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Book description

Master the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator and watch your designs come to life. With Deke McClelland's unique and effective learning system, you get step-by-step tutorials, hours of DVD-video demonstrations, and lots of hands-on projects to help you improve your knowledge and hone your skills.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. Preface
    1. How One-on-One Works
      1. Read, Watch, Do
      2. One-on-One Requirements
      3. One-on-One Installation and Setup
      4. Reassigning the Mac OS X Shortcuts
      5. Structure and Organization
      6. The Scope of This Book
  3. Lesson 1
    1. Starting a Document
      1. What Is Illustrator?
      2. Illustration versus Image
      3. Opening an Illustration
      4. Organizing Your Artwork
      5. Setting Up a New Document
      6. Changing the Document Setup and Modifying Artboards
      7. Introducing Guides, Smart Guides, and Layers
      8. Creating Custom Workspaces
      9. Saving Your Artwork
  4. Lesson 2
    1. Lines, Shapes, and Color
      1. Endpoints and Closed Paths
      2. Drawing Lines, Arcs, and Spirals
      3. Splitting, Joining, and Aligning
      4. Drawing Primitive Shapes
      5. Combining Simple Shapes into Complex Ones
      6. Coloring Your Artwork
      7. Filling, Stroking, and Stacking
  5. Lesson 3
    1. Using the Pen Tool
      1. What Makes the Straight Line Bend
      2. Establishing a Bitmapped Tracing Template
      3. Making Free-Form Polygons and Spline Curves
      4. Drawing Fluid Bézier Curves
      5. Cutting, Separating, and Closing Paths
  6. Lesson 4
    1. Creating and Formatting Text
      1. The Mechanics of Type
      2. Placing, Entering, and Editing Text
      3. Applying Formatting and Effects
      4. Editing Area Type
      5. Placing Type on a Path
      6. Advanced Formatting, OpenType Fonts, and Special Characters
  7. Lesson 5
    1. Transform and Reshape
      1. The Fine Art of Reshaping
      2. Moving and Cloning Path Elements
      3. Offsetting Paths to Simulate Depth
      4. Working with the Scale Tool
      5. Rotate, Reflect, and Series Duplication
      6. Transforming with Respect to Independent Origins
      7. Scaling Partially Selected Paths
  8. Lesson 6
    1. Pathfinder Operations
      1. Compound Paths versus Compound Shapes
      2. Meet the Pathfinder Panel
      3. Adding and Subtracting Shapes
      4. Using the Divide Operation
      5. Crop, Exclude, and Intersect
  9. Lesson 7
    1. Blends, Masks, and Gradient Mesh
      1. Designing Custom Gradients
      2. Blending Between Paths
      3. Editing and Masking a Blend
      4. Creating Specialty Blends
      5. Making the Most of Clipping Masks
      6. Creating and Editing a Gradient Mesh
  10. Lesson 8
    1. Working with Transparency
      1. Yeah, But Will It Print?
      2. Opacity and Knockout Group
      3. Working with Opacity Masks
      4. Applying Blend Modes
      5. Cropping Entire Layers
  11. Lesson 9
    1. Brushes and Symbols
      1. Dynamic Brushstrokes
      2. Symbols and Instances
      3. Enhancing Line Art with Art Brushes
      4. Expressing Text as an Art Brush
      5. Replicating, Updating, and Replacing Symbols
      6. Using the Symbolism Tools
  12. Lesson 10
    1. The Amazing World of Dynamic Effects
      1. The Best (and Worst) Effects
      2. Applying and Editing Graphic Styles
      3. Exploiting the Transform Effect
      4. Building Up a Complex Transformation Series
      5. Creating 3D Text and Graphics
  13. Lesson 11
    1. Live Trace, Paint, and Color
      1. Similar Names, Different Features
      2. Creating a Black-and-White Trace
      3. Tracing Full-Color Artwork
      4. Filling and Stroking Path Intersections Dynamically
      5. Recoloring Artwork with Live Color
  14. Lesson 12
    1. Printing and Exporting
      1. General Printing Considerations
      2. Printing Artwork to a Local Printer
      3. Exporting Artwork for the Web
      4. Web Optimizing a Low-Color Graphic
      5. Exporting a Layered Photoshop Image
  15. Index
    1. Symbols
    2. A
    3. B
    4. C
    5. D
    6. E
    7. F
    8. G
    9. H
    10. I
    11. J
    12. K
    13. L
    14. M
    15. N
    16. O
    17. P
    18. Q
    19. R
    20. S
    21. T
    22. U
    23. V
    24. W
    25. X
    26. Z