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  • Paperback: 744 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (9 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470584750
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470584750
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 4.1 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,097,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Learn Illustrator from former Adobe product manager, Ted Alspach!

If you want to learn Illustrator CS5 inside and out, what better source than a former member of the Illustrator product team at Adobe? Ted Alspach originally wrote the first Illustrator Bible because he couldn′t find a book on the subject that was comprehensive enough to suit him―so he created one! In this newest edition, you′ll find the in–depth coverage you need, from Illustrator basics to producing striking effects with vectors and rasters, and much more.

  • Explore Illustrator CS5′s desktop, new tools, and how to navigate

  • Master basic shapes, and then spark them with flares, fills, and strokes

  • Learn paths, masks, Live Trace, and Live Paint

  • Build 3D images with perspective and surface characteristics

  • Design logos, ads, and full–sized billboards with Illustrator

  • Create for the Web, add interactivity, and use data–driven graphics

Explore how to use the transparency grid

Give depth to two–dimensional art

Create exciting projects

Master CS5′s new features to increase productivity

Use Illustrator for the Web as well as for print

Easily integrate or exchange FXG files

About the Author

Ted Alspach is the former Illustrator Group Product Manager at Adobe Systems. He is the author of more than 25 books on desktop publishing and graphics, including Illustrator CS Bible, Photoshop Complete, and Illustrator CS For Dummies, as well as hundreds of articles on related topics.

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I suppose as a text book this makes a good text book, but for me, as an amateur user of CS5, this book does not have the graphic images that I need. I found the book a bit "intimidating" and in all honesty, have not used it much.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8997e240) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
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HASH(0x88ff90f0) out of 5 stars I couldn't be more dissatisfied. A ripoff! 7 July 2010
By William W. Marsh - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was apparently written before Illustrator CS5 came out. I suspect it is based largely or entirely on previews of the software, since there are many new elements in the software that are barely covered in this book or not covered at all. The interested reader would do just as well with a good book covering Illustrator CS4.
By goddess_of_pipework - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a very helpful book for users of Illustrator CS5. It's a well written, reasonably easy to use reference book, giving many step-by-step examples of how to use the various features. When I have a few minutes of "down" time at work, I open it up at random to teach myself a bit more. If there is one downside to it it's this: the author pays little attention to the feature I was most interested in learning about - using the perspective grid feature.
HASH(0x8a2d724c) out of 5 stars Looks brand new even used, and packed full of info 1 Mar. 2014
By Robert Thiemann - Published on Amazon.com
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Love this bible! Quick easy to use and locate the exact info you need. I bought it for my wife who would be soon using in her job as a beginner, and in teaching her something, I had to look it up and I've used CS Illustrator for 6-7 years and found using this book as easy as her to understand and locate the information!

Whether a novice or semi-pro, this book rocks!
By Christi kellas - Published on Amazon.com
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The book tells you what the program can do but doesn't show you how to do it
HASH(0x89089318) out of 5 stars Great reference book 20 Oct. 2013
By Texasgirl - Published on Amazon.com
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If you want to learn Illustrator, this book is not the book. But if you want a complete reference that you can use to look up solutions, learn techniques and troubleshoot Illustrator products. This is a perfect reference book.
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