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Adobe Illustrator CS5 One-on-One

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 (1/2)
      4. One-on-One Installation and Setup (2/2)
      5. Reassigning the Mac OS X Shortcuts
      6. Structure and Organization
      7. 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 (1/2)
      7. Changing the Document Setup and Modifying Artboards (2/2)
      8. Introducing Guides, Smart Guides, and Layers
      9. Creating Custom Workspaces (1/2)
      10. Creating Custom Workspaces (2/2)
      11. 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 (1/2)
      4. Splitting, Joining, and Aligning (2/2)
      5. Drawing Primitive Shapes (1/3)
      6. Drawing Primitive Shapes (2/3)
      7. Drawing Primitive Shapes (3/3)
      8. Combining Simple Shapes into Complex Ones
      9. Coloring Your Artwork (1/2)
      10. Coloring Your Artwork (2/2)
      11. Filling, Stroking, and Stacking (1/2)
      12. Filling, Stroking, and Stacking (2/2)
  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 (1/2)
      4. Making Free-Form Polygons and Spline Curves (2/2)
      5. Drawing Fluid Bézier Curves
      6. Cutting, Separating, and Closing Paths (1/2)
      7. Cutting, Separating, and Closing Paths (2/2)
  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 (1/2)
      7. Advanced Formatting, OpenType Fonts, and Special Characters (2/2)
  7. Lesson 5
    1. Transform and Reshape
      1. The Fine Art of Reshaping
      2. Moving and Cloning Path Elements (1/2)
      3. Moving and Cloning Path Elements (2/2)
      4. Offsetting Paths to Simulate Depth
      5. Working with the Scale Tool (1/2)
      6. Working with the Scale Tool (2/2)
      7. Rotate, Reflect, and Series Duplication (1/2)
      8. Rotate, Reflect, and Series Duplication (2/2)
      9. Transforming with Respect to Independent Origins (1/2)
      10. Transforming with Respect to Independent Origins (2/2)
      11. Scaling Partially Selected Paths (1/2)
      12. Scaling Partially Selected Paths (2/2)
  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 (1/2)
      6. Crop, Exclude, and Intersect (2/2)
  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 (1/2)
      5. Creating Specialty Blends (2/2)
      6. Making the Most of Clipping Masks (1/2)
      7. Making the Most of Clipping Masks (2/2)
      8. Creating and Editing a Gradient Mesh (1/4)
      9. Creating and Editing a Gradient Mesh (2/4)
      10. Creating and Editing a Gradient Mesh (3/4)
      11. Creating and Editing a Gradient Mesh (4/4)
  10. Lesson 8
    1. Working with Transparency
      1. Yeah, But Will It Print?
      2. Opacity and Knockout Group
      3. Working with Opacity Masks (1/2)
      4. Working with Opacity Masks (2/2)
      5. Applying Blend Modes (1/2)
      6. Applying Blend Modes (2/2)
      7. Cropping Entire Layers
  11. Lesson 9
    1. Brushes and Symbols
      1. Dynamic Brushstrokes
      2. Symbols and Instances
      3. Enhancing Line Art with Art Brushes (1/4)
      4. Enhancing Line Art with Art Brushes (2/4)
      5. Enhancing Line Art with Art Brushes (3/4)
      6. Enhancing Line Art with Art Brushes (4/4)
      7. Expressing Text as an Art Brush (1/3)
      8. Expressing Text as an Art Brush (2/3)
      9. Expressing Text as an Art Brush (3/3)
      10. Replicating, Updating, and Replacing Symbols (1/3)
      11. Replicating, Updating, and Replacing Symbols (2/3)
      12. Replicating, Updating, and Replacing Symbols (3/3)
      13. Using the Symbolism Tools (1/3)
      14. Using the Symbolism Tools (2/3)
      15. Using the Symbolism Tools (3/3)
  12. Lesson 10
    1. The Amazing World of Dynamic Effects
      1. The Best (and Worst) Effects
      2. Applying and Editing Graphic Styles (1/4)
      3. Applying and Editing Graphic Styles (2/4)
      4. Applying and Editing Graphic Styles (3/4)
      5. Applying and Editing Graphic Styles (4/4)
      6. Exploiting the Transform Effect (1/2)
      7. Exploiting the Transform Effect (2/2)
      8. Building Up a Complex Transformation Series (1/3)
      9. Building Up a Complex Transformation Series (2/3)
      10. Building Up a Complex Transformation Series (3/3)
      11. Creating 3D Text and Graphics (1/3)
      12. Creating 3D Text and Graphics (2/3)
      13. Creating 3D Text and Graphics (3/3)
  13. Lesson 11
    1. Live Trace, Paint, and Color
      1. Similar Names, Different Features
      2. Creating a Black-and-White Trace (1/3)
      3. Creating a Black-and-White Trace (2/3)
      4. Creating a Black-and-White Trace (3/3)
      5. Tracing Full-Color Artwork (1/2)
      6. Tracing Full-Color Artwork (2/2)
      7. Filling and Stroking Path Intersections Dynamically (1/2)
      8. Filling and Stroking Path Intersections Dynamically (2/2)
      9. Recoloring Artwork with Live Color (1/3)
      10. Recoloring Artwork with Live Color (2/3)
      11. Recoloring Artwork with Live Color (3/3)
  14. Lesson 12
    1. Printing and Exporting
      1. General Printing Considerations
      2. Printing Artwork to a Local Printer (1/3)
      3. Printing Artwork to a Local Printer (2/3)
      4. Printing Artwork to a Local Printer (3/3)
      5. Exporting Artwork for the Web
      6. Web Optimizing a Low-Color Graphic
      7. Exporting a Layered Photoshop Image (1/2)
      8. Exporting a Layered Photoshop Image (2/2)
  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