Adobe Master Class: Illustrator Illuminated

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Peachpit Press, 2003 - Computers - 326 pages
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An over-the-shoulder look at how top graphic artists use Adobe Illustrator in their everyday work and creative designs. In-depth, detailed look at how real graphic artists use Illustrator to create their own work projects, such as maps, symbols, book illustrations, corporate reports, and more. Lush, gorgeous 4-color layout Deconstruction of designers' Illustrator projects allow readers to view the creative process at work. Adobe Master Class: Illustrator Illuminated is a collection of expert techniques and advice for Illustrator, Adobe's award-winning illustration and drawing software. It's a compendium of expert techniques and advice from leading artists and designers working on real projects with real deadlines. This book presents 10 case studies of how contemporary working artists use Illustrator to create logos, advertisements, corporate brochures, technical illustrations, and more. While there are many books available on Illustrator, this book stands out by focusing closely on each artist's single work, detailing the hows, whys, and artistic processes involved. Each chapter presents the work of a single illustrator, accompanied by detailed, step-by-step drawings and images of real assignments as they took shape. Includes illustration of all printed material and Web applications as well. Previously announced in 2/02 catalog. Barbara Obermeier is principal of Obermeier Design, a design studio in Ventura, California. She has contributed to over a dozen books on computer graphics as an author, designer and technical editor. Her most recent titles include Illustrator 10 for Dummies and Photoshop 7 for Dummies. Ted Padova is CEO and managing partner of The Image Source digital imaging centers in Ventura and Thousand Oaks, California. He has contributed to more than a dozen books on computer applications software, including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat. His most recent titles are the Adobe Acrobat 5 PDF Bible, Teach Yourself Visually Acrobat 5 and Creating Acrobat PDF Forms.

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It takes more than great software to make great artwork. It also requires a talented artist. In this book, you'll see how some of the world's most successful commercial artists use Adobe Illustrator, their personal style, and good business sense to create artwork that shows up in such high-profile places as murals for the Winter Olympics, children's books, UNICEF greeting cards, and the entire surface of the Microsoft Discovery Bus.

The interviews in this book take you inside the studios and the minds of 15 master artists. They talk about how to get work done, what inspires them, what they do when they're stuck, and the career path that led them to where they are today. Each artist also takes you step by step through a specific piece of art, passing along practical tips and techniques. Simply thumbing through the pages of this beautifully illustrated book is inspiring. Each artist has included a gallery full of his or her best work, which ranges widely, from maps, dishes, magazine illustrations, and T-shirts to animation and billboards.

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