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Illustrator® CS5 Bible

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A former Group Product Manager for Illustrator takes you on a detailed tour of the new version of Illustrator

A former Group Product Manager for Illustrator takes you on a detailed tour of the new version of Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator allows you to create sophisticated artwork for nearly any medium and the newest release boasts enhancements aimed at helping you save time and work more efficiently and intuitively. Written by veteran author Ted Alspach, this authoritative resource dissects Illustrator CS5 so you can harness the power it has to offer. You'll begin with a review of Illustrator basics and quickly ramp up to more advanced topics, such as working in 3D, using filters, distorting artwork, applying strokes, and more.

  • Former Adobe insider Ted Alspach breaks down the powerful program of Illustrator and explores the new features and functions included in the latest version

  • Begins with the basics of Illustrator, such as working with the interface and creating Illustrator documents

  • Shows you how to manipulate type, distort artwork, and apply strokes and fills

  • Explains transparency, working in 3D, using styles and effects, applying filters, and more

Illustrator has amazing potential that can sometimes be daunting, but with Illustrator CS5 Bible by your side, you'll learn to put the capabilities of Illustrator to work for you.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. Credits
  4. Preface
    1. What's New in This Edition
    2. Is This the Illustrator Book for You?
    3. How to Get the Most Out of This Book
    4. What's a Computer Book without Icons?
    5. What's Inside the Book
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. I. Illustrator Basics
    1. 1. What's New in Illustrator CS5?
      1. 1.1. Enhanced Strokes and Brushes
      2. 1.2. Path Join Enhancement
      3. 1.3. Select Behind Downgrade
      4. 1.4. Drawing Modes
      5. 1.5. Perspective Grid
      6. 1.6. The Artboards Panel
      7. 1.7. Artboard Rulers
      8. 1.8. Gradient Mesh Point Transparency
      9. 1.9. Shape Builder Tool
      10. 1.10. Symbol Enhancements
      11. 1.11. Flash XML Graphics
      12. 1.12. Align to Pixel Grid
      13. 1.13. Resolution-Independent Effects
      14. 1.14. Summary
    2. 2. Understanding Illustrator's Desktop
      1. 2.1. Picasso Meets Illustrator: Getting Started
        1. 2.1.1. Getting started with Illustrator
        2. 2.1.2. Quitting Illustrator
      2. 2.2. Working with Illustrator's Interface
        1. 2.2.1. Working in the document window
          1. 2.2.1.1. Understanding the artboard
          2. 2.2.1.2. Getting to know the work area
          3. 2.2.1.3. Using the Print Tiling tool
        2. 2.2.2. Working with the Tools panel
        3. 2.2.3. Viewing the tool tips
        4. 2.2.4. Using the panels
          1. 2.2.4.1. Linking together and tearing apart panels
          2. 2.2.4.2. Working with panels
        5. 2.2.5. Using Illustrator's menus
          1. 2.2.5.1. Panel menus
          2. 2.2.5.2. Context-sensitive menus
          3. 2.2.5.3. Typing keyboard commands
        6. 2.2.6. Using the status bar
      3. 2.3. Navigating Around Your Document
        1. 2.3.1. Understanding the Zoom tool
        2. 2.3.2. Using the Zoom tool
        3. 2.3.3. Other zooming techniques
          1. 2.3.3.1. Zooming to Actual Size
          2. 2.3.3.2. Zooming to Fit in Window size
          3. 2.3.3.3. Zooming to a specific magnification
        4. 2.3.4. Zooming with the Navigator panel
        5. 2.3.5. Using the scroll bars to view your document
        6. 2.3.6. Scrolling with the Hand tool
        7. 2.3.7. Scrolling with the Navigator panel
        8. 2.3.8. Opening a new window
      4. 2.4. Using Illustrator's Modes
        1. 2.4.1. Working in Outline mode versus Preview mode
          1. 2.4.1.1. Understanding Outline mode
          2. 2.4.1.2. Understanding Preview mode
        2. 2.4.2. Understanding Overprint Preview mode
        3. 2.4.3. Understanding Pixel Preview mode
        4. 2.4.4. Using and creating custom views
        5. 2.4.5. Using screen modes
      5. 2.5. Using the Edit Commands
        1. 2.5.1. Using the Clear command
        2. 2.5.2. Cutting, copying, and pasting
        3. 2.5.3. Undoing and redoing
      6. 2.6. Summary
    3. 3. Working with Illustrator Documents
      1. 3.1. Setting Up a New Document
      2. 3.2. Modifying the Setup of a Document
        1. 3.2.1. Adjusting the Bleed and View Options
        2. 3.2.2. Working with Transparency options
        3. 3.2.3. Changing Type Options
      3. 3.3. Artboards
        1. 3.3.1. Choosing the artboard measurement units
        2. 3.3.2. Working with the Artboards panel
        3. 3.3.3. The Artboard tool
        4. 3.3.4. Changing the artboard size using the Control panel
          1. 3.3.4.1. Setting the artboard orientation using the Control panel
          2. 3.3.4.2. The Artboard Options dialog box
      4. 3.4. Opening and Closing Illustrator Files
      5. 3.5. Saving Files
        1. 3.5.1. Using the Save As command
        2. 3.5.2. Understanding the Save a Copy command
        3. 3.5.3. Reverting to the last saved version
        4. 3.5.4. Saving for Web & Devices option
        5. 3.5.5. Understanding file types and options
        6. 3.5.6. Using Illustrator's compatibility options
        7. 3.5.7. Saving as Illustrator EPS
        8. 3.5.8. Saving files as Adobe PDF
        9. 3.5.9. Saving files in SVG
      6. 3.6. Using the Export Command
      7. 3.7. Placing Art
      8. 3.8. Placing Photoshop Art in Illustrator: Understanding Vectors and Pixels
        1. 3.8.1. Placing raster images
        2. 3.8.2. Using the Clipboard
        3. 3.8.3. Dragging and dropping
      9. 3.9. Working with Document and File Information
        1. 3.9.1. Looking at document information
        2. 3.9.2. Saving document information
        3. 3.9.3. Finding file information
      10. 3.10. Summary
    4. 4. Understanding Drawing and Painting Techniques
      1. 4.1. Working with Paths
        1. 4.1.1. Understanding types of paths
        2. 4.1.2. Understanding anchor points
        3. 4.1.3. Understanding control handles and control handle lines
        4. 4.1.4. Understanding how fills and strokes relate to paths
      2. 4.2. Drawing Paths with Illustrator Tools
        1. 4.2.1. Using the Pencil tool
          1. 4.2.1.1. Drawing open paths and closed paths
          2. 4.2.1.2. Connecting Pencil paths
          3. 4.2.1.3. Adding to an existing open path
        2. 4.2.2. Working with the Smooth tool
        3. 4.2.3. Erasing with the Path Eraser tool
        4. 4.2.4. Drawing with the Pen tool
          1. 4.2.4.1. Drawing straight lines with the Pen tool
          2. 4.2.4.2. Closing paths with the Pen tool
          3. 4.2.4.3. Drawing curves with the Pen tool
          4. 4.2.4.4. Closing curved paths with the Pen tool
          5. 4.2.4.5. Working with curved corner points
          6. 4.2.4.6. Combination corner points
          7. 4.2.4.7. Using basic Pen tool drawing techniques
        5. 4.2.5. Using the various line tools
          1. 4.2.5.1. Using the Line Segment tool
          2. 4.2.5.2. Working with the Arc tool
          3. 4.2.5.3. Creating spirals with the Spiral tool
          4. 4.2.5.4. Making grid lines using the Rectangular Grid tool
          5. 4.2.5.5. Understanding the Polar Grid tool
        6. 4.2.6. Using the Paintbrush tool
        7. 4.2.7. Using brushes
        8. 4.2.8. Using the Calligraphic brush
          1. 4.2.8.1. Creating a Calligraphic brush
          2. 4.2.8.2. Variable widths and pressure-sensitive tablets
        9. 4.2.9. Creating with the Scatter brush
        10. 4.2.10. Working with the Art brush
        11. 4.2.11. Creating tiles using the Pattern brush
        12. 4.2.12. Painting with the Bristle Brush
        13. 4.2.13. Making a custom brush
        14. 4.2.14. Understanding colorization tips
        15. 4.2.15. Checking out the Brush libraries
        16. 4.2.16. Using Variable Width Strokes
      3. 4.3. Summary
    5. 5. Creating Objects, Graphs, and Symbols
      1. 5.1. Making Basic Shapes
        1. 5.1.1. Drawing shapes from their centers
        2. 5.1.2. Drawing symmetric shapes
        3. 5.1.3. Drawing shapes at an angle
        4. 5.1.4. Drawing rectangles using the Rectangle tool
        5. 5.1.5. Defining properties with the Rectangle dialog box
        6. 5.1.6. Drawing rounded rectangles and squares
        7. 5.1.7. Using the Round Corners command to round straight corners
        8. 5.1.8. Rounding corners backward
        9. 5.1.9. Drawing ellipses
        10. 5.1.10. Creating polygons
        11. 5.1.11. Seeing stars
      2. 5.2. Working with the Flare Tool
        1. 5.2.1. Understanding Flare options
        2. 5.2.2. Using a flare to add highlights
        3. 5.2.3. Editing a flare
      3. 5.3. Filling and Stroking Shapes
        1. 5.3.1. Using fills
        2. 5.3.2. Using strokes
          1. 5.3.2.1. Setting stroke color
          2. 5.3.2.2. Changing stroke weight
          3. 5.3.2.3. Modifying stroke attributes
        3. 5.3.3. Combining strokes with fills
        4. 5.3.4. Applying fills and strokes
        5. 5.3.5. Adding arrowheads
      4. 5.4. Creating Shapes with the Shape Builder Tool
      5. 5.5. Creating and Embellishing Graphs and Charts
        1. 5.5.1. Importing Microsoft Excel graph data
        2. 5.5.2. Making and editing graphs
        3. 5.5.3. Customizing graphs
        4. 5.5.4. Choosing a graph type
          1. 5.5.4.1. Grouped-column graphs
          2. 5.5.4.2. Stacked-column graphs
          3. 5.5.4.3. Line graphs
          4. 5.5.4.4. Area graphs
          5. 5.5.4.5. Pie graphs
          6. 5.5.4.6. Scatter graphs and radar graphs
      6. 5.6. Creating Flowcharts, Diagrams, and Site Maps
      7. 5.7. Using Symbols
        1. 5.7.1. Spraying with the Symbol Sprayer tool
        2. 5.7.2. Making a new symbol
        3. 5.7.3. Using the Symbol tool
      8. 5.8. Summary
    6. 6. Learning How to Select and Edit
      1. 6.1. Selecting a Path for Editing
        1. 6.1.1. Understanding the selection methods
          1. 6.1.1.1. Using Intrapath selecting
          2. 6.1.1.2. Using Path selecting
          3. 6.1.1.3. Using Group and IntraGroup selecting
          4. 6.1.1.4. Using Select All
        2. 6.1.2. Deciding which selection tool to use
          1. 6.1.2.1. Using the Selection tool
          2. 6.1.2.2. Using the Direct Selection tool
          3. 6.1.2.3. Using the Group Selection tool
          4. 6.1.2.4. Using the Magic Wand tool
          5. 6.1.2.5. Using the Lasso tool
        3. 6.1.3. Selecting, moving, and deleting entire paths
        4. 6.1.4. Using different selection options
          1. 6.1.4.1. Select Inverse
          2. 6.1.4.2. Select Same Blending Mode
          3. 6.1.4.3. Select Same Fill & Stroke
          4. 6.1.4.4. Select Same Fill Color
          5. 6.1.4.5. Select Same Opacity
          6. 6.1.4.6. Select Same Stroke Color
          7. 6.1.4.7. Select Same Stroke Weight
          8. 6.1.4.8. Select Same Style
          9. 6.1.4.9. Select Same Symbol Instance
          10. 6.1.4.10. Select Same Link Block Series
          11. 6.1.4.11. Select Object All on Same Layers
          12. 6.1.4.12. Select Object Direction Handles
          13. 6.1.4.13. Select Object Brush Strokes
          14. 6.1.4.14. Select Object Clipping Masks
          15. 6.1.4.15. Select Object Stray Points
          16. 6.1.4.16. Select Text Objects
          17. 6.1.4.17. Select Flash Dynamic Text
          18. 6.1.4.18. Select Flash Input Text
        5. 6.1.5. Keeping and labeling a selection
        6. 6.1.6. Custom paint style selections
      2. 6.2. Editing Paths in Illustrator
        1. 6.2.1. Editing with anchor points
        2. 6.2.2. The Add Anchor Points function
        3. 6.2.3. Removing anchor points
        4. 6.2.4. Simplifying paths by removing anchor points
          1. 6.2.4.1. Removing anchor points using Simplify
        5. 6.2.5. Splitting paths
        6. 6.2.6. Sectioning and repeating paths
          1. 6.2.6.1. The Knife tool
          2. 6.2.6.2. The Slice tool
        7. 6.2.7. Reshaping paths
        8. 6.2.8. Cleaning up a path
        9. 6.2.9. Offsetting a path
        10. 6.2.10. Outlining a path
        11. 6.2.11. Aligning and distributing points
        12. 6.2.12. Joining
      3. 6.3. Converting Anchor Points
      4. 6.4. Converting Smooth Points
        1. 6.4.1. Converting straight corner points
        2. 6.4.2. Converting combination corner points
        3. 6.4.3. Converting curved corner points
      5. 6.5. Using Illustrator's Pathfinder Functions
        1. 6.5.1. Setting the Pathfinder options
        2. 6.5.2. Adding to a shape
        3. 6.5.3. Subtracting from a shape
        4. 6.5.4. Intersecting and excluding shapes
        5. 6.5.5. Using the Expand button
        6. 6.5.6. Dividing paths
        7. 6.5.7. Trimming paths
        8. 6.5.8. Merging paths
        9. 6.5.9. Cropping paths
        10. 6.5.10. Outlining paths
        11. 6.5.11. Using Minus Back
        12. 6.5.12. Trapping
      6. 6.6. Summary
    7. 7. Understanding Color, Gradients, and Mesh
      1. 7.1. Working with the Swatches Panel
        1. 7.1.1. Using the color swatches
        2. 7.1.2. Using the Swatches popup menu
        3. 7.1.3. Using other swatch libraries
        4. 7.1.4. Using color space options in the Color panel
        5. 7.1.5. Using the Color Ramp
        6. 7.1.6. Working with gamut
        7. 7.1.7. Spot colors
        8. 7.1.8. Applying colors with the Color panel
        9. 7.1.9. Transferring color from one object to another
          1. 7.1.9.1. The Eyedropper tool
          2. 7.1.9.2. The Live Paint Bucket tool
      2. 7.2. Using Transparency
        1. 7.2.1. Defining transparency between objects, groups, and layers
        2. 7.2.2. Working with opacity
        3. 7.2.3. Using blending modes
        4. 7.2.4. Isolating blending
        5. 7.2.5. Knocking out a group
        6. 7.2.6. Using opacity, clipping, and invert masks
        7. 7.2.7. Viewing the transparency grid
        8. 7.2.8. Printing and flattening
        9. 7.2.9. Transparency and type
        10. 7.2.10. Separating transparent objects
        11. 7.2.11. 3-D, symbols, and transparency
      3. 7.3. Creating Gradients
        1. 7.3.1. Using preset gradients
        2. 7.3.2. Using the Gradient panel
        3. 7.3.3. Working with the Gradient tool
        4. 7.3.4. Expanding gradient objects
        5. 7.3.5. Printing gradients
      4. 7.4. Adding Realism with Mesh
        1. 7.4.1. Enhancing with highlights and color
        2. 7.4.2. Adding multiple highlights
      5. 7.5. Summary
  7. II. Putting Illustrator to Work
    1. 8. Using Illustrator to Organize Objects
      1. 8.1. Locking and Hiding Objects
        1. 8.1.1. Locking objects
        2. 8.1.2. Hiding objects
        3. 8.1.3. Setting object attributes
      2. 8.2. Understanding Object Stacking Order
        1. 8.2.1. Controlling the stacking order for objects
        2. 8.2.2. Understanding the stacking order for text
        3. 8.2.3. Using a stacking order for strokes and fills
        4. 8.2.4. Pasting objects in front of and behind selected objects
      3. 8.3. Creating and Deconstructing Groups
        1. 8.3.1. Grouping objects
        2. 8.3.2. Ungrouping
      4. 8.4. Layering Your Artwork
        1. 8.4.1. Getting started with layers
        2. 8.4.2. Using the Layers panel
          1. 8.4.2.1. Using the Layers panel columns
          2. 8.4.2.2. Using the Layers panel buttons
        3. 8.4.3. Moving and layers
        4. 8.4.4. Using the Layers panel's menu
      5. 8.5. Working with Templates in Illustrator
        1. 8.5.1. Placing a template on a layer
        2. 8.5.2. Using a template to trace an image
      6. 8.6. Using Align and Distribute
      7. 8.7. Measuring an Image
        1. 8.7.1. Changing the measurement units
        2. 8.7.2. Using the Measure tool
        3. 8.7.3. Sizing objects with the Transform panel
        4. 8.7.4. Using rulers
        5. 8.7.5. Measuring with objects
        6. 8.7.6. Using Offset Path (for equidistant measuring)
      8. 8.8. Working with Grids
        1. 8.8.1. Creating grid color, style, and spacing
        2. 8.8.2. Spinning grids
        3. 8.8.3. Perspective grids
      9. 8.9. Using Guides
        1. 8.9.1. Creating guides
        2. 8.9.2. Locking, unlocking, and moving guides
        3. 8.9.3. Releasing guides
        4. 8.9.4. Deleting guides
        5. 8.9.5. Changing guide preferences
        6. 8.9.6. Understanding Smart Guides
      10. 8.10. Measuring for Printing
        1. 8.10.1. Tiling
        2. 8.10.2. Creating crop marks
      11. 8.11. Summary
    2. 9. Working with Type
      1. 9.1. Understanding Fonts
        1. 9.1.1. Understanding bitmap fonts
        2. 9.1.2. Understanding PostScript fonts
        3. 9.1.3. Understanding TrueType fonts
        4. 9.1.4. Understanding OpenType fonts
        5. 9.1.5. Adding type with Multiple Master fonts
      2. 9.2. Understanding Basic Type Menu Commands
        1. 9.2.1. Using the Font submenu
        2. 9.2.2. Understanding the Recent Fonts submenu
        3. 9.2.3. Choosing a font size
        4. 9.2.4. Using alternate glyphs
      3. 9.3. Using the Type Tools
        1. 9.3.1. Using the Type tool
        2. 9.3.2. Using the Area Type tool
        3. 9.3.3. Using the Type on a Path tool
        4. 9.3.4. Using the Vertical Type tool
      4. 9.4. Creating Individual Type
      5. 9.5. Placing Area Type in a Rectangle
      6. 9.6. Working with Type Areas
      7. 9.7. Creating Area Type
        1. 9.7.1. Using area type functions
        2. 9.7.2. Choosing good shapes for area type
        3. 9.7.3. Outlining areas of area type
        4. 9.7.4. Selecting carefully with area type
        5. 9.7.5. Changing the area, not the type
        6. 9.7.6. Flowing area type into shapes
        7. 9.7.7. Flowing area type into shapes
        8. 9.7.8. Wrapping type around paths
      8. 9.8. Placing Type on a Path
        1. 9.8.1. Adding effects to type on a path
        2. 9.8.2. Using vertical type
      9. 9.9. Selecting Type
      10. 9.10. Editing Type
      11. 9.11. Using the Type Panels
        1. 9.11.1. Working with the Character panel
          1. 9.11.1.1. Changing fonts and styles
          2. 9.11.1.2. Measuring type
          3. 9.11.1.3. Changing type size
          4. 9.11.1.4. Adjusting the leading
          5. 9.11.1.5. Kerning and tracking
          6. 9.11.1.6. Using vertical scale and horizontal scale
          7. 9.11.1.7. Using baseline shift
          8. 9.11.1.8. Using character rotation
          9. 9.11.1.9. Using text underlining and strikethrough
          10. 9.11.1.10. Understanding the language barrier
          11. 9.11.1.11. More multinational options
        2. 9.11.2. Working with the Paragraph panel
          1. 9.11.2.1. Adding paragraph options
          2. 9.11.2.2. Aligning type
          3. 9.11.2.3. Indenting paragraphs
          4. 9.11.2.4. Spacing before or after paragraphs
          5. 9.11.2.5. Spacing through justification
          6. 9.11.2.6. Hyphenating text
          7. 9.11.2.7. Using Every-line and Single-line Composer
          8. 9.11.2.8. Controlling punctuation
        3. 9.11.3. Working with the OpenType panel
        4. 9.11.4. Working with the Tabs panel
      12. 9.12. Using Advanced Type Functions
        1. 9.12.1. Threading text
        2. 9.12.2. Unthreading text
        3. 9.12.3. Fitting a headline
        4. 9.12.4. Finding and replacing text
        5. 9.12.5. Finding fonts
        6. 9.12.6. Checking spelling
        7. 9.12.7. Changing case
        8. 9.12.8. Using Smart Punctuation
        9. 9.12.9. Adding rows and columns
        10. 9.12.10. Showing hidden characters
        11. 9.12.11. Changing type orientation
        12. 9.12.12. Updating legacy text
        13. 9.12.13. Exporting and placing
      13. 9.13. Creating Outlines
        1. 9.13.1. Distorting characters for special effects
        2. 9.13.2. Masking and other effects
        3. 9.13.3. Avoiding font conflicts by creating outlines
        4. 9.13.4. Understanding hinting
      14. 9.14. Understanding Other Type Considerations
      15. 9.15. Summary
    3. 10. Using Creative Strokes and Fills with Patterns
      1. 10.1. Using Creative Strokes
        1. 10.1.1. Stroke essentials
        2. 10.1.2. Using the stroke charts
        3. 10.1.3. Creating parallel strokes
        4. 10.1.4. Creating map elements
          1. 10.1.4.1. Creating a railroad track with a gradient
        5. 10.1.5. Creating a highway
      2. 10.2. Creating Perfect Patterns
        1. 10.2.1. Using the default patterns
        2. 10.2.2. Creating custom patterns
        3. 10.2.3. Understanding pattern backgrounds and boundaries
        4. 10.2.4. Making seamless patterns
        5. 10.2.5. Creating symmetrical patterns
        6. 10.2.6. Creating line patterns and grids
          1. 10.2.6.1. Creating line patterns
          2. 10.2.6.2. Creating grid patterns
        7. 10.2.7. Using diagonal-line and grid patterns
        8. 10.2.8. Using transparency and patterns together
        9. 10.2.9. Transforming patterns
      3. 10.3. Summary
    4. 11. Applying Transformations and Distortions
      1. 11.1. Adding a Transformation with Tools
        1. 11.1.1. Rotating with the Rotate tool
        2. 11.1.2. Reflecting with the Reflect tool
        3. 11.1.3. Scaling with the Scale tool
        4. 11.1.4. Shearing with the Shear tool
        5. 11.1.5. Reshaping with the Reshape tool
        6. 11.1.6. Moving objects
        7. 11.1.7. Using the Free Transform tool
      2. 11.2. Working with the Transform Panel
      3. 11.3. Using Transform Each
      4. 11.4. Using Transformations
        1. 11.4.1. Creating cast shadows
        2. 11.4.2. Rotating into a path
        3. 11.4.3. Making tiles using the Reflect tool
        4. 11.4.4. Using transformation tools on portions of paths
        5. 11.4.5. Transforming patterns
      5. 11.5. Using Liquify Tools on Objects
        1. 11.5.1. Warping objects
        2. 11.5.2. Twirling objects
        3. 11.5.3. Puckering
        4. 11.5.4. Bloating
        5. 11.5.5. Scalloping
        6. 11.5.6. Crystallizing
        7. 11.5.7. Wrinkling
      6. 11.6. Distorting with Effects
        1. 11.6.1. Using free distortions
        2. 11.6.2. Using Pucker & Bloat
        3. 11.6.3. Roughening objects
        4. 11.6.4. Transforming objects
        5. 11.6.5. Tweaking transforms
        6. 11.6.6. Using the Twist command
        7. 11.6.7. Working with the Zig Zag effect
      7. 11.7. Using Warp Effects
        1. 11.7.1. Understanding Warp types
      8. 11.8. Summary
    5. 12. Using Path Blends, Compound Paths, and Masks
      1. 12.1. Understanding the Difference between Blends and Gradients
      2. 12.2. Creating Path Blends
      3. 12.3. Defining Linear Blends
      4. 12.4. Working with Blend Options
        1. 12.4.1. Using the Blend option
        2. 12.4.2. Blending multiple objects
        3. 12.4.3. Editing a blended object
        4. 12.4.4. Releasing a blend
        5. 12.4.5. Expanding blends
        6. 12.4.6. Replacing the spine
        7. 12.4.7. Reversing the spine
        8. 12.4.8. Reversing front to back
        9. 12.4.9. Using nonlinear blends
        10. 12.4.10. Finding end paths for linear blends
        11. 12.4.11. Calculating the number of steps
        12. 12.4.12. Creating radial blends
      5. 12.5. Making a Color Blend
        1. 12.5.1. Using multiple colors with linear blends
        2. 12.5.2. Using guidelines for creating color linear blends
      6. 12.6. Creating Shape Blends
        1. 12.6.1. Complex-shape blending
        2. 12.6.2. Creating realism with shape blends
        3. 12.6.3. Blending symbols
        4. 12.6.4. Blending envelopes
        5. 12.6.5. Blending 3-D objects
        6. 12.6.6. Airbrushing shadows
        7. 12.6.7. Creating glows
        8. 12.6.8. Softening edges
        9. 12.6.9. Designing neon effects
      7. 12.7. Using Compound Paths
        1. 12.7.1. Creating compound paths
        2. 12.7.2. Releasing compound paths
        3. 12.7.3. Understanding holes
        4. 12.7.4. Overlapping holes
        5. 12.7.5. Creating compound paths from separate sets of paths
        6. 12.7.6. Working with type and compound paths
      8. 12.8. Finding Path Directions
        1. 12.8.1. Figuring out which way to go
        2. 12.8.2. Reversing path directions
        3. 12.8.3. Faking a compound path
      9. 12.9. Using Clipping Masks
        1. 12.9.1. Creating masks
        2. 12.9.2. Masking raster images
        3. 12.9.3. Using a mask with other masks
        4. 12.9.4. Releasing masks
        5. 12.9.5. Masking and printing
        6. 12.9.6. Masking and compound paths
        7. 12.9.7. Drawing within and behind masks
      10. 12.10. Summary
    6. 13. Using Live Trace
      1. 13.1. Understanding Live Trace
      2. 13.2. Learning Live Trace Modes
        1. 13.2.1. Getting to know Outline mode
        2. 13.2.2. Using Tracing Result mode
        3. 13.2.3. Combining Outline and Tracing Result modes
      3. 13.3. Setting Live Trace Options
        1. 13.3.1. Understanding the Live Trace presets
        2. 13.3.2. Choosing custom Live Trace options
      4. 13.4. Tracing Raster Images with Live Trace
      5. 13.5. Summary
    7. 14. Using Live Paint
      1. 14.1. Understanding Live Paint
      2. 14.2. Setting the Live Paint Options
      3. 14.3. Using Live Paint
      4. 14.4. Summary
  8. III. Mastering Illustrator
    1. 15. Working with Graphic Styles and Effects
      1. 15.1. Understanding How Graphic Styles Work
        1. 15.1.1. Using the Appearance panel
          1. 15.1.1.1. Editing and adding strokes and fills
          2. 15.1.1.2. Duplicating and removing items
          3. 15.1.1.3. Clearing an appearance
          4. 15.1.1.4. Reducing to basic appearance
          5. 15.1.1.5. Showing and hiding Appearance panel attributes
          6. 15.1.1.6. Setting New Art preferences
          7. 15.1.1.7. Viewing thumbnails
          8. 15.1.1.8. Redefining graphic styles
        2. 15.1.2. Working with the Graphic Styles panel
          1. 15.1.2.1. Creating a new graphic style
          2. 15.1.2.2. Duplicating and merging graphic styles
          3. 15.1.2.3. Deleting a graphic style
          4. 15.1.2.4. Breaking the link to a graphic style
          5. 15.1.2.5. Understanding the other Graphic Styles panel options
          6. 15.1.2.6. Opening and saving Graphic Style Libraries
      2. 15.2. Using Effects
        1. 15.2.1. Understanding 3-D effects
        2. 15.2.2. Using Convert to Shape effects
        3. 15.2.3. Distorting and transforming effects
        4. 15.2.4. Creating Path effects
        5. 15.2.5. Understanding the Rasterize effect
        6. 15.2.6. Stylizing effects
          1. 15.2.6.1. Using the Add Arrowheads effect
          2. 15.2.6.2. Using the Drop Shadow effect
          3. 15.2.6.3. Understanding the Feather effect
          4. 15.2.6.4. Using the Inner Glow and Outer Glow effects
          5. 15.2.6.5. Using the Round Corners effect
          6. 15.2.6.6. Understanding Scribble
            1. 15.2.6.6.1. Using the Scribble presets
            2. 15.2.6.6.2. Working with the Scribble options
        7. 15.2.7. Using SVG Filters effects
        8. 15.2.8. Warp effects
        9. 15.2.9. Creating Photoshop effects
      3. 15.3. Summary
    2. 16. Creating 3-D in Illustrator
      1. 16.1. Using 3-D in Illustrator
      2. 16.2. Understanding the Three-Dimensional World
        1. 16.2.1. Changing from two dimensions to three dimensions
        2. 16.2.2. Three-dimensional positioning
        3. 16.2.3. Perspective and 3-D
      3. 16.3. Extruding and Revolving 2-D Objects
        1. 16.3.1. Extruding flat art
        2. 16.3.2. Extruding a stroke
        3. 16.3.3. Understanding bevels
        4. 16.3.4. Revolving objects
      4. 16.4. Rotating Objects
      5. 16.5. Changing the Appearance of Three-Dimensional Objects
        1. 16.5.1. The Surface characteristics
        2. 16.5.2. Understanding lighting
        3. 16.5.3. Lighting options
        4. 16.5.4. Using the Appearance panel with 3-D
        5. 16.5.5. Mapping 2-D art to 3-D surfaces
      6. 16.6. Using Other 3-D Techniques
        1. 16.6.1. Using gradients to make bumps and dents
        2. 16.6.2. Perspective drawing
      7. 16.7. Summary
    3. 17. Customizing and Automating Illustrator
      1. 17.1. Who's Responsible for Illustrator?
      2. 17.2. Customization Options
      3. 17.3. Changing Preferences
        1. 17.3.1. Altering the Keyboard Increment option
        2. 17.3.2. Using the Constrain Angle option
        3. 17.3.3. Changing the Corner Radius option
        4. 17.3.4. Adjusting the General options
          1. 17.3.4.1. Use Precise Cursors
          2. 17.3.4.2. Show Tool Tips
          3. 17.3.4.3. Anti-aliased Artwork
          4. 17.3.4.4. Select Same Tint %
          5. 17.3.4.5. Append [Converted] Upon Opening Legacy Files
          6. 17.3.4.6. Disable Auto Add/Delete
          7. 17.3.4.7. Use Japanese Crop Marks
          8. 17.3.4.8. Transform Pattern Tiles
          9. 17.3.4.9. Scale Strokes & Effects
          10. 17.3.4.10. Use Preview Bounds
          11. 17.3.4.11. Reset All Warning Dialogs
        5. 17.3.5. Changing the Selection & Anchor Display options
          1. 17.3.5.1. Tolerance
          2. 17.3.5.2. Object Selection by Path Only
          3. 17.3.5.3. Snap to Point
          4. 17.3.5.4. Anchors/Handles
          5. 17.3.5.5. Highlight anchors on mouse over
          6. 17.3.5.6. Show handles when multiple anchors are selected
      4. 17.4. Changing Preferences for Type
        1. 17.4.1. The Size/Leading option
        2. 17.4.2. The Baseline Shift option
        3. 17.4.3. The Tracking option
        4. 17.4.4. The Type Object Selection by Path Only option
        5. 17.4.5. The Show Asian Options option
        6. 17.4.6. The Show Font Names in English option
        7. 17.4.7. Setting the Number of Recent Fonts option
        8. 17.4.8. Choosing a Font Preview size
        9. 17.4.9. Enable Missing Glyph Protection
        10. 17.4.10. Use Inline Input for Non-Latin text
      5. 17.5. Using Units & Display Performance
        1. 17.5.1. Changing Units settings
        2. 17.5.2. Changing Display Performance
      6. 17.6. Changing Guides & Grid Preferences
      7. 17.7. Adjusting Smart Guides
        1. 17.7.1. Changing Display Options
        2. 17.7.2. Altering angles (for construction guides)
        3. 17.7.3. Changing the Snapping Tolerance
      8. 17.8. Adjusting Slices Preferences
      9. 17.9. Changing Hyphenation
      10. 17.10. Adjusting the Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks
      11. 17.11. Customizing the User Interface
      12. 17.12. Customizing the File Handling & Clipboard
      13. 17.13. Setting the Appearance of Black Options
      14. 17.14. Altering Placement and Tools Panel Value Preferences
      15. 17.15. Adding Keyboard Customization
      16. 17.16. Knowing What You Can't Customize
      17. 17.17. Using Actions
        1. 17.17.1. Using a Default Action
        2. 17.17.2. Creating a new action
        3. 17.17.3. Creating a new set
        4. 17.17.4. What is recordable?
        5. 17.17.5. Duplicating and deleting an action
        6. 17.17.6. Starting and stopping recording
        7. 17.17.7. Inserting a menu item
        8. 17.17.8. Inserting a stop
        9. 17.17.9. Action Options
        10. 17.17.10. Playback Options
        11. 17.17.11. Inserting a selected path
        12. 17.17.12. Selecting an object
        13. 17.17.13. Clearing, resetting, loading, replacing, and saving actions
      18. 17.18. Summary
  9. IV. Getting Art Out of Illustrator
    1. 18. Understanding PostScript and Printing
      1. 18.1. Understanding the Benefits of PostScript
      2. 18.2. Using PostScript
      3. 18.3. Knowing What to Do Prior to Printing
        1. 18.3.1. Changing the artboard size
        2. 18.3.2. Printing composites
        3. 18.3.3. Working with gray colors
      4. 18.4. Using the Separation Setup
        1. 18.4.1. Understanding the printer's marks and bleeds
        2. 18.4.2. Changing printer information
        3. 18.4.3. Changing the page size
        4. 18.4.4. Changing the orientation
        5. 18.4.5. Understanding emulsion
        6. 18.4.6. Changing from positive to negative to positive
        7. 18.4.7. Working with different colors
      5. 18.5. Outputting a Color-Separated File
        1. 18.5.1. Using spot color separations
        2. 18.5.2. Printing process color separation
        3. 18.5.3. Choosing numerous colors
        4. 18.5.4. Combining spot and process color separations
      6. 18.6. Using Other Applications to Print
      7. 18.7. Understanding Trapping
        1. 18.7.1. Understanding misaligned color separations
        2. 18.7.2. Knowing how much you need to trap
        3. 18.7.3. Trapping Illustrator files
        4. 18.7.4. Using complex trapping techniques in Illustrator
      8. 18.8. Summary
    2. 19. Creating Web Graphics
      1. 19.1. Designing for the Web versus Designing for Print
      2. 19.2. Illustrator and the Web — the Basics
        1. 19.2.1. Understanding Pixel Preview mode
        2. 19.2.2. Using Web-safe colors
        3. 19.2.3. Understanding hexadecimal colors
      3. 19.3. Optimizing and Saving Web Graphics
        1. 19.3.1. Introducing the Save for Web & Devices dialog box
        2. 19.3.2. Previewing Web graphics
        3. 19.3.3. Learning the Web-graphic formats
          1. 19.3.3.1. Understanding GIF
          2. 19.3.3.2. Using the JPEG format
          3. 19.3.3.3. Understanding the PNG format
          4. 19.3.3.4. Using the WBMP format
        4. 19.3.4. Choosing output options
      4. 19.4. Creating Vector Graphics for the Web
        1. 19.4.1. Using Flash graphics
        2. 19.4.2. Creating SVG files
          1. 19.4.2.1. Applying SVG effects
          2. 19.4.2.2. The SVG Interactivity panel
      5. 19.5. Understanding Web Slicing
      6. 19.6. Object-Based Web Slicing
        1. 19.6.1. Working with slices
        2. 19.6.2. Understanding CSS layers
      7. 19.7. Getting Interactive
        1. 19.7.1. Specifying an image map
        2. 19.7.2. Creating animations
      8. 19.8. Using Data-Driven Graphics to Streamline Design Work
        1. 19.8.1. Understanding variables
        2. 19.8.2. Using the Variables panel
        3. 19.8.3. Understanding scripting
        4. 19.8.4. Scripting versus actions
        5. 19.8.5. Setting up a data-driven graphics template
      9. 19.9. Using FXG to Enhance Flex-based Workflows
      10. 19.10. Summary
    3. 20. Illustrator Workflow
      1. 20.1. Project Background
      2. 20.2. Building the Documents
        1. 20.2.1. Setting up the document
        2. 20.2.2. Creating the front cover
        3. 20.2.3. Creating the box sides
        4. 20.2.4. Creating the box bottom
        5. 20.2.5. Preparing for production
      3. 20.3. Summary
    4. A. Shortcuts in Illustrator CS5
      1. A.1. Menu Commands
      2. A.2. Toolbox Commands
      3. A.3. Type Commands
      4. A.4. Color Commands
      5. A.5. Other Panels
      6. A.6. Miscellaneous Commands
      7. A.7. Generic Dialog Box Commands