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This book is meant to give a beginning or intermediate level reader clear and instructive information about how to control and choose color. Traditional and digital mediums are covered. Introduced is the idea that there are only two problems one can ever have with color: that you have a color in mind but don't know how to make it, or that you can't figure out what colors you want to use. Also covered are understanding and controlling the three properties of color, and ideas that can help one decide how to go about selecting potential palettes. Key Features Explains color in a clear and organized way. Dispels the myths associated with color that hold people back. Included are actionable exercises that show the reader how to control and choose color, with either traditional or digital media.
The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn. The best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does-an official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Contains 16 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Build a strong foundation 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 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. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: A Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes.
For decades, Sharon Steuer and her international WOW! team have been showcasing the world's best artists and designers working in Adobe Illustrator. In this edition of the best-selling and award-winning Illustrator WOW! Book, you'll find hundreds of tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from top illustrators. You'll discover exciting ways to create complex effects, learn fresh ways to use venerable tools to speed up your workflow, and find updated information on features through the 2019 CC release. This edition is loaded with lessons, technical information, and stunning artwork galleries including: Coloring with Freeform Gradients, Gradients, Mesh Transforming with Puppet Warp Painting and generating artwork with raster brushes Harnessing Live Corners/Rectangles, and new reshaping tools Mastering type effects and controls Creating airbrush and neon effects with gradients on strokes Quickly styling with multiple lines, fills, and effects Creating complex repeating patterns Forming 3D and perspective effects Exploring different ways to globally change artwork Preparing and saving artwork for print and web Using Adobe Illustrator with Adobe Photoshop and other apps Register your book at peachpit.com to download artwork that you can manipulate in Adobe Illustrator, see the How to use this book section for details. This book has the perfect mix of inspiration and instruction-I have yet to find a better motivational tool for using Illustrator to push the envelope and create art that forces people to notice. MORDY GOLDING, Senior Director of Content, lynda.com Every Illustrator user should have a copy of the WOW! book. Period. DAVID BLATNER, co-publisher of CreativePro.com and InDesignSecrets.com
Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2019 release) choose Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2019 release) from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show users the key techniques for realizing your creative potential with Adobe Illustrator CC. Following hands-on step-by-step projects, users create logos, illustrations, posters, and more. Explore the new streamlined Tools panel and all of the features essential for being creative in Illustrator, including working with 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 free-form painting, you'll build a strong foundation in Illustrator as you progress through the lessons. The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: A Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes.
Adobe Illustrator CC is the most popular vector illustration application available. Print and screen designers use it to create powerful artwork composed of shapes, color, and highly styled text. Illustrator is a necessary tool for anyone considering a career in the visual design or illustration field. Learn Adobe Illustrator CC by building cool creative projects that teach you how to: Design and illustrate a promotional postcard Style text to create a logotype for a business Combine illustrations and text to create infographics Trace a photograph to use in an eye-catching concert poster Design icons and graphics for a mobile device interface This study guide uses video integrated with text to help you gain real-world skills that will get you started in your career in graphic design using Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 and lays the foundation for taking the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification exam in that field. A mix of 6 project-based lessons, 8 hours of practical videos, and interactive quizzes prepares you for an entry-level position in a competitive job market. Purchasing this book gives you access to valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book's Getting Started section to unlock access to: Web Edition containing instructional video embedded in the complete text of the book with interactive review questions along with product updates Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book
Print designers make the transition to multimedia by mastering the interactive capabilities of InDesign with this tutorial-based guide to the new CS5 toolset that integrates with the Adobe Flash platform.
This study guide uses text integrated with video to help learners gain real-world skills that will get them started in their career in graphics or design and lays the foundation for taking the Illustrator ACA exam. A mix of project-based lessons, practical videos, and regular assessments throughout prepares beginning learners for an entry-level position in a competitive job market. Adobe conducted research to identify the foundational skills students need to effectively communicate using digital media tools. Based on feedback from educators, design professionals, businesses, and educational institutions around the world, the objectives cover entry-level skill expectations for each topic. The ACA exams have proved to be highly successful; Adobe reports that the total number of exams taken worldwide has reached one million since 2008. Product development was guided by Peachpit's research in the entry-level creative media market. Interviews with educators from high school through four-year colleges provided valuable data and insight into this realm. The Peachpit team identified essential elements for a product that would teach design students what they need to prepare for the job market and to take the ACA cert exam. Peachpit also was able to identify a stellar team of teachers/trainers who have high rates of success getting students certified: Rob Schwartz and his colleagues at BrainBuffet.com & acatestprep.com.
This critically-acclaimed interactive training program from Adobe Press offers exceptional quality high-definition video to teach the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator CC. Including more than 10 hours of video tutorials, the course comes complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. Experienced instructor Chad Chelius explores Illustrator basics such as drawing shapes and paths, using brushes, working with symbols, and then covers more complex features including Live Paint, Image Trace, Clipping Paths, Pathfinder options, and Shape Builder operations. Learn how to work with new features such as Live Shapes, Live Corners, the Shaper tool, Dynamic Symbols, Creative Cloud Libraries, Adobe Stock, and more. The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows you to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique Watch and Work mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow you to work alongside in Adobe Illustrator as you view the video. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so you can practice what you've learned. At the end of every lesson, you can test your knowledge by taking interactive quizzes. Duration: 10 HR User Level: Beginning/Intermediate Closed-Captioning in English System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows XP, or higher 2 GHz processor or higher 4 GB RAM or higher 1 GB free HD space (does not include lesson files) Hardware: DVD-ROM drive Please Note: * This DVD-ROM can be viewed on your computer, but it will NOT play in a DVD movie player.
Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting: Characters is a comprehensive guide for artists wishing to create convincing and detailed characters. It features established artists such as Charlie Bowater (concept artist at Atomhawk) and Derek Stenning (freelance concept artist and illustrator, with clients such as Marvel Entertainment and Nintendo) who share their industry experiences by covering such aspects as posing characters, choosing the correct costumes, conveying emotions, and creating suitable moods. Conclusive step-by-step instructions make this an invaluable resource for artists looking to learn new skills, as well as those pursuing the next level.
Now in its sixth year, Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 6 continues the tradition of showcasing the latest digital painting trends and techniques from industry experts, including Carlos Cabrera and Jan Urschel. Cabrera is a professional concept artist and Urschel is a freelance concept designer and illustrator for feature films and video games who has worked on a mass of top-rated projects. In this latest volume, artists will learn about the development of character moods, creating fantasy battles and environments, building sci-fi worlds, and the fundamental aspects of lighting and atmosphere, forming another great addition for any shelf.
For almost two decades, the best-selling Visual QuickStart Guides by Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas have been the textbooks of choice in classrooms and the go-to tutorial and reference for art and design professionals. This edition includes their trademark features: clear, concise, step-by-step instructions; hundreds of full-color illustrations; screen captures of program features; and supplemental tips and sidebars in every chapter. This fully updated edition for Illustrator CC (2014 release) covers the new enhancements and features, including significant upgrades to the Pencil tool, Swatches panel, Artboard panel, as well as new Live Corners, reshaping methods, and much more. The new and updated Illustrator CC features are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text. 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 by readers.
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CREATIVE CLOUD REVEALED offers you comprehensive coverage in all areas of Adobe (R) Illustrator (R). Beginning with fundamental concepts and progressing to in-depth exploration of the software's full set of features, these step-by-step lessons offer you a guided tour of all the program's great features - including an illustrated tutorial on how to draw with the Pen tool that you won't find in any other book. This new edition highlights extensive coverage of important and exciting new features, including dramatic improvements to Illustrator's built-in tracing utility and a major upgrade for creating patterns.