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Adobe® Illustrator® CS6 on Demand, Second Edition

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Need answers quickly? Adobe Illustrator CS6 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.

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Inside the Book

  • Improve publishing and productivity with the CS6 interface

  • 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

  • Create text and apply style to display artistic text

  • Apply appearances and graphic styles for a unique design

  • Create eye-catching special effects and filters

  • Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Acknowledgments
      1. Perspection, Inc.
      2. Acknowledgments
      3. About the Author
      4. We Want to Hear from You!
    4. Contents
    5. Introduction
      1. How This Book Works
      2. What’s New
      3. Keyboard Shortcuts
    6. 1. Getting Started with Illustrator CS6
      1. Introduction
      2. Installing Illustrator
      3. Getting Started
      4. Showing and Hiding Panels
      5. Working with Panels
      6. Opening a Document
      7. Opening a Document with Adobe Bridge
      8. Inserting Images in a Document
      9. Using the Status Bar
      10. Working with Document Windows
      11. Checking for Updates Online
      12. Getting Help While You Work
      13. Saving a Document
      14. Finishing Up
    7. 2. Creating and Viewing a Document
      1. Introduction
      2. Creating a New Document
      3. Creating a New Document Using Presets
      4. Creating a New Document from a Template
      5. Setting Up a Document
      6. Using Multiple Artboards
      7. Working with Multiple Artboards
      8. Changing the Display View
      9. Changing the View with the Navigator Panel
      10. Customizing the Navigator Panel
      11. Changing the Screen Display Mode
      12. Changing the View with the Zoom Tool
      13. Viewing and Using Rulers
      14. Using the Guides
      15. Using Smart Guides
      16. Using the Grid
      17. Moving Around with the Hand Tool
      18. Using Crop Marks
      19. Working with the Info Panel
      20. Using Undo and Redo
      21. Creating and Selecting Workspaces
    8. 3. Working with Objects
      1. Introduction
      2. Selecting a Drawing Mode
      3. Creating Pixel Aligned Objects
      4. Creating Rectangles and Ellipses
      5. Creating Polygons and Stars
      6. Creating Line Segments
      7. Creating Arcs and Spirals
      8. Creating Grids
      9. Using the Shape Builder Tool
      10. Creating Perspective Objects
      11. Working with Perspective Objects
      12. Customizing a Perspective Grid
      13. Using the Selection Tool
      14. Using the Direct Selection Tool
      15. Using the Lasso Tool
      16. Using the Magic Wand Tool
      17. Selecting and Grouping Objects
      18. Selecting Similar Objects
      19. Saving and Editing Selections
      20. Moving Objects
      21. Duplicating Objects
      22. Aligning and Distributing Objects
      23. Transforming Objects
      24. Using the Free Transform Tool
      25. Rotating and Scaling Objects
      26. Reflecting and Shearing Objects
      27. Applying Multiple Transformations
      28. Reshaping Objects with Envelopes
    9. 4. Working with Color
      1. Introduction
      2. Changing Color Settings
      3. Changing Color Profiles
      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
    10. 5. Applying Fills, Strokes, and Gradients
      1. Introduction
      2. Applying Fill and Stroke Colors
      3. Changing Stroke Attributes
      4. Changing Stroke Style
      5. Creating Variable Stroke Widths
      6. Using the Eyedropper Tool
      7. Creating Patterns for Fills
      8. Editing Patterns
      9. Using Patterns as Fills
      10. Blending Fill Colors
      11. Creating Blends Automatically
      12. Applying Blend Options
      13. Creating Blends with the Blend Tool
      14. Modifying Blend Objects
      15. Setting Transparency Options
      16. Controlling Transparency Effects
      17. Creating Transparency Masks
      18. Flattening Object Transparency
      19. Using the Transparency Grid
      20. Applying Gradients
      21. Using Gradients Libraries
      22. Creating Gradients
      23. Editing Gradients
      24. Using the Gradient Tool
      25. Creating a Gradient Mesh
    11. 6. Working with Points and Paths
      1. Introduction
      2. Drawing with the Pen Tools
      3. Setting Anchor Point Preferences
      4. Moving Points and Segments
      5. Converting Points
      6. Adding and Deleting Anchor Points
      7. Aligning and Joining Anchor Points
      8. Reshaping Paths
      9. Erasing to Reshape Paths
      10. Smoothing Paths
      11. Simplifying Paths
      12. Dividing Paths
      13. Splitting Paths
      14. Merging Paths
      15. Working with Shape Mode
      16. Working with Pathfinder
      17. Creating a Compound Path
      18. Creating a Clipping Set
      19. Editing a Clipping Set
    12. 7. Working with Layers
      1. Introduction
      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
    13. 8. Working with Type
      1. Introduction
      2. Using Type Tools
      3. Creating Type
      4. Creating Type in a Text Box
      5. Creating Area Type
      6. Creating Path Type
      7. Modifying Type on a Path
      8. Importing Text
      9. Selecting Type
      10. Copying or Moving Type
      11. Working with Overflow Type
      12. Changing Fonts
      13. Changing Font Size
      14. Leading Type
      15. Kerning Type
      16. Tracking Type
      17. Scaling Type
      18. Rotating Type
      19. Formatting Type
      20. Anti-aliasing Type
      21. Aligning Paragraphs
      22. Indenting and Spacing Paragraphs
      23. Setting Tabs
      24. Working with Hyphenation
      25. Working with Type Styles
      26. Using Smart Punctuation
      27. Working with Glyphs
      28. Working with OpenType Fonts
      29. Working with Justification
      30. Wrapping Type Around an Object
      31. Creating Type Outlines
    14. 9. Working with Graphics
      1. Introduction
      2. Opening Graphics
      3. Placing Graphics
      4. Placing Graphics from Adobe Bridge
      5. Linking Graphics
      6. Managing Linked 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
    15. 10. Manipulating Artwork with Effects
      1. Introduction
      2. Applying Illustrator Effects
      3. Applying the Convert to Shape Effect
      4. Applying the Scribble Effect
      5. Applying the Inner or Outer Glow Effect
      6. Applying the Drop Shadow Effect
      7. Applying 3D Effects
      8. Applying Warp Effects
      9. Applying Distort & Transform Effects
      10. Changing Raster Effects Settings
      11. Working with the Effect Gallery
      12. Applying Multiple Effects
      13. Controlling Effects Using Selections
      14. Using Blur Effects
    16. 11. Drawing and Painting
      1. Introduction
      2. Using the Pencil Tool
      3. Creating Live Paint Groups
      4. Setting Live Paint Bucket Tool Options
      5. Using the Live Paint Bucket Tool
      6. Using the Live Paint Selection Tool
      7. Modifying Live Paint Groups
      8. Setting Gap Options
      9. Using the Brushes Panel
      10. Using the Paintbrush Tool
      11. Creating and Editing Scatter Brushes
      12. Creating and Editing Calligraphic Brushes
      13. Creating and Editing Art Brushes
      14. Creating and Editing Pattern Brushes
      15. Creating and Editing Bristle Brushes
      16. Working with Brushes
      17. Working with Liquify Tools
    17. 12. Using Symbols
      1. Introduction
      2. Using the Symbols Panel
      3. Using Symbol Libraries
      4. Working with Symbols
      5. Duplicating and Editing Symbols
      6. Breaking Symbol Links
      7. Using the Symbol Sprayer Tool
      8. Setting Symbolism Tools Options
      9. Using the Symbol Shifter Tool
      10. Using the Symbol Scruncher Tool
      11. Using the Symbol Sizer Tool
      12. Using the Symbol Spinner Tool
      13. Using the Symbol Stainer Tool
      14. Using the Symbol Screener Tool
      15. Using the Symbol Styler Tool
      16. Expanding Symbol Instances
      17. Using 9-Slice Scaling for Symbols
      18. Aligning Symbols to the Pixel Grid
      19. Setting the Symbol Registration Point
    18. 13. Automating the Way You Work
      1. Introduction
      2. Examining the Actions Panel
      3. Building a New Action
      4. Controlling the Playback of a Command
      5. Adding a Stop to an Action
      6. Inserting a Non-Recordable Command into an Action
      7. Adding a Command to an Action
      8. Deleting a Command from an Action
      9. Working with Batch File Processing
      10. Opening and Using Scripts
      11. Defining and Editing Data Variables
      12. Creating and Formatting a Data Graph
      13. Adding Graph Designs to a Graph
      14. Cleaning Up Unneeded Elements
    19. 14. Proofing and Printing Documents
      1. Introduction
      2. Using Spell Check
      3. Using Custom Dictionaries
      4. Finding and Replacing Text and Elements
      5. Finding and Changing Fonts
      6. Printing a Document
      7. Printing with Presets
      8. Setting General Print Options
      9. Setting Marks and Bleed Options
      10. Setting Graphics Options
      11. Previewing Color Separations
      12. Setting Output Options
      13. Setting Advanced Options
      14. Setting Color Management Options
      15. Checking for Print Problems
      16. Inserting File Information
      17. Using the Document Info Panel
    20. 15. Exporting a Document
      1. Introduction
      2. Exporting a Document
      3. Exporting as a Bitmap
      4. Exporting as a TIFF
      5. Exporting as a PNG or JPEG
      6. Exporting to Photoshop
      7. Exporting with Presets
      8. Exporting as a Flash Movie
      9. Saving as Adobe PDF
      10. Saving as an EPS
      11. Saving as a SVG
      12. Saving for HTML5 and CSS
      13. Saving as Adobe FXG
      14. Saving a Document for Microsoft Office
      15. Saving as a Template
    21. 16. Designing for the Web
      1. Introduction
      2. Saving for the Web
      3. Working with Save for Web Options
      4. Working with Web File Formats
      5. Optimizing a JPEG Document
      6. Optimizing a GIF Document
      7. Optimizing a PNG-8 Document
      8. Optimizing a PNG-24 Document
      9. Optimizing an Image to File Size
      10. Slicing Images the Easy Way
      11. Working with Slices
      12. Adding HTML Text or an URL Link to a Slice
      13. Arranging Slices
      14. Combining or Dividing Slices
      15. Saving Slices for the Web
      16. Saving Selected Slices
      17. Previewing in a Browser
    22. 17. Customizing the Way You Work
      1. Introduction
      2. Setting General Preferences
      3. Changing Selection & Anchor Display Preferences
      4. Setting Type Preferences
      5. Changing Units Preferences
      6. Setting Slices Preferences
      7. Setting Dictionary & 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 Shortcut Keys
    23. 18. Working Together with Adobe Programs
      1. Introduction
      2. Getting Started with Adobe Bridge
      3. Getting Photos from a Digital Camera
      4. Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera
      5. Modifying Images in Camera Raw
      6. Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge
      7. Setting Preferences in Adobe Bridge
      8. Applying Image Adjustments
      9. Creating a Web Photo Gallery
      10. Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge
      11. Using Mini Bridge
      12. Working with Adobe Media Encoder
      13. Working with Adobe Extension Manager
      14. Scripting with Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit
    24. New! Features
      1. Adobe Illustrator CS6
      2. Only New Features
      3. What’s New
      4. Illustrator CS6
      5. What Happen To ...
    25. Adobe Certification
      1. About the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Program
      2. What Is an ACE?
      3. What Does This Logo Mean?
      4. Choosing a Certification Level
      5. Preparing for an Adobe Certified Expert Exam
      6. Getting Recertified
      7. Taking an Adobe Certified Expert Exam
      8. Getting More Information
    26. Index
    27. Online Workshop
      1. Bonus Online Content