Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Illustrator 10 in 24 Hours
Mordy Golding, Peter Bauer
This step-by-step tutorial uses a friendly, conversational, and non-condescending approach to teach readers the basics of Adobe Illustrator.
The book's tone is one of a teacher sitting with you explaining how to use the program. With examples from both the Macintosh and Windows platforms, Sams Teach Yourself Illustrator in 24 Hours covers the following topics and more: the interface, tools, and palettes; setting preferences; drawing and editing objects; layers; working with selections; Bezier paths; and masks, transformations and color.
Table of Contents
I. BASIC ILLUSTRATOR.
Hour 1. Understanding Illustrator.
Hour 2. Setting Up Illustrator.
Hour 3. Creating Objects.
Hour 4. Making Selections.
Hour 5. Creating Paths and Compound Paths.
Hour 6. Editing Bézier Curves.
II. CREATIVE ILLUSTRATOR.
Hour 7. Understanding and Applying Color.
Hour 8. Using Strokes, Fills, and Gradients.
Hour 9. The Paintbrush Tool.
Hour 10. Adding Text.
Hour 11. Applying Appearances and Styles.
Hour 12. Using Transformations, Compound Shapes, and Blends.
III. PRODUCTIVE ILLUSTRATOR.
Hour 13. Gaining Flexibility Through Layers.
Hour 14. Applying Advanced Typography Techniques.
Hour 15. Inserting Charts and Graphs.
Hour 16. Showing and Hiding with Masks.
Hour 17. Distorting, Warping, and Liquifying Your Artwork.
Hour 18. Working with Filters and Live Effects.
IV. PRODUCTIVE ILLUSTRATOR.
Hour 19. Working with Raster Images and Programs.
Hour 20. Understanding File Format and Platform Issues.
Hour 21. Printing Your Illustrations.
Hour 22. Creating Web Graphics.
Hour 23. Animating the Web.
Hour 24. Maximizing Efficiency with Automation.