Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release)
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This Web Edition is available for free with the purchase of the Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2015 release) print book or eBook. A Web Edition is an electronic version of the book that can be accessed with any Internet connection from your account on www.peachpit.com. This Web Edition includes over 10 hours of step-by-step video tutorials and interactive review questions. As Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers, the content of the Web Edition will be updated to accommodate the changes. Note: Web Editions cannot be viewed on an eReader. To view this book on an eReader, please purchase an eBook.
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.
Build a strong foundation for working with Adobe Illustrator CC, by following hands-on projects for creating logos, illustrations, and posters. Learn how to use the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in SVG format to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to more free-form painting, you’ll gain vital Illustrator skills as you progress through the lessons.
What you need to use this book: Adobe Illustrator CC (2015 release) software, for either Windows or Mac OS. (Software not included.)
About the Author
Brian Wood is a web developer, the author of 9 books, and the author of numerous training titles covering Muse, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, and more. In addition to training many clients, including Nordstrom, REI, Boeing, Starbucks, Nintendo, and many others, Brian speaks regularly at national conferences, such as Adobe MAX, HOW Design, and HOW Interactive, as well as events hosted by AIGA and other industry organizations. He has also written articles for SmashingMagazine.com, Peachpit.com, CreativePro.com, Adobe Inspire magazine, and more. Brian has a YouTube channel at youtube.com/askbrianwood.com and a corporate training site at brianwoodtraining.com.
Most helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Great for a Newbie!
To echo what others have said, be sure you don't get a used book! The lessons taught in this book incorporate different document/image downloads, so using this book without the support material would be pointless.
That being said, I am enjoying the lessons in this book thus far! I believe I'm on Lesson 4 (each lesson takes about 45min) and have learned quite a bit! I'm slowly picking up how to navigate illustrator so that I may use it for whatever purpose I want. I grew up taking computer/excel/powerpoint/database classes and this book is very similar to the teaching books I used back then. The material and explanations are very concise and tend to over explain (which is good). Even though it is currently January of 2017 as I write this review, the changes that have been done to Illustrator since 2015 are negligible, in my opinion. There have been no changes that hinder or affect my progress through these lessons.
I look forward to picking up the Photoshop class book next!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Don't get a used version!
By Adam W.
The Classroom in a Book series is awesome! If you want to learn the Adobe suite ground up, these books are the way to go.
Each chapter hosts a step-by-step project working toward a common theme, introducing new tools and short cuts along the way. The writer assumes only that you know how to turn your computer on, everything else has a very simple and easy to follow description of steps. It builds on the past chapter's knowledge in the same way an instructor would design a college course. Each of the 15 projects take about 45 minutes - 1 1/2 hours.
DO NOT GET A USED VERSION! The books have unique codes used to download outside images that you use to follow along with each project. A used version may be fine if the previous user never actually used the book, but I always go new just in case.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
By Michael Brenner
The embedded videos alone make this product is a "must have". Make sure to register and load the e-version which has the imbedded videos.
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