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The Non-Designer's Illustrator Book [Paperback]

Robin Williams , John Tollett
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Book Description

23 Oct 2011 Non-Designer's
Many designers and photographers own the entire suite of Adobe creative products, but they manage to learn only one or two of the applications really well. This new addition to the popular Non-Designer’s series from best-selling authors Robin Williams and John Tollett includes many individual exercises designed specifically to teach the tools and features in Illustrator CS5.5 that designers (as opposed to illustrators) need to use. Along the way, the book offers many design tips for non-designers. Individual exercises ensure that a reader can jump in at any point and learn a specific tool or technique.

In this non-designer’s guide to Illustrator techniques, you’ll learn:
  • How vector images, as in Illustrator, are different from raster images, as in Photoshop, and when to choose which one
  • How to use Illustrator CS5.5’s tools to create and work with lines, shapes, anchor points and control handles, color, etc.
  • How to draw your own shapes and trace others
  • How to enter text and control the design of it
  • How to take advantage of the symbol libraries, clipping masks, variable-width strokes, and much more
  • When and why to rasterize elements of your vector image

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Product details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (23 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321772873
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321772879
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 17.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 986,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Robin Williams is the author of dozens of best-selling and award-winning books, including The Non-Designer’s Presentation Book, The Non-Designer’s Design Book, The Little Mac Book, and so many more. Through her writing, teaching, and seminars, Robin has educated and influenced an entire generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, presentations, and the Mac.


John Tollett has co-authored numerous books with Robin, including Robin Williams Cool Mac Apps, Robin Williams Design Workshop, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and many others. In John’s career as a designer, illustrator, and art director, Adobe Illustrator has been a valuable and favorite creative tool since the very first editon of the program released in 1990. 

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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful addition... 30 Mar 2014
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Excellent book and just the right size. Second book I've bought by this author and they have both been very useful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Introduction to Illustrator 23 Mar 2012
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I have worked with the Adobe suite of products since they first came out. I find this book to be the best logical introduction to Illustrator I've ever seen. It is far easier to understand than the software publisher's Classroom in a Book. Instead of just explaining how to do something, the author often explains why, too -- something absent in many software how-to books. I teach computer software classes, and I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn this program.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Non-Designer's Illustrator Book 23 Jan 2012
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I'm a long-time Illustrator user and instructor. This book is helping me explain some of the more difficult elements of this program to students in my online class. The language is non-intimidating, and for people who are trying to figure out the Pen tool on their own, very helpful! A great addition to Ms. Williams' repertoire.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Non-Designer's Illustrator Book 17 Feb 2012
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Excellent book.
Easy to understand and to learn the software. If your are starting you will do easy and fast very nice drawings.
I bought it to learn the software, now I'm working every day with Illustrator.
I recomend it for begginer.
Very good book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book 3 Feb 2012
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The Non-Designer's Illustrator Book is an excellent resource for beginning users of Adobe Illustrator. It is clear, concise and uncluttered by extraneous information. I've checked this book out of the library so often that I finally broke down and purchased it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 21 Sep 2012
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This was one of four books required for my current college class. I was really happy to find the kindle version so I could save some money. It actually has turned out to be really easy to read and search through while I am using Illustrator. I would recommend this to anyone learning Illustrator.
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