Illustrator CS2 Killer Tips

 

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Illustrator® CS2 Killer Tips
By Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski
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Publisher: New Riders
Pub Date: September 23, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-33065-X
Pages: 320
 

Table of Contents  | Index

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Over 300 productivity-enhancing secrets you need to know about Illustrator CS. Fully illustrated, stand-alone tips reveal the hidden features and productivity-enhancing tricks that allow you to accomplish more in less time with Illustrator CS2. Easy-to-browse format lets you find and apply information instantly and includes many tips and techniques that focus on Illustrator CS2's new features: Converting bitmaps into vectors with Live Trace, Painting with the new Live Paint tool, creating Custom Workspaces, and more.

 

book cover
Illustrator® CS2 Killer Tips
By Dave Cross, Matt Kloskowski
...............................................
Publisher: New Riders
Pub Date: September 23, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-33065-X
Pages: 320
 

Table of Contents  | Index


   Copyright
   Acknowledgments
   About the Authors
   Introduction
      The idea behind this book
      Is this book for you?
      Is this book for Mac or Windows, or both?
      How to use this book
    Chapter 1.  Basic Training: Basic Tips You Can't Live Without
      Make Yourself Famous
      Additional Content
      More Additional Content
      Wacom Pen Tablets Work in Illustrator Too
      Ongoing Feedback
      Timing Is Everything
      The Ever-Changing Palette
      Quick Delete from Palettes
      Locking and Unlocking Guides
      Choose the Best Selection Tool for the Job
      Direct Selection Secret
      Quick Selection Tool
      Hide Bounding Box
      Quick Move Dialog
      Selecting the Next Object Below
      Create by Measure
      Position Shapes as You Draw
      Drawing Curves More Easily
      Simplifying a Path
      Select None
      Everything Else But
      What Happens When You Can't See an Object?
      Even It Out
      Reflect vs. Flip
      Tool Preferences
      Name a Swatch
      Reset the Default Fill and Stroke Colors
      Color Picker
      Hide or Show Multiple Layers Easily
      Filters vs. Effects?
      Edit Existing Patterns and Symbols
      Use Text Import Options
      Scale Text Frame But Not Text
      Multiple Glyph Choices
      Effecting a Stroke or a Fill
      Transform Again
      Create Your Own Crop Marks
      Open a Template
      Make Your Own Template
      Save for Microsoft Office
      View Actions in Button Mode
      "Hidden" Keyboard Commands
    Chapter 2.  The View: Viewing, Doing, Undoing, and More
      How Many Undos?
      Actual Size, Fit in Window
      Really Fit in Window
      Switching Between Multiple Open Windows
      Default Workspace to the Rescue!
      Your Own Personal Workspace
      Give Your Custom Workspace a Shortcut
      Control Bar Getting in Your Way?
      Palette Shortcuts and Control Palette All in One
      Center That Guide
      Center Guides Automatically
      Change Guide Direction
      Make Guides from Objects
      Lock a Guide to an Object
      Change Locked Guide into a Path
      Lock Everything Else
      Get a New Perspective on Guides
      Auto Add Rulers to Every New Document
      Measure from Where You Want
      Reset the Rulers
      Change Ruler Measurement
      Measure the Way You Want
      Multiple Tools?
      Your Logo Ready Anytime
      Simulate Paper Color
      Show/Hide Center Point
      Angled Grid
      Everything You Wanted to Know About…
      Get Object Info
      Actions Within Actions
      Save That View
      Two Views, One Document
      Pinpoint in the Navigator
      Hide and Show Palettes
      Change Your Mind in Mid-Zoom
      The One-Slide Slide Show
      Remember One Palette Shortcut
      Zoom Tool Shortcut
      Hand Tool Shortcut
      Keep Only Selected Objects
      Be Precise
      Front and Center
      Seeing Red
      Add the Unrecordable
      Hide Your Guides in One Click
      Free Resources
      Back To Basics
      Don't Squint, Click
      New Document the Same as Last Time
      Reset the Page
      Change Tools Quickly
      Multiple Pages?
    Chapter 3.  Tool Time: Creating in Illustrator CS2
      Photo Inside of Type
      Start with a Font
      Mapping Made Easy
      Find Your Favorite Logo?
      Change Star Shape, Part One
      Change Star Shape, Part Two
      Send Up a Flare
      Permanent Pathfinder
      Spray On, Spray Off
      Years in Graph Data
      That's Out of One Hundred
      Edit Graph Designs
      Sliding Graph Designs
      Drag-and-Drop Instead of Copy-and-Paste
      Change Tool Settings on the Fly
      Make Your Own Spirograph
      Convert to Shape
      Let the Blend Tool Do the Math
      More Blending
      Yet More Blending
      Bend the Blend
      Shapes Around a Circle
      Change the Blend
      Outline Stroke
      Live Trace Not Working How You'd Like? Try This
      Is Live Trace Still Not Working How You'd Like? Take It a Step Further
      Viewing Reference Photos When Using the Mesh Tool
      Gradient Brushes
      Divide Objects Below
      Change Grids on the Fly
      Live Interlocking Objects
      Live Interlocking Objects, Part 2
      Creating Wireframes
      Add to a Shape to Create a Shape
      Move Points as You Draw
      Auto Add/Delete Getting in Your Way
      Multiple Objects as a Mask
      Round Those Corners
      Same Width and Height
      Changing Arcs
      Close a Path Automatically
      Preserve Brush Stroke Options
      Disable Auto Add/Delete
      Split into Grid
      The Perfect Star
      Target Practice
      Opacity Masks
      Vintage Texture Effect
    Chapter 4.  Nip/Tuck: Selecting, Editing, and Transforming
      Save a Selection
      Reshape Paths by Drawing
      Reshape Paths by Painting?
      Editing a Type Path
      Cut or Add a Point
      Join vs. Average & Join
      Average and Join in One Step
      The True Center
      Bigger or Smaller a Bit at a Time
      Scale Tool Cloning
      Keep Proportions
      Quick Flip
      Liquify Brush Size
      Select Same, Again
      Select Color from Swatches
      Selecting Groups
      Selecting Mesh Points Easily
      Selecting Multiple Mesh Points Easily
      Let Illustrator Calculate It for You
      Editable Transformations
      Rotate with Care
      Rotation by the Numbers
      Repeat Last Pathfinder
      Transform by Number
      Free Transform
      Pick The Best Transformation
      Select Behind
      New Stroke Options in Illustrator CS2
      Scale Strokes & Effects
      Odd Numbers
      Move and Copy
      Straight Cuts
      Move It by Measure
      Draw and Smooth
      Simplify Path
      Magic Wand Not Working
      Copy While Transforming
      Transform Again and Send to Back
      Transform Again, Again
      Aligning the Fast Way
      Align to a Specific Object
      Convert Dashed Stroke to Outline
      Make a Mesh with Text
      Drag-and-Drop
      The Missing Twist Tool
    Chapter 5.  Different Strokes: Colors, Swatches, Fills, and Strokes
      Your Colors, Every Time
      Slightly Lighter, Somewhat Darker
      Grab Only the Color
      Make Your Own Patterns
      Transform Just the Pattern
      Color the Opposite
      Use Global Color
      Borrow Some Color
      Persistent Swatches
      Color from Anywhere
      Gradient Palette Shortcut
      One-Color Gradient
      Color Stop
      Duplicate a Color Stop
      Swap Stops
      Use a Swatch as a Stop
      Quick Stroke Change
      Change Color Modes in the Color Palette
      Use Multiple Strokes in Appearance
      Round Joins
      Apply Sampled Colors
      Change Live Paint Behavior
      Same Color Again
      Fill and Stroke from the Keyboard
      None in a Hurry
      Want the Opposite?
      Make a Spot Color
      Complementary Colors
      Invert the Color
      Replace One Swatch with Another
      Grayscale or Color Gray
      Find a Color
      Grayscale Print from a Color File
      Save Swatch Libraries
      Expand a Gradient
      Test Page
      Fade to Nothing
      Use Preview Bounds
      One-Time Preview Bounds
    Chapter 6.  Sultans of Swing: A Killer Collection of Illustrator Artists
      Scott Hinton
      David Pounds
      Philip J. Neal
      Mike Sellers
      Todd Ferris
      Scott Weichert
      John Schwegel
      Jib Hunt
      Brooke Nuñez
      Erwin Haya
      Mark Anderson
      Christian Musselman
    Chapter 7.  Get Smart: Layers and Transparency
      Dim Images
      Name the New Layer
      White Really Isn't White
      Hide Other Layers
      Change One Layer to Outline View
      Change Other Layers to Outline View
      Release the Layers!
      Copy an Object to a Layer
      Duplicate the Entire Layer
      Select Everything on a Layer
      Select Everything on Multiple Layers
      Lock All Other Layers
      Use Layers to Unlock Individual Objects
      Locate Layer
      Jump to a Layer
      Custom Layer Row Size
      Expand All Sublayers
      New Layer on Top
      New Layer Below
      Target a Layer
      Moving Targets
      Moving Targets, Part Two
      Paste Remembers Layers
      Mirror Reflections
      Layer Comps?
      Selecting Multiple Layers
      Move Objects to a Different Layer
      Vector Templates?
      Don't Print
      No Sublayers
      Hide Template
      When Select All Doesn't Work
      Merge Selected
      Collect in a New Layer
    Chapter 8.  Extreme Makeover: Symbols, Brushes, Appearance, Filters, and Effects
      What Is New Art Has Basic Appearance?
      Effect Gallery
      Scrubby Sliders
      Creating Arrowhead Designs
      Symbolism Chooser
      Using the Eyedropper to Sample Appearance
      Drag an Appearance
      Merge Styles
      Instant Lichtenstein or Pop Art Dot Effect
      Apply the Same Effect Again
      Filters vs. Effects? What's the Difference?
      Reset Effect and Filter Settings
      Add a Second Stroke
      Drop Shadows
      Check Document Raster Effects Settings
      Breaking a Link to a Style
      Disappearing Effects When Switching Between RGB and CMYK
      Add Stroke to Placed Image or Photo
      Redefine Symbols
      Viewing the Intensity of the Symbol Tools
      More Intensity, Different Size
      Change Multiple Symbols
      New Symbol and Instance
      Select All Instances (and Replace Them Too)
      Replacing Symbols
      Reverse Engineering a Graphic Style
      Why Are Some Filters and Effects Grayed Out?
      See 3D Effects While You're Applying Them
      Rotate 3D Objects the Right Way
      Creating a 3D Banner
      Adding Text to the Banner
      Get Your Artwork in 3D
      3D as a Style
      Stain Removal
      Scatter Brush Options
      Scatter Enhancers
      Symbol Stacking Order
      Make Your Own Bevels for 3D
      Stain Repellant
      Getting More Symbols in Illustrator
      Free! 1,000+ Scientific Symbols for Illustrator
      Brush Options vs. Options of Selected Object
      Birthday Brush
    Chapter 9.  Trading Spaces: Text, Text, Text
      Selecting Text
      Picking the Next Word
      Select by Paragraphs
      Change the Default Font in Illustrator
      Pick a Font by Name
      Move All Tabs at Once
      Change Tab Style
      Delete All Tabs
      Evenly Spaced Tabs
      Tab Leaders
      Line Up the Tab Ruler
      Align On
      Angled Tabs
      Scroll the View with Text
      Quick Edit
      Hanging Indents
      Reset All Settings
      Colored Text, Colored Box
      Horizontal to Vertical Type
      Kern from the Keyboard
      Tracking with the Keyboard
      Control Number of Recent Fonts
      Font Preview—Or Not
      Reset Kerning and Tracking
      Open and Start Editing
      Edit Imported Text
      Reset Horizontal Scaling
      Set Leading to the Font Size
      Increase or Decrease Leading
      Convert Paragraph Text
      Cleaning Up Your Text
      Make Your Own Typeface
    Chapter 10.  Whose Line Is It Anyway? ...And More Text
      Transforming Type
      Drag-and-Drop Text from Desktop
      Before and After Legacy Text
      Type Size by Math
      Gradient-Filled Text
      Hide the Highlight
      Clear the Override
      Override the Override
      Load Styles from Other Documents
      Angled Margins
      Character Rotation
      Convert Warped Text to Outlines
      Edit Warped Text
      Type on a Circle
      Stop Flipping
      Baseline Shift Amount
      Type Not on a Path
      Copy from Text
      Thread Text into a New Box
      Hide Text Threads
      Threaded Text Blocks of Any Shape
      Stop the Threading
      Thread Text on Two Paths
      Text Wrap Around a Photo
      Make a Fraction
      Don't Have an Open Type Font?
      Automatic Ordinals
      Global Change Case
      Blend Two Text Objects
      Your Styles in Every Document
      Columns and Rows Galore
      Columns and Rows in Any Shape
      Turn Off Typographer's Quotes
      Pull It Together
    Chapter 11.  Friends: Illustrator with Other CS2 Applications
      Export in Photoshop Format
      Open an Illustrator File In Photoshop
      Place an .ai File into Photoshop
      Drag-and-Drop into Photoshop
      Drag-and-Drop from Desktop
      Open a PSD File in Illustrator
      Place a PSD File into Illustrator
      Place in Illustrator from Adobe Bridge
      Change Between Embedded and Linked Graphics
      Editing Linked Images
      Vector Shapes in Photoshop
      Without Warning
      No Visible Image
      Copying-and-Pasting Between Illustrator and Photoshop
      Drag from Illustrator to Make a Path in Photoshop
      Your Illustrator Logo Built Into Photoshop
      Export Paths from Photoshop
      Borrow Shapes from Photoshop to Use in Illustrator
      Common Color Settings
      Take Your Swatches Anywhere
      Info for Photoshop
      Metadata Templates to Save You Time
      Show Images or Photos in Outline Mode
      Dashed Lines in Photoshop (Thanks to Illustrator)
      Stop Clipping When Saving as an EPS
      Illustrator Layers in Acrobat
      Open a PDF in Illustrator
      Place a PDF with Spot Color
      Sending a File to a Service Bureau
      Reduce File Size
      Cleaning Up Your Illustrations
      Save for Older Versions of Illustrator
      Trial Separation
      Printing Even Larger Than Illustrator Will Let You
      Save Preset for Printing
      Saving Print Settings
      Save for Web Right Within Illustrator
      Start Over in Save for Web
      Remember Your Save for Web Settings
      Optimize by File Size
      Flattener Preview
      Get Your Gradients to Print
      Miss the Old Gal?
   Colophon
   Additional Resources
   Index