Adobe Illustrator CS2 Classroom in a Book

ISBN-10: 0321321839

ISBN-13: 9780321321831

Edition: 2005

List price: $55.00
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This thorough, comprehensive guide to Adobe Illustrator CS2 is ideal for beginning users who want to master the key features of Adobe's powerful illustration software. Using clear, step-by-step lessons, each chapter contains a project that builds upon the reader's growing knowledge of the software, while review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key concepts and skills. Readers can use the project files included in the book's companion CD to follow along with each lesson.Don't let anyone tell you that Illustrator is a mature program. Adobe Illustrator CS2 is jam-packed with groundbreaking new features, including LiveTrace, a tool that converts a scanned sketch or photograph into a precise, vector-based illustration in seconds, and Live Paint, which lets you color artwork quickly and creatively. Users new to Illustrator CS 2 will also appreciate the other new features in this revision, including 175 new type enhancements; a new context-sensitive Control palette that lets you access your most frequently used tools in one location; and the new Adobe Bridge file browser, which lets you locate, organize, and drag and drop your files directly into your Illustrator artwork. What's more, Illustrator CS 2 now offers expanded support for mobile content (such as cell phones and PDAs) and lets you export text or artwork as an animated Macromedia Flash file.Whether you're brand-new to Adobe Illustrator or are looking for a project-based tutorial to familiarize yourself with Illustrator CS2's many new features, this book provides you with the key techniques and tips you need to get the most out of this groundbreaking software.
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Adobe Press
Publication date: 6/17/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 472
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Getting started
About Classroom in a Book
Installing the program
Installing the Classroom in a Book fonts
Copying the Classroom in a Book files
Restoring default preferences
To save your current Illustrator preferences
To restore your saved settingsafter completing the lessons
Additional resources
Adobe Certifi cation
What's New in Adobe Illustrator CS2 Control palette
Live Trace
Live Paint
Photoshop import enhancements
Spot-color rasters
SVG 11 support
Off set paths
Underline text and strikethrough
A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator CS2 Getting started
Placing Photoshop images in Illustrator CS2
Using the Live Trace tool
Using the Control palette for typesetting
Creating outlines of text
Using the Appearance palette
VI Contents Applying Effects
Saving the Appearance as a Graphic Style
Using the Live Paint feature
Applying a blending method
Creating a clipping mask
Getting to Know the Work Area Getting started
Viewing artwork
Using the Illustrator tools
Changing the view of artwork
Using the view commands
Using the Zoom tool
Scrolling through a document
Using the Navigator palette
Working with palettes
About the Control palette
Using and saving Workspaces
Using context menus
Using Illustrator Help
Displaying the Help contents
Using keywords, links, and the index
Locating a topic using the index
Using Adobe online services
Visiting the Adobe web site
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Selections and Shapes Getting started
Using the Selection tool
Using the Direct Selection tool
Creating selections with a marquee
Adobe Illustrator CS2 VII Classroom in a Book Grouping items
Applying the selection techniques
Advanced selection techniques
Creating basic shapes
Using basic shape tools
Tips for drawing polygons, spirals, and stars
Exploring on your own
Review questions
Review answers
Transforming Objects Getting started
Scaling objects 81 Rotating objects
Reflecting objects
Distorting objects
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