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Adobe® Illustrator® CC Classroom in a Book®

Book Description

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support
of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book contains 15 lessons that cover the basics, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

Purchasing this book gives you access to the downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book, and to electronic book updates covering new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers. For access, go to www.peachpit.com/redeem and redeem the unique code provided inside this book.

“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-bystep instructions, and the project files for the students.”

Barbara Binder,
Adobe Certified Instructor
Rocky Mountain Training

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Where are the Lesson Files?
  4. Contents
  5. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing the program
    4. Fonts used in this book
    5. Accessing the Classroom in a Book files
    6. Restoring default preferences
    7. Additional resources
    8. Adobe certification
    9. Sync settings using Adobe Creative Cloud
  6. What’s New in Adobe Illustrator CC
  7. A Quick Tour of Adobe® Illustrator® CC
    1. Getting started
  8. 1. Getting to Know the Work Area
    1. Getting started
    2. Understanding the workspace
    3. Changing the view of artwork
    4. Navigating multiple artboards
    5. Arranging multiple documents
    6. Finding resources for using Illustrator
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  9. 2. Selecting and Aligning
    1. Getting started
    2. Selecting objects
    3. Aligning objects
    4. Working with groups
    5. Exploring object arrangement
    6. Hiding and locking objects
    7. Review Questions
    8. Review answers
  10. 3. Creating and Editing Shapes
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating a new document
    3. Working with basic shapes
    4. Combining and editing shapes
    5. Using Image Trace to create shapes
    6. Review Questions
    7. Review answers
  11. 4. Transforming Objects
    1. Getting started
    2. Working with artboards
    3. Transforming content
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  12. 5. Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools
    1. Getting started
    2. Exploring the Pen tool
    3. Creating the ice cream illustration
    4. Drawing with the Pencil tool
    5. Review Questions
    6. Review answers
  13. 6. Color and Painting
    1. Getting started
    2. Understanding color
    3. Working with color
    4. Painting with patterns
    5. Working with Live Paint
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  14. 7. Working with Type
    1. Getting started
    2. Working with type
    3. Formatting type
    4. Creating and applying text styles
    5. Warping text
    6. Working with type on a path
    7. Wrapping text around an object
    8. Creating text outlines
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  15. 8. Working with Layers
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating layers
    3. Selecting and moving objects and layers
    4. Locking layers
    5. Viewing layers
    6. Pasting layers
    7. Creating a clipping mask
    8. Merging layers
    9. Locating layers
    10. Applying appearance attributes to layers
    11. Isolating layers
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  16. 9. Working with Perspective Drawing
    1. Getting started
    2. Understanding the perspective grid
    3. Working with the perspective grid
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  17. 10. Blending Colors and Shapes
    1. Getting started
    2. Working with gradients
    3. Working with blended objects
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  18. 11. Working with Brushes
    1. Getting started
    2. Working with brushes
    3. Using Calligraphic brushes
    4. Using Art brushes
    5. Using Bristle brushes
    6. Using Pattern brushes
    7. Working with the Blob Brush tool
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  19. 12. Applying Effects
    1. Getting started
    2. Using live effects
    3. Applying Photoshop effects
    4. Working with 3D effects
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  20. 13. Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
    1. Getting started
    2. Using the Appearance panel
    3. Using graphic styles
    4. Saving content for the web
    5. Creating CSS code
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  21. 14. Working with Symbols
    1. Getting started
    2. Working with symbols
    3. Working with the Symbolism tools
    4. Storing and retrieving artwork in the Symbols panel
    5. Mapping a symbol to 3D artwork
    6. Working with symbols and Adobe Flash® integration
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  22. 15. Combining Illustrator CC Graphics with Other Adobe Applications
    1. Getting started
    2. Combining artwork
    3. Placing image files
    4. Masking an image
    5. Sampling colors in placed images
    6. Working with image links
    7. Replacing a linked image
    8. Packaging a file
    9. Exploring Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Muse™, Adobe Fireworks®, and Adobe Flash
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  23. Index
  24. Contributors
  25. Production Notes
    1. Images
    2. Typefaces used
    3. Team credits
  26. Lesson and Update Files