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Illustrator 10 for Windows and Macintosh (Visual QuickStart Guides) Paperback – 8 Mar 2002


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  • Paperback: 616 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (8 Mar 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 020177321X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201773217
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,994,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Illustrator 10 User Guide is shrink-wrapped. If you're looking for a more effective and enjoyable way to master Illustrator 10 leave it that way and get yourself a copy of Illustrator 10 for Windows and Macintosh Visual Quickstart Guide.

Unlike the User Guide, Illustrator 10 for Windows and Macintosh Visual Quickstart Guide is heavily populated with pictures. There are pictures of interface elements, toolbars, dialogue boxes and palettes, pictures showing the results of various processes, techniques and commands and diagrams that show you how to manipulate paths and anchor points. This profusion of pictures underpins the Visual Quickstart philosophy which is that it's easier to learn how to do something if you're shown how, rather than just told. If you like words there are plenty of those too and the Quickstart layout divides the page into two columns so that the pictures are there if you need them, without interrupting the flow.

Illustrator 10 for Windows and Macintosh Visual Quickstart Guide isn't a project-based book, each chapter explores one aspect of Illustrator's feature set using simple examples to demonstrate specific techniques. There's a small colour section in the centre which showcases the work of well-known Illustrator artists and includes examples of Nancy Stahl's beautiful poster art and Mark Stein's superb maps.

Illustrator 10 for Windows and Macintosh Visual Quickstart Guide will quickly set you on the path to acquiring the skills you need to produce work of a similar standard. You'll need to supply the talent, of course, but for further insight consider Sharon Steuer's Illustrator 10 Wow! Book. --Ken McMahon

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There's a good chance that anyone who's studied vector-based drawing during the last decade has read an Illustrator Visual QuickStart Guide in one of its many versions. Though this book has become the standard text in many design schools, it has evolved over the years along with the program itself. And with some of the radical changes in Illustrator 10 -- such as live distortion tools, dynamic data-driven graphics, and symbols to create repeating Web graphics and keep file sizes small -- the authors thoroughly revised this popular QuickStart Guide.

Illustrator 10 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide includes information on all the latest features, a 24-page color section, and clearly marked locators to both new and improved features that can easily be found by simply flipping through the book. Best of all, it's delivered in a highly readable, entertaining, visual, and easy-to-navigate format. This affordable, task-based book may be the only one users need to create powerful graphics for print or Web.

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By 70Mohican on 25 Feb 2004
Format: Paperback
I use VQG for quick referencing when I am stuck on something. The index is okay and there are several visual guides which can help you a great deal if you can't be bothered reading long winded explanations of how-to-do things. However, if you are a veteran, you probably won't keep refering back to this as it only skims over each and every subject. Sometimes you will find something and say, oh, I didn't know it did that! but really it is catered more for novice to intermediate level.
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A no-nonsense, "user friendly" instructional guide 8 Oct 2002
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Collaboratively written by computer experts Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas, Illustrator 10 For Windows & Macintosh is a no-nonsense, "user friendly" instructional guide to teaching oneself Illustrator 10. Taking a highly visual rather than textual approach to demonstrating basic and advanced techniques, this superbly organized guide supplements its pictures and sample demonstration artworks with extensive step-by-step, where-to-click, instructions to using each possible tool. Illustrator 10 For Windows & Macintosh is a "must-have" reference for all Illustrator 10 beginner through intermediate level users.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A good introductory manual 8 Mar 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Skip the manual and read this book instead. Text is appropriately detailed and clear. Many illustrations and examples. Overall, the book is a great introduction to the program and a good reference. However, this is not a step-by-step project guide or tutorial. Don't be fooled by the beautiful color illustrations in the middle of the book...this book won't make you an expert, only an advanced beginner.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A MUST HAVE 8 Mar 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This Visual Quick Start Guide Book is excellent. Easy to follow directions for anything that you want to do in Illustrator. Highly recommended for beginners, and experts too.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Excellent 21 Feb 2005
By A. Black - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book makes it easy for beginners while offering a vast amount of information for advanced designers as well. The step by step instructions are easy to follow. Great illustrations and graphics. A must have for ANYONE who wants to use Illustrator, whether you are just a kid playing around, a student, or a professional artist.
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i have not recieved my book 23 Sep 2005
By Hogmaw Peddler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
i cant really give a rating on something that i have not recieved... it has been a month and i have not recived my book. i am not pleased with the service or tha book for that matter. (seeing how i paid for it and i have not recieved it) even without express shipping it should not have taken so long to recieve, on my other orders (made at the same time) i didnt have express shipping and i recieved them in a respectable time but my purchase from you (even if i can call it a purchase because i feel as if i have been robbed because i have not recieved my book)was and still is UNsatisfactory
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