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Illustrator has long since grown from simple illustration tool to full-fledged graphics package. So don't waste time groping your way throughIllustrator 10's deep tool kit. Pick up Adobe Illustrator 10 Classroomin a Book, a thorough, self-paced guide to the key features of theprogram, developed by the staff at Adobe and packed full of professionaltechniques and tips.

Adobe Illustrator 10 Classroom in a Book delivers what no other bookcan promise: official training from Adobe, tested in the company's ownclassrooms and labs. This comprehensive workbook is structured as a seriesof lessons, with a companion CD containing all the necessary files. Eachchapter is a hands-on project, and each project builds on your growingknowledge of Illustrator. Review questions wrap up every lesson toreinforce the concepts you've just put into practice. With Adobe Illustrator 10 Classroom in a Book, you'll learn how to manipulate type, blend colors, apply special effects, and prepare your work forprinting and other output in record time.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Color Section
    1. Toolbox Overview
    2. Illustrator Tour
    3. Lesson 1
    4. Lesson 2
    5. Lesson 3
    6. Global and nonglobal color
    7. Lesson 4
    8. Lesson 5
    9. Colorization methods
    10. Lesson 6
    11. Lesson 7
    12. Lesson 8
    13. Smooth-color blends
    14. Modifying blends
    15. Lesson 9
    16. Multiply blending mode
    17. Lesson 10
    18. Lesson 11
    19. Creating gradient mesh objects
    20. Modifying a gradient mesh
    21. Changing the opacity of a gradient mesh
    22. Pathfinder Gallery
    23. Lesson 12
    24. Lesson 13
    25. Separating colors
    26. Overprint option
    27. RGB and CMYK color models
    28. Lesson 14
    29. Color filters
    30. Filters Gallery
    31. Lesson 15
    32. Dithering examples
  3. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing the program
    4. Installing the Classroom in a Book fonts
    5. Copying the Classroom in a Book files
    6. Restoring default preferences
    7. Additional resources
  4. A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating basic shapes
    3. Combining shapes
    4. Creating blends
    5. Editing your drawing
    6. Drawing straight lines
    7. Painting
    8. Scaling and rotating objects
    9. Using layers
    10. Creating an envelope from a preset warp shape
    11. Applying bitmap image filters
    12. Creating and using symbols
    13. Using the symbolism tools
    14. Adding type
  5. Getting to Know the Work Area
    1. Getting started
    2. Viewing artwork
    3. Using the Illustrator tools
    4. Changing the view of artwork
    5. Working with palettes
    6. Using context menus
    7. Calibrating your monitor
    8. Using online Help
    9. Using Adobe online services
    10. Review questions
  6. Creating Basic Shapes
    1. Getting started
    2. Setting up the document
    3. Using basic shape tools
    4. Drawing the pencil shape
    5. Drawing the piece of stationery
    6. Drawing with the rectangular grid tool
    7. Decorating the stationery border
    8. Tips for drawing polygons, spirals, and stars
    9. Painting the logo
    10. Copying and scaling shapes
    11. Review questions
  7. Painting
    1. Getting started
    2. Filling with color
    3. Stroking with color
    4. Building a custom palette
    5. Copying paint attributes
    6. Copying appearance attributes
    7. Saturating colors
    8. Painting with patterns and gradients
    9. Painting with a Pattern brush
    10. Review questions
  8. Drawing with the Pen Tool
    1. Getting started
    2. Drawing straight lines
    3. Drawing curves
    4. Editing curves
    5. Finishing the pear illustration
    6. Exploring on your own
    7. Review questions
  9. Working with Brushes
    1. Applying brushes to paths
    2. Getting started
    3. Using Art brushes
    4. Using Scatter brushes
    5. Changing the color attributes of brushes
    6. Using a fill color with brushes
    7. Using Calligraphic brushes
    8. Using Pattern brushes
    9. Painting with symbols
    10. Creating brushes
    11. Exploring on your own
    12. Review questions
  10. Transforming Objects
    1. Getting started
    2. Scaling objects
    3. Rotating objects
    4. Distorting objects
    5. Shearing objects
    6. Positioning objects precisely
    7. Reflecting objects
    8. Changing the perspective
    9. Using the free transform tool
    10. Working with symbols
    11. Making multiple transformations
    12. Modifying and redefining a symbol
    13. Exploring on your own
    14. Review questions
  11. Working with Type
    1. Getting started
    2. Adding type to a document
    3. Sampling type
    4. Changing the character size
    5. Reshaping text with an envelope
    6. Creating columns of type
    7. Changing character attributes of placed text
    8. Changing paragraph attributes
    9. Adjusting the text flow
    10. Wrapping type around a graphic
    11. Typing along a path
    12. Creating type outlines
    13. Creating type masks
    14. Saving your file for electronic distribution
    15. Review questions
  12. Blending Shapes and Colors
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating a gradient fill
    3. Adjusting the direction of the gradient blend
    4. Adding colors to a gradient
    5. Creating smooth-color blends
    6. Blending intermediate steps
    7. Modifying the blend
    8. Combining blends with gradients
    9. Exploring on your own
    10. Review questions
  13. Using Appearance Attributes, Styles, and Effects
    1. Getting started
    2. Using appearance attributes
    3. Using live effects
    4. Editing an effect
    5. Using styles
    6. Copying, applying, and removing styles and appearances
    7. Printing and saving files with transparency effects
    8. Exploring on your own
    9. Review questions
  14. Working with Layers
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating layers
    3. Moving objects and layers
    4. Locking layers
    5. Viewing layers
    6. Pasting layers
    7. Creating clipping masks
    8. Merging layers
    9. Applying appearance attributes to layers
    10. Exploring on your own
    11. Review questions
  15. Creating Airbrush Effects
    1. Getting started
    2. Setting Smart Guides preferences
    3. Painting with the mesh tool
    4. Specifying the number of mesh lines
    5. Applying colors to the mesh
    6. Highlighting a mesh object
    7. Editing mesh points
    8. Reflecting mesh objects
    9. Modifying mesh lines
    10. Warping a mesh
    11. Applying transparency to a mesh
    12. Review questions
  16. Drawing Cylinders and Boxes
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating a banner logo with an envelope
    3. Drawing three-dimensional objects
    4. Drawing cylinders
    5. Drawing boxes
    6. Review questions
  17. Printing Artwork and Producing Color Separations
    1. Printing: An overview
    2. About printing devices
    3. About color
    4. Getting started
    5. Color management
    6. Printing black-and-white proofs
    7. Soft-proofing colors
    8. Using the Document Info command
    9. Creating color separations
    10. Working with two-color illustrations
    11. Creating a trap
    12. Overprinting objects
    13. Review questions
  18. Combining Illustrator Graphics and Photoshop Images
    1. Combining artwork
    2. Vector versus bitmap graphics
    3. Getting started
    4. Placing an Adobe Photoshop file
    5. Duplicating a placed image
    6. Adjusting color in a placed image
    7. Masking an image
    8. Sampling colors in placed images
    9. Replacing a placed image
    10. Exporting a layered file to Photoshop
    11. Exploring on your own
    12. Review questions
  19. Creating a Web Publication
    1. About Web format and compression options
    2. Getting started
    3. Slicing artwork for Web pages
    4. Exporting flat-color artwork
    5. Exporting continuous-tone and gradient artwork
    6. Linking slices to URLs
    7. Saving your Web page as an HTML file with images
    8. Creating a Flash animation from symbols
    9. Exploring on your own with Adobe Photoshop
    10. Review questions
  20. Colophon
    1. Production Notes
    2. Photography Credits
    3. Adobe Typefaces Used
  21. Index