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Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release)



Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release)

Author: Brian Wood

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ISBN-10: 0133905659

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File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Book Preface

Getting Started
Adobe® Illustrator® CC is the industry-standard illustration application for print, multimedia, and online graphics. Whether you are a designer or a technical illustrator producing artwork for print publishing, an artist producing multimedia graphics, or a creator of web pages or online content, Adobe Illustrator offers you the tools you need to get professional-quality results.

About Classroom in a Book
Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book® (2014 release) is part of the official training series for Adobe graphics and publishing software developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

The lessons are designed so that you can learn at your own pace. If you’re new to Adobe Illustrator, you’ll learn the fundamentals you need to master to put the application to work. If you are an experienced user, you’ll find that Classroom in a Book teaches many advanced features, including tips and techniques for using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator.

Although each lesson provides step-by-step instructions for creating a specific project, there’s room for exploration and experimentation. You can follow the book from start to finish, or do only the lessons that correspond to your interests and needs. Each lesson concludes with a review section summarizing what you’ve covered.

Prerequisites
Before beginning to use Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), you should have working knowledge of your computer and its operating system. Make sure that you know how to use the mouse and standard menus and commands, and also how to open, save, and close files. If you need to review these techniques, see the printed or online documentation for your Windows or Mac OS.

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Image Note

When instructions differ by platform, Mac OS commands appear first, and then the Windows commands, with the platform noted in parentheses. For example, “press the Option (Mac OS) or Alt (Windows) key and click away from the artwork.”

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Installing the program
Before you begin using Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), make sure that your system is set up correctly and that you’ve installed the required software and hardware.

You must purchase the Adobe Illustrator CC software separately. For complete instructions on installing the software, visit helpx.adobe.com/illustrator.html. You must install Illustrator from Adobe Creative Cloud onto your hard disk. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Contents
WHERE ARE THE LESSON FILES?

GETTING STARTED

About Classroom in a Book

Prerequisites

Installing the program

Fonts used in this book

Accessing the Classroom in a Book files

Restoring default preferences

To delete or save the current Illustrator preferences file

To restore saved preferences after completing the lessons

Additional resources

Adobe Authorized Training Centers

Sync settings using Adobe Creative Cloud

WHAT’S NEW IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC (2014 RELEASE)

Creative Cloud Libraries

Curvature tool

Touch workspace

Area type Autosizing

Live Shapes

Typekit integration

Pen tool preview and drawing-related enhancements

Pencil tool enhancements

Path segment reshaping

Join tool

Other enhancements

A QUICK TOUR OF ADOBE® ILLUSTRATOR® CC (2014 RELEASE)

Getting started

Creating a new document

Sync settings using Adobe Creative Cloud

Drawing shapes

Applying color

Working with layers

Drawing with the Pencil tool

Editing strokes

Working with the Width tool

Creating shapes using the Shape Builder tool

Copying content

Working with symbols

Placing images in Illustrator

Using Image Trace

Creating a clipping mask

Creating and editing gradients

Working with type

Warping text

Working with brushes

Working with effects

1 GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA

Introducing Adobe Illustrator

Starting Illustrator and opening a file

Understanding the workspace

Adjusting the user-interface brightness

Working with the Tools panel

Exploring the Control panel

Working with panels

Editing panel groups

Resetting and saving your workspace

Using panel menus

Changing the view of artwork

Using view commands

Using the Zoom tool

Scrolling through a document

Viewing artwork

Navigating multiple artboards

Using the Navigator panel

Arranging multiple documents

Finding resources for using Illustrator

2 TECHNIQUES FOR SELECTING ARTWORK

Getting started

Selecting objects

Using the Selection tool

Using the Direct Selection tool

Creating selections with a marquee

Creating selections with the Magic Wand tool

Selecting similar objects

Selecting in Outline mode

Aligning objects

Aligning objects to each other

Aligning to a key object

Aligning anchor points

Distributing objects

Aligning to the artboard

Working with groups

Grouping items

Working in Isolation mode

Creating a nested group

Exploring object arrangement

Arranging objects

Selecting objects behind

Hiding and locking objects

3 USING SHAPES TO CREATE ARTWORK FOR A POSTCARD

Getting started

Creating a new document

Working with basic shapes

Creating rectangles

Creating a rounded rectangle

Editing the corners of a Live Shape

Creating an ellipse

Creating polygons

Creating stars

Changing stroke width and alignment

Working with lines

Joining paths

Editing and combining paths and shapes

Using the Width tool

Outlining strokes

Working with the Shape Builder tool

Working with the Pathfinder panel

Using the Eraser tool

Working with drawing modes

Working with Draw Behind mode

Using the Draw Inside mode

Editing content drawn inside

Using Image Trace to create shapes

4 TRANSFORMING ARTWORK

Getting started

Working with artboards

Adding artboards to the document

Editing artboards

Renaming artboards

Reordering artboards

Transforming content

Working with rulers and guides

Positioning objects precisely

Scaling objects

Reflecting objects

Distorting objects with effects

Rotating objects

Shearing objects

Transforming with the Free Transform tool

Creating a PDF

5 CREATING AN ILLUSTRATION WITH THE DRAWING TOOLS

Getting started

Getting started with the Pen tool

Selecting paths

Constraining lines

Introducing curved paths

Drawing a curve with the Pen tool

Drawing a series of curves with the Pen tool

Converting smooth points to corner points

Combining curves and straight lines

Creating the ice cream illustration

Drawing the ice cream with the Pen tool

Drawing the dish with the Curvature tool

Finishing the ice cream dish

Editing curves

Deleting and adding anchor points

Converting between smooth points and corner points

Working with the Anchor Point tool

Cutting with the Scissors tool

Creating a dashed line

Cutting with the Knife tool

Adding arrowheads

Drawing and editing with the Pencil tool

6 USING COLOR AND PATTERNS TO ENHANCE SIGNAGE

Getting started

Understanding color

Exploring color modes

Understanding the main color controls

Working with color

Applying an existing color

Creating and saving a custom color as a swatch

Creating a copy of a swatch

Editing a swatch

Creating and editing a global swatch

Using the Color Picker to create color

Using Illustrator swatch libraries

Creating a spot color

Creating and saving a tint of a color

Adjusting colors

Copying appearance attributes

Creating a color group

Working with color in the Color Guide panel

Editing a color group in the Edit Colors dialog box

Editing colors in artwork

Assigning colors to your artwork

Painting with patterns

Applying existing patterns

Creating your own pattern

Applying your pattern

Editing your pattern

Working with Live Paint

Creating a Live Paint group

Painting with the Live Paint Bucket tool

Modifying a Live Paint group

7 ADDING TYPE TO A POSTER

Getting started

Adding type to the poster

Adding text at a point

Adding area type

Converting between area and point type

Importing a plain text file

Working with overflow text and text reflow

Threading text

Creating columns of text

Formatting type

Changing font family and font style

Changing font size

Changing font color

Changing additional text attributes

Modifying text with the Touch Type tool

Changing paragraph attributes

Resizing and reshaping type objects

Creating and applying text styles

Creating and applying a paragraph style

Editing a paragraph style

Creating and applying a character style

Editing a character style

Sampling text formatting

Warping text

Reshaping text with a preset envelope warp

Editing the envelope warp

Working with type on a path

Creating type on a path

Creating type on a closed path

Editing type on a path options

Wrapping text around an object

Creating text outlines

8 ORGANIZING YOUR ARTWORK WITH LAYERS

Getting started

Understanding layers

Creating layers and sublayers

Editing layers and objects

Locating layers

Moving layers and content between layers

Duplicating layer content

Merging layers

Pasting layers

Changing layer order

Viewing layers

Applying appearance attributes to layers

Creating a clipping mask

9 BLENDING COLORS AND SHAPES

Getting started

Working with gradients

Creating and applying a linear gradient to a fill

Adjusting the direction and angle of a gradient fill

Applying and editing a gradient on a stroke

Creating and applying a radial gradient

Editing the radial gradient colors

Adjusting the radial gradient

Applying gradients to multiple objects

Adding transparency to gradients

Working with blended objects

Creating a blend with specified steps

Modifying a blend

Finishing the blend

Creating and editing a smooth color blend

10 USING BRUSHES TO CREATE A POSTER

Getting started

Working with brushes

Using Calligraphic brushes

Applying a Calligraphic brush to artwork

Drawing with the Paintbrush tool

Editing paths with the Paintbrush tool

Editing a brush

Removing a brush stroke

Using Art brushes

Applying an existing Art brush

Creating an Art brush using a raster image

Editing an Art brush

Using Bristle brushes

Changing Bristle brush options

Painting with a Bristle brush

Using Pattern brushes

Creating a Pattern brush

Applying a Pattern brush

Editing the Pattern brush

Working with the Blob Brush tool

Drawing with the Blob Brush tool

Merging paths with the Blob Brush tool

Editing with the Eraser tool

11 EXPLORING CREATIVE USES OF EFFECTS AND GRAPHIC STYLES

Getting started

Using the Appearance panel

Editing appearance attributes

Adding another stroke and fill

Reordering appearance attributes

Using live effects

Applying an effect

Editing an effect

Styling text with a Warp effect

Applying the Offset Path effect

Applying a raster effect

Working with 3D effects

Applying a 3D Rotate effect

Using graphic styles

Applying an existing graphic style

Creating and applying a graphic style

Updating a graphic style

Applying a graphic style to a layer

Scaling strokes and effects

12 CREATING A PRODUCT MOCKUP IN PERSPECTIVE

Getting started

Understanding the perspective grid

Working with the perspective grid

Using a preset grid

Adjusting the perspective grid

Drawing objects in perspective

Selecting and transforming objects in perspective

Duplicating content in perspective

Moving objects in a perpendicular direction

Moving planes and objects together

Bringing content into perspective

Drawing with no active grid

Adding and editing text in perspective

Moving a plane to match an object

Adding symbols to the perspective grid

Editing symbols in perspective

Grouping content in perspective

Releasing content from perspective

13 USING SYMBOLS TO CREATE A MAP

Getting started

Working with symbols

Using existing Illustrator symbol libraries

Editing a symbol

Creating symbols

Duplicating symbols

Replacing symbols

Breaking a link to a symbol

Editing symbol options

Working with the Symbolism tools

Spraying symbol instances

Editing symbols with the Symbolism tools

14 USING ILLUSTRATOR CC WITH OTHER ADOBE APPLICATIONS

Getting started

Combining artwork

Placing image files

Placing an image

Scaling a placed image

Placing a Photoshop image with Show Import Options

Placing multiple images

Applying color edits to an image

Masking images

Applying a simple mask to an image

Editing a clipping path (mask)

Masking an object with text

Creating an opacity mask

Editing an opacity mask

Sampling colors in placed images

Working with image links

Finding link information

Embedding and unembedding images

Replacing a linked image

Packaging a file

15 PREPARING CONTENT FOR THE WEB

Getting started

Saving content for the Web

Aligning content to the pixel grid

Slicing content

Selecting and editing slices

Using the Save For Web command

Creating CSS code

Setting up your design for generating CSS

Working with character styles and CSS code

Working with graphic styles and CSS code

Copying CSS

Exporting CSS

Saving artwork as SVG

INDEX


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