Don't even think about Adobe Illustrator 9 without this completely revised book in hand! Whether you are a beginning Illustrator user or a seasoned professional, you'll find hundreds of indispensable tips, tricks, and step-by-step techniques by dozens of the nation's top Illustrator artists. Sharon Steuer and her team of Illustrator professionals illuminate the best artwork and techniques to show you how you can enhance your creativity with Illustrator 9's powerful arsenal of tools. Top features include:
How to create highlights, use Opacity Masks, control Knockout Groups, tint scans with Blending modes, create soft edges using blends or live effects.
When to select, when to target, and how to work with the revolutionary Appearance palette.
Mastering Multiple Styles and Live Effects
Transform a simple line image into a scratchboard effect.
Design a custom style for embossing or drop shadows.
Apply live effects that can be re-edited at any time in the future.
Copy or transfer effects from one object, group, layer, or sublayer to another.
Negotiating the new Layers palette
Demystifying Gradient Mesh
Great new type lessons!
Jam-packed Brushes chapter (including a special Brushes supplement by Sandee Cohen)
Tips on resolution and output in Illustrator 9.