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  • Online Workshops

  • Online Adobe Certified Exam (ACE) Resources

  • More than 500 of the most essential Illustrator CC tasks

  • Need answers quickly? Adobe Illustrator CC on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format.  We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. 

    Inside the Book

  • Improve publishing and productivity with Adobe Creative Cloud and touch screens

  • Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge

  • Transform and reshape objects to create a new look

  • Use Live Paint to create, recolor, and modify images

  • Use Live Color to create color harmony in a design

  • Create complex shapes, patterns, and perspective objects

  • Transform and touch up text and apply styles to display artistic text

  • Apply appearances and graphic styles for a unique design

  • Package or export designs to use in other programs

  • Numbered Steps guide you through each task

    Did You Know alerts you to tips and techniques

    See Also points you to related information in the book

    Tasks are presented on one or two pages

    Illustrations with matching steps

    Bonus Online Content

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    Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. Contents
    6. Introduction
    7. 1. Getting Started with Illustrator CC
      1. Installing Illustrator
      2. Getting Started
      3. Viewing the Illustrator Window
      4. Showing and Hiding Panels
      5. Working with Panels
      6. Using the Tools and Control Panel
      7. Opening a Document
      8. Opening a Document with Adobe Bridge
      9. Inserting Images in a Document
      10. Using the Status Bar
      11. Working with Document Windows
      12. Checking for Updates Online
      13. Getting Help While You Work
      14. Saving a Document
      15. Finishing Up
    8. 2. Creating and Viewing a Document
      1. Creating a New Document
      2. Creating a New Document Using Presets
      3. Creating a New Document from a Template
      4. Setting Up a Document
      5. Using Multiple Artboards
      6. Working with Multiple Artboards
      7. Changing the Display View
      8. Changing the View with the Navigator Panel
      9. Customizing the Navigator Panel
      10. Changing the Screen Display Mode
      11. Changing the View with the Zoom Tool
      12. Viewing and Using Rulers
      13. Using the Guides
      14. Using Smart Guides
      15. Using the Grid
      16. Moving Around with the Hand Tool
      17. Using Crop Marks
      18. Working with the Info Panel
      19. Using Undo and Redo
      20. Creating and Selecting Workspaces
      21. Working on Touch Screens
    9. 3. Working with Objects
      1. Understanding Vector and Raster Graphics
      2. Understanding Paths
      3. Selecting a Drawing Mode
      4. Creating Pixel Aligned Objects
      5. Creating Rectangles and Ellipses
      6. Creating Polygons and Stars
      7. Creating Line Segments
      8. Creating Arcs and Spirals
      9. Creating Grids
      10. Using the Shape Builder Tool
      11. Creating Perspective Objects
      12. Working with Perspective Objects
      13. Customizing a Perspective Grid
      14. Understanding Selections
      15. Using the Selection Tool
      16. Using the Direct Selection Tool
      17. Using the Lasso Tool
      18. Using the Magic Wand Tool
      19. Selecting and Grouping Objects
      20. Selecting Similar Objects
      21. Saving and Editing Selections
      22. Moving Objects
      23. Duplicating Objects
      24. Aligning and Distributing Objects
      25. Transforming Objects
      26. Using the Free Transform Tool
      27. Rotating and Scaling Objects
      28. Reflecting and Shearing Objects
      29. Applying Multiple Transformations
      30. Reshaping Objects with Envelopes
      31. Using the Transform Panel
    10. 4. Working with Color
      1. Changing Color Settings
      2. Changing Color Profiles
      3. Working with Color Modes
      4. Changing Color Modes
      5. Applying Colors
      6. Working with the Color Panel
      7. Working with the Swatches Panel
      8. Creating Groups in the Swatches Panel
      9. Working with Swatch Libraries
      10. Adding Colors Using the Kuler Panel
      11. Replacing Colors
      12. Inverting Colors
      13. Using the Color Guide Panel
      14. Applying Color with the Color Guide Panel
      15. Editing Colors with Live Color
      16. Proofing Colors on the Screen
    11. 5. Applying Fills, Strokes, and Gradients
      1. Applying Fill and Stroke Colors
      2. Changing Stroke Attributes
      3. Changing Stroke Style
      4. Creating Variable Stroke Widths
      5. Using the Eyedropper Tool
      6. Creating Patterns for Fills
      7. Editing Patterns
      8. Using Patterns as Fills
      9. Blending Fill Colors
      10. Creating Blends Automatically
      11. Applying Blend Options
      12. Creating Blends with the Blend Tool
      13. Modifying Blend Objects
      14. Setting Transparency Options
      15. Controlling Transparency Effects
      16. Creating Transparency Masks
      17. Flattening Object Transparency
      18. Using the Transparency Grid
      19. Applying Gradients
      20. Using Gradients Libraries
      21. Creating Gradients
      22. Editing Gradients
      23. Using the Gradient Tool
      24. Creating a Gradient Mesh
    12. 6. Working with Points and Paths
      1. Drawing with the Pen Tools
      2. Setting Anchor Point Preferences
      3. Moving Points and Segments
      4. Converting Points
      5. Adding and Deleting Anchor Points
      6. Aligning and Joining Anchor Points
      7. Reshaping Paths
      8. Erasing to Reshape Paths
      9. Smoothing Paths
      10. Simplifying Paths
      11. Dividing Paths
      12. Splitting Paths
      13. Merging Paths
      14. Working with Shape Mode
      15. Working with Pathfinder
      16. Creating a Compound Path
      17. Creating a Clipping Set
      18. Editing a Clipping Set
    13. 7. Working with Layers
      1. Understanding the Layers Panel
      2. Setting Layers Panel Options
      3. Creating Layers
      4. Selecting Layers
      5. Deleting Layers
      6. Selecting Objects with Layers
      7. Arranging Layers and Objects
      8. Duplicating Layers and Objects
      9. Locking Layers and Objects
      10. Showing and Hiding Layers and Objects
      11. Merging Layers and Groups
      12. Moving Objects to a Layer
      13. Flattening Layers
      14. Locating Objects in the Layers Panel
      15. Creating a Template Layer
      16. Viewing Layers as Outlines
    14. 8. Working with Type
      1. Using Type Tools
      2. Creating Point Type
      3. Creating Point Type in a Text Box
      4. Creating Area Type
      5. Modifying Area Type
      6. Converting Point and Area Type
      7. Creating Path Type
      8. Modifying Type on a Path
      9. Importing Text
      10. Selecting Type
      11. Copying or Moving Type
      12. Working with Overflow Type
      13. Changing Fonts
      14. Finding and Changing Fonts
      15. Changing Font Size
      16. Leading Type
      17. Kerning Type
      18. Tracking Type
      19. Scaling Type
      20. Rotating Type
      21. Touching Up Type
      22. Formatting Type
      23. Anti-aliasing Type
      24. Aligning Paragraphs
      25. Indenting and Spacing Paragraphs
      26. Setting Tabs
      27. Working with Hyphenation
      28. Working with Different Languages
      29. Working with Type Styles
      30. Using Smart Punctuation
      31. Working with Glyphs
      32. Working with OpenType Fonts
      33. Working with Justification
      34. Wrapping Type Around an Object
      35. Creating Type Outlines
      36. Applying Color and Stroke to Type
    15. 9. Working with Graphics
      1. Opening Graphics
      2. Placing Graphics
      3. Placing Graphics from Adobe Bridge
      4. Linking or Embedding Graphics
      5. Change Linked or Embedded Graphics
      6. Managing Linked or Embedded Graphics
      7. Tracing Raster Graphics
      8. Adjusting Tracing Options
      9. Converting Tracing to Paths
      10. Applying Graphic Styles
      11. Creating Graphic Styles
      12. Editing Graphic Styles
      13. Applying Appearance Attributes
      14. Creating a Mosaic Graphic
    16. 10. Manipulating Artwork with Effects
      1. Applying Illustrator Effects
      2. Applying the Convert to Shape Effect
      3. Applying the Scribble Effect
      4. Applying the Inner or Outer Glow Effect
      5. Applying the Drop Shadow Effect
      6. Applying 3D Effects
      7. Applying Warp Effects
      8. Applying Distort & Transform Effects
      9. Changing Raster Effects Settings
      10. Working with the Effect Gallery
      11. Applying Multiple Effects
      12. Controlling Effects Using Selections
      13. Using Blur Effects
      14. Viewing Various Effects
    17. 11. Drawing and Painting
      1. Using the Pencil Tool
      2. Creating Live Paint Groups
      3. Setting Live Paint Bucket Tool Options
      4. Using the Live Paint Bucket Tool
      5. Using the Live Paint Selection Tool
      6. Modifying Live Paint Groups
      7. Selecting Gap Options
      8. Using the Brushes Panel
      9. Using the Paintbrush Tool
      10. Creating and Editing Scatter Brushes
      11. Creating and Editing Calligraphic Brushes
      12. Creating and Editing Art Brushes
      13. Creating and Editing Pattern Brushes
      14. Creating and Editing Bristle Brushes
      15. Working with Brushes
      16. Working with Liquify Tools
    18. 12. Using Symbols
      1. Using the Symbols Panel
      2. Using Symbol Libraries
      3. Working with Symbols
      4. Duplicating and Editing Symbols
      5. Breaking Symbol Links
      6. Using the Symbol Sprayer Tool
      7. Setting Symbolism Tools Options
      8. Using the Symbol Shifter Tool
      9. Using the Symbol Scruncher Tool
      10. Using the Symbol Sizer Tool
      11. Using the Symbol Spinner Tool
      12. Using the Symbol Stainer Tool
      13. Using the Symbol Screener Tool
      14. Using the Symbol Styler Tool
      15. Expanding Symbol Instances
      16. Using 9-Slice Scaling for Symbols
      17. Aligning Symbols to the Pixel Grid
      18. Setting the Symbol Registration Point
    19. 13. Automating the Way You Work
      1. Examining the Actions Panel
      2. Building a New Action
      3. Controlling the Playback of a Command
      4. Adding a Stop to an Action
      5. Inserting a Non-Recordable Command into an Action
      6. Adding a Command to an Action
      7. Deleting a Command from an Action
      8. Working with Batch File Processing
      9. Opening and Using Scripts
      10. Defining and Editing Data Variables
      11. Creating and Formatting a Data Graph
      12. Adding Graph Designs to a Graph
      13. Cleaning Up Unneeded Elements
    20. 14. Proofing and Printing Documents
      1. Using Spell Check
      2. Using Custom Dictionaries
      3. Finding and Replacing Text and Elements
      4. Finding and Changing Fonts
      5. Printing a Document
      6. Printing with Presets
      7. Setting General Print Options
      8. Setting Marks and Bleed Options
      9. Setting Graphics Options
      10. Previewing Color Separations
      11. Setting Output Options
      12. Setting Advanced Options
      13. Setting Color Management Options
      14. Checking for Print Problems
      15. Inserting File Information
      16. Using the Document Info Panel
    21. 15. Exporting a Document
      1. Packaging a Document
      2. Exporting a Document
      3. Understanding Export File Formats
      4. Exporting as a Bitmap
      5. Exporting as a TIFF
      6. Exporting as a PNG or JPEG
      7. Exporting to Photoshop
      8. Exporting as an AutoCAD
      9. Exporting as a Flash Movie
      10. Generating and Exporting CSS
      11. Saving as an Adobe PDF
      12. Saving as an EPS
      13. Saving as a SVG
      14. Saving a Document for Microsoft Office
      15. Saving as a Template
      16. Saving Time with Presets
    22. 16. Designing for the Web
      1. Saving for the Web
      2. Working with Save For Web Options
      3. Working with Web File Formats
      4. Optimizing a JPEG Document
      5. Optimizing a GIF Document
      6. Optimizing a PNG-8 Document
      7. Optimizing a PNG-24 Document
      8. Optimizing an Image to File Size
      9. Slicing Images the Easy Way
      10. Working with Slices
      11. Adding HTML Text or an URL Link to a Slice
      12. Arranging Slices
      13. Combining or Dividing Slices
      14. Saving Slices for the Web
      15. Saving Selected Slices
      16. Previewing in a Browser
      17. Sharing on Behance
    23. 17. Customizing the Way You Work
      1. Setting General Preferences
      2. Changing Sync Settings Preferences
      3. Changing Selection & Anchor Display Preferences
      4. Setting Type Preferences
      5. Changing Units Preferences
      6. Setting Slices Preferences
      7. Setting Hyphenation Preferences
      8. Selecting Plug-ins
      9. Selecting Scratch Disks
      10. Setting User Interface Preferences
      11. Setting File Handling & Clipboard Preferences
      12. Working with Appearance of Black Preferences
      13. Defining Keyboard Shortcuts
      14. Using Drawing Tablets or Screens
    24. 18. Working Together with Adobe Programs
      1. Exploring Adobe Programs
      2. Exploring Adobe Bridge
      3. Getting Started with Adobe Bridge
      4. Getting Photos from a Digital Camera
      5. Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera
      6. Modifying Images in Camera Raw
      7. Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge
      8. Setting Preferences in Adobe Bridge
      9. Applying Image Adjustments
      10. Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge
      11. Using Mini Bridge
      12. Scripting with Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit
      13. Working with Adobe Media Encoder
      14. Working with Adobe Extension Manager
      15. Using the Adobe Exchange Panel
      16. Accessing Adobe Creative Cloud
    25. New Features
    26. Adobe Certification
    27. Index
    28. Online Workshop