The Adobe Illustrator CS5 Wow! Book

The Adobe Illustrator CS5 Wow! Book

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The definitive full-color book on mastering Adobe Illustrator—now completely reorganized, fully updated, and created for intermediate through professional users of Illustrator CS5 For years, Sharon Steuer and her international WOW! team have been showcasing the world’s best artists and designers working in Illustrator. In this completely updated 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 these top Illustrator artists. Using Adobe Illustrator CS5, Sharon shows you how to integrate the new perspective grid, Shape Builder tool, Bristle Brushes, transparency in gradient mesh, new drawing modes, multiple artboards, and more. This edition is loaded with new lessons, galleries, and stunning new artwork that features:

  • Creating artwork with the dynamic Perspective Grid
  • Fast construction with the Shape Builder tool and drawing modes
  • Working with the painterly and naturalistic Bristle Brushes
  • Creating variety in strokes with the new Width tool
  • Enhanced Web, Flash, and animation workflow
  • Fast and easy masking using the Draw Inside mode
  • Layering transparency in photorealistic gradient mesh
  • Managing multiple artboards with the new Artboards panel
  • Integrating Blob Brush artwork with Live Paint
  • Working quickly using the improved Appearance panel
For intermediate through professional-level illustrators.

Find Artwork to pick apart, custom WOW! scripts by Premedia Systems, and many demos and plug-ins on the DVD-ROM:
  • Custom WOW! scripts created by Premedia Systems for colorizing objects and resizing multiple artboards.
  • The best demos and plug-ins hand-picked by WOW! technical editor Jean-Claude Tremblay
  • Bonus ReadMe documents including PDFs from the Adobe technical team and commissioned artists
  • Details about creating SmallCaps in Illustrator by ILene Strizver from
  • Two full PDF chapters from Mordy Golding's Real World Adobe Illustrator CS5
  • Technical experts from Sandee Cohen's InDesign: Visual QuickStart Guide, and Conrad Chavez'sReal World Adobe Photoshop for Photographers
  • Many art files from the book to deconstruct

Book News
In this latest edition of her award-winning guide to Adobe Illustrator, Steuer introduces readers to the expanded features of Illustrator CS5, including the new dynamic perspective grid, width tool, and artboards panel. Accompanied by numerous screen shots and sample graphics, clearly written text shows users how to make the most of Illustrator's capabilities, and passes along tips and tricks from many of today's best artists and designers. While probably a bit over the head of novice user, intermediate and advanced users of Adobe Illustrator will find this book a value reference and learning tool. A DVD containing custom scripts, plug-ins, and bonus text is included. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Peachpit Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780321712448
Characteristics: xviii, 286 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)


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