Download Illustrator 10 for dummies by Ted Alspach PDF

By Ted Alspach

Illustrator 10 For Dummies covers the most recent updates to Adobe Illustrator, together with net photograph instruments and new results you could follow on your photographs. The publication additionally covers numerous timesaving shortcuts, growing incredible pictures, exporting art to different purposes, and printing your initiatives like a professional. notice find out how to create curves, upload transparency to parts, boost specialist taking a look trademarks, and use layer results. choked with nice details and many humor, Illustrator 10 For Dummies is the joys and straightforward price tag to turning into an Illustrator professional with no any of the ache.

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By holding the Ctrl key (Windows) or Ô (Mac) while you drag the center handles of the Free Transform box, you can skew the selection. That’s the secret of creating a perspective drop shadow, as shown in Figure 2-25. Figure 2-25: Text with a perspective shadow. Granted, the shadow as shown is rather sharp. You can soften it by using a gradient — provided that you’re putting the shadow on anything other than text. Unfortunately, gradients can’t fill text. If you use text for this technique, we have to stick an extra step in here: Convert your text to paths by choosing Type➪Create Outlines.

Hold down the Alt key (Windows) or Option (Mac) and click the selected side. The Reflect dialog box opens. 8. Choose the Vertical axis option and click OK. This flips the second side of the cube so that it’s the mirror image of the first. 9. Move the second side so that it touches the right side, as shown in Figure 2-30. 25 26 Illustrator 10 For Dummies Figure 2-30: Sides one and two of the cube, together at last. 10. Select the third square with the Selection tool; then choose the Rotate tool, hold down the Alt key (Windows) or Option (Mac), and click the center of the square.

Type some spontaneous foolishness. For this example, we use Say what? so it will seem to be saying itself. 3. Highlight each letter with the Type tool and give each one a different Fill color. Take a gander at Figure 2-21 for the result. All our letters are gray here because we are very boring people (in fact, this whole book is printed in full color, but we just couldn’t bring ourselves to use any color that wasn’t a shade of gray). But feel free to make every letter a different, vivid color. Figure 2-21: The animated text appears to magically type itself.

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