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Adobe Creative Suite 2 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques by George Penston

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Chapter Four. Working with Illustrator

I fondly remember my first chance to use Illustrator. Even in its initial version you could feel the fluid finesse of the Pen tool. The first couple of versions of Illustrator could easily be considered a PostScript editor with a graphic user interface, which was revolutionary nevertheless. But now in its twelfth version, Illustrator offers so many features and tools for creating and editing artwork, it’s hard to recognize it from its simple beginnings.

Although Photoshop may get much of the attention, the truth is that Illustrator is the application that started Adobe. It’s also the most mature application in the suite. With so many versions packed with features being released through the years, this powerhouse ...

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