Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create beautiful vector art. The industry-standard vector graphics app, Adobe Illustrator, lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video, and mobile.

1. Learn Adobe Illustrator CC for Graphic Design and Illustration: Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation (Adobe Certified Associate (ACA))

This study guide uses text integrated with video to help you gain real-world skills that will get you started in your career in graphics, design, or illustration, and lays the foundation for taking the Illustrator ACA exam. A mix of project-based lessons, practical videos, and regular assessments throughout prepares you for an entry-level position in a competitive job market.

Adobe conducted research to identify the foundational skills students need to effectively communicate using digital media tools. Based on feedback from educators, design professionals, businesses, and educational institutions around the world, the objectives cover entry-level skill expectations for each topic. The ACA exams have proved to be highly successful; Adobe reports that the total number of exams taken worldwide has reached one million since 2008.

Learn Adobe Illustrator CC for Graphic Design and Illustration: Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation (Adobe Certified Associate (ACA))

2. Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 Training DVD

Master Adobe Illustrator at your own pace from a leading expert:

  • Visual training method, offering users increased retention and accelerated learning
  • Breaks even the most complex applications down into simplistic steps
  • Comes with Extensive Working Files
  • Easy to follow step-by-step lessons, ideal for all
Learning Adobe Illustrator CS6 Training DVD

3. Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release)

Creative professionals who seek the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2015 release) choose this Classroom in a Book® from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks. This series offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release) contains 15 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. As with all Classroom in a Book products, online companion files include all the necessary assets you need to complete the projects featured in each lesson.

Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release)

4. Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release)

Readers learn how to create vector artwork for virtually any project and across multiple media: print, websites, interactive projects, and video. In addition to learning the key elements of the Illustrator interface, they’ll learn how to integrate their artwork with Adobe Flash movies, Adobe InDesign layouts, and Adobe Flash Catalyst software to add interaction to their designs.

This completely revised CS5 edition covers new perspective drawing tools, variable-width watercolor strokes, multiple artboards with video-specific presets, the new realistic Bristle brush and Shape Builder tool, and the ability to maintain consistent raster effects across media.

Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release)

5. Illustrator CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide

For almost two decades, the best-selling Visual QuickStart Guides by Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas have been the textbooks of choice in classrooms and the go-to tutorial and reference for art and design professionals. This edition includes their trademark features: clear, concise, step-by-step instructions; hundreds of full-color illustrations; screen captures of program features; and supplemental tips and sidebars in every chapter.

This fully updated edition for Illustrator CS6 covers the new enhancements and features, including significant upgrades to the interface (including to the Control panel), gradients in strokes, Image Trace, and pattern creation and editing.

The new and updated Illustrator CS6 features are clearly marked with bright red stars in both the table of contents and main text.

Readers can follow the steps in a tutorial fashion, or use the book as a reference guide to individual program features. Many of the key illustrations used in the book are available via Web download for practice by readers.

Includes eBook and Video Access

Illustrator CS6: Visual QuickStart Guide
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