Higher Education

Adobe Illustrator CS5 Revealed, 1st Edition

  • Chris Botello Tabor Academy, Marion, Massachusetts
  • ISBN-10: 1111130442  |  ISBN-13: 9781111130442
  • 640 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2008, 2006
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.25
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About

Overview

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS5 REVEALED offers comprehensive coverage in all areas of Adobe® Illustrator®. Beginning with fundamental concepts and progressing to in-depth exploration of the software's full set of features, these step-by-step lessons offer 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 features extensive coverage of important and exciting new features, including the debut of the Perspective Grid, the Bristle Brush, two new Drawing Modes, the brand-new Shape Builder tool, and the gorgeous "Beautiful Strokes."

Features and Benefits

  • Four-color graphics vividly illustrate key features and concepts.
  • Expert author with more than 20 years of graphic design experience offers tips and techniques from the user's perspective.
  • Updated exercises and extensive coverage of new CS5 features including the new Perspective Grid feature, the new Shape Builder tools, Bristle Brush and "Beautiful Strokes."
  • All new features are highlighted throughout the text with a new features icon.
  • Data Files included at the back of the book let the user work through real-world projects step-by-step, with guidance through the entire process.
  • Users are encouraged to build a portfolio by completing the projects at the end of each chapter, many of which give users the opportunity to explore and express their unique creative talents.

Table of Contents

1. Getting to Know Illustrator.
2. Creating Text and Gradients.
3. Drawing and Composing an Illustration.
4. Transforming and Distorting Objects.
5. Working with Layers.
6. Working with Patterns and Brushes.
7. Working with Distortion, Gradient Meshes, Envelopes, and Blends.
8. Working with Transparency, Live Color, Effects, and Graphic Styles.
9. Creating Graphs in Illustrator.
10. Creating 3D Objects.
11. Preparing a Document for Prepress and Printing.
12. Drawing with Symbols.
13. Creating Interactive Layouts.

What's New

  • Coverage of the new Perspective Grid feature, which lets you draw in perspective using the grid as a guide.
  • Coverage of the new Shape Builder tool, which lets you create complex shapes.
  • Coverage of the Bristle Brush, a brush type that simulates the effect of using a real brush with bristles.
  • New stroke functionality, including a segmented art brush, variable widths, and width profiles.
  • Multiple artboards.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + Media Arts & Design CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1133071333  | ISBN-13: 9781133071334

List Price = $124.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.71

This Bundle Includes:

  • Adobe Illustrator CS5 Revealed
    List Price = $106.95  | CengageBrain Price = $106.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.25
  • Media Arts & Design CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card
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ISBN-10:  1133012299 | ISBN-13:  9781133012290

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This Bundle Includes:

  • Advanced Adobe Photoshop CS5 Revealed
    List Price = $106.95  | CengageBrain Price = $106.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.25
  • Adobe Illustrator CS5 Revealed
    List Price = $106.95  | CengageBrain Price = $106.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $80.25


Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Adobe Illustrator CS5 Revealed  (ISBN-10: 1111130469 | ISBN-13: 9781111130466)

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS5 REVEALED offers comprehensive coverage in all areas of Adobe® Illustrator®. Beginning with fundamental concepts and progressing to in-depth exploration of the software's full set of features, these step-by-step lessons offer 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 features extensive coverage of important and exciting new features, including the debut of the Perspective Grid, the Bristle Brush, two new Drawing Modes, the brand-new Shape Builder tool, and the gorgeous "Beautiful Strokes."

List Price = $100.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $74.50

Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111130450 | ISBN-13: 9781111130459)

The Instructor Resources CD-ROM is an instructor resource which commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources. Instructor resources will also be available on the web, via http://login.cengage.com/sso/.

Media Arts & Design CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111643180 | ISBN-13: 9781111643188)

CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. This CourseMate will provide you with all the new features and tools, as well as state-of-the-art instructional videos provided by Total Training that are assignable and tightly integrated to each chapter. Total Training, Inc. is a pioneer in innovative online and DVD-based training for leading creative design, digital video, and office productivity software programs.

List Price = $85.00  | CengageBrain Price = $85.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.00

Student Supplements

Adobe Illustrator CS5 Revealed  (ISBN-10: 1111130469 | ISBN-13: 9781111130466)

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS5 REVEALED offers comprehensive coverage in all areas of Adobe® Illustrator®. Beginning with fundamental concepts and progressing to in-depth exploration of the software's full set of features, these step-by-step lessons offer 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 features extensive coverage of important and exciting new features, including the debut of the Perspective Grid, the Bristle Brush, two new Drawing Modes, the brand-new Shape Builder tool, and the gorgeous "Beautiful Strokes."

List Price = $100.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $74.50

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111642060 | ISBN-13: 9781111642068)

List Price = $27.00  | CengageBrain Price = $27.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $27.00

Media Arts & Design CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111643180 | ISBN-13: 9781111643188)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, and take practice quizzes--online with CourseMate. This CourseMate will provide you with all the new features and tools, as well as state-of-the-art instructional videos provided by Total Training that are assignable and tightly integrated to each chapter. Total Training, Inc. is a pioneer in innovative online and DVD-based training for leading creative design, digital video, and office productivity software programs.

List Price = $85.00  | CengageBrain Price = $85.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Chris Botello

Chris Botello began his career as print production manager for Premiere magazine, designed movie posters for Miramax Films, and served as the art director for Microsoft’s launch of sidewalk.com/boston. He is the author of Revealed Series books on Advanced Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and InDesign Interactive and is the co-author of YouTube for Dummies. Chris commutes between Los Angeles, where he works as a designer and retoucher on movie campaigns, and Marion, MA, where he teaches computer graphics at Tabor Academy. Chris uses his own books – including Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud Revealed – as the text for his classes.