Adobe Illustrator CS5 Digital Classroom Book/DVD Package
Mixed media product
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234 x 190 x 25 mm
861 g
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DVD-ROM (1), Paperback (1)
Adobe Illustrator CS5 Digital Classroom Book/DVD Package

Adobe Illustrator CS5 Digital Classroom Book/DVD Package

Mixed media product Engelska, 2010-08-26


A book-and-DVD package provides a unique illustration to the basics of Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator is a unique design and drawing program that allows you to create and produce brilliant art for a variety of mediums. This full-color book-and-DVD package deciphers even the most complex Illustrator tasks and gets you quickly up to speed using the capabilities of the newest release of Illustrator. Eleven self-paced lessons explain how to create and produce vibrant graphics using this robust vector drawing application. The complementary lessons featured on the DVD are each approximately five minutes long and demonstrate the concepts and features covered in the lesson.
  • Escorts you through the basics of creating and producing vibrant graphics using Illustrator
  • Deciphers even the most advanced Illustrator tasks and makes them less intimidating
  • Features full-color, step-by-step tutorials on the DVD that complement the topics covered in each lesson of the book
  • Encourages you to absorb each lesson at your own pace

Jam-packed with information, this book and DVD is just like having your own personal instructor guiding you through each unique lesson.
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Jennifer Smith is co-founder of American Graphics Institute ( and a noted expert in digital design for Web, interactive, and print. She has developed training and communications projects for many Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft and Adobe Systems. The AGI Creative Team consists of Adobe Certified Instructors who create and deliver training programs for creative, marketing, and communications professionals through American Graphics Institute.


Starting Up.

About Digital Classroom.


System requirements.

Starting Adobe Illustrator CS5.

Fonts used in this book.

Resetting Adobe Illustrator CS5 preferences.

Loading lesson files.

Working with the video tutorials.

Setting up for viewing the video tutorials.

Viewing the video tutorials with the Adobe Flash Player.

Additional resources.

Lesson 1: Adobe Illustrator CS5 Jumpstart.

Starting up.

Setting up the artboard.

Creating the background.

Access additional Swatch Libraries.

Using the new Shape Builder tool.

Creating the smaller combined shape.

Applying color and eff ects.

Cloning the small shape.

Aligning and distributing the shapes.

Adding Text.

Applying the Warp effect.

Adding text to the small shape areas.

Distorting a shape.

Importing an image.

Creating the pseudo horizontal image scroll.

Adding symbols.

Adding lines of text.

Creating the Zip code text box.

Lesson 2: Getting to Know the Workspace.

Starting up.

Opening Illustrator.

Choosing a workspace.

Opening a file.

The document window.

Using Artboards.

Navigating multiple artboards.

Using the new Artboards panel.

Creating New Artboards.

Switching screen modes.

Changing your view.

Preview versus Outlines.

Zooming and scrolling.

Scrolling with the Hand tool.

Changing views with the Navigator panel.

The Tools panel.

Using tools and panels.

The Control panel.

Moving the Control panel.

Panel groups and the dock.

Custom workspaces.

Saving workspaces.

Using the Manage Workspaces dialog box.

Customizing keyboard shortcuts.

Custom shortcuts.

Saving shortcut sets.

Deleting shortcut sets.

Self study.


Lesson 3: Illustrator CS5 Essentials.

Starting up.

Using the shape tools.

Repositioning and visually resizing the rectangle.

Finding or changing the shapes dimensions using the Transform panel.

Rotating and shearing using the Transform panel.

Constraining a shape.

Entering exact dimensions.

Selecting artwork.

Helpful keyboard shortcuts for selections.

The selection tools.

Using shape and transform tools to create artwork.

Using the transform tools.

Adding a fill color.

Entering a shape size in the Transform panel.

Viewing in Outline view.

Rotating the shape.

Changing the color of the triangles.

Using layers when building an illustration.

Creating a new blank layer.

Cutting and pasting objects.

Creating bubbles.

Cloning the bubble group.

Repeating a resize transform.