Adobe Illustrator CS5: The Professional Portfolio

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$49.99
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ISBN: 
978-1-936201-04-4
Page Count: 
490
Publication Date: 
7/15/10
Price: $49.99

Working through this book will provide you with experience in accessing, customizing, and applying the wide variety of Illustrator’s sophisticated toolset. By completing these eight projects, which were designed to represent realistic assignments in a professional workflow, you will learn to:

  • Combine, edit, and transform primitive shapes to create complex illustrations.
  • Define and manipulate curve points and handles to control every detail in your illustration.
  • Apply custom colors, gradients, and visual effects to achieve the perfect effect for your job.
  • Arrange elements of complex artwork on multiple layers and artboards.
  • Use time-saving libraries of brushes, patterns, and other assets to streamline your workflow.
  • Format text entirely within the Illustrator workspace to develop complete, print-ready documents.
  • Add interactive elements to your designs, including hyperlinks, rollover definitions, and image slices for Web presentation.
  • Save files with appropriate settings and formats for a variety of print and digital distribution methods.