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Teach Yourself Adobe Illustrator 9 in 24 Hours

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ISBN-10: 0672319381

ISBN-13: 9780672319389

Edition: 2000

Authors: Mordy Golding

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This tutorial uses a friendly and conversational approach to teach the basics of Illustrator 9. It covers both the Macintosh and Windows platforms, and includes the interface, tools, palettes, setting preferences, drawing objects and much more.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 6/23/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Getting Started
Getting to Know Illustrator
Raster Versus Vector
Raster Images
Vector Images: An Objective Approach
The Illustrator Workplace
The Illustrator Window
The Toolbox
The Many Palettes of Illustrator
Views in Illustrator
Things That Make You Go Zoom!
Moving Around Your Page
The Navigator Palette
Custom Views
New Window
Context-Sensitive Menus
Customizing Illustrator
Creating a New Document
Document Setup
Printing and Export
Setting Preferences
General Preferences
Type and Auto Tracing
Units and Undo
Guides and Grid
Smart Guides
Plug-ins and Scratch Disk
Files and Clipboard
Working with Guides, Smart Guides, and Illustrator's Grid
Illustrator's Grid
Snap To Grid
Creating an Illustrator Startup File
Drawing Basic Objects
Working with Rectangles
Working with Ellipses
Drawing Other Shapes
The Spiral Tool
Saving Your Work
Getting the Basics
Working with Selections
The Selection Tools
The Selection Tool
The Direct Selection Tool
Grouping Objects
The Group Selection Tool
The Lasso Tool
The Direct Select Lasso Tool
Working with Selections
Area Select
Locking Objects
Hiding Selections
Hiding Edges
Arranging Items
Drawing Bezier Paths
The Bezier Path
The Pen Tool
The Anchor Points
Open and Closed Paths
The Pencil Tool
Editing Bezier Paths
Manipulating Existing Points
The Direct Selection Tool
The Add Anchor Point Tool
The Delete Anchor Point Tool
The Convert Anchor Point Tool
Editing Paths
The Smooth Tool
The Simplify Command
The Erase Tool
The Reshape Tool
The Scissors Tool
The Knife Tool
The Join and Average Commands
Getting Colorful
Coloring Objects
Fill and Stroke
The Color Palette
Selecting a Color
Color Models
Custom Colors
The Swatches Palette
Viewing the Swatches Palette
The Transparency Palette
Opacity and Blending Modes
Transparency Options
The Eyedropper Tool
The Paint Bucket Tool
Fills and Strokes
Solid Color Fills
The Gradient Palette
Using the Gradient Tool
The Gradient Mesh Tool
Defining a Pattern
Using the Expand Command
The Stroke Palette
Offset Path and Outline Path
The Paintbrush Tool
The Brushes Palette
Drawing with the Paintbrush Tool
The Calligraphic Brush
The Scatter Brush
The Art Brush
The Pattern Brush
Getting Powerful
Object Styles
Anatomy of a Style
The Appearance Palette
The Styles Palette
Creating Complex Object Styles
Working with Appearances
Editing a Style
Expanding an Appearance
Working with Layers
The Layers Palette
Editing Layers
Layer Options
Layer Colors
Arranging Layers and Sublayers
Moving or Copying Items Between Layers and Sublayers
Locking and Hiding Layers
Merging Layers and Sublayers
Extra Room Anyone?
Applying an Appearance to Layers
Layer Clipping Masks
Compound Paths and Masks
Compound Paths
It's All in the Direction
Layer Clipping Masks
Opacity Masks
The Transformation Tools
Moving Objects
Rotate, Scale, Reflect, and Shear
The Free Transform Tool
Transform Each
Makin' Copies!
Do It Again!
The Transform Palette
The Align Palette
The Pathfinder Palette
Unite, Intersect, Exclude, Minus Front, Minus Back
Divide, Trim, Merge, Crop, Outline
Hard and Soft
The Blend Tool
Getting Stylized
Adding Text
Using the Type Tool
Point Text
Creating Area Text
Linking Text Blocks
Setting Up Rows and Columns
Placing Type on a Path
Vertical Text
Advanced Typography
The Character Palette
Kerning and Tracking
Horizontal and Vertical Scale
Baseline Shift
The Paragraph Palette
Word and Letter Spacing
The Tab Palette
The MM Design Palette
Converting Text to Outlines
Change Case
Find Font and Find/Change
Smart Punctuation
Check Spelling
Live Effects
Convert to Shape
Distort and Transform Filters
Free Distort
Punk and Bloat
Scribble and Tweak
Zig Zag
Stylize Effects
Add Arrowheads
Drop Shadow
Inner Glow and Outer Glow
Round Corners
Photoshop-Compatible Effects
Live Effects and the Appearance Palette
Working with Raster Images
A Pixel for Your Thoughts
Placing an Image
The Rasterize Command
Opening an Image
Linked and Embedded Images
The Links Palette
File Formats
Using Raster Art in Illustrator
Colorize 1-Bit TIFFs
Use the Autotrace Tool
Use Photoshop-Compatible Filters
Vector Filters
The Filter Menu
Colors Filters
Adjust Colors
Blending Objects
Switching Between Color Models
Inverting Colors
Overprint Black
Create Filters
Object Mosaic
Trim Marks
Pen and Ink
The Photo Crosshatch Filter
Charts and Graphs
Creating a Graph
Importing Graph Data
Editing Graph Data
Graph Options
Graph Design
Ungrouping Your Graph
Getting the Most Out of Illustrator
Saving/Exporting Files
Saving in Illustrator Formats
Native Illustrator
Illustrator EPS
Acrobat PDF
Exporting to Other File Formats
Photoshop 5
GIF89a, JPEG, PNG, Flash, and SVG
Amiga IFF, Targa, and Pixar
Working Smart in Illustrator
Using Actions
User-Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts
Saving Your Documents
Using Intelligent Filenames
Working with Selections
Hiding and Locking
Keeping Your Documents Clean
Cleaning Up Individual Paths
Scanning and Tracing Art
Preparing a File for Output
Including Typefaces and Linked Images
Outlining Paths
Blends and the Pen and Ink Filter
Using Third-Party Plug-ins
HotDoor CADtools
Plug-ins by Rick Johnson (Graffix)
FILTERiT3 (Mac OS only)
Vertigo 3D Words
ILLOM Toolbox 1 (Mac OS only)
Printing Files
Document Setup/Page Setup
Tiling with the Page Tool
Color Separations
Specifying Colors to Be Separated
Positioning the Plate
Setting Cropmarks
Web Graphics
Designing for the Web
Color on the Web
Dithered Colors
Using the Web Palette
Assigning URLs to Objects
Web File Formats
The GIF89a Format
The JPEG Format
The PNG Format
Saving Images for the Web
Setting GIF Format Options
Setting JPEG Format Options
Setting PNG Format Options
Making Animations
Creating a Flash Animation
Cross-Platform Issues
Naming and Saving Files
Patterns and Gradients
Drag and Drop
Font Issues