(by Adobe Creative Team. Paperback: 480 pages; Publisher: Adobe Press;
ISBN: 978-0321573780 ; 1st edition (November 21, 2008))
This thorough, guide to Adobe Illustrator CS4 is ideal for beginning users who want to master the key features of Adobe's powerful vector drawing 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.
Adobe Illustrator CS4 contains powerful additions and enhancements, including multiple artboards that let you define working areas of varying sizes within one document; the Blob Brush tool that generates a clean, filled, vector shape while you sketch; on-object interactivity with gradients, and new transparent and elliptical gradient options; new integration and extensive format support to help you collaborate with your team, work across products, and deliver anywhere; Adobe Flex 3 integration; in-panel appearance editing of multiple objects; refined graphic style functionality that allows for global changes and previewing; enhanced clipping masks; a new separations preview panel; more intuitive Smart Guides; an enhanced Isolation Mode that supports more object types; new tabbed document view and spring-loaded panels; and much more.
Whether you're brand-new to Adobe Illustrator or are looking for a project-based tutorial to familiarize yourself with Illustrator CS4's new features, this book provides you with the key techniques and tips you need to get the most out of this software.