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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Revealed (Stay Current with Adobe Creative Cloud) Hardcover – August 10, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1133693192 ISBN-10: 1133693199 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Stay Current with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Hardcover: 744 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (August 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133693199
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133693192
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 7.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

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, 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 this one - as the text for his classes.

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Chris Botello is a Photoshop artist and graphic designer living in Los Angeles, where he works as a retoucher and finisher on movie posters and marketing campaigns for the motion picture industry. He began his career as a production manager for Premiere magazine. Chris has 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 the Revealed Series books on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as well as InDesign and is the co-author of YouTube for Dummies. When not working, Chris loves to travel and gets the opportunity to do so as a guest instructor for Crystal Cruises. Visit www.cengage.com/community/mediaarts&design for more information.

Customer Reviews

Maybe they fixed this, but hopefully no one has to go through this again.
KPriess
I am currently enrolled in a Commercial Art Technology class and I work in Illustrator CS6 everyday. i am very satisfied with this textbook.
Seleena Mendoza
As a beginner with Adobe Illustrator I have found the step by step process great for learning the program.
Dawn Dean

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By KPriess on January 12, 2013
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It seems to be a pretty standard "intro to program," book. It's good for beginners, though some of the things need to be explained more (like when it says to change a setting, but doesn't tell you where it is) while others need to be explained LESS (like when it keeps saying where a tool is multiple times on one page).

The biggest down side to this book was that right before the end of the semester, the publisher decided to restrict access to the files that are necessary to do the activities in this book (and this book is ALL activities). Most other books include CDs with image files, but this one requires you to go to the publisher's site.. The semester wasn't even over yet when they changed it so that you had to PAY SEPARATELY for these files. Fortunately I finished the work before Thanksgiving break, but those who waited to do it over the break weren't so fortunate. Maybe they fixed this, but hopefully no one has to go through this again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AmandaRae on December 26, 2013
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If you are looking to learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator CS6 with walk-through tutorials then this book just might be for you!
But if you are looking for a great reference book so that you can go back and brush up on skills, learn new practical uses for things, or just to keep around in case you need to look something up, then this book is NOT for you.

I made the mistake of purchasing this for a class instead of renting it, and I really wish i could send it back. It is just not useful to me because there is no way I can go back and reference the skills to apply them to the things that I want to do in AI.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shifty on March 22, 2014
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I purchased this book for a college course and I was pleased with the quality of the print.

First, the content in the book was plentiful. Each chapter introduced new concepts and subsequent chapters continued to build on the skills taught in previous chapters. Each chapter had several larger sections, and each section had a number of exercises to help develop the skills taught in the course -- the base Illustrator files for each exercise were available on the companion website, and it wasn't difficult to find. The end of each chapter has several projects to complete, and each one only reinforces what you've learned in the chapter. Sometimes the projects give you step-by-step instructions, yet other times it gives hints on how to recreate the image in the book. There is so much practice in a chapter that, from start to finish, I feel very proficient.

If I had one suggestion it would be to have more content for using 3D tools. I felt inadequate and didn't provide enough information to have a mastery of that functionality. It did cover the content and the lack of mastery may have been attributed to my skill. I can't take any stars away for this point, but I did want to mention it.

Great book. Thank you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Briscoe on May 10, 2013
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A good place to start to get familiar with the tools, palettes, panels, and workspace. Not a detailed book in regards to effects, art, etc. if you want that, this is not what you want. If you are confused and horrified just opening the software, this could be the book for you.
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I purchased this book as a required text for an online class

Pros:
It is a kindle book, which means built in dictionary, searchable words, digital highlights and bookmarks
It is cheaper than buying the text book.
The data files are downloaded free from publisher at
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I have learned lot from this book and it explains everything well.

Cons:
Although it is a kindle book, it does not work on a Paperwhite kindle. I had to use my copy with my Mac, kindle app.
When the instructions say to, for example, enter the values as the same in figure 22, it is hard to see the numbers because of poor image quality (even if you zoom in on the image)
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Had to order this as a textbook for my class. Loved the modest price, and the content is pretty good. I'm learning very quickly using the methods in this book. Only complaint is, who's genius idea was it to print the book in landscape instead of portrait mode? It's very difficult to read a hardcover book lengthwise and follow the exercises on a laptop. Other than that I like it.
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By Kris on November 15, 2013
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This is a great book I love this book , if anyone is taking illustrator show defiantly get this book
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By Dawn Dean on October 17, 2013
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As a beginner with Adobe Illustrator I have found the step by step process great for learning the program. The graphics are excellent guides to see how the projects should look. I really think this is one of the best guides for learning Adobe Illustrator.
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