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Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CS6 choose Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator CS6 and how to create vector artwork for virtually any project and across multiple media: print, websites, interactive projects, and video.
In addition to learning the key elements of the Illustrator interface, this completely revised CS6 edition covers the new tracing engine with improved shape and color recognition, a new pattern toolset with on-artboard controls and one-click tiling, a completely overhauled performance engine and modernized user interface for working more efficiently and intuitively, and more.
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“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.
A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator CS6
Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Work Area
Chapter 2: Selecting and Algining
Chapter 3: Creating and Editing Shapes
Chapter 4: Transforming Objects
Chapter 5: Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools
Chapter 6: Color and Painting
Chapter 7: Working with Type
Chapter 8: Working with Layers
Chapter 9: Working with Perspective Drawing
Chapter 10: Blending Colors and Shapes
Chapter 11: Working with Brushes
Chapter 12: Applying Effects
Chapter 13: Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
Chapter 14: Working with Symbols
Chapte4 15: Combining Illustrator CS6 Graphics with Other Adobe Applications