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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

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 Artboard* Creating Documents from Templates * Defining Preferences * Controlling the Workspace * Defining Guides * Moving Guides* Viewing Grids * Setting Guide and Grid Units * Snapping to Grids* Saving Files * Saving Custom Views* Printing FilesCHAPTER 2: CONTROLLING THE WORKSPACE * Using the Control Palette * Finding Tools * Locating Tools * Defining Tool Options * Tearing off Tools* Applying Path and Fill Colors * Defining Focused Color * Choosing Swatches* Relying 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 Curve* Adjusting 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 Paths* Skewing * Distorting with Envelopes * Cutting * Knife tool * Pathfinder DivideCHAPTER 9: CREATING AND APPLYING FILLS * Creating and Using Fills * Saving Fill Palettes * Moving and Scaling Fills* Using Color Swatch Palettes * Grabbing Colors with the Eyedropper * Defining Gradients * Editing Strokes * Choosing Stroke Types* Stacking 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. Linking* Editing Rasters * Editing Linked Images* Using 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 Paths* Coloring 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 * Underline* Type and Paragraph Styles * Using OpenType Glyphs * Outlining TypeCHAPTER 13: FORMATTING BLOCKS OF TYPE * Formatting Paragraphs * Tabs and Indenting * Line Spacing* Using 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 Options* Snapping to Grids * Using Rulers * Setting Ruler Options * Aligning Zero Point* Managing Stacking CHAPTER 15: USING TRANSPARENCY AND BLENDS * Applying Transparency * Using Transparency Modes* Step and Smooth Blends * Step Blend Alignment * Blends Between Anchors* Adjusting Blends * Adjusting Spacing * Realigning and Replacing SpinesCHAPTER 16: CLIPPING AND MASKING * Using Clipping Masks * Edit a Mask * Release a Mask* Masking with Type * Applying Opacity Masks * Defining a Crop AreaCHAPTER 17: APPLYING FILTERS AND EFFECTS * Applying Filters * Filters vs. Effects* Applying Effects * Managing Effects in the Appearance Palette*3D 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 Actions* Sharing Files * Embedding Fonts * Downward Compatible Files* Exporting Vector Files * PDF * EPS* Managing File Size * Saving as Rasters * TIFF * JPEG * GIF and PNG / Assigning Web Transparency* Exporting to Flash * Generating Animation* Exporting 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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