on 5 February 1999
I have been a freelance illustrator for many years using conventional methods. I began using a computer last year (self taught from the programme user guides.) I found illustrator difficult though not impossible to use. In only a matter of weeks after buying this book I have had the confidence to produce work solely on Illustrator for inclusion in a major TV campaign. The layout and style of writing is very user friendly and I particularly like the way real-life examples of commercial work are used to explain from basic to advanced techniques. It has something for everyone, whether beginner or expert.
on 14 May 2000
Computer books are as much an investment as your other equipment so its important to buy wisely, this book is very well written, crammed with information whereas some books have more blank space on the pages than text, you won't find this here, the real world examples of illustrator work are helpfull explaining what the package is used for aswell as how. The cd is also full of useful demos etc, excellant price to!