Top critical review
not bad for newbies, poor for more advanced users
on 18 March 2012
We have this book at work (along with Indesign and photoshop). I guess this book is okay for complete newbies who haven't used illustrator before, it does cover most of the program but does leave out some areas like how to style graphs which is a extremely useful feature of illustrator.
The main problem I have with these classroom books is that far too much space is wasted where it say things like "open file blah, blah......", "save file here......"
Overall not bad if you've never used illustrator but if you're fairly familiar with it don't bother. Personally I find the visual quickstart books to be a lot better but that's just my personal opinion.