Adobe Illustrator CS4 Classroom in a Book

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Peachpit Press, Apr 22, 2010 - Computers - 480 pages
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The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CS4

Adobe Illustrator CS4 Classroom in a Book contains 15 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning Illustrator and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

Learn how to create artwork for illustrations, logos, stationery, page layouts, posters, and integrate with Adobe Flash® movies, Adobe InDesign® layouts, and more!

“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” —Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

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Contents

GETTING STARTED
1
WHATS NEW IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS4
6
A QUICK TOUR OF ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS4
10
1 GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA
26
2 SELECTING AND ALIGNING
60
3 CREATING AND EDITING SHAPES
78
4 TRANSFORMING OBJECTS
108
5 DRAWING WITH THE PEN AND PENCIL TOOLS
132
8 WORKING WITH LAYERS
234
9 BLENDING SHAPES AND COLORS
258
10 WORKING WITH BRUSHES
284
11 APPLYING EFFECTS
320
12 APPLYING APPEARANCE ATTRIBUTES AND GRAPHIC STYLES
346
13 WORKING WITH SYMBOLS
368
14 COMBINING ILLUSTRATOR CS4 GRAPHICS WITH OTHER ADOBE APPLICATIONS
390
15 OUTPUT
418

6 COLOR AND PAINTING
164
7 WORKING WITH TYPE
202

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The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real world knowledge of Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.

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