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Visual QuickStart Guide Illustrator CS2 for Windows and Macintosh

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If you're looking forward to using cool new tools like Illustrator CS2's Live Trace or Live Paint in your vector artwork, or eager to take advantage of its more than 200 professionally designed templates, you'll need to get up to speed on every aspect of Illustrator CS2 now with this Visual QuickStart Guide! As the standard Illustrator text in many design schools, this popular, task-based best seller has taught a generation of users how to make the most out of Adobe's vector-graphics powerhouse. Now it’s back--revised and updated--to teach the next. Using simple step-by-step instructions, loads of screen shots, and an array of time-saving tips and tricks, this volume represents the quickest route to Illustrator CS2 proficiency. Clearly marked locators indicate new and improved features (such as enhanced type capabilities, powerful 3D graphics tools, enhanced PDF support, and more), a 24-page color section, and highly readable text create a winning combination for every level of Illustrator user.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Our Heartfelt Thanks To
  3. Artist Credits
  4. 1. Illustrator Interface
    1. Tools
      1. Using the Toolbox
      2. The Toolbox
      3. The Tearoff Toolbars
    2. On the Screen
      1. The Illustrator Screen in Macintosh
        1. Key to the Illustrator Screen in Macintosh
      2. The Illustrator Screen in Windows
        1. Key to the Illustrator Screen in Windows
    3. The Illustrator Menus
    4. Using Dialog Boxes
    5. Using the Palettes
    6. The Palettes Illustrated
      1. Control Palette
        1. The Color Controls
      2. Color Palette (F6)
      3. Stroke Palette (Cmd-F10/Ctrl-F10)
      4. Swatches Palette
      5. Gradient Palette (Cmd-F9/Ctrl-F9)
      6. Character Palette (Cmd-T/Ctrl-T)
      7. Character Styles Palette
      8. Glyphs Palette
      9. Opentype Palette (Cmd-Option-Shift-T/Ctrl-Alt-Shift-T)
      10. Paragraph Palette (Cmd-Option-T/Ctrl-Alt-T)
      11. Paragraph Styles Palette
      12. Tabs Palette (Cmd-Shift-T/Ctrl-Shift-T)
      13. Layers Palette (F7)
      14. Info Palette (F8)
      15. Align Palette (Shift-F7)
      16. Transform Palette (Shift-F8)
      17. Actions Palette
      18. Navigator Palette
      19. Links Palette
      20. Pathfinder Palette (Cmd-Shift-F9/Ctrl-Shift-F9)
      21. Brushes Palette (F5)
      22. Transparency Palette (Cmd-Shift-F10/Ctrl-Shift-F10)
      23. Graphic Styles Palette (Shift-F5)
      24. Appearance Palette (Shift-F6)
      25. SVG Interactivity Palette
      26. Attributes Palette (Cmd-F11/Ctrl-F11)
      27. Document Info Palette
      28. Magic Wand Palette
      29. Symbols Palette (Cmd-Shift-F11/Ctrl-Shift-F11)
    7. Mini-Glossary
      1.  
    8. Measuring Up
      1. To Change the Units for the Current Document
    9. Undos and Context Menus
      1. Multiple Undos
      2. Context Menus
  5. 2. How Illustrator Works
    1. Vector or Raster?
    2. Creating Objects
    3. Adding Type
    4. Editing Objects
    5. Reshaping Objects
    6. Applying Colors, Patterns, Transparency
    7. Adding Appearances
    8. Using Onscreen Tools
    9. Outputting Your Work
  6. 3. Create & Save Files
    1. Launching Illustrator
      1. To Launch Illustrator in Macintosh
      2. To Launch Illustrator in Windows
    2. Creating New Documents
      1. To Create a New Document
    3. Using Templates
      1. To Preview the Illustrator Templates
      2. To Open a Template or Nontemplate File as an Untitled Document
      3. To Create a Template
    4. Changing the Document Setup
      1. To Change the Artboard Dimensions or Orientation
      2. The Artboard and Printing
    5. Saving Files
      1. To Save a File in the Illustrator Format
      2. To Resave a File
      3. To Save a Copy of a File
      4. To Revert to the Last Saved Version
    6. Ending a Work Session
      1. To Close a File
      2. To Quit/Exit Illustrator
  7. 4. Open Files
    1. Opening Files from Illustrator
      1. To Open a File from Illustrator
      2. To Open a File From the Mac Desktop or From Windows Explorer
    2. Using Bridge
      1. To Launch Bridge
      2. The Panels in Bridge
      3. To Customize the Bridge Window
      4. To Save a Workspace for Bridge
      5. The Bridge Menus
      6. To Open Files Via Bridge
      7. To Label and Sort Files Via Bridge
      8. To Assign Keywords to Files
      9. To Search for Files Via Bridge
      10. To Rearrange Thumbnails Manually
      11. To Apply a Sorting Method
      12. To Rename a File Via Bridge
      13. To Create a Folder Via Bridge
      14. To Delete Files Via Bridge
      15. To Export the Cache for the Current Folder
      16. To Delete the Cache Files
  8. 5. Manage Color
    1. Choosing Color Settings
      1. Monitor Basics
      2. Calibrating Your Display
      3. To Choose Color Settings
        1. Predefined Color Management Settings
        2. Color Management Policies
        3. Conversion Options
    2. Synchronizing Color Settings
      1. To Synchronize Color Settings Using Bridge
    3. Changing Document Profiles
      1. To Change or Delete a File’s Color Profile
    4. Soft-Proofing a Document
      1. To Soft-Proof a Document
  9. 6. Workspace
    1. Changing Zoom Levels
      1. To Change Zoom Levels via the Navigator Palette
      2. To Choose a Preset Zoom Level
      3. To Change the Zoom Level with the Zoom Tool
      4. To Change the Zoom Level with any Tool Selected
    2. Changing Views
      1. To Change the View
    3. Creating Custom Views
      1. To Define a Custom View
      2. To Rename or Delete a Custom View
    4. Creating New Document Windows
      1. To Create New Document Windows
    5. Changing Screen Display Modes
      1. To Change the Screen Display Mode
    6. Moving the Illustration
      1. To Move the Illustration with the Hand Tool
      2. To Move the Illustration Via the Navigator Palette
    7. Creating Workspaces
      1. To Save a Workspace
      2. To Rename, Delete, or Duplicate a Workspace
  10. 7. Geometric Objects
    1. Deleting Objects
      1. To Delete Objects
    2. Creating Rectangles and Ellipses
      1. To Create a Rectangle or an Ellipse by Dragging
      2. To Create a Rectangle or an Ellipse by Specifying Dimensions
      3. To Create a Rounded Rectangle
      4. To Round the Corners of an Existing Object
    3. Creating Polygons
      1. To Create a Polygon by Clicking
      2. To Create a Polygon by Dragging
    4. Creating Stars
      1. To Create a Star by Clicking
      2. To Create a Star by Dragging
    5. Creating Flares
      1. To Create a Flare by Entering Values
      2. To Create a Flare Using the Current Flare Tool Settings
      3. To Create a Flare by Dragging
      4. To Edit a Flare
    6. Creating Line Segments
      1. To Draw a Line Segment by Dragging
      2. To Draw a Line Segment by Entering Values
    7. Creating Arcs
      1. To Draw Arcs by Dragging
      2. To Draw Arcs by Entering Values
    8. Creating Spirals
      1. To Create a Spiral by Entering Values
      2. To Create a Spiral by Dragging
    9. Creating Rectangular Grids
      1. To Create a Rectangular Grid by Dragging
      2. To Create a Rectangular Grid by Entering Values
    10. Creating Polar Grids
      1. To Create a Polar Grid by Dragging
      2. To Create a Polar Grid by Entering Values
  11. 8. Select
    1. Selection Tools
      1. The Five Selection Tools
    2. Using the Selection tool
      1. To Select an Object or Objects
      2. To Add or Subtract Objects from a Selection
    3. Using the Direct Selection Tool
      1. To Select/Deselect Anchor Points or Segments with the Direct Selection Tool
    4. Selecting Via a Command
      1. To Select Objects via a Command
    5. Selecting Via the Layers Palette
      1. To Select an Object Via the Layers Palette
    6. Using the Lasso Tool
      1. To Select/Deselect Points or Segments with the Lasso Tool
    7. Saving Selections
      1. To Save a Selection
    8. Using the Magic Wand Tool
      1. To Choose Options for the Magic Wand Tool
      2. To Use the Magic Wand Tool
    9. Selecting/Deselecting all Objects
      1. To Select All the Objects in a Document
      2. To Deselect All Objects
      3. To Inverse a Selection
  12. 9. Move, Copy & Align
    1. Moving Objects
      1. To Move an Object by Dragging
    2. Using Smart Guides
      1. To Use Smart Guides to Align Objects
      2. To Hide/Show an Object’s Center Point
    3. Duplicating Objects
      1. To Drag-Duplicate an Object
      2. To Duplicate or Move Objects between Documents Via the Clipboard
      3. To Offset a Duplicate of a Path
    4. Aligning and Distributing Objects
      1. To Align or Distribute Objects
  13. 10. Fill & Stroke
    1. Fill and Stroke Defined
    2. Applying Colors Quickly
      1. To Apply a Solid Color Via the Color Bar on the Color Palette
      2. To Apply a Black or White Fill or Stroke
    3. Palettes Used for Applying Color
      1. Color Palette
      2. Toolbox
      3. Swatches Palette
    4. Basic Coloring Steps
    5. Saving Colors as Swatches
      1. To Save the Current Fill or Stroke Color as a Swatch
    6. Color Types
      1. Colors for Print
      2. Global Colors
      3. Colors for the Web
    7. Painting Paths
      1. To Apply a Fill or Stroke Color to an Existing Path
      2. To Choose a Fill or Stroke Color Before Drawing
    8. Changing the Document Color Mode
      1. To Change a Document’s Color Mode
    9. Mixing Process Colors
      1. To Mix a Process Color
    10. Using Color Editing Shortcuts
    11. Using Matching System and Web Colors
      1. To Add Matching System or Web Colors to the Swatches Palette
    12. Changing Stroke Attributes
      1. To Change the Width of a Stroke
      2. To Change the Position of a Stroke on a Closed Path
      3. To Create a Dashed Stroke
      4. To Modify Stroke Caps or Joins
    13. Using the Swatches Palette
      1. To Choose Swatch Display Options
      2. To Copy Swatches Between Illustrator Files
      3. To Restore Default Swatches to the Swatches Palette
      4. To Delete Swatches
      5. To Rearrange Swatches
      6. To Duplicate a Swatch
      7. To Resolve Swatch Conflicts
      8. To Merge Spot Color Swatches
    14. Selecting Objects by Color
      1. To Select Objects Based on Their Color Attributes
    15. Inverting Colors
      1. To Invert Colors
    16. Making Global Color Changes
      1. To Replace a Swatch Globally
      2. To Edit a Color Globally
    17. Adjusting and Converting Colors
      1. To Adjust or Convert Colors
      2. To Convert Object Colors to Grayscale Mode
    18. Using the Eyedropper tool
      1. To Choose Eyedropper Options
      2. To Use the Eyedropper Tool
    19. Using the Saturate Filter
      1. To Saturate or Desaturate Colors
    20. Blending Fill Colors
      1. To Blend Fill Colors between Objects
    21. Converting Colors
      1. To Convert a Process Color to a Spot Color or Vice Versa
    22. Colorizing Images
      1. To Colorize a Grayscale Image
    23. Creating Fill Patterns
      1. To Create a Fill Pattern
      2. To Use a Rectangle to Define a Fill Pattern
      3. To Edit a Fill Pattern
      4. To Create a Geometric Fill Pattern
      5. To Expand a Pattern Fill or Stroke into Individual Objects
  14. 11. Transform
    1. Transformation Tools and Commands
    2. Transforming by Dragging
      1. To Transform an Object via its Bounding Box
      2. To Square Off the Bounding Box
      3. To Use the Free Transform Tool
      4. To Use Smart Guides as You Transform an Object
      5. To Rotate, Reflect, Scale, or Shear an Object by Dragging
    3. Transforming via a Palette
      1. To Move, Scale, Rotate, or Shear Objects via the Transform Palette
      2. To Move an Object or Group via the Control Palette
    4. Repeating a Transformation
      1. To Repeat a Transformation
    5. Transforming via a Dialog Box
      1. To Rotate, Reflect, Scale, or Shear an Object via a Dialog Box
      2. To Perform Multiple Transformations via the Transform Each Command
      3. To Use the Transform Effect Command to Apply Editable Effects
      4. To Move an Object via a Dialog Box
  15. 12. Reshape
    1. The Path Building Blocks
    2. Moving Points and Segments
      1. To Move an Anchor Point or a Segment
    3. Reshaping Curves
      1. To Reshape a Curve Segment
    4. Converting Points
      1. To Convert a Corner Anchor Point into a Smooth Anchor Point
      2. To Convert a Smooth Anchor Point into a Corner Anchor Point
      3. To Rotate Direction Lines Independently
    5. Adding Points
      1. To Add Anchor Points to a Path Manually
      2. To Add Anchor Points to a Path Via a Command
      3. To Add to an Open Path with the Pencil or Paintbrush Tool
      4. To Add to an Open Path with the Pen Tool
    6. Deleting Points
      1. To Delete Anchor Points from a Path
    7. Quick Reshaping
      1. To Erase Part of a Path with the Erase Tool
      2. To Reshape a Path with the Pencil or Paintbrush Tool
      3. To Smooth Part of a Path
      4. To Choose Settings for the Smooth Tool
      5. To Apply the Zig Zag Effect
      6. To Use the Reshape Tool
    8. Exercise
      1. Draw a Paintbrush with the Reshape Tool
    9. Averaging Points
      1. To Average Points
    10. Joining Endpoints
      1. To Join Two Endpoints
    11. Combining Objects Via a Command
      1. To Combine Objects Using a Command
    12. Slicing and Dicing
      1. To Split a Path with the Scissors Tool
      2. To Split a Path by Deleting a Point or a Segment
      3. To Cut Objects Via the Divide Objects Below Command
      4. To Cut an Object into Separate Shapes
    13. Exercise
      1. Change a Square into a Star
    14. Exercise
      1. Draw a Light Bulb
  16. 13. Live Paint
    1. What is a Live Paint Group?
    2. Using the Pencil Tool
      1. To Draw with the Pencil Tool
      2. To Choose Pencil Tool Preferences
    3. Creating Live Paint Groups
      1. To Create a Live Paint Group
    4. Using the Live Paint Bucket Tool
      1. To Recolor Faces with the Live Paint Bucket Tool
      2. To Choose Live Paint Bucket Tool Options
      3. To Modify Live Paint Edges with the Live Paint Bucket Tool
    5. Using the Live Paint Selection Tool
      1. To Choose Live Paint Selection Tool Options
      2. To Use the Live Paint Selection Tool
    6. Reshaping Live Paint Groups
      1. To Reshape or Move Paths in a Live Paint Group
    7. Adding Paths to a Live Paint Group
      1. To Add Paths to a Live Paint Group
    8. Choosing Gap Options
      1. To Choose Gap Options for a Live Paint Group
    9. Expanding and Releasing Live Paint Groups
      1. To Expand or Release a Live Paint Group
    10. Exercise
      1. Sketch a Scarf
  17. 14. Pen
    1. Drawing with the Pen Tool
      1. To Draw a Straight-Sided Object with the Pen Tool
      2. To Draw Smooth Curves with the Pen Tool
    2. Converting Points
      1. To Convert Smooth Points into Corner Points as You Draw Them
      2. To Convert Points on an Existing Path
    3. Exercise
      1. Convert a Rectangle into a Costume Mask
  18. 15. Layers
    1. The Layers Palette
      1. What the Palette is Used For
      2. Object Names on the Layers Palette
      3. To Choose Layers Palette Options
    2. Creating Layers
      1. To Create a New Top-Level Layer
      2. To Create a Sublayer
    3. Creating Groups
      1. To Create a Group
    4. Highlighting Layers and Objects
      1. To Highlight a Layer, Sublayer, Group, or Object
      2. To Highlight Multiple Items
    5. Selecting Objects
      1. To Select all the Objects in a Layer
      2. To Deselect all the Objects in a Layer
      3. To Select One Object
      4. To Select Multiple Objects on Different Layers
    6. Working with Groups
      1. To Select all the Objects in a Group
      2. To Isolate a Group
      3. To Select Some Objects in a Group
      4. To Deselect an Object in a Selected Group
      5. To Copy an Object in a Group
      6. To Move an Object (or Group) into a Group
      7. To Add a New Object to a Group
      8. To Ungroup a Group
    7. Restacking Objects and Layers
      1. To Restack a Layer, Group, or Object
      2. To Move an Object to a Different Layer
      3. To Restack an Object in Front of or Behind Another Object
    8. Duplicating Layers and Objects
      1. To Duplicate a Layer, Sublayer, or Object
      2. To Copy Objects Between Layers
    9. Deleting Layers
      1. To Delete a Layer, Sublayer, Group, or Object
    10. Choosing Layer and Object Options
      1. To Choose Layer or Object Options
    11. Locking Layers and Objects
      1. To Lock/Unlock Layers or Objects
    12. Hiding Layers and Objects
      1. To Hide/Show Layers or Objects
    13. Changing Layer Views
      1. To Change the View for a Top-Level Layer
      2. To Display all Top-Level Layers in Outline View Except One
    14. Creating Template Layers
      1. To Create a Template Layer
    15. Locating Objects
      1. To Locate an Object on the Layers Palette
    16. Collecting Objects in a New Layer
      1. To Move Layers, Sublayers, Groups, or Objects to a New Layer
    17. Releasing Objects to Layers
      1. To Move Objects to New, Separate Layers
    18. Merging Layers and Groups
      1. To Merge Layers, Sublayers, or Groups
    19. Flattening Layers
      1. To Flatten Artwork
  19. 16. Create Type
    1. Type Tools
    2. Creating Point Type
      1. To Create Point Type
    3. Creating Type in a Rectangle
      1. To Create Type in a Rectangle
    4. Creating Area Type
      1. To Enter Type Inside an Object
    5. Creating Path Type
      1. To Place Type Along an Object’s Path
      2. To Reposition Type on a Path
      3. To Apply Options to Path Type
    6. Rotating Type
      1. To Rotate Type Characters on a Custom Angle
      2. To Make a Whole Horizontal Type Block Vertical, or Vice Versa
    7. Importing Text
      1. To Import Text
    8. Threading Type
      1. To Thread Overflow Type to Another Object
      2. To Display Text Threads
      3. To Unthread Two Type Objects
      4. To Release an Object From a Thread and Preserve the Remaining Threads
      5. To Remove All Threading Between Objects and Leave the Type in Place
    9. Copying and Moving Type
      1. To Copy Type and Its Object Between Files
      2. To Move Type from One Object to Another
    10. Creating Type Outlines
      1. To Create Type Outlines
    11. Exercise
      1. Type on an Ellipse
  20. 17. Style & Edit Type
    1. Selecting Type
      1. To Select Type and Its Object
      2. To Select a Type Object But Not the Type
      3. To Select Type But Not Its Object
    2. Updating Legacy Text
      1. To Respond to a Legacy Text Warning
      2. To Update Legacy Text Objects
    3. The Character, Paragraph, and Control Palettes
    4. Changing Fonts
      1. To Change Fonts
      2. To Apply Underline or Strikethrough Styling
    5. Changing the Point Size
      1. To Change the Point Size
    6. Changing Leading
      1. To Change Leading Via the Character Palette
      2. To Change Leading Via the Keyboard
    7. Applying Kerning and Tracking
      1. To Apply Kerning or Tracking
      2. To Fit Type to Its Container
    8. Horizontal Scaling
      1. To Scale Type Horizontally and/or Vertically
      2. To Restore Normal Scaling
    9. Using Smart Punctuation
      1. To Create Smart Punctuation
      2. To Specify a Quotation Marks Style for Future Type
    10. Inserting Alternate Glyphs
      1. To Replace a Character with an Alternate Glyph Manually
      2. To Insert a Glyph into Text Manually
      3. To Specify or Insert Alternate Glyphs Automatically
      4. To Choose an Alternate Numeral Style
      5. To Produce Fractions
      6. To Change Case
    11. Changing Paragraph Alignment
      1. To Change Paragraph Alignment
    12. Changing Paragraph Indentation
      1. To Change Paragraph Indentation
    13. Inter-Paragraph Spacing
      1. To Adjust Inter-Paragraph Spacing
    14. Hyphenation
      1. To Choose Hyphenation Options
      2. To Hang Punctuation
    15. Character and Paragraph Styles
      1. To Create or Modify a Character or Paragraph Style
      2. To Apply a Type Style
      3. To Remove Overrides from Styled Text
      4. To Redefine a Type Style
      5. To Delete a Character or Paragraph Style
      6. To Load Type Styles from Another Illustrator Document
    16. Finding and Replacing Text
      1. To Find and Replace Text
    17. Checking Spelling
      1. To Check Spelling
      2. To Edit the Custom Dictionary
    18. Finding and Replacing Fonts
      1. To Find and Replace a Font
    19. Choosing Area Type Options
      1. To Choose Area Type Options
    20. Baseline-Shifting Type
      1. To Baseline-Shift Type
    21. Setting Tabs
      1. To Insert Tabs into Text
      2. To Set or Modify Custom Tab Stops
    22. Creating Special Effects with Type
      1. To Wrap Type Around an Object
      2. To Release a Text Wrap
      3. To Create a Shadow for Point Type
      4. To Slant a Type Block
    23. Exercises
      1. Add Multiple Strokes to a Character
      2. Create Type with a Rough Fill Area
      3. Create an Embossed Letter
  21. 18. Acquire
    1. Acquiring Images
    2. Using the Open Command
      1. To Use the Open Command
    3. Using the Place command
      1. To Place an Image into an Illustrator Document
    4. Choosing Photoshop Import Options
      1. Placing Adjustment Layers
      2. Eps Versus PSD
      3. Placing Photoshop Text
    5. Working with Linked Images
      1. To Edit a Linked Image in Its Original Application
      2. To Replace a Linked Image or an Embedded TIFF or JPEG
      3. To Select a Linked Image or an Embedded TIFF or JPEG
      4. To View File Information for a File
      5. To Choose Links Palette Display Options
      6. To Update a Modified Linked Image
      7. To Locate or Replace Images Upon Opening a File
      8. To Choose Placement Options For a Linked Image
      9. To Change a File’s Status from Linked to Embedded
    6. Using Drag-and-Drop
      1. To Drag and Drop from Photoshop to Illustrator
  22. 19. Appearances & Graphic Styles
    1. Using the Appearance Palette
      1. Appearance Attributes and Layers
      2. To Target Appearance Attributes to a Layer
      3. Appearance Palette Icons
    2. Applying Appearance Attributes
      1. To Apply Appearance Attributes
    3. Editing and Restacking Attributes
      1. To Edit or Restack Appearance Attributes
      2. To Edit a Stroke or Fill Attribute
      3. To Remove a Brush Stroke from a Stroke Attribute
      4. To Apply Multiple Stroke or Fill Attributes
    4. Duplicating Attributes
      1. To Duplicate an Appearance Attribute
    5. Removing Attributes
      1. To Remove an Appearance Attribute
      2. To Remove all Appearance Attributes from an Item
    6. Choosing Options for Future Objects
      1. To Choose Appearance Options for Future Objects
    7. Blends and Appearances
    8. Applying Graphic Styles
      1. To Apply a Graphic Style
    9. Copying and Moving Attributes
      1. To Copy or Move Appearance Attributes from One Object or Layer to Another
    10. Breaking the Link to a Style
      1. To Break the Link to a Graphic Style
    11. Creating Graphic Styles
      1. To Create a Graphic Style from an Object
      2. To Duplicate a Graphic Style
    12. Editing Graphic Styles
      1. To Edit a Graphic Style
    13. Merging Graphic Styles
      1. To Merge Graphic Styles
    14. Deleting Graphic Styles
      1. To Delete a Style from the Graphic Styles Palette
    15. Using Graphic Style Libraries
      1. To Copy Graphic Styles from a Library or File to the Graphic Styles Palette
      2. To Create a Graphic Styles Library
    16. Expanding Attributes
      1. To Expand an Object’s Appearance Attributes
  23. 20. Effects & Filters
    1. Effects and Filters: An Overview
      1. Using Effects...
      2. ...Versus Using Filters
      3. Applying Filters and Effects
    2. Applying Illustrator Effects
      1. To Apply an Effect
      2. To Edit an Applied Effect
    3. Using Effects in Graphic Styles
      1. To Add an Effect to or Edit an Effect in a Graphic Style
      2. To Remove an Effect From a Layer, Object, or Graphic Style
    4. A Few Illustrator Effects Up Close
      1. To Apply Pathfinder Effects
      2. To Apply a Convert to Shape Effect
    5. Exercise
      1. Use Live Shapes with Type
      2. To Apply the Inner Glow or Outer Glow Effect
      3. To Apply the Scribble Effect
    6. Two Illustrator Filters/Effects Up Close
      1. To Create a Drop Shadow
      2. To Apply the Roughen Effect or Filter
      3. To Apply the Twist Effect or Filter
    7. Rasterizing Objects
      1. To Rasterize a Path Object
    8. An Illustrator Filter Up Close
      1. To Apply the Object Mosaic Filter
    9. Using the Filter or Effect Gallery
      1. To Use the Filter or Effect Gallery
    10. The Photoshop Filters Illustrated
      1. Artistic Filters
      2. Blur Filters
      3. Brush Strokes Filters
      4. Distort Filters
      5. Pixelate Filters
      6. Sketch Filters
      7. Stylize Filter
      8. Texture Filters
    11. Applying the Extrude & Bevel Effect
      1. To Apply the Extrude & Bevel Effect
    12. Applying The Revolve Effect
      1. To Apply the Revolve Effect
    13. Applying the Rotate Effect
      1. To Apply the Rotate Effect
    14. Using the 3D Surface Options
      1. To Use the Surface Options
    15. Mapping Artwork to a 3D Object
      1. To Map Artwork to a 3D Object
  24. 21. Live Tracing
    1. Using the Live Tracing Features
    2. Tracing a Raster Image
      1. To Trace a Raster Image
    3. Applying Tracing Options
      1. To Apply Tracing Options
    4. Managing Tracing Presets
      1. To Create, Delete, Edit, Import, or Export a Tracing Preset
    5. Releasing a Live Tracing
      1. To Release a Live Trace Object
    6. Expanding a Live Tracing
      1. To Expand a Live Trace Object
      2. To Trace and Expand an Image in One Step
    7. Converting a Tracing to a Live Paint Group
      1. To Convert a Live Trace Object to a Live Paint Group
      2. To Trace and Convert an Image to a Live Paint Group in One Step
    8. Exercise
      1. Trace an Object
  25. 22. Brushes
    1. Using Brushes
    2. Using the Paintbrush Tool
      1. To Draw with the Paintbrush Tool
      2. To Choose Preferences for the Paintbrush Tool
    3. Applying Brushes
      1. To Apply a Brush to a Path
    4. Using the Brushes Palette
      1. To Add Brushes from Other Libraries
      2. To Choose Brushes Palette Display Options
    5. Removing Brush Strokes
      1. To Remove a Brush Stroke from an Object
    6. Expanding Brush Strokes
      1. To Expand a Brush Stroke into Outlined Paths
    7. Creating and Editing Scatter Brushes
      1. To Create or Edit a Scatter Brush
    8. Creating and Editing Calligraphic Brushes
      1. To Create or Edit a Calligraphic Brush
    9. Creating and Editing Art Brushes
      1. To Create or Edit an Art Brush
    10. Duplicating Brushes
      1. To Duplicate a Brush
    11. Creating and Editing Pattern Brushes
      1. To Create Swatches for a Pattern Brush
      2. To Create a Pattern Brush
      3. To Edit a Pattern Brush
    12. Editing Brushes Manually
      1. To Edit a Scatter, Art, or Pattern Brush Manually
    13. Editing Brush Strokes on Objects
      1. To Change the Stroke Options for an Individual Object
    14. Creating Brush Libraries
      1. To Create a Brush Library
    15. Deleting Brushes
      1. To Delete a Brush from the Brushes Palette
  26. 23. Blends
    1. Blends are Live!
    2. Blending Objects Via a Command
      1. To Blend Objects Via a Command
    3. Releasing a Blend
      1. To Release a Blend
    4. Choosing Blend Options
      1. To Choose or Change Blend Options
    5. Editing Blend Objects
    6. Reversing Blend Components
      1. To Reverse the Stacking Position of Objects in a Blend
      2. To Reverse the Location of Objects in a Blend
    7. Using the Blend Tool
      1. To Blend Objects Using the Blend Tool
    8. Replacing the Blend Spine
      1. To Replace a Blend Spine
    9. Exercise
      1. Use a Blend to Apply Shading
  27. 24. Gradients
    1. Applying Gradients
      1. To Fill an Object with a Gradient
    2. Creating Gradients
      1. To Create and Save a Two-Color Gradient
    3. Editing Gradients
      1. To Edit a Gradient
    4. Using the Gradient Tool
      1. To Use the Gradient Tool
      2. To Spread a Gradient Across Multiple Objects
    5. Creating Meshes
      1. What is a Mesh?
      2. Mesh Building Blocks
      3. To Convert an Object into a Mesh with the Mesh Tool
      4. To Convert an Object into a Mesh Via a Command
    6. Recoloring Meshes
      1. To Recolor a Mesh
      2. To Add Mesh Points or Lines
    7. Reshaping Meshes
      1. To Reshape the Overall Mesh Path
      2. To Delete Mesh Points
      3. To Reshape the Interior Mesh
    8. Using the Expand Command
      1. To Expand a Standard Gradient into Separate Objects
      2. To Expand a Radial or Linear Gradient into a Mesh
  28. 25. Combine Paths
    1. Applying Shape Mode Commands
      1. To Apply the Shape Mode Commands
      2. To Expand a Compound Shape
      3. To Release a Compound Shape
    2. Applying the Pathfinder Commands
      1. To Apply the Pathfinder Commands
      2. To Convert a Stroke or an Open Path into a Filled Object
    3. Creating Compound Paths
      1. To Create a Compound Path
      2. To Add an Object to a Compound Path
      3. To Reverse an Object’s Fill in a Compound Path
      4. To Release a Compound Path
  29. 26. Masks & Transparency
    1. Using Clipping Sets
      1. To Create a Clipping Set
      2. To Select a Whole Clipping Set
      3. To Select an Individual Clipping Path or Masked Object
      4. To Select all the Clipping Masks in a Document
      5. To Add an Object to a Clipping Set
      6. To Restack a Masked Object within its Clipping Set
      7. To Copy a Masked Object
      8. To Take an Object Out of a Clipping Set
      9. To Recolor a Clipping Path
      10. To Release a Clipping Set
    2. Using Transparency
    3. Choosing Opacity and Blending Modes
      1. To Change the Opacity or Blending Mode of an Object, Group, or Layer
      2. To Change the Opacity or Blending Mode of Only an Object’s Fill or Stroke
      3. The Blending Modes
    4. Restricting Transparency Effects
      1. To Restrict a Blending Mode Effect to Specific Objects
      2. To Knock Out Objects
    5. Using the Transparency Grid
      1. To Show/Hide the Transparency Grid
      2. To Choose Preferences for The Transparency Grid
    6. Using Opacity Masks
      1. To Create an Opacity Mask
      2. To Turn Clipping on or Off For an Opacity Mask
      3. To Invert an Opacity Mask
      4. To Reshape or Edit on Opacity Masking Object
      5. To Move a Mask Object Independently
      6. To Deactivate a Mask
      7. To Release an Opacity Mask
  30. 27. Symbols
    1. Using the Symbols Palette
      1. To Create Individual Symbol Instances
      2. To Change the Symbols Palette Display
    2. Opening Symbol Libraries
      1. To Use Symbols from Other Libraries
    3. Replacing Symbols
      1. To Replace the Symbol in an Instance
    4. Creating Symbols
      1. To Create a Symbol from an Object in Your Artwork
    5. Saving Symbol Libraries
      1. To Save a Symbol Library
    6. Deleting Symbols
      1. To Delete a Symbol
    7. Modifying Symbol Instances
      1. To Modify Symbol Instances
    8. Duplicating Symbols
      1. To Duplicate a Symbol
    9. Redefining Symbols
      1. To Redefine a Symbol
    10. Using the Symbol Sprayer Tool
      1. To Use the Symbol Sprayer Tool
    11. Choosing Symbolism Tool Options
      1. To Choose Global Properties for the Symbolism Tools
      2. To Choose Symbol Sprayer Tool Options
    12. Adding Symbol Instances to a Set
      1. To Add Symbol Instances to a Set
    13. Using the Symbol Shifter Tool
      1. To Use the Symbol Shifter Tool
      2. To Choose Symbol Shifter Tool Options
    14. Using the Symbol Scruncher Tool
      1. To Use the Symbol Scruncher Tool
      2. To Choose Symbol Scruncher Tool Options
    15. Using the Symbol Sizer Tool
      1. To Use the Symbol Sizer Tool
      2. To Choose Symbol Sizer Tool Options
    16. Using the Symbol Spinner Tool
      1. To Use the Symbol Spinner Tool
      2. To Choose Symbol Spinner Tool Options
    17. Using the Symbol Stainer Tool
      1. To Use the Symbol Stainer Tool
      2. To Choose Symbol Stainer Tool Options
    18. Using the Symbol Screener Tool
      1. To Use the Symbol Screener Tool
      2. To Choose Symbol Screener Tool Options
    19. Using the Symbol Styler Tool
      1. To Use the Symbol Styler Tool
      2. To Choose Symbol Styler Tool Options
    20. Expanding Symbol Instances
      1. To Expand an Instance or a Symbol Set
  31. 28. Liquify
    1. Using the Liquify Tools
    2. Choosing Liquify Tool Options
      1. To Choose Global Brush Dimensions
      2. To Choose Options for an Individual Liquify Tool
    3. Using the Warp, Pucker, and Bloat Tools
      1. To Use the Warp, Pucker, or Bloat Tool
    4. Using the Twirl Tool
      1. To Use the Twirl Tool
    5. Using the Scallop, Crystallize, and Wrinkle Tools
      1. To Use the Scallop, Crystallize, or Wrinkle Tool
    6. Creating Envelopes
      1. To Create a Mesh Envelope
      2. To Create a Warp Envelope
      3. To Create an Envelope From a User-Created Path
    7. Editing Envelopes
      1. To Edit an Envelope
      2. To Edit Objects in an Envelope
      3. To Reset an Envelope
    8. Releasing and Expanding Envelopes
      1. To Release an Envelope
      2. To Expand an Envelope
    9. Choosing Envelope Options
      1. To Choose Envelope Options
  32. 29. Rulers, Guides & Grid
    1. Changing the Ruler Origin
      1. To Move the Ruler Origin
      2. To Restore the Ruler Origin to Its Default Location
    2. Creating Ruler Guides
      1. To Create Ruler Guides
    3. Creating Object Guides
      1. To Turn an Object Into a Guide
      2. To Turn an Object Guide Back Into an Object
    4. Locking/Unlocking Guides
      1. To Lock or Unlock All Guides
      2. To Lock or Unlock One Guide
    5. Removing Guides
      1. To Remove One Guide
      2. To Remove All Guides
    6. Creating Guides Via a Command
      1. To Place Guides Around an Object or Create Evenly Spaced Guides
    7. Using the Grid
      1. To Show/Hide the Grid
      2. To Use Snap to Grid
    8. Changing the Constrain Angle
      1. To Change the Constrain Angle
    9. Using the Measure tool
      1. To Measure a Distance Using the Measure Tool
  33. 30. Actions
    1. Using the Actions Palette
    2. Creating an Actions Set
      1. To Create an Actions Set
    3. Recording an Action
      1. To Record an Action
    4. Playing Back Actions
      1. To Play Back an Action on an Image
      2. To Temporarily Exclude a Command from Playing Back
    5. Inserting Menu Commands
      1. To Insert a Menu Command in an Action
    6. Inserting Stops
      1. To Insert a Stop in an Action
    7. Recording Commands into Actions
      1. To Record Commands into an Existing Action
    8. Adding Modal Controls
      1. To Turn the Dialog Box Pause for a Command Off or On
    9. Rerecording Commands
      1. To Rerecord a Command that Uses a Dialog Box
    10. Deleting Action Commands
      1. To Delete an Action or Command
    11. Restacking Action Commands
      1. To Restack a Command or Move it to Another Action
    12. Copying Action Commands
      1. To Copy an Action Command
    13. Managing Actions Sets
      1. To Save an Actions Set
      2. To Load an Actions Set
    14. Batch-Processing Files with Actions
      1. To Batch-Process Files with Actions
  34. 31. Preferences
    1. Creating a Custom Startup File
      1. To Create a Custom Startup File
    2. General Preferences
    3. Type Preferences
      1. Type Options
    4. Units & Display Performance Preferences
      1. Units
      2. Display Performance
    5. Guides & Grid Preferences
      1. Guides
      2. Grid
    6. Smart Guides & Slices Preferences
      1. Display Options
      2. Angles
      3. Slicing
    7. Hyphenation Preferences
      1. Default Language
      2. Exceptions
    8. Plug-ins & Scratch Disks Preferences
      1. Plug-Ins Folder
      2. Scratch Disks
    9. File Handling & Clipboard Preferences
      1. Version Cue
      2. Files
      3. Clipboard on Quit
    10. Appearance of Black Preferences
      1. Options for Black on RGB and Grayscale Devices
      2. Description
  35. 32. Print
    1. Print Dialog Box: General and Setup Panels
      1. To Print to a Black-and-White or Color PostScript Printer
      2. To Print (Tile) a Document that’s Larger than the Paper Size
    2. Marks and Bleed Panel
      1. To Include Printer’s Marks in Your Printout
      2. To Choose Bleed Values
    3. Output Panel
      1. To Output a Composite Print or Color Separations
      2. To Set Colors to Print and/or Convert Colors to Process
    4. Graphics Panel
      1. To Change a Document’s Flatness Setting to Facilitate Postscript Printing
      2. To Download Fonts and Print Meshes
      3. To Print to a PostScript File
    5. Color Management Panel
      1. To Print Using Color Management
    6. Advanced Panel
      1. To Choose Overprint and Flattening Options for Output
    7. Summary Panel
      1. To View a Summary of the Current Print Settings
    8. Printing and Exporting Transparency
      1. To Determine How Transparency is Flattened for Exported Files
      2. To Choose Custom Transparency Flattener Options
    9. Creating and Editing Presets
      1. To Create a Transparency Flattener, Tracing, Print, or PDF Preset
    10. Creating Custom Crop Marks
      1. To Create a Crop Area
      2. To Limit the Printout to the Crop Area
      3. To Remove Crop Marks Created with the Crop Area Command
      4. To Create Crop Marks for an Object
    11. Choosing Raster Settings for Effects
    12. Using the Document Info Palette
      1. To Display Information About an Object or a Document
  36. 33. Export
    1. Saving as EPS
      1. To Save a File as EPS
    2. Saving as PDF
      1. To Save a File as Adobe PDF
    3. Using the Export Command
      1. To Export a File
      2. A Few Formats in Brief
        1. Rasterize
        2. BMP (bmp)
        3. TIFF (tif)
        4. Windows Metafile (wmf) and Enhanced Metafile (emf)
        5. Microsoft Office
    4. Exporting as Flash (swf)
      1. To Create a Flash (swf) File
    5. Exporting as JPEG
      1. To Create a JPEG File
    6. Exporting to Photoshop
      1. To Create a Photoshop (psd) File
  37. 34. Web
    1. Exporting Web Graphics
      1. Image size
      2. Compression
      3. GIF
      4. JPEG
      5. PNG-8 and PNG-24
      6. Vector Formats for the Web
      7. Dithering
      8. Anti-Aliasing
      9. Transparency and Matte
    2. Slicing a Document
      1. To Show/Hide Slices
      2. To Create an Image or HTML Text Slice
      3. To Create a User Slice
      4. To Select a Slice
      5. To Scale a User Slice
      6. To Move a User Slice
      7. To Duplicate a User Slice
      8. To Combine Two or More User Slices Into One
      9. To Divide a User Slice into Smaller Slices
      10. To Restack a User Slice
      11. To Lock All Slices
      12. To Release a Slice
      13. To Delete a User Slice
    3. Choosing Slice Options
      1. To Choose Slice Options
    4. Using Pixel Preview View
      1. To Use Pixel Preview View
    5. Optimizing Using Preset Settings
      1. To Optimize a Document or a Slice Using Preset Settings
    6. Optimizing as GIF or PNG-8
      1. To Optimize a File in the GIF or PNG-8 Format
    7. Making Solid Colors Web-Safe
      1. To Make Solid Colors Web-Safe
    8. Optimizing as JPEG
      1. To Optimize a File in the JPEG Format
    9. Optimizing as PNG-24
      1. To Optimize as PNG-24
    10. Creating an Optimization Preset
      1. To Create an Optimization Preset
    11. Optimizing to a Specific File Size
      1. To Optimize to a Specific File Size
    12. Resizing an Optimized Image
      1. To Resize an Optimized Image
    13. Optimizing as SVG
      1. To Apply an SVG Filter Effect to an Object
      2. To Optimize as SVG
      3. To Save a File as SVG or SVGZ
    14. Exporting Objects as CSS Layers
      1. To Export Illustrator Objects as CSS Layers
    15. Creating Image Maps
      1. To Create an Image Map
    16. Creating Data-Driven Graphics
  38. A. Keyboard Shortcuts
    1. Customizing Shortcuts
      1. To Assign Your Own Shortcuts
      2. To Choose, Delete, or Print a Keyset
  39. Color Insert
    1. Nancy Stahl
    2. Tom Nikosey
    3. Daniel Pelavin
    4. Jib Hunt
    5. Jeanne de la Houssaye
    6. Kenneth Batelman
    7. Carol Zuber-Mallison
    8. Shane Kelley
    9. Mark Stein