Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book (2020 release)

Book Description

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn. The best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Contains 16 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

Build a strong foundation by following hands-on projects for creating logos, illustrations, and posters. 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 more free-form painting, you’ll gain vital skills 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. 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 (2020 Release)
    1. Enhanced way of simplifying paths
    2. Auto Spell-Check
    3. Other enhancements
  8. A Quick Tour of Adobe Illustrator (2020 Release)
    1. Starting the lesson
  9. 1. Getting to Know the Work Area
    1. Introducing Adobe Illustrator
    2. Opening an Illustrator file
    3. Exploring the workspace
    4. Changing the view of artwork
    5. Navigating multiple artboards
    6. Arranging multiple documents
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  10. 2. Techniques for Selecting Artwork
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Selecting objects
    3. Aligning objects
    4. Working with groups
    5. Exploring object arrangement
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  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. Converting raster images to editable vector using Image Trace
    5. Working with drawing modes
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  12. 4. Editing and Combining Shapes and Paths
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Editing paths and shapes
    3. Combining shapes
    4. Using the Width tool
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  13. 5. Transforming Artwork
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Working with artboards
    3. Working with rulers and guides
    4. Transforming content
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  14. 6. Using the Basic Drawing Tools
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Creating with the Curvature tool
    3. Creating dashed lines
    4. Drawing with the Pencil tool
    5. Joining with the Join tool
    6. Adding arrowheads to paths
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  15. 7. Drawing with the Pen Tool
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Understanding curved paths
    3. An introduction to drawing with the Pen tool
    4. Creating artwork with the Pen tool
    5. Editing paths and points
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  16. 8. Using Color to Enhance Signage
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Exploring color modes
    3. Working with color
    4. Working with Live Paint
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  17. 9. Adding Type to a Poster
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Adding type to the recipe card
    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
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  18. 10. Organizing Your Artwork with Layers
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Creating layers and sublayers
    3. Editing layers and objects
    4. Creating a clipping mask
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  19. 11. Gradients, Blends, and Patterns
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Working with gradients
    3. Working with blended objects
    4. Creating patterns
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  20. 12. 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
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  21. 13. 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
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  22. 14. Creating Artwork for a T-Shirt
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Working with symbols
    3. Working with Creative Cloud libraries
    4. Review questions
    5. Review answers
  23. 15. Using Illustrator with Other Adobe Applications
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Combining artwork
    3. Placing image files
    4. Masking images
    5. Working with image links
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  24. 16. Sharing Projects
    1. Starting the lesson
    2. Packaging a file
    3. Creating a PDF
    4. Creating pixel-perfect drawings
    5. Exporting artboards and assets
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  25. Index

Product Information

  • Title: Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book (2020 release)
  • Author(s): Brian Wood
  • Release date: December 2019
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780136588191