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Adobe Illustrator CC on Demand

Adobe Illustrator CC on Demand

By: Steve Johnson (author), Perspection, Inc. (author)Paperback

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Includes Online Workshops Online Adobe Certified Exam (ACE) Resources More than 500 of the most essential Illustrator CC tasks Need answers quickly? Adobe Illustrator CC on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. Inside the Book Improve publishing and productivity with Adobe Creative Cloud and touch screens Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge Transform and reshape objects to create a new look Use Live Paint to create, recolor, and modify images Use Live Color to create color harmony in a design Create complex shapes, patterns, and perspective objects Transform and touch up text and apply styles to display artistic text Apply appearances and graphic styles for a unique design Package or export designs to use in other programs Numbered Steps guide you through each task Did You Know alerts you to tips and techniques See Also points you to related information in the book Tasks are presented on one or two pages Illustrations with matching steps Bonus Online Content Register your book at to gain access to: Workshops and related files Keyboard shortcuts Visit the author site:

About Author

Steve Johnson has written more than 80 books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Edge Animate, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, Adobe InDesign CS6, Adobe Illustrator CS6, Adobe Flash Professional CS5, Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Office 2013 and 2010, Microsoft Office 2008 for the Macintosh, and Apple OS X Mountain Lion. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training. When he is not staying up late writing, he enjoys coaching baseball, playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. Steve and his family live in Northern California, but can also be found visiting family all over the western United States.


Introduction xvii 1 Getting Started with Illustrator CC 1 Installing Illustrator 2 New! Getting Started 4 New! Viewing the Illustrator Window 6 New! Showing and Hiding Panels 8 Working with Panels 10 Using the Tools and Control Panel 12 New! Opening a Document 14 New! Opening a Document with Adobe Bridge 16 Inserting Images in a Document 18 New! Using the Status Bar 19 New! Working with Document Windows 20 Checking for Updates Online 22 New! Getting Help While You Work 24 Saving a Document 26 Finishing Up 28 2 Creating and Viewing a Document 29 Creating a New Document 30 Creating a New Document Using Presets 31 New! Creating a New Document from a Template 32 Setting Up a Document 34 New! Using Multiple Artboards 36 Working with Multiple Artboards 38 Changing the Display View 40 New! Changing the View with the Navigator Panel 42 Customizing the Navigator Panel 44 Changing the Screen Display Mode 45 Changing the View with the Zoom Tool 46 New! Viewing and Using Rulers 48 Using the Guides 50 New! Using Smart Guides 52 Using the Grid 54 Moving Around with the Hand Tool 55 Using Crop Marks 56 Working with the Info Panel 58 Using Undo and Redo 59 Creating and Selecting Workspaces 60 Working on Touch Screens 62 New! 3 Working with Objects 63 Understanding Vector and Raster Graphics 64 Understanding Paths 65 Selecting a Drawing Mode 66 Creating Pixel Aligned Objects 67 Creating Rectangles and Ellipses 68 Creating Polygons and Stars 70 Creating Line Segments 71 Creating Arcs and Spirals 72 Creating Grids 74 Using the Shape Builder Tool 76 Creating Perspective Objects 78 Working with Perspective Objects 80 Customizing a Perspective Grid 81 Understanding Selections 82 Using the Selection Tool 83 Using the Direct Selection Tool 84 Using the Lasso Tool 85 Using the Magic Wand Tool 86 Selecting and Grouping Objects 88 Selecting Similar Objects 90 Saving and Editing Selections 92 Moving Objects 93 Duplicating Objects 94 Aligning and Distributing Objects 96 Transforming Objects 97 Using the Free Transform Tool 98 New! Rotating and Scaling Objects 100 Reflecting and Shearing Objects 101 Applying Multiple Transformations 102 Reshaping Objects with Envelopes 104 Using the Transform Panel 106 4 Working with Color 107 Changing Color Settings 108 Changing Color Profiles 110 Working with Color Modes 111 Changing Color Modes 112 Applying Colors 113 Working with the Color Panel 114 New! Working with the Swatches Panel 116 New! Creating Groups in the Swatches Panel 118 Working with Swatch Libraries 120 Adding Colors Using the Kuler Panel 122 New! Replacing Colors 124 Inverting Colors 126 Using the Color Guide Panel 127 Applying Color with the Color Guide Panel 128 Editing Colors with Live Color 130 Proofing Colors on the Screen 132 5 Applying Fills, Strokes, and Gradients 135 Applying Fill and Stroke Colors 136 Changing Stroke Attributes 138 Changing Stroke Style 140 Creating Variable Stroke Widths 142 Using the Eyedropper Tool 144 Creating Patterns for Fills 146 Editing Patterns 148 Using Patterns as Fills 149 Blending Fill Colors 150 Creating Blends Automatically 151 Applying Blend Options 152 Creating Blends with the Blend Tool 153 Modifying Blend Objects 154 Setting Transparency Options 155 Controlling Transparency Effects 156 Creating Transparency Masks 157 Flattening Object Transparency 158 Using the Transparency Grid 159 Applying Gradients 160 Using Gradients Libraries 162 Creating Gradients 163 Editing Gradients 164 Using the Gradient Tool 165 Creating a Gradient Mesh 166 6 Working with Points and Paths 169 Drawing with the Pen Tools 170 Setting Anchor Point Preferences 172 Moving Points and Segments 173 Converting Points 174 Adding and Deleting Anchor Points 176 Aligning and Joining Anchor Points 178 Reshaping Paths 180 Erasing to Reshape Paths 182 Smoothing Paths 183 Simplifying Paths 184 Dividing Paths 185 Splitting Paths 186 Merging Paths 188 Working with Shape Mode 190 Working with Pathfinder 191 Creating a Compound Path 192 Creating a Clipping Set 194 Editing a Clipping Set 196 7 Working with Layers 199 Understanding the Layers Panel 200 Setting Layers Panel Options 201 Creating Layers 202 Selecting Layers 204 Deleting Layers 205 Selecting Objects with Layers 206 Arranging Layers and Objects 208 Duplicating Layers and Objects 210 Locking Layers and Objects 211 Showing and Hiding Layers and Objects 212 Merging Layers and Groups 213 Moving Objects to a Layer 214 Flattening Layers 216 Locating Objects in the Layers Panel 217 Creating a Template Layer 218 Viewing Layers as Outlines 219 8 Working with Type 221 Using Type Tools 222 New! Creating Point Type 223 Creating Point Type in a Text Box 224 New! Creating Area Type 225 Modifying Area Type 226 Converting Point and Area Type 227 New! Creating Path Type 228 Modifying Type on a Path 230 Importing Text 231 Selecting Type 232 Copying or Moving Type 234 Working with Overflow Type 236 Changing Fonts 238 New! Finding and Changing Fonts 240 New! Changing Font Size 242 Leading Type 243 Kerning Type 244 Tracking Type 245 Scaling Type 246 Rotating Type 247 Touching Up Type 248 New! Formatting Type 250 Anti-aliasing Type 251 Aligning Paragraphs 252 Indenting and Spacing Paragraphs 253 Setting Tabs 254 Working with Hyphenation 255 Working with Different Languages 256 New! Working with Type Styles 258 Using Smart Punctuation 260 Working with Glyphs 261 Working with OpenType Fonts 262 Working with Justification 263 Wrapping Type Around an Object 264 Creating Type Outlines 265 Applying Color and Stroke to Type 266 New! 9 Working with Graphics 267 Opening Graphics 268 New! Placing Graphics 269 New! Placing Graphics from Adobe Bridge 270 Linking or Embedding Graphics 272 Change Linked or Embedded Graphics 274 New! Managing Linked or Embedded Graphics 276 New! Tracing Raster Graphics 278 Adjusting Tracing Options 280 Converting Tracing to Paths 282 Applying Graphic Styles 283 Creating Graphic Styles 284 Editing Graphic Styles 286 Applying Appearance Attributes 288 Creating a Mosaic Graphic 290 10 Manipulating Artwork with Effects 291 Applying Illustrator Effects 292 Applying the Convert to Shape Effect 294 Applying the Scribble Effect 295 Applying the Inner or Outer Glow Effect 296 Applying the Drop Shadow Effect 297 Applying 3D Effects 298 Applying Warp Effects 300 Applying Distort & Transform Effects 301 Changing Raster Effects Settings 302 Working with the Effect Gallery 304 Applying Multiple Effects 306 Controlling Effects Using Selections 307 Using Blur Effects 308 Viewing Various Effects 310 11 Drawing and Painting 313 Using the Pencil Tool 314 Creating Live Paint Groups 316 Setting Live Paint Bucket Tool Options 318 Using the Live Paint Bucket Tool 320 Using the Live Paint Selection Tool 322 Modifying Live Paint Groups 324 Selecting Gap Options 326 Using the Brushes Panel 327 New! Using the Paintbrush Tool 328 New! Creating and Editing Scatter Brushes 330 New! Creating and Editing Calligraphic Brushes 332 Creating and Editing Art Brushes 334 New! Creating and Editing Pattern Brushes 336 New! Creating and Editing Bristle Brushes 338 Working with Brushes 340 Working with Liquify Tools 342 12 Using Symbols 343 Using the Symbols Panel 344 Using Symbol Libraries 345 Working with Symbols 346 Duplicating and Editing Symbols 348 Breaking Symbol Links 350 Using the Symbol Sprayer Tool 352 Setting Symbolism Tools Options 353 Using the Symbol Shifter Tool 354 Using the Symbol Scruncher Tool 355 Using the Symbol Sizer Tool 356 Using the Symbol Spinner Tool 357 Using the Symbol Stainer Tool 358 Using the Symbol Screener Tool 359 Using the Symbol Styler Tool 360 Expanding Symbol Instances 361 Using 9-Slice Scaling for Symbols 362 Aligning Symbols to the Pixel Grid 364 Setting the Symbol Registration Point 365 13 Automating the Way You Work 367 Examining the Actions Panel 368 Building a New Action 370 Controlling the Playback of a Command 371 Adding a Stop to an Action 372 Inserting a Non-Recordable Command into an Action 373 Adding a Command to an Action 374 Deleting a Command from an Action 375 Working with Batch File Processing 376 Opening and Using Scripts 378 Defining and Editing Data Variables 380 Creating and Formatting a Data Graph 382 Adding Graph Designs to a Graph 384 Cleaning Up Unneeded Elements 385 14 Proofing and Printing Documents 387 Using Spell Check 388 Using Custom Dictionaries 389 Finding and Replacing Text and Elements 390 Finding and Changing Fonts 392 Printing a Document 394 Printing with Presets 395 Setting General Print Options 396 Setting Marks and Bleed Options 398 Setting Graphics Options 400 Previewing Color Separations 401 New! Setting Output Options 402 Setting Advanced Options 404 New! Setting Color Management Options 406 Checking for Print Problems 407 Inserting File Information 408 Using the Document Info Panel 410 15 Exporting a Document 411 Packaging a Document 412 New! Exporting a Document 414 New! Understanding Export File Formats 415 New! Exporting as a Bitmap 416 Exporting as a TIFF 417 Exporting as a PNG or JPEG 418 Exporting to Photoshop 420 Exporting as an AutoCAD 422 New! Exporting as a Flash Movie 424 Generating and Exporting CSS 426 New! Saving as an Adobe PDF 428 Saving as an EPS 430 Saving as a SVG 432 New! Saving a Document for Microsoft Office 434 Saving as a Template 435 Saving Time with Presets 436 16 Designing for the Web and Devices 437 Saving for the Web 438 Working with Save For Web Options 440 Working with Web File Formats 442 Optimizing a JPEG Document 444 Optimizing a GIF Document 446 Optimizing a PNG-8 Document 448 Optimizing a PNG-24 Document 450 Optimizing an Image to File Size 451 Slicing Images the Easy Way 452 Working with Slices 454 Adding HTML Text or an URL Link to a Slice 456 Arranging Slices 458 Combining or Dividing Slices 460 Saving Slices for the Web 461 Saving Selected Slices 462 Previewing in a Browser 463 Sharing on Behance 464 New! 17 Customizing the Way You Work 465 Setting General Preferences 466 Changing Sync Settings Preferences 468 New! Changing Selection & Anchor Display Preferences 470 Setting Type Preferences 472 New! Changing Units Preferences 474 Setting Slices Preferences 475 Setting Hyphenation Preferences 476 Selecting Plug-ins 477 New! Selecting Scratch Disks 478 Setting User Interface Preferences 479 Setting File Handling & Clipboard Preferences 480 Working with Appearance of Black Preferences 482 Defining Keyboard Shortcuts 483 Using Drawing Tablets or Screens 484 18 Working Together with Adobe Programs 485 Exploring Adobe Programs 486 New! Exploring Adobe Bridge 487 Getting Started with Adobe Bridge 488 Getting Photos from a Digital Camera 489 Working with Raw Images from a Digital Camera 490 New! Modifying Images in Camera Raw 492 New! Working with Images Using Adobe Bridge 494 Setting Preferences in Adobe Bridge 496 Applying Image Adjustments 498 Automating Tasks in Adobe Bridge 499 Using Mini Bridge 500 Scripting with Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit 501 Working with Adobe Media Encoder 502 Working with Adobe Extension Manager 504 New! Using the Adobe Exchange Panel 505 New! Accessing Adobe Creative Cloud 506 New! New Features 507 New! Adobe Certification 513 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780789751645
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 560
  • ID: 9780789751645
  • weight: 922
  • ISBN10: 078975164X

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