Illustrator CS3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide

Book description

Visual QuickStart Guide—the quick and easy way to learn!

Now revised and updated, this book uses simple step-by-step instructions, loads of screen shots, and an array of time-saving tips and tricks, serving both as the quickest route to Illustrator CS3 mastery for new users, and a handy reference for more experienced designers. This edition of the Visual QuickStart Guide covers Illustrator CS3's newest features, including new tools in Live Color, enhancements to essential drawing tools and controls, improvements to the powerful Control panel, the new Eraser tool and Crop Area tool, and much more. A full-color section of inspiring Illustrator artwork and highly readable text create a winning combination for Illustrator users of every level.

  • Easy visual approach uses pictures to guide you through Illustrator and show you what to do.

  • Concise steps and explanations let you get up and running in no time.

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Table of contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Our heartfelt thanks to
  3. Directory of artists
  4. 1. Illustrator Interface
    1. The Tools panel
      1. Using the Tools panel
      2. The Tools panel
      3. The tearoff toolbars
    2. The Illustrator menus
      1. Illustrator menu
      2. File menu
      3. Edit menu
      4. Object menu
      5. Type menu
      6. Select menu
      7. Filter menu
      8. Effect menu
      9. View menu
      10. Window menu
      11. Help menu
    3. Using the panels NEW!
    4. The Control panel
    5. The other panels
      1. Align panel Shift-F7
      2. Appearance panel Shift-F6
      3. Attributes panel Cmd-F11/Ctrl-F11
      4. Brushes panel F5
      5. Color panel F6
      6. Color Guide panel Shift-F3 NEW!
      7. Document Info panel
      8. Flattener Preview panel
      9. Gradient panel Cmd-F9/Ctrl-F9
      10. Graphic Styles panel Shift-F5
      11. Info panel Cmd-F8/Ctrl-F8
      12. Layers panel F7
      13. Links panel
      14. Magic Wand panel
      15. Navigator panel
      16. Pathfinder panel Cmd-Shift-F9/Ctrl-Shift-F9
      17. Stroke panel Cmd-F10/Ctrl-F10
      18. Swatches panel
      19. Symbols panel Cmd-Shift-F11/Ctrl-Shift-F11
      20. Transform panel Shift-F8
      21. Transparency panel Cmd-Shift-F10/Ctrl-Shift-F10
    6. The type panels
      1. Character panel Cmd-T/Ctrl-T
      2. Character Styles panel
      3. Glyphs panel
      4. OpenType panel Cmd-Option-Shift-T/Ctrl-Alt-Shift-T
      5. Paragraph panel Cmd-Option-T/Ctrl-Alt-T
      6. Paragraph Styles panel
      7. Tabs panel Cmd-Shift-T/Ctrl-Shift-T
    7. Mini-Glossary
      1. Building blocks
      2. Basic operations
      3. Other features
    8. Measuring up
      1. To change the units for the current document
    9. Undos and context menus
      1. Multiple undos
      2. Context menus
  5. 2. Create & Save Files
    1. Launching Illustrator
      1. To launch Illustrator in Macintosh
      2. To launch Illustrator in Windows
    2. Creating new documents
      1. To create a new document: NEW!
    3. Using templates
      1. To preview the Illustrator templates
      2. To open a template or nontemplate file as an untitled document
      3. To create a template
    4. Changing the document setup
      1. To change the artboard dimensions or orientation
      2. The artboard and printing
    5. Saving files
      1. To save a file in the Illustrator format
      2. To resave a file
      3. To save a copy of a file
      4. To revert to the last saved version
    6. Ending a work session
      1. To close a file
      2. To quit/exit Illustrator
  6. 3. Bridge
    1. Opening files from Illustrator
      1. To open a file from Illustrator
      2. To open a file from the Macintosh Desktop or Windows Explorer
    2. Using Bridge
      1. To launch Bridge
      2. Panels and panes in Bridge
    3. Opening files from Bridge
      1. To open files from Bridge
      2. What lies ahead in this chapter
    4. Choosing a workspace for Bridge
      1. To choose a predefined workspace for Bridge: NEW!
    5. Customizing the Bridge window
      1. To choose Appearance preferences for the Bridge workspace: NEW!
      2. To customize the Bridge workspace
      3. To save a Bridge workspace: NEW!
      4. To access saved workspaces: NEW!
    6. Moving and copying files
      1. To move or copy files to other folders
        1. Method 1 (by dragging)
        2. Method 2 (context menu) NEW!
    7. Filtering the display of thumbnails
      1. To label and rate thumbnails
      2. To choose a sorting method: NEW!
      3. To display thumbnails based on category: NEW!
    8. Arranging thumbnails
      1. To rearrange thumbnails manually
      2. To group thumbnails into a stack: NEW!
      3. To expand or collapse a stack: NEW!
      4. To move a whole stack: NEW!
      5. To add a thumbnail to a stack: NEW!
      6. To remove a thumbnail from a stack: NEW!
      7. To ungroup a whole stack: NEW!
    9. Managing files
      1. To create a new folder
      2. To delete files
      3. To rename a file
    10. Searching for files
      1. To find files via Bridge
    11. Exporting the Bridge cache
      1. To export the cache to the current folder: NEW!
      2. To rebuild the cache files: NEW!
    12. Assigning keywords to files
      1. To create and assign keywords to files: NEW!
  7. 4. Manage Color
    1. Choosing color settings
      1. Monitor basics
      2. Calibrating your display
      3. To choose color settings
    2. Synchronizing the color settings
      1. To synchronize color settings using Bridge
    3. Changing document profiles
      1. To change or remove a file’s color profile
    4. Proofing a document onscreen
      1. To proof your document onscreen
  8. 5. Workspace
    1. Changing zoom levels
      1. To change zoom levels via the Navigator panel
      2. To choose a preset zoom level
      3. To change the zoom level with the Zoom tool
      4. To change the zoom level with any tool selected
    2. Changing views
      1. To change the view
    3. Creating custom views
      1. To define a custom view
      2. To rename or delete a custom view
    4. Creating new document windows
      1. To create an extra document window
    5. Changing screen display modes
      1. To change the screen display mode
    6. Moving the illustration
      1. To move the illustration with the Hand tool
      2. To move the illustration via the Navigator panel
    7. Using workspaces
      1. To choose a preset workspace: NEW!
      2. To save a workspace
      3. To rename, delete, or duplicate a workspace
  9. 6. Geometric Objects
    1. Deleting objects
      1. To delete objects
    2. Creating rectangles and ellipses
      1. To create a rectangle or an ellipse by dragging
      2. To create a rectangle or an ellipse by specifying dimensions
      3. To create a rounded rectangle
      4. To round the corners of an existing object
    3. Creating polygons
      1. To create a polygon by clicking
      2. To create a polygon by dragging
    4. Creating stars
      1. To create a star by clicking
      2. To create a star by dragging
    5. Creating line segments
      1. To draw a line segment by dragging
      2. To draw a line segment by entering values
    6. Creating arcs
      1. To draw arcs by dragging
      2. To draw arcs by entering values
    7. Creating spirals
      1. To create a spiral by entering values
      2. To create a spiral by dragging
  10. 7. Select
    1. The five selection tools
    2. Using the Selection tool
      1. To select an object or objects
      2. To add or subtract objects from a selection
    3. Using the Direct Selection tool
      1. To select or deselect anchor points or segments with the Direct Selection tool
    4. Selecting via a command
      1. To select objects via a command
    5. Selecting via the Layers panel
      1. To select an object via the Layers panel
    6. Working with groups
      1. To create a group
      2. To edit grouped objects in isolation mode: NEW!
      3. To add a new object to a group
      4. To ungroup a group
    7. Using the Lasso tool
      1. To select/deselect points or segments with the Lasso tool
    8. Saving selections
      1. To save a selection
    9. Using the Magic Wand tool
      1. To choose options for the Magic Wand tool
      2. To use the Magic Wand tool
    10. Selecting/deselecting all objects
      1. To select all the objects in a document
      2. To deselect all objects on all layers
      3. To invert a selection
  11. 8. Move, Copy & Align
    1. Moving objects
      1. To move an object by dragging
    2. Using smart guides
      1. To use smart guides to align objects
      2. To hide or show an object’s center point
    3. Duplicating objects
      1. To duplicate an object in the same document
      2. To drag and drop an object between files
      3. To duplicate or move objects between documents via the Clipboard
      4. To offset a duplicate of a path
    4. Aligning and distributing objects
      1. To align or distribute objects
    5. Creating ruler guides
      1. To create ruler guides
    6. Creating guide objects
      1. To turn an object into a guide
      2. To turn a guide object back into an ordinary object
    7. Locking/unlocking guides
      1. To lock or unlock all guides
      2. To lock or unlock one guide
    8. Removing guides
      1. To remove one guide
      2. To remove all guides
    9. Using the grid
      1. To show/hide the grid
      2. To snap objects to the grid
  12. 9. Fill & Stroke
    1. Introduction to Illustrator color
    2. Colors for your output medium
      1. Colors for commercial printing
      2. Colors for the Web
      3. To change the document color mode
    3. Using the basic color controls
      1. To apply a fill or stroke of black or white
      2. To apply a fill or stroke of None
      3. To apply a fill or stroke color
    4. Saving colors as swatches
      1. To save the current fill or stroke color as a swatch
    5. Applying colors from a library
      1. To access colors from a library: NEW!
    6. Changing the tint percentage
      1. To change the tint percentage of a spot or global process color
    7. Mixing colors numerically
      1. To mix a color numerically
    8. Changing stroke attributes
      1. To change the width of a stroke
      2. To change the alignment of a stroke on a path
      3. To create a dashed stroke
      4. To change the stroke caps or joins
    9. Using the Eyedropper tool
      1. To sample and apply colors with the Eyedropper tool
    10. Using the Swatches panel
      1. To choose display options for the Swatches panel: NEW!
      2. To create a color group: NEW!
      3. To copy swatches between Illustrator files: NEW!
      4. To save a library of swatches
      5. To duplicate a swatch: NEW!
      6. To delete swatches
    11. Replacing colors in your artwork
      1. To replace the color or stroke attributes on multiple objects
      2. To change a color from nonglobal to global, or vice versa
      3. To edit the values in a global process color
      4. To replace a global process or spot color swatch
    12. Inverting colors
      1. To invert colors
    13. Colorizing images
    14. Blending fill colors
      1. To blend fill colors between objects
    15. Creating patterns
      1. To create a pattern
      2. To use a rectangle to define a pattern
      3. To edit a pattern
  13. 10. Transform
    1. Transform via the bounding box
      1. To transform an object via its bounding box
    2. Using the Free Transform tool
      1. To use the Free Transform tool
      2. To use smart guides as you transform an object
    3. Using the Rotate, Reflect, Scale, or Shear tool
      1. To rotate, reflect, scale, or shear an object by dragging
    4. Using the Transform panel
      1. To move, scale, rotate, or shear objects via the Transform panel
      2. To move an object or group via the Control panel
    5. Using the Transform Each command
      1. To perform multiple transformations via the Transform Each command
      2. To use the Transform effect
    6. Repeating a transformation
      1. To repeat a transformation
  14. 11. Reshape
    1. The building blocks of a path
    2. Moving points and segments
      1. To move an anchor point or a segment
    3. Reshaping curves
      1. To reshape a curve segment
    4. Converting points
      1. To convert a corner anchor point into a smooth anchor point: NEW!
      2. To convert a smooth anchor point into a corner anchor point: NEW!
      3. To rotate direction handles independently
    5. Adding points
      1. To add anchor points to a path manually
      2. To add anchor points to a path via a command
      3. To add to a path with the Pencil or Paintbrush tool
      4. To add to an open path with the Pen tool
    6. Deleting points
      1. To delete anchor points from a path
        1. Method 1 (Pen tools)
        2. Method 2 (Control panel) NEW!
    7. Quick reshaping
      1. To erase part of a path with the Path Eraser tool
      2. To reshape a path with the Pencil or Paintbrush tool
      3. To use the Reshape tool
    8. Exercise
      1. Draw a brush with the Reshape tool
    9. Aligning points
      1. To align points: NEW!
    10. Joining endpoints NEW!
      1. To connect two endpoints
      2. To join two endpoints into one point
    11. Reshaping objects via commands
      1. To apply the Zig Zag effect
      2. To combine objects using a command
    12. Slicing and dicing
      1. To split a path with the Scissors tool
      2. To split a path via the Control panel: NEW!
      3. To cut objects via the Divide Objects Below command
    13. Erasing parts of objects
      1. To erase parts of objects: NEW!
    14. Exercise
      1. Change a square into a star
    15. Exercise
      1. Draw a light bulb
  15. 12. Tracing
    1. Using the tracing features
    2. Tracing a raster image
      1. To trace a raster image
    3. Applying tracing options
      1. To apply tracing options
    4. Managing tracing presets
      1. To create, delete, edit, import, or export a tracing preset
    5. Releasing a tracing
      1. To release a tracing object
    6. Converting tracings to paths
      1. To expand a live trace object
      2. To convert a live trace object to a Live Paint group
    7. Exercise
      1. Trace an object
  16. 13. Live Paint
    1. What is a Live Paint group?
    2. Using the Pencil tool
      1. To draw with the Pencil tool
      2. To choose preferences for the Pencil tool
    3. Creating Live Paint groups
      1. To create a Live Paint group
    4. Using the Live Paint Bucket tool
      1. To choose options for the Live Paint Bucket tool
      2. To recolor faces with the Live Paint Bucket tool
      3. To modify edges with the Live Paint Bucket tool
    5. Using the Live Paint Selection tool
      1. To choose options for the Live Paint Selection tool
      2. To use the Live Paint Selection tool
    6. Reshaping Live Paint groups
      1. To reshape or move paths in a Live Paint group
    7. Adding paths to a Live Paint group
      1. To add paths to a Live Paint group
        1. Method 1 (Layers panel)
        2. Method 2 (isolate group)
        3. Method 3 (Control panel)
    8. Choosing gap options
      1. To choose gap options for a Live Paint group
    9. Expanding and releasing Live Paint groups
      1. To expand or release a Live Paint group
    10. Exercise
      1. Sketch a scarf
  17. 14. Live Color
    1. The new color controls
    2. Using the Color Guide panel NEW!
      1. To choose variation options for the Color Guide panel
      2. To apply color variations via the Color Guide panel: NEW!
      3. To create a color group and variations based on a harmony rule: NEW!
      4. To save the active color group: NEW!
    3. Editing colors via Live Color NEW!
      1. To create color groups via the Live Color command
      2. To use the color wheel in the Live Color dialog box: NEW!
    4. Assigning colors via Live Color NEW!
      1. To assign colors to artwork via the Live Color command
    5. Reducing colors via Live Color NEW!
      1. To reduce colors in artwork via the Live Color command
      2. To reduce selected artwork to just one spot or process color
  18. 15. Pen
    1. Drawing with the Pen tool
      1. To draw a polygon with the Pen tool
      2. To draw curves with the Pen tool
    2. Converting points
      1. To convert smooth points into corner points as you draw them
      2. To convert points on an existing path
        1. Method 1 (Control panel buttons) NEW!
        2. Method 2 (Convert Anchor Point tool)
    3. Exercise
      1. Convert a rectangle into a costume mask
        1. The outer part of the face mask
        2. The eye holes
  19. 16. Layers
    1. The Layers panel
      1. What the panel is used for
      2. Object names on the Layers panel
      3. To choose Layers panel options
    2. Creating layers
      1. To create a new top-level layer
        1. Method 1 (quick, no options)
        2. Method 2 (choose options)
      2. To create a sublayer
    3. Deleting layers and objects
      1. To delete a layer, sublayer, group, or object
    4. Selecting Layers panel listings
      1. To select a layer, sublayer, group, or object listing
      2. To select multiple layer listings
    5. Selecting objects via the Layers panel
      1. To select all the objects in a layer
      2. To deselect all the objects in a layer
      3. To select an object via the Layers panel
      4. To select multiple objects on different layers
        1. Method 1 (Shift-clicking)
        2. Method 2 (dragging)
      5. To select a whole group via the Layers panel
      6. To select multiple objects in a group
    6. Restacking objects and layers
      1. To restack a layer, group, or object by dragging
      2. To move an object to a layer via a command
    7. Duplicating layers and objects
      1. To duplicate a layer, sublayer, or object
    8. Locking layers and objects
      1. To lock or unlock layers or objects
    9. Hiding layers and objects
      1. To hide or show layers or objects
    10. Collecting objects in a new layer
      1. To move layers, sublayers, groups, or objects to a new layer
    11. Releasing objects to layers
      1. To move objects to new, separate layers
    12. Merging layers and groups
      1. To merge layers, sublayers, or groups
    13. Flattening artwork
      1. To flatten artwork
  20. 17. Create type
    1. The type tools
    2. Creating point type
      1. To create point type
    3. Creating type in a rectangle
      1. To create type in a rectangle
    4. Creating area type
      1. To enter type inside an object
    5. Creating path type
      1. To place type along an object’s path
      2. To reposition type on a path
      3. To apply options to path type
    6. Rotating type
      1. To rotate type characters on a custom angle
      2. To make a whole horizontal type block vertical, or vice versa
    7. Importing text
      1. To import text
    8. Threading type
      1. To thread overflow type to another object
      2. To display text threads
      3. To unthread two type objects
      4. To release an object from a thread and preserve the remaining threads
    9. Copying and moving type
      1. To copy type and its object between files
      2. To move type from one object to another
    10. Creating type outlines
      1. To create type outlines
    11. Exercise
      1. Type on an ellipse
        1. Type on the top
        2. Type on the bottom
  21. 18. Style & Edit Type
    1. Selecting type
      1. To select type and its object
      2. To select a type object but not the type
      3. To select type but not its object
    2. The Character, Paragraph, and Control panels
    3. Changing fonts
      1. To change fonts
      2. To apply underline or strikethrough styling
    4. Changing the point size
      1. To change the point size
    5. Changing leading
      1. To change leading via the Character panel
      2. To change leading via the keyboard
    6. Applying kerning and tracking
      1. To apply manual kerning or tracking
      2. To fit type to its container
    7. Horizontal scaling
      1. To scale type horizontally and/or vertically
      2. To restore normal scaling
    8. Using smart punctuation
      1. To create smart punctuation
      2. To specify a quotation marks style for future type
    9. Inserting alternate glyphs
      1. To replace or insert a glyph using the Glyphs panel
      2. To specify or insert alternate glyphs via the OpenType panel
      3. To produce fractions
      4. To change case
    10. Applying hyphenation
      1. To choose hyphenation options
    11. Changing paragraph alignment
      1. To change paragraph alignment
    12. Changing paragraph indentation
      1. To change paragraph indentation
    13. Inter-paragraph spacing
      1. To adjust the spacing between paragraphs
    14. Character and paragraph styles
      1. To create or edit a character or paragraph style
      2. To apply a type style
      3. To remove overrides from styled text
      4. To redefine a type style
      5. To delete a character or paragraph style
      6. To load type styles from another Illustrator document
    15. Choosing area type options
      1. To choose area type options
    16. Baseline-shifting type
      1. To shift type from its baseline
    17. Hanging punctuation
      1. To hang punctuation
    18. Setting tabs
      1. To insert tabs into text
      2. To set or modify custom tab stops
    19. Creating special effects with type
      1. To wrap type around an object
      2. To release a text wrap
    20. Exercise
      1. Create a shadow for point type
        1. Slant the shadow
        2. Reflect the shadow
    21. Exercises
      1. Add multiple strokes to a character
      2. Create type with a rough fill area
      3. Create an embossed letter
  22. 19. Acquire
    1. Acquiring images
    2. Using the Open command
      1. To use the Open command
    3. Using the Place command
      1. To place an image into an Illustrator document
      2. Choosing Photoshop import options
        1. Importing a single-layer image
        2. Importing a multilayer image
        3. Importing layer comps
        4. Importing Photoshop layers
        5. Other Photoshop issues
    4. Managing linked images
      1. To edit a linked image in its original application
      2. To replace a linked or embedded image
      3. To go to a linked or embedded image
      4. To update a modified linked image
      5. To view information about a file
      6. To locate or replace images upon opening a file
      7. To choose placement options for a linked image
      8. To change a file’s status from linked to embedded
    5. Using drag-and-drop
      1. To drag and drop an image from Photoshop to Illustrator
      2. To drag and drop an image into Illustrator from Bridge
  23. 20. Appearances & Graphic Styles
    1. Applying appearance attributes
      1. To apply appearance attributes
      2. Deciphering the Appearance panel
      3. To apply multiple stroke or fill attributes
      4. To choose appearance options for future objects
    2. Editing appearance attributes
      1. To edit appearance attributes
    3. Removing appearance attributes
      1. To remove an appearance attribute
      2. To remove a brush stroke from a stroke attribute
      3. To remove all appearance attributes from an item
    4. Applying graphic styles
      1. To apply a graphic style
    5. Copying appearance attributes
      1. To copy appearance attributes from one object or layer to another
    6. Creating graphic styles
      1. To create a graphic style from an object
      2. To duplicate a graphic style
    7. Editing graphic styles
      1. To edit a graphic style
    8. Merging graphic styles
      1. To merge graphic styles
    9. Deleting graphic styles
      1. To delete a style from the Graphic Styles panel
    10. Using graphic style libraries
      1. To use graphic styles from other libraries
      2. To save a graphic styles library
    11. Breaking the link to a graphic style
      1. To break the link to a graphic style
    12. Expanding attributes
      1. To expand an object’s appearance attributes
  24. 21. Effects & Filters
    1. Effects and filters: An overview
      1. Using effects...
      2. ...versus using filters
      3. Applying filters and effects
    2. Applying Illustrator effects
      1. To apply an effect
      2. To edit an applied effect
    3. Using effects in graphic styles
      1. To add an effect to or edit an effect in a graphic style
      2. To remove an effect from a layer, object, or graphic style
    4. A few Illustrator effects and filters up close
      1. To apply Pathfinder effects
      2. To apply a Convert to Shape effect
      3. To apply the Inner Glow or Outer Glow effect
      4. To apply the Scribble effect
    5. Three Illustrator filters and effects up close
      1. To apply the Drop Shadow effect or filter
      2. To apply the Roughen effect or filter
      3. To apply the Twist effect or filter
    6. Rasterizing objects
      1. To rasterize a path object
    7. An Illustrator filter up close
      1. To apply the Object Mosaic filter
    8. Using the Filter or Effect Gallery
      1. To use the Filter or Effect Gallery
        1. Three Photoshop effects
  25. 22. Brushes
    1. Using brushes
    2. Using the Paintbrush tool
      1. To draw with the Paintbrush tool
      2. To choose preferences for the Paintbrush tool
    3. Applying brushes
      1. To apply a brush to a path
    4. Using the Brushes panel
      1. To add brushes from other libraries
      2. To choose display options for the Brushes panel
    5. Removing brush strokes
      1. To remove a brush stroke from an object
    6. Expanding brush strokes
      1. To expand a brush stroke into outlined paths
    7. Creating and editing Scatter brushes
      1. To create or edit a Scatter brush
    8. Creating and editing Calligraphic brushes
      1. To create or edit a Calligraphic brush
    9. Creating and editing Art brushes
      1. To create or edit an Art brush
    10. Duplicating brushes
      1. To duplicate a brush
    11. Editing brushes manually
      1. To edit a Scatter or Art brush manually
    12. Editing brush strokes on objects
      1. To change the stroke options for an individual object
    13. Creating brush libraries
      1. To create a brush library
    14. Deleting brushes
      1. To delete a brush from the Brushes panel
  26. 23. Blends
    1. Blends are live!
    2. Blending objects via a command
      1. To blend objects via a command
    3. Releasing a blend
      1. To release a blend
    4. Choosing blend options
      1. To change the Blend Options
    5. Editing blend objects
    6. Reversing blend components
      1. To reverse the stacking position of objects in a blend
      2. To reverse the location of objects in a blend
    7. Using the Blend tool
      1. To blend objects using the Blend tool
    8. Replacing the blend spine
      1. To replace a blend spine
    9. Exercise
      1. Use a blend to apply shading
  27. 24. Gradients
    1. Applying gradients
      1. To fill an object with a gradient
      2. To access other gradient libraries
    2. Creating gradients
      1. To create and save a two-color gradient
    3. Editing gradients
      1. To edit a gradient
    4. Using the Gradient tool
      1. To use the Gradient tool
      2. To spread a gradient across multiple objects
    5. Expanding a gradient into objects
      1. To expand a standard gradient into separate objects
  28. 25. Combine Paths
    1. Applying Shape Mode commands
      1. To apply a Shape Mode command
      2. To expand a compound shape
      3. To release a compound shape
    2. Applying the Pathfinder commands
      1. To apply a Pathfinder command
      2. To convert a stroke or an open path into a filled object
    3. Creating compound paths
      1. To create a compound path
      2. To add an object to a compound path
      3. To reverse an object’s fill in a compound path
      4. To release a compound path
  29. 26. Clipping Masks
    1. Using clipping sets
      1. To create a clipping set
      2. To select a whole clipping set
      3. To select an individual clipping path or masked object
      4. To add an object to a clipping set
      5. To restack a masked object within its clipping set
      6. To copy an object in a clipping set
      7. To take an object out of a clipping set
      8. To recolor a clipping path
      9. To release a clipping set
        1. Method 1 (command)
        2. Method 2 (Layers panel)
  30. 27. Transparency
    1. Changing the opacity and blending mode
      1. To change the opacity or blending mode of an object, group, or layer
      2. To change the opacity or blending mode of an object’s fill or stroke
      3. To change the opacity or blending mode of the fill and stroke on type individually
    2. Controlling which objects the transparency settings affect
      1. To restrict a blending mode to specific objects
      2. To knock out objects
    3. Using the transparency grid
      1. To show/hide the transparency grid
      2. To choose preferences for the transparency grid
  31. 28. Symbols
    1. Using the Symbols panel
      1. To create individual symbol instances
    2. Accessing the symbol libraries
      1. To use symbols from other libraries
    3. Replacing symbols
      1. To replace one symbol with another in an instance
      2. To replace the symbols in a symbol set
    4. Creating symbols
      1. To create a symbol from an object in your artwork
    5. Saving symbol libraries
      1. To save a symbol library
    6. Deleting symbols
      1. To delete symbols from the Symbols panel
    7. Using the Symbol Sprayer tool
      1. To create instances with the Symbol Sprayer tool
      2. To delete instances from a symbol set
      3. To add instances to a symbol set
    8. Choosing global properties
      1. To choose global properties for the symbolism tools
      2. To choose options for the Symbol Sprayer tool
    9. Modifying symbol instances
      1. To modify symbol instances
    10. Duplicating symbols
      1. To duplicate a symbol
    11. Editing symbols NEW!
      1. To edit a symbol: NEW!
      2. To create a variation of an existing symbol
      3. To break the link between an instance and the symbol
    12. Using the Symbol Shifter tool
      1. To use the Symbol Shifter tool
      2. To choose options for the Symbol Shifter tool
    13. Using the Symbol Scruncher tool
      1. To use the Symbol Scruncher tool
      2. To choose options for the Symbol Scruncher tool
    14. Using the Symbol Sizer tool
      1. To use the Symbol Sizer tool
      2. To choose options for the Symbol Sizer tool
    15. Using the Symbol Spinner tool
      1. To use the Symbol Spinner tool
      2. To choose options for the Symbol Spinner tool
    16. Using the Symbol Stainer tool
      1. To use the Symbol Stainer tool
      2. To choose options for the Symbol Stainer tool
    17. Using the Symbol Screener tool
      1. To use the Symbol Screener tool
      2. To choose options for the Symbol Screener tool
    18. Using the Symbol Styler tool
      1. To use the Symbol Styler tool
      2. To choose Symbol Styler tool options
    19. Expanding symbol instances
      1. To expand an instance or a symbol set
  32. 29. Preferences
    1. General Preferences
      1. Keyboard Increment
      2. Constrain Angle
      3. Corner Radius
      4. Disable Auto Add/Delete
      5. Use Precise Cursors
      6. Show Tool Tips
      7. Anti-aliased Artwork
      8. Select Same Tint %
      9. Append [Converted] Upon Opening Legacy Files
      10. Double Click to Isolate NEW!
      11. Use Japanese Crop Marks
      12. Transform Pattern Tiles
      13. Scale Strokes & Effects
      14. Use Preview Bounds
      15. Reset All Warning Dialogs
    2. Selection & Anchor Display Preferences NEW!
      1. Selection
        1. Tolerance
        2. Object Selection by Path Only
        3. Snap to Point
      2. Anchor Point and Handle Display
        1. Anchors
        2. Handles
        3. Highlight Anchors on Mouse Over
        4. Show Handles When Multiple Anchors Are Selected
    3. Type Preferences
      1. Size/Leading; Baseline Shift; Tracking
      2. Type Object Selection by Path Only
      3. Show Asian Options
      4. Show Font Names in English
      5. Number of Recent Fonts
      6. Font Preview
      7. Enable Missing Glyph Protection NEW!
      8. Use Inline Input for Non-Latin Text NEW!
    4. Units & Display Performance Preferences
      1. Units
        1. General
        2. Stroke
        3. Type
        4. Asian Type
        5. Numbers Without Units Are Points
        6. Identify Objects By
      2. Display Performance
        1. Hand Tool
    5. Guides & Grid Preferences
      1. Guides
        1. Color
        2. Style
      2. Grid
        1. Color
        2. Style
        3. Gridline every
        4. Subdivisions
        5. Grids in Back
    6. Smart Guides & Slices Preferences
      1. Display Options
        1. Text Label Hints
        2. Construction Guides
        3. Transform Tools
        4. Object Highlighting
      2. Angles
        1. Snapping Tolerance
      3. Slicing
        1. Show Slice Numbers
    7. Hyphenation Preferences
      1. Default Language
      2. Exceptions
    8. Plug-ins & Scratch Disks Preferences
      1. Additional Plug-ins Folder
      2. Scratch Disks
        1. Primary
        2. Secondary
    9. User Interface Preferences NEW!
      1. Brightness
      2. Auto-Collapse Icon Panels
    10. File Handling & Clipboard Preferences
      1. Version Cue and Files
      2. Clipboard on Quit
    11. Appearance of Black Preferences
      1. Options for Black on RGB and Grayscale Devices
        1. On Screen
        2. Printing/Exporting
      2. Description
  33. 30. Print
    1. Print dialog box: General and Setup options
      1. To print to a black-and-white or color printer
      2. To print (tile) a document that’s larger than the paper size
    2. Marks and Bleed options
      1. To include printer’s marks in your printout
      2. To choose bleed values
    3. Output options
      1. To output a composite print or color separations
      2. To change the print setting for, or convert, individual colors
    4. Graphics options
      1. To change the flatness setting for a file to facilitate printing
      2. To download fonts
    5. Color Management options
      1. To print using color management
    6. Advanced options
      1. To choose overprint and flattening options for output
    7. Summary options
      1. To view a summary of the current print settings
    8. Printing and exporting transparency
      1. To control how transparency is flattened for exported files
      2. To choose custom transparency flattener options
    9. Creating and editing presets
      1. To create or edit a transparency flattener, tracing, print, or PDF preset
      2. Creating a multipage PDF from page tiles
    10. Creating custom crop marks
      1. To use the Crop Area tool: NEW!
      2. To remove a crop area created with the Crop Area tool: NEW!
      3. To create crop marks for an object
    11. Choosing a resolution for effects
      1. To choose a resolution for raster effects
    12. Using the Document Info panel
      1. To display information about an object or a whole document
  34. 31. Export
    1. Saving as EPS
      1. To save a file as EPS
    2. Saving as Adobe PDF
      1. To save a file as Adobe PDF
        1. Saving as PDF using a preset
        2. Saving as PDF using custom settings
    3. Using the Export command
      1. To export a file
      2. A few file formats in brief
        1. Rasterize
        2. BMP (bmp)
        3. TIFF (tif)
        4. Enhanced metafile (emf) and Windows metafile (wmf)
        5. Microsoft Office
    4. Exporting as Flash (swf)
      1. To create a Flash (swf) file: NEW!
    5. Optimizing files for the Web
      1. Image size
      2. File format
      3. To use the Save for Web & Devices previews
      4. To optimize a file in the GIF format
      5. To optimize a file in the JPEG format
    6. Exporting files to Photoshop
      1. To create a Photoshop (psd) file
  35. Color Inserts

Product information

  • Title: Illustrator CS3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide
  • Author(s): Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
  • Release date: November 2007
  • Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: None