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Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium How-Tos: Working with Illustrator
By Scott Citron, Patrick E. Murphy
Feb 16, 2011
Whatever task you throw at Illustrator, or whatever your particular artwork needs are, there are a multitude of features that help you explore creatively, work efficiently, and publish reliably.
Adobe Illustrator Master Class: An Interview with Sharon Milne
By Sharon Milne, Peachpit Press
Jan 8, 2013
Peachpit interviews Sharon Milne, author of Adobe Master Class: Illustrator Inspiring artwork and tutorials by established and emerging artists, about her book, what binds Illustrator artists together, and why vector illustration is so important.
Adobe Illustrator Master Class: Rian Saputra
By Sharon Milne
Jan 29, 2013
This excerpt from Adobe Master Class: Illustrator Inspiring artwork and tutorials by established and emerging artists profiles artist Rian Saputra.
Adobe Illustrator: New Ways to Draw
By Brian Wood
Jun 8, 2015
Recent Adobe Illustrator updates have focused on core tools, resulting in a lot of love for the drawing tools. Web developer Brian Wood, author of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Classroom in a Book, explores the latest drawing features, including updates to the Pen and Pencil tools, the new Curvature tool, and improvements in how users select and edit paths.
Adobe® Illustrator® CS5 Classroom in a Book: Editing the Perspective Grid
By Adobe Creative Team
Apr 14, 2010
This excerpt from Adobe® Illustrator® CS5 Classroom in a Book shows you how to edit the Perspective Grid.
Applying Selection Techniques in Adobe Illustrator CS4
By Adobe Creative Team
Oct 22, 2008
Learn how to apply Illustrator selection techniques in this excerpt from Adobe Illustrator CS4 Classroom in a Book.
Author Talk: Sharon Steuer on the Best New Features of Adobe Illustrator CS6 (Podcast Transcript)
By Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, Sharon Steuer
Oct 18, 2012
Publisher Nancy Ruenzel chats with author Sharon Steuer about the most exciting features of the new Illustrator CS6 software. Sharon also discusses the process of revising the newly released Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book, now in its twelfth edition.
Brush Basics in Illustrator 8
Mar 1, 1999
Peachpit art
Brush Strokes: Making Natural Pen and Ink Drawings
Mar 1, 1999
Peachpit art
Cartoon Illustration in Adobe Illustrator
By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova
Mar 28, 2003
See all the steps freelance illustrator Nick Diggory uses to create an illustration for a 2002 calendar using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Create a PDF Portfolio Using Adobe Illustrator
By xtine burrough
Oct 18, 2010
Adobe Illustrator’s multiple Artboards feature saves some students and professionals the time it takes to learn a new software program. In this article, a multi-page PDF portfolio—an essential document for students and professionals alike—is created in Illustrator. If you’ve never used InDesign, but you need to make a multi-page document, author xtine burrough explains how this process is just what you need.
Creating Basic Lines and Shapes in Illustrator CS
By Luanne Seymour Cohen
Aug 27, 2004
This sample chapter from the book Adobe Illustrator CS Creative Studio by Luanne Cohen explains how to create paths with Illustrator's line and shape tools. It also contains invaluable charts for working with each of the tools' features.
Creating Flash Animations in Adobe Illustrator CS5
By Brian Wood
Nov 9, 2010
Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book, demonstrates a handy technique for animating Illustrator artwork or creating simple animations without the help of Flash.
Creating Transitions with Blends in Adobe Illustrator CS4
By DEBORAH DELL
Oct 9, 2008
Computers can be real timesavers. For example, instead of having to draw all the in-between objects to morph one shape into another, you can make Illustrator do the work. Mordy Golding shows off some of the fun and useful transitioning capabilities that Illustrator offers with its blending features.
Creating Vector Art with Adobe Shape and Adobe Illustrator
By Brian Wood
Feb 26, 2015
With the release of Adobe Shape, capturing inspiration in the form of vector art just got easier. Adobe Shape traces images you capture from different sources and the resulting vector artwork can be shared with others or brought to Illustrator and edited. In this article, web developer Brian Wood looks at how Adobe Shape works and follows an Adobe Shape to Illustrator workflow.
Creating Web Content in Adobe Illustrator CS5
By Brian Wood
Aug 30, 2010
Brian Wood, author of Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book, presents best practices and handy tips for using Illustrator to create and save artwork for your website. Follow his advice to create better-looking and faster-loading art that adds value to your site.
Creative Drawing in Adobe Illustrator CS4
By DEBORAH DELL
Jan 6, 2009
Mordy Golding discusses the use of color, composition, texture, and feel, including how to use the Live Paint feature in Illustrator CS4.
Designing Type and Layout in Adobe Illustrator
By Sharon Steuer
Jun 23, 2014
This chapter from The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book for CS6 and CC focuses on tips and tricks related to working with the type tools, as well as design and layout.
Editing and Combining Shapes and Paths in Adobe Illustrator CC (2015 release)
By Brian Wood
Jan 14, 2016
In this lesson from Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release), you'll take basic shapes and paths and learn how to both edit and combine them to create new artwork.
Editing Paths in Adobe Illustrator CS4
By David Karlins
Dec 30, 2008
David Karlins shows you how to use selection and editing techniques in Adobe Illustrator CS4, including selecting paths and path segments, grouping paths, and aligning anchors.

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