Academy. Chris uses his own books---including this one---as the text for his classes.

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