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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).

    Guilloche Designs with Adobe Illustrator: Brushes, Blends and Transforms

    By John Webster

    Webster Publications
    Paperback (216 pages)

    Guilloche Designs with Adobe Illustrator: Brushes, Blends and Transforms
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    Guilloche can be an important element in art, logos, certificates, tattoos and general design work. It can add an extra spark to your projects. Guilloche makes good borders and rules to frame your work. Make visually compelling guilloche with Adobe Illustrator. Guilloche is a pattern of intersecting lines used for decoration and copy protection. The best part, though, is that it looks great alone or as part of your larger project. The Spirograph® toy makes artwork that is simple yet elegant. If you like those designs, you will enjoy making the artwork in this book. You can make designs you may have thought impossible with no need to draw complex artwork from scratch. There is no need to spend endless hours drawing minute details. Let Illustrator do most of the work for you. The methods in the book show you how to use simple shapes and the tools in Illustrator to create guilloche patterns. Create guilloche using pattern brushes, blends and transforms. Use these tools together to create truly remarkable artwork that you can use in your projects today. You don’t need plug-ins or scripts to make eye-arresting vector guilloche. Abundantly illustrated, guided exercises get you started and step you through the designs. Techniques for increasing your efficiency in Illustrator are shown throughout the book. There is a section called Things to Try at the end of most exercises. They suggest additional experiments you can do to build on your experience and develop your own style.

    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 

    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.

    Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 Introduction Quick Reference Guide (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card)

    By Beezix Inc

    Beezix Inc
    Pamphlet (4 pages)

    Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 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 2018. 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 2018. 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 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 2018 (ISBN 9781944684440), Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC (ISBN 9781944684402), Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2018 (ISBN 9781944684204).

    Certification Prep Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud

    By D. Michael Ploor

    Goodheart-Willcox
    Paperback (140 pages)

    Certification Prep Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud
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    Certification Prep Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud helps you prepare to take the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Adobe Illustrator CC certification exam. G-W’s Certification Preparation Series consists of individual guides that provide practice in the basic skills needed to be successful using the corresponding software. No previous software experience is required. Although the guides focus on learning skills, not test taking, users that complete the practice will be prepared to take the official software certification exam and demonstrate workplace readiness. Step-by-step instructions demonstrate actual software commands and features, building from basic to advanced. Content is divided into small units for better learning and usage. There is no need to download files or purchase additional materials as all lesson content is created using the software.

    • Provides an affordable way to prepare for industry certification versus other methods.
    • Focuses on hands-on experience to develop skills.
     

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