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Adobe Illustrator 9: Advanced Digital Illustration

Adobe Illustrator 9: Advanced Digital Illustration
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  • ISBN-13: 9780130908261
  • ISBN: 0130908266
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR

AUTHOR

Against the Clock, Inc. Staff

SUMMARY

Getting Started. Platform. Naming Conventions. Key Commands. The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations. Introduction. 1. Customizing the Illustrator Environment. Optimizing Screen Space. Manipulating Palettes. Document Settings. Document Setup. Printing & Export. Transparency. Preferences. General. Type & Auto Tracing. Units & Undo. Guides & Grid. Smart Guides. Hyphenation Options. Plug-ins & Scratch Disk. Files & Clipboard. Modifying the Adobe Illustrator Startup File. Available Default Settings. 2. Advanced Text Techniques. The Type Palettes. The Type Character Palette. The Paragraph Palette. Keyboard Shortcuts. More Typographic Controls. Change Case. Check Spelling. Find Font. Find/Change. Smart Punctuation. Rows & Columns. Importing and Exporting Text. Place. Open. Drag and Drop. Cut & Paste. Linked Text Blocks. How to Link Text Blocks. Isolating Linked Text Blocks. Exporting Text. Text Wrap. Creating Type on a Circle. Text Outlining Techniques. Adding an Embossed Effect to Type. 3. Illustrator as a Page Layout Tool. Why Use Illustrator for Page Layout? Page Tiling vs. the Artboard. Standard Page Sizes. Custom Artboard. Setting the Page Size with the Artboard. The Floating Page Method. Creating a Full-Page Layout. Page Design. Creating Page Layouts with Type and Graphics. Layout Details. Incorporating Images in Your Layouts. 4. Effects and Appearances. Appearances. The Appearance Palette. Targeting for Effect Application. Basic Effects. Convert to Shape. Free Distort. Punk & Bloat. Roughen. Scribble and Tweak. Transform Effect. Twirl. Zig Zag. Path. Pathfinder. Rasterize Considerations. Stylize. Add Arrowheads. Drop Shadow. Feather. Inner Glow. Outer Glow. Round Corners. Raster Effects. Artistic. Brush Strokes. 5. Creating Perspective Grids. Horizon and Vanishing Point. Designing Methods. Drawing Manual Grids. Scaling. Blending and Reflecting. Double Vanishing Points. 6. Advanced Selection Techniques. Edit Select Options. The Direct Selection Tool. Selected Groups of Objects. Selecting Nested Groups. The Lasso Tools. Lasso. Lasso Tool Marquee Path. The Direct Select Lasso Tool. Lasso Tool''s Marquee Path. The Layers Palette. Other Selecting Options. 7. Masking and Compounding Paths. Masking. Masking with the Layers Palette. Tips for Using Layer Palette Masking. Compounding Objects. Compounding Masked Objects. Masking Objects with Compounded Type. Troubleshooting Compounding Mishaps. Project Assignment #1. Review #1. 8. Working with Blends. Types of Blends. The Mechanics Involved. Blend Options. Spacing. Orientation. The Spine. Modifying the Spine. The Blend Tool. Where to Click on the Objects. Multiple Objects Allowed. 9. Working with Gradient Mesh. The Gradient Mesh. Anatomy of the Gradient Mesh. How to Create a Gradient Mesh. The Dialog Box Method. The Gradient Mesh Tool. How to Paint the Mesh. The Mesh Points. The Mesh Patch. Odd Shapes with Gradient Meshes. Remember the Rules. Applying Colors from Photos. Tips on the Eyedropper Method of Sampling Colors. 10. Advanced Brush Techniques. Brush Styles. Brushes Palette. Brush Strokes. The Paintbrush Tool. Applying Brushes to Drawn Paths. Resizing Brushes and Paths. Moving Anchor Points of the Path. Using the Scale Tool. Brush Options. Calligraphic Brush Options. Scatter Brush Options. Art Brush Options. Colorization. Pattern Brush Options. Creating a Custom Brush. How to Convert Paths into Brushes. Extracting Brushes for Modifications. Other Brush Libraries. 11. Transformation Techniques. Working with Transform Again. Dialog Box Transformations. Manual Transformations. The Scale Tool. The Origin Point. The Rotate Tool. The Reflect Tool. The Move Dialog Box. How to Find an Object''s Dimensions. The Shear Tool. Working with Transform Each. Transforming Objects Individually. Using Transform Again with Transform Each. 12. Working with Images. Importing Images. Linked Images. Rasterized Images. Color Models. Grayscale and Bitmap Images. RGB vs. CMYK. Gamut. Masks. Image Masks. Transparency. Opacity Masks. Blending Modes. Blending Calculations. Filters. Filter Dialog Boxes. Applying Filters. Adding a Bounding Box. Raster Filters. Color Filters. 13. Preparing Graphics for the Web. Color Models. Web-safe Colors. Naming Conventions for Web Safe RGB. File Formats for the Web. Raster Images. Animation. Optimization. Vector Graphics on the Web. Animation 101. Using Layers to Create Vector Animations. Release to Layers Command. Other Web Objects. Transparency and the Web Graphic. Helpful Features. Web Banners. Left-Column Web Piece. 14. Working with Graphs. Creating a Graph. Graph Type. Drawing the Graph. Inputting Data. Editing a Graph. Creating Custom Columns. Creating a Design. Applying the Custom Column. The Column Menu Option. 15. Designing with Patterns. Why Use Patterns? How Patterns Work. The Align Palette. The Transform Palette. Defining the Pattern. Creating Patterns with Random Objects. Filling the Gaps. Modifying Patterns. Patterns with Colored Backgrounds. Transforming Patterns. Project Assignment #2. Review #2. Projects. Project A: Grocery Ad. Project B: Perspective Landscape. Project C: Surfin'' Santa. Project D: Robot Waitress. Project E: Clock Girl. Project F: Heart Man. Index.Against the Clock, Inc. Staff is the author of 'Adobe Illustrator 9: Advanced Digital Illustration' with ISBN 9780130908261 and ISBN 0130908266.

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