- Series: WOW!
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (September 2, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 032184176X
- ISBN-13: 978-0321841766
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #833,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book 1st Edition
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The example files are each pass code protected every time you open, watermarked, and have a written message that they are copyrighted. We bought the book, we get that it and it's sample files are copyright protected. Don't make it so EXTREMELY painful to download and use the files.
I should not have! There is some new information, but not enough to warrant the purchase. If you do not have the earlier version, than I recommend this book. I teach computer illustration in the community college and this book gave me some great ideas for exercises for the students. This is more of an idea book than a how-to book. For a basic how-to, I recommend Illustrator One-on-one by Deke McClelland.
This book is for the intermediate and professional uses. You need to have the basics to fully appreciate the content.
This is a tips and techniques book. There are plenty of practical tips. One thing I like about the series is they use real life examples. Many artists have their work featured and there's commentary explaining how their working process. The writing is concise and easy to follow. There are many neat tricks that aren't featured in official training guides. These are what set this book apart from others.
There's no more disc with the book. You've got to download it from their WOW! Online website. Shouldn't be a problem unless you have no internet connection.
Since this is a series of books, some of the material in this CS6 book is repeated and updated from the CS5 book.There is a lot of new content too.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
What really boggled my mind was that some of the examples teaching the same technique actually changed, but they couldn't be bothered to have a different illustration for all of them.
I'd recommend picking up one version and that's it. Otherwise you will just be paging through your new book trying to find the ones that you haven't already seen. Disappointed.
Sharon Steuer's WOW is all new, and all hot for the latest version of the essential software for graphic designers. I've run a number of the tutorials and had a superb time learning some of the subtle new twists of CS6! (Some have even helped eliminate some of the frustrations caused by Adobe's totally twisted changes!)
I've gone into a lot more depth in the review at graphic-design.com -- and the point worth mentioning here is that the online treasury of resource and support files are easily worth the price you'll pay here! There's no longer a CD because all this stuff wouldn't come even close to fitting a CD. So gig after gig after gig of remarkable files are all available right online! Most of the example files are in their pristine, layered, native Ai format, so you can see exactly how everything relates.
Click here and get this book today. I guarantee won't regret it! Go get The Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book, by Sharon Steuer... with guests : Jean-Claude Tremblay, Cristen Gillespie, Steven H. Gordon, Lisa Jackmore, Aaron McGarry, and a host of other high, top-shelf illustrators and creatives
And, come see us in the Design-bookshelf or DTG Magazine at the Design Center.