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    Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release)

    By Brian Wood

    Adobe Press
    Released: 2019-01-05
    Paperback (480 pages)

    Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release)
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    Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2019 release) choose Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2019 release) from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show users the key techniques for realizing your creative potential with Adobe Illustrator CC. Following hands-on step-by-step projects, users create logos, illustrations, posters, and more. Explore the new streamlined Tools panel and all of the features essential for being creative in Illustrator, including working with the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to free-form painting, you’ll build a strong foundation in Illustrator as you progress through the lessons.

     

    The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: A Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes. 

    Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)

    By Brian Wood

    Adobe Press
    Paperback (480 pages)

    Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)
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    Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2018 release) choose Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show users the key techniques for realizing your creative potential with Adobe Illustrator CC. Following hands-on step-by-step projects, users create logos, illustrations, posters, and more. Explore the new Essentials workspace that makes learning Illustrator even easier. Learn how to use the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to free-form painting, you’ll build a strong foundation in Illustrator as you progress through the lessons.

     

    The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases relevant new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes. 

    Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 Introduction Quick Reference Guide (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)

    By Beezix Inc

    Beezix Inc
    Released: 2019-02-25
    Pamphlet (4 pages)

    Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 Introduction Quick Reference Guide (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)
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    Four page laminated quick reference guide showing step-by-step instructions and shortcuts for drawing tools, powerful text creation, more advanced shape manipulation and editing, and many more features of Adobe Illustrator CC 2019. Written with Beezix's trademark focus on clarity, accuracy, and the user's perspective, this guide will be a valuable resource to improve your proficiency in using Adobe Illustrator CC 2019. This guide is suitable as a training handout, or simply an easy to use reference guide, for any type of user.

    The following topics are covered:

    Working with Documents; Accessing all Tools in the Tools Panel; Zooming In and Out; Artboards and Canvas; Working with Multiple Artboards; Moving the Artboard in the Window; Making Selections.

    Applying Color as a Stroke or a Fill; Choosing Whether to Affect Stroke or Fill; Choosing Colors Using the Color Panel; Choosing Colors Using Swatches.

    Changing Stroke Weight (Thickness); Varying Weights on a Single Stroke; Changing Opacity of a Line or Shape; Copying Color, Stroke, Opacity, etc. from One Line or Shape to Another; Applying Brushes to Lines; Drawing Freehand Lines with Brushes with the Paintbrush Tool; Drawing and Editing Freehand with the Pencil Tool; Using the Shape Tools; Using the Eraser Tool; Working with Handles; Changing an Existing Line or Shape using Handles; Deleting a Line, Shape, or Text Box; Drawing Precise Lines and Curves using the Pen Tool; Smoothing a Rough Shape or Line (Smooth, Simplify).

    Creating Type; Typing in a Shape or On a Line; Converting Type to Shapes.

    Moving Lines, Shapes, or Text Boxes; Cutting a Line; Resizing; Rotating; Reflecting (Flipping); Changing the Stacking Order; Reordering Using the Layers Panel; Duplicating Shapes, Lines, Etc.; Merging and Cutting with the Shape Builder Tool (Merging Overlapping Shapes; Removing Parts of Overlapping Shapes; Removing Parts of Lines); Creating Linear or Radial Gradients (Gradient Panel, Gradient Tool).

    Using Outline View; Exporting to other File Types; Creating an Illustrator Package; Printing; Setting a Bleed for Borderless Printing.

    Also includes a list of Windows and Mac keyboard shortcuts.

    Great companion product to: Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 (ISBN 9781944684570), Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC (ISBN 9781944684402), Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2019 (ISBN 9781944684204).

    Learn Adobe Illustrator CC for Graphic Design and Illustration: Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation (2nd Edition) (Adobe Certified Associate (ACA))

    By Chad Chelius

    Peachpit Press
    Released: 2018-10-19
    Paperback (304 pages)

    Learn Adobe Illustrator CC for Graphic Design and Illustration: Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation (2nd Edition) (Adobe Certified Associate (ACA))
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    Adobe Illustrator CC is the most popular vector illustration application available. Print and screen designers use it to create powerful artwork composed of shapes, color, and highly styled text. Illustrator is a necessary tool for anyone considering a career in the visual design or illustration field. Learn Adobe Illustrator CC by building cool creative projects that teach you how to: 

    • Design and illustrate a promotional postcard 
    • Style text to create a logotype for a business 
    • Combine illustrations and text to create infographics 
    • Trace a photograph to use in an eye-catching concert poster 
    • Design icons and graphics for a mobile device interface 

    This study guide uses video integrated with text to help you gain real-world skills that will get you started in your career in graphic design using Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 and lays the foundation for taking the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification exam in that field. A mix of 6 project-based lessons, 8 hours of practical videos, and interactive quizzes prepares you for an entry-level position in a competitive job market. 


    Purchasing this book gives you access to valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book’s “Getting Started” section to unlock access to: 

    • Web Edition containing instructional video embedded in the complete text of the book with interactive review questions along with product updates 
    • Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book 

    Adobe Illustrator CC 2019: The Professional Portfolio

    By Inc. Against The Clock

    Against The Clock
    Spiral-bound

    Adobe Illustrator CC 2019: The Professional Portfolio
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    Adobe Illustrator's powerful toolset makes it a valuable resource in the graphic designer's portfolio. Used for everything from fine art and technical illustration to print layout to website interface design, strong Illustrator skills will provide you a distinct advantage in the professional graphic design market.

    The projects in this book were designed to represent realistic assignments in a professional workflow. As you complete the various exercises, you will learn to:

    • Combine and edit basic shapes to create complex illustrations.
    • Define and manipulate Bezier curves to control fine detail in an illustration.
    • Apply colors, gradients, and visual effects to achieve both realistic and artistic effects in a vector illustration. Arrange elements of complex artwork on multiple layers and artboards.
    • Create and manipulate type in a variety of contexts, from logo design to brochure layouts.
    • Use time-saving assets such as symbols and libraries to improve your workflow.
    • Create graphic and CSS assets for a web design workflow directly within Illustrator.
    • Save files with appropriate settings to meet various print and digital media requirements.

    The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book for CS6 and CC (2nd Edition)

    By Sharon Steuer

    Peachpit Press
    Paperback (360 pages)

    The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book for CS6 and CC (2nd Edition)
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    For decades, Sharon Steuer and her international WOW! team have been showcasing the world’s best artists and designers working in Adobe Illustrator. In this edition of the best-selling and award-winning Illustrator WOW! Book, you’ll find hundreds of tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from top illustrators. You’ll discover exciting ways to create complex effects, learn fresh ways to use venerable tools to speed up your workflow, and find updated information on features through the 2019 CC release. This edition is loaded with lessons, technical information, and stunning artwork galleries including:

    • Coloring with Freeform Gradients, Gradients, Mesh
    • Transforming with Puppet Warp
    • Painting and generating artwork with raster brushes
    • Harnessing Live Corners/Rectangles, and new reshaping tools
    • Mastering type effects and controls
    • Creating airbrush and neon effects with gradients on strokes
    • Quickly styling with multiple lines, fills, and effects
    • Creating complex repeating patterns
    • Forming 3D and perspective effects
    • Exploring different ways to globally change artwork 

    • Preparing and saving artwork for print and web
    • Using Adobe Illustrator with Adobe Photoshop and other apps

    Register your book at peachpit.com to download artwork that you can manipulate in Adobe Illustrator, see the “How to use this book” section for details.


    “This book has the perfect mix of inspiration and instruction–I have yet to find a better motivational tool for using Illustrator to push the envelope and create art that forces people to notice.”

    MORDY GOLDING, Senior Director of Content, lynda.com

     

    “Every Illustrator user should have a copy of the WOW! book. Period.”

    DAVID BLATNER, co-publisher of CreativePro.com and InDesignSecrets.com

    ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC FOR GRAPHICS DESIGNERS TO VECTORIZE EVERYTHING

    By MARK MYERS

    Released: 2019-07-27
    Kindle Edition (736 pages)

    ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC FOR GRAPHICS DESIGNERS TO VECTORIZE EVERYTHING
     
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    Give wings to your creativity with our comprehensive and unique course on Adobe Illustrator. Illustrator is the vector drawing tool for art and Illustration. Learn with this book to create amazing graphics for Web, Video and Film. In this book of over 10 hours you will learn expert tips and tricks and will learn to do advance design and graphics work. You will start with basic Illustrator techniques and will progress on to topics such as Pen Tool, Transforming, Gradient, Types & Panels, Design, Perspective and Automation.
    This Book Will Teach you All Basics And Advanced Facts Of Illustrator
    this book Contents

    CHAPTER 1
    Adobe Illustrator CC Basics
    CHAPTER 2 Working with Documents
    CHAPTER 3 Editing and Combining Shapes and Paths
    CHAPTER 4 WORKING WITH Artwork
    CHAPTER 5 Working with rulers and guides
    CHAPTER 6 Distorting objects with effects
    CHAPTER 7 WORKING PEN TOOL AND curved paths
    CHAPTER 8 Joining with the Join tool
    CHAPTER 9 Deleting and adding anchor points
    CHAPTER 10 WORKING WITH BRUSHES
    CHAPTER 11 CREATING LOGO
    CHAPTER 12 WORKING WITH LIVE PAINT
    CHAPTER 13 Exploring Creative Uses of Effects and Graphic Styles
    CHAPTER 14 Creating Objects with a Custom Color Transition
    CHAPTER 15 Using Illustrator CC With Other Adobe Applications PHOTOSHOP ETC.
    CHAPTER 16 ADVANCED DRAWING
    CHAPTER 17 CONCLUSSION

    So Buy This Book Now

    Illustrator 10 For Dummies

    By Ted Alspach

    For Dummies
    Released: 2001-11-15
    Paperback (388 pages)

    Illustrator 10 For Dummies
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    Illustrator 10 For Dummies covers the latest updates to Adobe Illustrator, including Web graphic tools and new effects you can apply to your images. The book also covers several timesaving shortcuts, creating brilliant graphics, exporting artwork to other applications, and printing your projects like a pro. Discover how to create curves, add transparency to elements, develop professional looking logos, and use layer effects. Packed with great information and plenty of humor, Illustrator 10 For Dummies is the fun and easy ticket to becoming an Illustrator expert with out any of the pain.

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