Adobe Illustrator CC For Dummies book cover

Adobe Illustrator CC For Dummies

Author:
David Karlins
Published: January 29, 2020

Overview

Get to know your digital drawing board

Adobe Illustrator CC offers a vibrant tool for creating drawings and illustrations in a digital environment. It takes some practice to get a feel for the digital pens, pencils, paintbrushes, and erasers, though. Adobe Illustrator CC For Dummies offers the guidance you need to turn your ideas into real drawings.

Written by an Illustrator trainer and expert, this book walks those new to the tool through the basics of drawing, editing, and applying the unique tools found in this popular program. 

  • Create illustrations using simple shapes
  • Touch up images using pen, pencil, and brush tools
  • Import your illustrations into other graphic apps
  • Apply special effects and add type

This book is essential reading for new and beginning illustrators who are either adopting a digital tool for the first time, switching from an existing tool to Illustrator, or adding Illustrator know-how to existing Adobe knowledge.

Get to know your digital drawing board

Adobe Illustrator CC offers a vibrant tool for creating drawings and illustrations in a digital environment. It takes some practice to get a feel for the digital pens, pencils, paintbrushes, and erasers, though. Adobe Illustrator CC For Dummies offers the guidance you need to turn your ideas into real drawings.

Written by an Illustrator trainer and expert, this book walks those new to the tool through the basics of drawing, editing, and applying the

unique tools found in this popular program. 

  • Create illustrations using simple shapes
  • Touch up images using pen, pencil, and brush tools
  • Import your illustrations into other graphic apps
  • Apply special effects and add type

This book is essential reading for new and beginning illustrators who are either adopting a digital tool for the first time, switching from an existing tool to Illustrator, or adding Illustrator know-how to existing Adobe knowledge.

Adobe Illustrator CC For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Many of the most dramatic changes in how Illustrator is being used are taking place in the realm of translating vector images to the web, and the underrated SVG format is the key link in that process. SVG files maintain the treasured scalability features of vector artwork and are supported nearly universally in websites and web development environments. When you prepare vector artwork for the web, it’s important to avoid Illustrator’s standard effects and, instead, use SVG filters. Illustrator comes with a decent (but minimalist) set of SVG filters, but here are some tips on how to find and add SVG filters as well as resources for creating your own SVG filters. For those who work with web and app developers, make their lives easier and more productive by checking out the cheat sheet for handing off SVG code.