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Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release), First Edition

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Where are the Lesson Files?
  5. Contents
  6. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book®
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing the program
    4. Fonts used in this book
    5. Online content
    6. Restoring default preferences
    7. Additional resources
    8. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
  7. What’S New in Adobe Illustrator CC (2018 Release)
    1. New Properties panel
    2. Puppet Warp tool
    3. Artboard Improvements
    4. Variable fonts
    5. Enhanced export experience
    6. Add and share text assets using Creative Cloud libraries
    7. Other enhancements
  8. A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator CC (2018 Release)
    1. Getting started
  9. 1 Getting to Know the Work Area
    1. Introducing Adobe Illustrator
    2. Starting Illustrator and opening a file
    3. Exploring the workspace
    4. Changing the view of artwork
    5. Navigating artboards
    6. Arranging multiple documents
  10. 2 Techniques for Selecting Artwork
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Selecting objects
    3. Aligning objects
    4. Working with groups
    5. Exploring object arrangement
  11. 3 Using Shapes to Create Artwork for a Postcard
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Creating a new document
    3. Working with basic shapes
    4. Working with the Shaper tool
    5. Using Image Trace
    6. Working with drawing modes
  12. 4 Editing and Combining Shapes and Paths
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Editing paths and shapes
    3. Using the Eraser tool
    4. Combining shapes
    5. Using the Width tool
  13. 5 Transforming Artwork
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Working with artboards
    3. Working with rulers and guides
    4. Transforming content
  14. 6 Creating an Illustration with the Drawing Tools
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. An intro to drawing with the Pen tool
    3. Creating artwork with the Pen tool
    4. Drawing with the Curvature tool
    5. Editing curves
    6. Creating a dashed line
    7. Adding arrowheads to a path
    8. Working with the Pencil tool
    9. Joining with the Join tool
  15. 7 Using Color to Enhance Signage
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Exploring color modes
    3. Working with color
    4. Working with Live Paint
  16. 8 Adding Type to a Poster
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Adding type to the poster
    3. Formatting type
    4. Resizing and reshaping type objects
    5. Creating and applying text styles
    6. Wrapping text
    7. Warping text
    8. Working with type on a path
    9. Creating text outlines
  17. 9 Organizing your Artwork with Layers
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Creating layers and sublayers
    3. Editing layers and objects
    4. Creating a clipping mask
  18. 10 Gradients, Blends, and Patterns
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Working with gradients
    3. Working with blended objects
    4. Painting with patterns
  19. 11 Using Brushes to Create a Poster
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Working with brushes
    3. Using Calligraphic brushes
    4. Using Art brushes
    5. Using Bristle brushes
    6. Using Pattern brushes
    7. Working with the Blob Brush tool
  20. 12 Exploring Creative Uses of Effects and Graphic Styles
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Using the Appearance panel
    3. Using live effects
    4. Applying a Photoshop effect
    5. Using graphic styles
  21. 13 Creating Artwork for a T-Shirt
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Working with symbols
    3. Working with Creative Cloud libraries
  22. 14 Using Illustrator CC with Other Adobe Applications
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Combining artwork
    3. Placing image files
    4. Masking images
    5. Working with image links
    6. Packaging a file
    7. Creating a PDF
  23. 15 Exporting Assets
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Creating Pixel-Perfect Drawings
    3. Exporting artboards and assets
    4. Creating CSS from your design
  24. Index