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Illustrator CS4 for Dummies

Adobe Illustrator is the gold standard for creating exciting, color-rich artwork for print, the Web, or even mobile devices. Whether you’re stepping up to Illustrator CS4 or tackling Illustrator for the first time, you’ll find Illustrator CS4 For Dummies is the perfect partner.
This full-color guide gives you the scoop on the newest tools, tips on color control and path editing, ways to organize graphics, and how to get your work into print or on the Web. You’ve heard Illustrator is a bit complicated? That’s why you need this friendly For Dummies book!

It shows you how to:

Manage Illustrator CS4’s many tools, commands, and palettes
Decide when to choose RGB over CMYK and how to get perfect color when printing
Compare path and pixel documents, adjust points on a path, and learn to use the versatile Pen and Pencil tools
Use the Character and Paragraph palettes and get creative with type on a path
Work in pixel preview mode, create Web-specific vector graphics, and use Flash with Illustrator
Set up your pages for printing and work with separations, or save files in Web-friendly formats
Create basic shapes, straight lines, and precise curves, then bring it all together into eye-popping artwork
Organize with the Layers palette, tweak color, and make the most of styles and effects
Use Illustrator together with other elements of the Adobe Creative Suite

With plain-English instructions and colorful examples of what you can achieve, Illustrator CS4 For Dummies will make you an Illustrator pro in no time.

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium AIO Desk Reference For Dummies

The future looks bright for Web developers! With Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium, you now have fantastic tools that enable you to create a wide array of content and graphics to deploy on a Web site that is dynamic and easy to maintain.
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is a hands-on, easy-to-understand guide to the main features in all the CS3 Web development products. The no-nonsense approach is designed to help you build Web sites by covering the basics of each program—Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, Flash, Contribute, and Acrobat—as well as the new features in a clear and concise minibook. You get all the expert guidance you need to:

Choose the right tools for the job
Create basic HTML Web pages
Punch up your pages with forms and frames in Dreamweaver
Save Photoshop images for print and the Web
Work with text, shapes, and images in Fireworks
Understand page layout
Use layers, filters, and effects in Illustrator
Work with animation, sound, and video in Flash
Add interactivity to PDF files in Acrobat
Integrate Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, and Contribute with other Adobe products
Tackle advanced concepts
And much, much more!
This friendly guide doesn’t just cover all the new tools in the Suite; it also offers you a primer on Web design as well as insight into how the Suite influences design. Complete with helpful hints on securing your work, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is your one-stop guide to making the most of the Suite and developing for the Web quickly and easily!

Illustrator 10 For Dummies

Illustrator 10 For Dummies covers the latest updates to Adobe Illustrator, including Web graphic tools and new effects you can apply to your images. The book also covers several timesaving shortcuts, creating brilliant graphics, exporting artwork to other applications, and printing your projects like a pro. Discover how to create curves, add transparency to elements, develop professional looking logos, and use layer effects. Packed with great information and plenty of humor, Illustrator 10 For Dummies is the fun and easy ticket to becoming an Illustrator expert with out any of the pain.

Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One for Dummies

Your all-in-one guide to Adobe’s new Creative Cloud

Packed with more than a thousand pages of content, Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies is exactly what you need to get your head in the Creative Cloud. Written by designers for designers, this book is filled with useful information and expert instruction that spans eight minibooks to help you get started with Adobe Creative Cloud, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Acrobat XI, Dreamweaver CC, Flash Professional CC, and Fireworks CC. You’ll learn the latest graphic design and web development tools, tricks, and techniques; watch your productivity explode; and unleash your creative genius with this valuable resource.

Helps print, web, and mobile media professionals get the very most out of the latest features and techniques available in Adobe Creative Cloud
Provides beginners with design basics while providing the depth of coverage sought by more experienced design professionals
Covers the key features and tools in seven of Adobe’s most popular Creative Cloud applications (InDesign,
Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, and Fireworks) plus a minibook dedicated to Creative Cloud basics

From 3D images and vivid illustrations to dynamic web pages and interactive effects, this comprehensive guide shows you how to do it all!