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Real World Adobe Illustrator CS3 is the definitive reference to Adobe's industry-standard vector graphics software. With an easy, engaging style, author Mordy Golding takes readers through all of the features of the program, explaining not only how to use the multitude of features but also why and when to use them. This edition has been thoroughly updated for Illustrator CS3, including insightful techniques on using the new Live Color environment and its tools, a new Isolation mode for working on complex artwork, and new tools for drawing, erasing, modifying, and cropping graphic. New integration features with Flash CS3 are also covered in depth; for example, readers learn how symbols can be defined as movie clips for use in Flash. Now that Illustrator and Flash are both part of several bundled offerings of the Creative Suite, this coverage is a key part of the entire uninterrupted workflow from initial concept to final execution.
Along with tips, sidebars, and expert commentary, there are also numerous illustrations and screen shots included to offer readers the most complete coverage on this extraordinary application. Designers from all fields--illustrators, animators, package designers, graphic designers, web designers, and more--will find Real World Adobe Illustrator CS3 their one-stop guide to creating powerful designs in Illustrator
Chapter 1: The Illustrator Environment
Chapter 2: Vectors 101
Chapter 3: Objects, Groups, and Layers
Chapter 4: Advanced Vectors
Chapter 5: Brushes, Symbols, and Masks
Chapter 6: Working with Color
Chapter 7: Typography
Chapter 8: 3D and Other Live Effects
Chapter 9: Mixing It Up: Working with Vectors and Pixels
Chapter 10: Graphs, Distortion, and Blends
Chapter 11: Web and Mobile Design
Chapter 12: Prepress and Printing
Chapter 13: Saving and Exporting Files
Appendix A: Automation with Illustrator
Appendix B: Moving from FreeHand to Illustrator
Appendix C: Application Preferences