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Illustrator CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide [Paperback]

Elaine Weinmann , Peter Lourekas

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Aug. 6 2010 0321706617 978-0321706614 1
This fully updated edition for Illustrator CS5 covers the essential skills for Illustrator artists, such as drawing geometric and freehand objects; color management; using multiple artboards; applying colors, patterns, and gradients; creating and using brushes; transforming, reshaping, and combining objects; creating and styling type; applying graphic styles and transparency; using the Pen tool; using the live color, paint, trace, and effects features; using symbols; and output. The new and updated Illustrator CS5 features are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text.

Among the many new CS5 features covered in this volume are bristle brushes, drawing modes, arrows, Width tool, Shape Builder tool, and Mini Bridge. Enhancements to such features as path joining, artboards, pixel-perfect drawing, and Art brushes are also covered.

Readers can follow the steps in a tutorial fashion, or use the book as a reference guide to individual program features. Many of the key illustrations used in the book are available via Web download for practice.

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4.0 out of 5 stars It's OK for the money. Not the very best for a novice. May 4 2011
By ChiNovice - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is ok. And many people who already know Illustrator might like it. The price is certainly better than that of other Illustrator manuals.

However, for those who have never used Illustrator, this is not the best choice. The authors often say something like "from the artboard panel menu, choose rearrange artboards" - while no images or explanations are provided where the artboard panel menu is (which is just an icon!). Also, very little explanation is given as to what artboard is and why the user needs to learn something about it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Illustrator CS5 for Windows & Mac Visual Quickstart Guide Review July 6 2011
By PrisRose - Published on Amazon.com
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Once again, this is a good instruction guide! You'll love it. Not techy or complicated. Will guide you clearly and precisely.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great learning tool. May 6 2012
By PMerges - Published on Amazon.com
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I am not very computer savy which is why I'm using this book in conjunction with a class. It is a well laid out book and full of great and useful tips and information.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good & informative Oct. 16 2011
By LC - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a non-required text for a digital arts class I'm taking, and I'm glad that I bought it. I will not be returning this book like I am my other textbooks -- this will be of use to me for a while.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It works Sept. 26 2011
By Maya89Papaya - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was one of two required texts for my GRC 103 class. It seems that color is something rare in graphic art books but if it works it works -___-
It does work well for me though, it has lots of examples and it the topics are short and to the point.
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