by Peter Bauer
Special Edition Using Adobe Illustrator 9
Que, April, 2001.
Trade Paperback, 859 pages.
In his latest book, Peter Bauer provides instruction for getting the most out of the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, a powerful graphics tool. The book is divided into nine separate sections covering numerous Illustrator tasks, including creative tools, manipulating objects, enhancing illustrator objects, customizing Illustrator, raster artwork, web graphics, prepress and four-color process printing and actions -- just to name just a few. Each chapter in the book covers a specific task, from creating shapes to using filters and effects, and includes examples, trouble shooting tips, notes and detailed instructions. The appendix in the book includes some extremely useful reference sections which cover installing Illustrator, Illustrator assistance and resources (including online resources), a breakdown of each of Illustrator's tools with descriptions, an alphabetical guide to Illustrator's tabbed palettes and a guide to each of Illustrator's menus. This hefty, 850+ page reference book also provides an extensive fifty page index so readers can quickly locate topics of paticular interest. This is a great tool for Illustrator users of all levels, from novice to expert.
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This review was published in the May, 2001 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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