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Adobe Illustrator CS2 : how-tos : 100 essential techniques

Author: David Karlins; Bruce K Hopkins; Adobe Systems.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Peachpit, ©2006.
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Presents a focused survey of 100 most essential things anyone needs to know to use Illustrator CS2. This book contains easy-to-understand explanations of the techniques, tools, and tricks needed to  Read more...


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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Karlins; Bruce K Hopkins; Adobe Systems.
ISBN: 0321335406 9780321335401
OCLC Number: 71665718
Description: 1 online resource (261 pages) : illustrations
Contents: CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED Creating a New Document Choosing Color Mode Defining the ArtboardCreating Documents from Templates Defining Preferences Controlling the Workspace Defining Guides Moving GuidesViewing Grids Setting Guide and Grid Units Snapping to GridsSaving Files Saving Custom ViewsPrinting FilesCHAPTER 2: CONTROLLING THE WORKSPACE Using the Control Palette Finding Tools Locating Tools Defining Tool Options Tearing off ToolsApplying Path and Fill Colors Defining Focused Color Choosing SwatchesRelying on Smart GuidesCHAPTER 3: DRAWING LINES AND SHAPES Drawing Lines Drawing Ovals and circles Drawing Spirals Rectangles and squares Polygons and stars Drawing Grids and Polar GridsCHAPTER 4: DRAWING AND EDITING CURVES Drawing with the Pencil tool Drawing with the Pen tool Closing paths Creating a Smooth CurveAdjusting Anchors Moving anchors Editing control pointsCHAPTER 5: COMBINING AND SPLITTING PATHS Combining Paths Dividing Paths Using Clipping MasksCHAPTER 6: DRAWING WITH BRUSHES Drawing with Brushes Creating Calligraphic Brushes Creating Art Brushes Creating Scatter Brushes Creating Pattern Brushes Pressure-Sensitive Drawing with a TabletCHAPTER 7: SELECTING PATHS Selecting Paths and Groups Selecting Anchors Selecting Type Selecting Similar ObjectsCHAPTER 8: EDITING SHAPES Editing with the Bounding Box Duplicating Scaling Rotating Rotating on a Pivot Point Rotating PathsSkewing Distorting with Envelopes Cutting Knife tool Pathfinder DivideCHAPTER 9: CREATING AND APPLYING FILLS Creating and Using Fills Saving Fill Palettes Moving and Scaling FillsUsing Color Swatch Palettes Grabbing Colors with the Eyedropper Defining Gradients Editing Strokes Choosing Stroke TypesStacking Strokes in the Appearance Palette Stacking Fills in the Appearance PaletteCHAPTER 10: WORKING WITH LAYERS Organizing Projects into Layers Finding Objects in Layers Using Layers as Masks Building and Sequencing LayersCHAPTER 11: WORKING WITH IMPORTED RASTER IMAGES Placing Raster Images Embedding vs. LinkingEditing Rasters Editing Linked ImagesUsing Live Trace Choosing Presets Expanding to Live Paint RegionsCHAPTER 12: COLORING WITH LIVE PAINT Creating Live Paint Regions Regions vs. Groups Converting Back to Regular PathsColoring Live Paint Fills Setting Gaps Editing Live Paint StrokesCHAPTER 12: CREATING AND FORMATTING TYPE Creating Regular Type Creating Area Type Defining Font and Size Kerning and Tracking Scaling Type Rotating Characters Applying Type Attributes Bold, Italic, Color UnderlineType and Paragraph Styles Using OpenType Glyphs Outlining TypeCHAPTER 13: FORMATTING BLOCKS OF TYPE Formatting Paragraphs Tabs and Indenting Line SpacingUsing Paragraph Styles Linking Type Boxes Flowing Type Around Objects Placing Type on Paths Using Vertical TypeCHAPTER 14: ALIGNING AND ARRANGING OBJECTS Aligning Objects Horizontal and Vertical Spacing OptionsSnapping to Grids Using Rulers Setting Ruler Options Aligning Zero PointManaging Stacking CHAPTER 15: USING TRANSPARENCY AND BLENDS Applying Transparency Using Transparency ModesStep and Smooth Blends Step Blend Alignment Blends Between AnchorsAdjusting Blends Adjusting Spacing Realigning and Replacing SpinesCHAPTER 16: CLIPPING AND MASKING Using Clipping Masks Edit a Mask Release a MaskMasking with Type Applying Opacity Masks Defining a Crop AreaCHAPTER 17: APPLYING FILTERS AND EFFECTS Applying Filters Filters vs. EffectsApplying Effects Managing Effects in the Appearance Palette3D Extrusion Effects 3D Rotation and Revolve Effects Mapping Symbols onto 3D Effects Using Raster Effects Warping with Liquify Tools Using Graphic StylesCHAPTER 18: MANAGING ILLUSTRATION WORKFLOW Using Symbols and Actions Constraining File Size with Symbols Saving Time with ActionsSharing Files Embedding Fonts Downward Compatible FilesExporting Vector Files PDF EPSManaging File Size Saving as Rasters TIFF JPEG GIF and PNG / Assigning Web TransparencyExporting to Flash Generating AnimationExporting to HTML Pages Slicing Objects to Generate HTML Tables Defining Links
Other Titles: Illustrator CS2
Responsibility: David Karlins, Bruce K. Hopkins.


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