Illustrator CS3 Bible

  • 10h 36m
  • Ted Alspach
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2007

Adobe insider Ted Alspach helps you unlock the power of CS3

The new CS3 version of Illustrator is light years beyond previous versions, and whether you're a novice or veteran designer, you'll want to get quickly up to speed on this powerful new tool. With clear explanations and plenty of examples, Adobe insider Ted Alspach reveals the secrets on how to best use Illustrator CS3 for Web graphics, integrate it with the rest of the Creative Suite, work in 3D—and above all, why it's such a radical step up from CS2. Tap the power of Illustrator CS3 for your projects with this in-depth guide from an industry expert.

  • Use Live Color to get color options you never had before
  • Integrate Illustrator CS3 seamlessly with Photoshop and Flash
  • Quickly start new documents with preset profiles
  • Work easily with transparency, fonts, styles, and effects
  • Get more out of Illustrator with hundreds of tips and tricks
  • Learn about scripting and Web graphics generation for online design

Customize the Illustrator workspace

Generate color sets with Live Color

Create graphics for the Web

About the Author

Ted Alspach is the author of more than 30 books on desktop publishing and graphics, as well as hundreds of articles on related topics, including Illustrator Studio Secrets, the Illustrator Bible series, Photoshop Complete, the Illustrator For Dummies series, and Illustrator Filter Finesse. Ted was the Group Product Manager for Illustrator and the Creative Suite at Adobe Systems for more than seven years. Ted also runs Bézier Games, a board game publishing company, and has designed several games, including Seismic (Atlas Games), Start Player, and Ultimate Werewolf.

In this Book

  • What's New in Illustrator CS3?
  • Understanding Illustrator's Desktop
  • Working with Illustrator Documents
  • Understanding Drawing and Painting Techniques
  • Creating Objects, Graphs, and Symbols
  • Learning how to Select and Edit
  • Understanding Color, Gradients, and Mesh
  • Using Illustrator to Organize Objects
  • Working with Type
  • Using Creative Strokes and Fills with Patterns
  • Applying Transformations and Distortions
  • Using Path Blends, Compound Paths, and Masks
  • Using Live Trace
  • Using Live Paint
  • Working with Graphic Styles, Filters, and Effects
  • Creating 3-D in Illustrator
  • Customizing and Automating Illustrator
  • Understanding PostScript and Printing
  • Creating Web Graphics