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Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release)

Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release)

Brian Wood

Apr 2017, Paperback, 480 pages
ISBN13: 9780134663449
ISBN10: 0134663446
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Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2017 release) choose Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator. Build a strong foundation for working with Adobe Illustrator CC 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 Illustrator 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 as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases 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 interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for teachers to download.

GETTING STARTED

WHAT’S NEW IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC (2017 RELEASE

A QUICK TOUR OF ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC (2017 RELEASE)

1 GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA

2 TECHNIQUES FOR SELECTING ARTWORK

3 USING SHAPES TO CREATE ARTWORK FOR A POSTCARD

4 EDITING AND COMBINING SHAPES AND PATHS

5 TRANSFORMING ARTWORK

6 CREATING AN ILLUSTRATION WITH THE DRAWING TOOLS

7 USING COLOR TO ENHANCE SIGNAGE

8 ADDING TYPE TO A POSTER

9 ORGANIZING YOUR ARTWORK WITH LAYERS

10 GRADIENTS, BLENDS, AND PATTERNS

11 USING BRUSHES TO CREATE A POSTER

12 EXPLORING CREATIVE USES OF EFFECTS AND GRAPHIC STYLES

13 CREATING ARTWORK FOR A T-SHIRT

14 USING ILLUSTRATOR CC WITH OTHER ADOBE APPLICATIONS

15 EXPORTING ASSETS

Brian Wood is a web developer, the author of at least a dozen books, and the author of numerous training titles covering Muse, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, and more. In addition to training many clients, including Nordstrom, REI, Boeing, Starbucks, Nintendo, and many others, Brian speaks regularly at national conferences, such as Adobe MAX, HOW Design, and HOW Interactive, as well as events hosted by AIGA and other industry organizations. He has also written articles for SmashingMagazine.com, Peachpit.com, CreativePro.com, Adobe Inspire magazine, and more. Brian has a YouTube channel at youtube.com/askbrianwood.com and a corporate training site at brianwoodtraining.com.