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Shading with the Adobe Illustrator CS5 Mesh Object
By Brian Wood
Oct 19, 2010
Simple lines can convey straightforward ideas, but subtlety often requires shading. Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book, demonstrates using mesh objects to add gradients to curves. Brian shares his best tips for saving steps and preventing headaches as you work with mesh objects.
Sharon Steuer and Mordy Golding Talk about Adobe Illustrator CS5
By Sharon Steuer, DEBORAH DELL
Sep 21, 2010
Sharon Steuer (author of The Adobe Illustrator CS5 WOW! Book) and Mordy Golding (author of Real World Adobe Illustrator CS5) ask each other some burning questions.
Sketching on the Go: Fluid Freehand Sketching with Adobe Illustrator Draw (2016)
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
Feb 10, 2016
Artists are always thinking about their work. If you have the kinds of portable tools suggested by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis, author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition, you can jump from inspiration to sketch in an instant, with all the possibilities of your Adobe drawing tools readily at hand.
Taking Advantage of Layer Strategies in Adobe Illustrator CS5
By Brian Wood
Oct 12, 2010
Whether you want to create multiple versions of a single object or you're building incredibly complex artwork, layers can be very helpful for controlling and keeping track of your Illustrator art objects and documents. Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book, demonstrates strategies for making layers really useful.
Taming the Vector Monster
By Von R. Glitschka
Mar 31, 2011
Vector basic training is all about taking your drawn design and helping you build it with precision in vector form using the methods and process covered in Vector Basic Training. This step-by-step tutorial will walk you through a real-world creative project that utilizes the systematic methodology and build methods covered in the book in order to create a monster illustration.
The Building Blocks of UI Design with Adobe Illustrator
By Rick Moore
Aug 23, 2012
This chapter takes a look at the basic features that Illustrator provides for the building blocks of UI design.
The Color Thief: Stealing Colors Using Illustrator CS3's LiveTrace
By Mike McHugh
Jun 8, 2007
Adobe Ambassador Mike McHugh wants you to get excited about color. In this colorful article, he shows you how to create swatches in Adobe's Creative Suite 3 using Adobe Illustrator's new LiveColor tool.
The Illustrator Interface
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
Jul 30, 2004
Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas introduce Illustrator's tools, menus, palettes, and measurement systems.
The Non-Designer's Illustrator Book: Drawing with Shape and Line Tools
By Robin Williams, John Tollett
Dec 1, 2011
If you feel that you’re drawing-challenged, follow the tasks in this chapter and then play with the tools in Illustrator. You’ll discover that you’re able to create all sorts of amazingly creative and useful images.
The Power of the Creative Cloud and Illustrator CC (2015)
By Brian Wood
Jun 22, 2015
With the power of Adobe Illustrator the Adobe Creative Cloud, Libraries, and mobile apps, Adobe has created a seamless creative workflow where you can access your content anywhere. Brian Wood, web developer and author of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Classroom in a Book, will show you how to take advantage of the Creative Cloud capabilities with Adobe Illustrator.
Tips for Drawing with Brushes in Illustrator CS2
By Bruce K. Hopkins, David Karlins
Aug 25, 2006
The heart of Illustrator is the ability to define vector paths, usually using the Pen or Pencil tool. The paths can have an infinite variety of fills, stroke properties, and other effects. Among these effects is an amazing variety of brushlike stroke attributes. In this chapter, you'll learn how to draw with brushes; create calligraphic, art, and scatter brushes, and more.
Tool Time: Creating in Illustrator CS2
By Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski
Nov 22, 2006
You can never have enough tools. Dave Cross and Matt Kloskowski share their most killer tips on how to use Illustrator's tools to, in their words, "create stuff."
Tool Time: Creating in Illustrator CS2
Jul 24, 2006
Top 10 New Features in Adobe Illustrator CC 17.1 (January 2014)
By Brian Wood
Feb 5, 2014
Brian Wood loves the handy new (and often long-awaited) features in Illustrator Creative Cloud (CC). In this article he shows you what they are and how to use them.
Top 10 New Features in Adobe Illustrator CS5
By Brian Wood
Aug 25, 2010
Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book, loves the handy new (and often long-awaited) features in Illustrator CS5. He highlights 10 of his favorites for users who want to know whether CS5 fulfills its promises.
Top 10 Reasons Why Illustrator CC Is Great for Web Design
By Brian Wood
Jun 29, 2015
With the proliferation of different devices that visitors can use on a site, designing for the Web has become ever more complicated. Why not take advantage of your old friend Adobe Illustrator to design a new site, or to freshen an existing one? Brian Wood, web developer and author of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Classroom in a Book, presents some compelling arguments for sticking with this well-known product, including some features you might never have explored.
Transforming Artwork in Adobe Illustrator CC
By Brian Wood
Nov 24, 2014
In this excerpt from Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), you’ll create content and use it in a ticket for a sporting event. You'll learn how to add, edit, rename, reorder and navigate artboards, work with rulers and guides, move, scale, and rotate objects, reflect, shear, and distort objects, position objects with precision, position and align content with Smart Guides, use the Free Transform tool to distort an object, and create a PDF.
UI Design with Adobe Illustrator CS6, Part 1: Flipping Wireframes
By Rick Moore
Aug 27, 2012
Adobe Illustrator makes it easy to create wireframes and then seamlessly flip them to final art. Rick Moore, author of UI Design with Adobe Illustrator, demonstrates how to use Illustrator's symbols, graphic and character styles, and the Find Font tool to turn a sample user interface wireframe into a presentation-ready design.
UI Design with Adobe Illustrator CS6, Part 2: Creating Vector Icons
By Rick Moore
Sep 3, 2012
Wish you had an efficient way to create custom icons in multiple sizes for use on your websites and in your applications? Adobe Illustrator CS6 grants you the power, as demonstrated by Rick Moore, author of UI Design with Adobe Illustrator.
UI Design with Adobe Illustrator CS6, Part 3: Visualizing Interactions with Animation
By Rick Moore
Sep 10, 2012
Rick Moore, author of UI Design with Adobe Illustrator, takes us on a whirlwind run through creating animations to test interactions in Illustrator. Hold onto your hat!

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