The Illustrator CS4 Bible is the book I wrote because I couldn’t find the
book I wanted about Adobe Illustrator. Now I have it, and believe it or not,
I’m constantly using my own book as a reference. I’d love to tell the world,
“Sure, I know that,” without putting them on hold while I search the index
for the Reset Tracking to 0 shortcut for a Mac (Ô+Shift+X, by the way).
There’s just too much about Illustrator for any one person to keep in his
or her head at one time; now, this latest edition of this book gathers all
the Illustrator information you can’t remember and makes it more available
and easier to follow than the plot twists on your favorite soap opera.
Table Of Contents:
Part I: Illustrator Basics.
Chapter 1: What’s New in Illustrator CS4?
Chapter 2: Understanding Illustrator’s Desktop.
Chapter 3: Working with Illustrator Documents.
Chapter 4: Understanding Drawing and Painting Techniques.
Chapter 5: Creating Objects, Graphs, and Symbols.
Chapter 6: Learning How to Select and Edit.
Chapter 7: Understanding Color, Gradients, and Mesh.
Part II: Putting Illustrator to Work.
Chapter 8: Using Illustrator to Organize Objects.
Chapter 9: Working with Type.
Chapter 10: Using Creative Strokes and Fills with Patterns.
Chapter 11: Applying Transformations and Distortions.
Chapter 11: Using Path Blends, Compound Paths, and Masks.
Chapter 13: Using Live Trace.
Chapter 14: Using Live Paint.
Part III: Mastering Illustrator.
Chapter 15: Working with Graphic Styles and Effects.
Chapter 16: Creating 3-D in Illustrator.
Chapter 17: Customizing and Automating Illustrator.
Part IV: Getting Art Out of Illustrator.
Chapter 18: Understanding PostScript and Printing.
Chapter 19: Creating Web Graphics.
Chapter 20: Illustrator Workflow.
Appendix: Shortcuts in Illustrator CS4.