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Illustrator CS for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

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Illustrator CS for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

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  • NEW - Updated for Illustrator CS new features—3D extrusion, enhanced type capabilities such as Open Type, expanded print options that include graphics flattening.
  • Task-based information is broken down into concise, one and two-page tasks.
  • Step-by-Step with numbered, easy-to-follow instructions.
  • Visual Reference—Plenty of screen shots illustrate the step-by-step instructions.
  • Quick Reference Tabs—Tabs on each page identify the task.
  • Shaded sidebars and tips.
  • Industry-leading authors.


  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-321-19955-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-19955-3

Ready to use Illustrator CS' new Scribble Effect to lend a loose, hand-drawn look to your artwork? Eager to take advantage of its more than 200 professionally designed templates to jump-start your own projects? If so--or if you simply need to get up to speed on every aspect of Illustrator CS now--you need this guide! As the standard Illustrator text in many design schools, this popular task-based guide has taught a generation of users how to make the most out of Adobe's graphics powerhouse. Now it's back--revised and updated--to teach the next. Using simple step-by-step instructions, loads of screen shots, and an array of time-saving tips and tricks, this volume represents the quickest route to Illustrator cs proficiency. Clearly marked locators to new and improved features (such as enhanced type capabilities, powerful 3D graphics tools, enhanced PDF support, and more), a 24-page color section, and highly readable text create a winning combination for every level of Illustrator user.

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The Illustrator Interface

Table of Contents

 1: Illustrator Interface.

 2: How Illustrator Works.

 3: Startup.

 4: Views.

 5: Objects Basics.

 6: Select/Copy.

 7: Transform.

 8: Reshape.

 9: Fill & Stroke.

10: Pen.

11: Layers.

12: Create Type.

13: Style & Edit Type.

14: Acquire.

15: Brushes.

16: Symbols.

17: Combine Paths.

18: Gradients.

19: Appearances/Styles.

20: Masks/Transparency.

21: Distort.

22: Effects and filters.

23: Precision Tools.

24: Actions.

25: Preferences.

26: Output/Export.

27: Web.

28: Separations.

Appendix A: Keyboard Shortcuts.


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