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The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CS4
Adobe Illustrator CS4 Classroom in a Book contains 15 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning Illustrator and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.
Learn how to create artwork for illustrations, logos, stationery, page layouts, posters, and integrate with Adobe Flash® movies, Adobe InDesign® layouts, and more!
“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” —Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training
Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Must-Have book to get started with Illustrator,
This review is from: Adobe Illustrator CS4 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)Ever since I got my hands on Adobe products, I find that Adobe's Classroom in a Book (CIAB) series always delivery quality instruction that would bring me from any level to at least intermediate level. The latest Illustrator CS4 is no exception.
I bought this book for a user who has never had any experience with Adobe products, within hours, the user was able to finish the tutorials without breaking a sweat. I further assigned the user some tasks, and the results were quite to my satisfaction.
Before CIAB, I borrowed "Illustrator CS4 for Dummies", honestly, the book has made both the user and I dumber. The author has spent lengthy time discussing various different concepts in chapter 1, the information has nothing to do with getting hands on with the software. In fact, the information is way too technical to be suitable for its "Dummies" title.
I would recommend this book to those who wish to get hands on with Illustrator, which is an excellent... Read more
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
With the help of this book, you too can use AI,
This review is from: Adobe Illustrator CS4 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)I downloaded the trial version of AI CS4 and ordered this book to see if I (a non-artist with no experience with this software) could learn to use it well enough to create decent looking covers for work projects.
The book is well laid out and got me up and working right away. The directions are clear and easy to follow. It is also lots of fun to see what I can do with this program.
As a complete novice, I cannot assess how helpful this book would be to an experienced user, but it does a first-class job of making an extremely complicated program usable by a beginner.
31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Complicated and often confusing lesson plan,
This review is from: Adobe Illustrator CS4 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)This attempt to teach CS4 is supposed to be aimed at a newbie trying to get a hang of the software. I bought this book to get a new employee started before any outside classes were undertaken.
The lesson plan is complicated, some instructions in the lessons don't follow the actual software, and after about a week of using the book, we abandoned it for another method.
Don't be confused, this is not a book that should be purchased to replace real classroom experience.
What’s New in Adobe Illustrator CS4
A Quick tour of Adobe Illustrator CS4
1 Getting to Know the Work Area
2 Selecting and Aligning
3 Creating and Editing Shapes
4 Transforming Objects
5 Drawing with the Pen and Pencil Tools
6 Color and Painting
7 Working with Type
8 Working with Layers
9 Blending Shapes and Colors
10 Working with Brushes
11 Applying Effects
12 Applying Appearance Attributes and Graphic Styles
13 Working with Symbols
14 Combining Illustrator CS4 Graphics with other Adobe Applications
Page 87, Step 14
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