Today's designer is called upon to wear multiple hats in the task of creating for various media. The ability to generate graphics from a blank page, in a way that they can be effectively repurposed for both print and web delivery, is crucial. But where to start? And how? "Foundation Illustrator 10" takes an approachable and authoritative look at Adobe's staple vector graphics package, teaching the fundamental skills required to design graphics for web and print. It looks at the benefits of using vector graphics in design, examining each of the tools in the well-honed Illustrator toolbox. It gives advice on how to organize work and evolve good workflow habits, and how to bring out the best in colour artwork. After the creativity, readers are given all the information they need to prepare their work for print or web.
Table of Contents
1. Introducing Adobe Illustrator 2. Introducing Components of Illustrator Artwork 3. Creating Artwork 4. Working with Color 5. Drawin Paths 6. Transforming Objects 7. Creating Complex Shapes: Using the Pathfinder palette, Clipping Masks and Compound Paths 8. Creating Painterly Effects 9. Creating Artwork Efficiently: Using Symbols, Brushes, and Styles 10. Filters and Effects 11. Transparency 12. Organizing your Artwork 13. Creating Text 14. Working with Imported (Photoshop) Images 15. Preparing for print 16. Preparing for web delivery 17. Saving and exporting