Adobe Illustrator CS3 Classroom in a Book The Official Training Workbook from Adobe Systems

ISBN-10: 0321492005

ISBN-13: 9780321492005

Edition: 2007

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Description: The project-based lessons in this text show readers how to use Adobe Illustrator CS3 in real-life, everyday tasks. They give users a complete tour of the software.

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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Adobe Press
Publication date: 4/24/2007
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 488
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English

Getting Started
About Classroom in a Book
Prerequisites
Installing the program
Installing the Classroom in a Book fonts
Copying the Classroom in a Book files
Restoring default preferences
Additional resources
Useful links
Adobe certification
What's New in Adobe Illustrator CS3
Workspace improvements
Control panel enhancements
Document startup profiles
Drawing enhancements
The Eraser tool
Live Color
Layers panel enhancements
The Crop tool
Symbol workflow improvements
Enhanced support for digital video workflows
Dynamic and input text
A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator CS3
Getting started
Pathfinder effects
Working with color groups and Live Color
Placing Photoshop images in Illustrator CS3
Using Live Trace
Using the Live Paint feature
Using the Control panel for typesetting
Creating outlines of text
Using the Appearance panel
Applying Effects
Saving the appearance as a graphic style
Applying Warp to the text
Applying a blending method
Working with Symbols
Creating a clipping mask
Getting to Know the Work Area
Getting started
Viewing artwork
Using the Illustrator tools
The Control panel
Working with panels
Customizing your workspace
Using panel menus
Changing the view of artwork
Using the view commands
Using the Zoom tool
Scrolling through a document
Using the Navigator panel
Using Illustrator Help
Displaying the Help contents
Using keywords, links, and the index
Locating a topic using the index
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Selecting and Aligning
Getting started
Using the Selection tool
Using the Direct Selection tool
Creating selections with the Magic Wand
Grouping items
Applying the selection techniques
Aligning objects
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Creating Shapes
Getting started
Creating basic shapes
Using basic shape tools
Drawing the pencil shape
Using the Pencil tool
Drawing the pencil can
Using Live Trace to create shapes
Tips for drawing polygons, spirals, and stars
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Transforming Objects
Getting started
Scaling objects
Reflecting objects
Rotating objects
Distorting objects
Shearing objects
Positioning objects precisely
Changing the perspective
Making multiple transformations
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Drawing with the Pen tool
Getting started
Creating straight lines
Creating curved paths
Building a curve
Curves and corner anchor points
Creating the pear illustration
Creating the arrow
Splitting a path
Adding arrowheads
Drawing curves
Selecting a curve
Drawing the leaf
Drawing different kinds of curves
Convert between smooth points and corner points
Drawing the pear shape
Editing curves
Finishing the pear illustration
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Color and Painting
Getting started
Color Mode
Understanding the color controls
Color fundamentals
Copying attributes
Using the Appearance panel for fills and strokes
Building and saving your own custom color
Using Illustrator swatch libraries
Creating a spot color
Creating color groups
Editing color with Live Color
Creating a color group using Live Color
Assign colors to your artwork
Using patterns
Creating your own pattern
Applying the pattern
Editing the pattern
Applying Live Paint
Editing Live Paint regions
Create a PDF from your artwork
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Working with type
Getting started
Importing a text file
Creating columns of text
Understanding text flow
Working with overflow text and text reflow
Threading text
Resizing the text area
Changing text attributes
Changing font size
Changing font color
Changing additional text attributes
Changing paragraph attributes
Saving and using styles
Creating and using a Paragraph style
Creating and using Character styles
Sampling text
Wrapping text around a graphic
Reshaping text with a warp
Creating text on paths and shapes
Creating text outlines
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Working with Layers
Getting started
Creating layers
Moving objects and layers
Locking layers
Viewing layers
Pasting layers
Creating clipping masks
Merging layers
Applying appearance attributes to layers
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Blending Shapes and Colors
Getting started
Creating a gradient fill
Adjusting the direction of the gradient blend
Adding colors to a gradient
Creating smooth-color blends
Blending intermediate steps
Modifying the blend
Combining blends with gradients
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Working with Brushes
Getting started
Using Art brushes
Drawing with the Paintbrush tool
Editing paths with the Paintbrush tool
Using Scatter brushes
Changing brush options
Applying a Scatter brush to paths
Changing the color attributes of brushes
Changing brush color using Hue Shift colorization
Changing brush color using Tints colorization
Using a fill color with brushes
Using Calligraphic brushes
Using Pattern brushes
Creating brushes
Creating swatches for a Pattern brush
Creating a Pattern brush from swatches
Painting with the Pattern brush
Applying the Scribble Effect
Exploring on your own
Applying brushes
Creating brushes
Review questions
Review answers
Applying Effects
Getting started
Using live effects
Creating a banner logo with the Warp effect
Creating the logotype
Stylizing the banner and logotype
Editing an effect
Applying the Symbol as mapped artwork
Creating a revolved object
Changing the lighting
Mapping a Photoshop image
Adjusting the lighting
Exploring on your own
Creating your own revolved artwork
Review questions
Review answers
Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
Getting started
Document Startup Profiles
Using appearance attributes
Adding appearance attributes
Reordering appearance attributes
Using Graphic Styles
Creating and saving a Graphic Style
Applying a Graphic Style to a layer
Applying existing Graphic Styles
Applying an appearance to a layer
Copying, applying, and removing Graphic Styles
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Working with Symbols
Getting started
Working with symbols
Using Illustrator Symbol Libraries
Editing Symbols
Creating Symbols
Applying a symbol instance
Using the symbolism tools
Editing symbols using the symbolism tools
Editing symbols
Updating a symbol
Breaking a link to a symbol
Storing and retrieving artwork in the Symbols panel
Mapping a symbol to 3D artwork
Symbols and Flash integration
Review questions
Review answers
Combining Illustrator CS3 Graphics with the Creative Suite
Combining artwork
Vector versus bitmap graphics
Getting started
Creating a crop area
Placing an Adobe Photoshop file
About layer comps
Duplicating a placed image
Applying Color Edits to a placed image
Applying a Clipping Mask to an image
Creating compound paths and opacity masks
Editing an imported mask
Sampling colors in placed images
Replacing a placed image
Exporting a layered file to Photoshop
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Printing Artwork and Producing Color Separations
Printing: An overview
About printing devices
Halftone screens
Screen frequency
Output device resolution
About color
The RGB color model
The CMYK color model
Spot colors
Getting started
What is color management?
Setting up color management in Adobe applications
Synchronizing color using Adobe Bridge
Application color settings
Printing black-and-white proofs
Soft-proofing colors
Using the Document Info command
Creating color separations
Selecting a printer description file
Specifying the bleed area
Separating colors
Specifying the screen frequency
Working with two-color illustrations
Editing a spot color
Separating spot colors
Creating a trap
Overprinting objects
Saving and printing files with transparency effects
Specifying resolution of filters and live effects
Using Document Raster Effects Settings
Using the Flattener Preview panel
Assigning the Flattening preset
Saving a file with transparency
Saving in the EPS format
Printing transparent artwork
Exporting and importing flattening settings
Saving as Adobe PDF
Review questions
Review answers
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