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  • Copyright 2009
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-60558-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-60558-0

For years, Sharon Steuer and her international Wow! team have been reaching out to the world of professional illustrators to showcase the range and quality of work these artists are doing in Illustrator. In this revised edition of the best-selling and award-winning Illustrator Wow! Book, you’ll find tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from more than 100 of the world’s top Illustrator artists. Using Adobe Illustrator CS4, Sharon shows you how to integrate projects using multiple artboards, work transparency into gradients, and draw with the new Blob Brush tool. You’ll not only learn how to “think in Illustrator” with the Zen of Illustrator lessons, you’ll be guided in a wide range of techniques essential for mastering Adobe Illustrator. This edition is loaded with new artwork and lessons that cover:

  • Basic and advanced techniques with the new Multiple Artboards feature
  • Preparing Illustrator files for work in Photoshop
  • Working with the Gradient Annotator and transparency
  • Blob Brush tool artwork and integration with Live Paint
  • Blending modes and transparency
  • More masking with LiveType
  • Expressive brushwork and symbolism
  • Taking advantage of the improved Appearance panel
  • New lessons for creating glows and highlights
  • Updated Zen lessons
  • Colorizing photos
  • Demystifying Live Color
  • Creating photorealistic mesh

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Table of Contents

 1 Basics  
 2 Zen  
 3 Draw & Color  
 4 Beyond Basics  
 5 Brushes, Symbols  
 6 Layers, Appearances  
 7 Type  
 8 Blends, Gradients  
 9 Transparency  
 10 Live Color  
 11 Live Effects, Graphic Styles  
 12 Live 3D Effects  
 13 Adv Techniques  
 14 Web & Animation  
 15 Other programs



On the accompanying CD, go to:
Ch02-Zen > zen_lessons > zen_lessons_Layers_Scale_Rotate >

Open this file and note that step #4 is incorrect in the keyboard shortcut for Windows machines. It should read 'CTRL-F', and not 'CTRL-X', in order to correctly paste in front.

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