Illustrator CS4 Bible

  • 10h 29m
  • Ted Alspach
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2009

Adobe insider Ted Alspach helps you unlock the power of Illustrator CS4

If you rely on Illustrator every day, you can't afford to be behind the curve. This comprehensive guide is just what you need to become current and stay that way, from drawing basics to advanced techniques. Adobe expert Ted Alspach reveals the latest on Illustrator CS4's new features, thoroughly explains how to integrate Illustrator with the rest of the Creative Suite, and, best of all, teaches you step-by-step how to create designs that work beautifully, whether in print or online.

  • Learn the basics of drawing, painting, coloring, and uncoloring
  • Master paths, masks, blends, patterns, transparency, and type
  • Become super smart with enhanced Smart Guides
  • Work in multiple pages with Illustrator's new Artboard tool
  • Use pages of practical tricks and tips to improve your designs
  • Conquer the Web with scripts and online design techniques
  • Use multiple Artboards to layer multiple pages
  • Strengthen illustrations by using advanced techniques
  • Create exciting artwork from basic typography

About the Author

Ted Alspach is the author of more than 30 books on graphic design and publishing, including Illustrator For Dummies and previous editions of the Illustrator Bible. Ted spent eight years at Adobe on the Illustrator and Creative Suite product management teams, enabling him to provide a unique perspective on getting the most out of Adobe Illustrator CS4.

In this Book

  • What's New in Illustrator CS4?
  • 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 and Effects
  • Creating 3-D in Illustrator
  • Customizing and Automating Illustrator
  • Understanding PostScript and Printing
  • Creating Web Graphics
  • Illustrator Workflow
  • Color Images