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Adobe Illustrator CS5 On Demand

Need answers quickly? Adobe Illustrator CS5 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.   Includes Workshops ACE Exam Objectives More than 500 Essential Illustrator CS5 Tasks   Inside the Book • Improve publishing and productivity with the CS5 interface • Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge • Transform and reshape objects to create a new look • Use Live Paint to create recolor and modify images • Use Live Color to create color harmony in a design • Create complex shapes and perspective objects • Create text and apply style to display artistic text • Apply appearances and graphic styles for a unique design • Create eye catching special effects and filters   Bonus Online Content Register your book at to gain access to: • Workshops and related files • Keyboard shortcuts  

Series: On Demand

Paperback: 528 pages

Publisher: Que Publishing; 1 edition (May 13, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0789744457

ISBN-13: 978-0789744456

Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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I took this out from the local library in hopes it would help me get started with Adobe Illustrator CS5. It turns out, it's not that kind of guide. There are a few hands-on workshops at the very end of this book, but this is not really a tutorial and for the most part what you get is just a comprehensive guide to its many features, that identifies and explains its many options. Still, as a guide it is extremely clear, and comes with helpful illustrations and a clear, easy-to-follow layout. So it wouldn't really be useful for the absolute beginner, and was a bit overwhelming for me, but would be an excellent reference guide for someone who is just passing the beginner's stage and ready to learn the program in more detail. Think of it as a missing manual, that's clearer in its coverage than Adobe's online help section.I know that the "Missing Manual" series already exists, but there's no "missing manual" to Illustrator CS5. This would fill the bill - and I'm half tempted to say I like the format of the "On Demand" guides better than that of the "Missing Manual" series. For each task they give complete coverage in two facing pages, with a step-by-step guide and illustrations. (I actually own a copy of Adobe Photoshop CS5 on Demand, and found that to be extremely helpful - especially given that I have a basic familiarity with Photoshop that I don't have yet with Illustrator.

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