Item description for Illustrator 10: Mastering Artistic Design (Miscellaneous) by Hyoun Sook Sea...
If you're a professional designer looking to learn advanced techniques and applications of Adobe Illustrator 10, then you'll want "Illustrator 10: Mastering Artistic Design." Through stunning full-color examples and step-by-step explanation in 13 projects, you'll learn how to use new and original features to improve the artistic design process. All original artwork and source files are included on an accompanying CD-ROM.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.64" Width: 8.38" Height: 0.65" Weight: 2.33 lbs.
Release Date Jul 9, 2002
Publisher Course Technology PTR
ISBN 1929685769 ISBN13 9781929685769
Reviews - What do customers think about Illustrator 10: Mastering Artistic Design (Miscellaneous)?
Good Projects Very Bad Instructions Aug 21, 2003
I was really struck by the projects in this book. I wanted a better understanding of Gradient Meshes and I hoped for some tips and techniques. The projects really are appealing to do, at least most of them are. As a person who is totally willing to read a tutorial book from cover to cover, I was really disappointed. Right from the start there were glaring omissions from one step to the next. In chapter 5 there was a heading titled "Adding Gradient Mesh Effects to the Petals" for a section about drawing the outlines of Egyptian characters. But, honestly, that was the least of the problems. Further, I felt the book lacked good technique. The first project has you create an hourglass. Instead of making the whole hourglass and then rotating the whole thing 15 degrees or so, each separate item was draw at an angle which made scaling and sizing the separate pieces much harder than necessary. This book feels like it was proofread merely for typos while no effort was made to check the usability of the instructions. I'm a fairly advanced Illustrator user and there were several times where I had to re-read a section several times and then throw up my hands and just do it my own way. This is a good book for someone who just wants some artistic inspiration but doesn't much care about reading the instructions. If you browse the book, you will probably pick up a trick or tip or two, but don't expect any revelations. For [money amount]you can do better.
A very good training Illustrator book! (4 stars) Dec 25, 2002
"Illustrator 10 - Mastering Art Design" is a very good training book. Similar to the Adobe Illustrator Classroom in the Book which is for beginners, this one is for those in the intermediate level. The book comes with a CD like most training design books.
I was really impressed by the type of projects you learn and some of the things you create are really stylish and cool!
I highly recommend this book but for those with at least some knowledge of Photoshop. This book is intended for the intermediate level. For instance, in the first project, you will need to make ruler guides and rotate the guide to an angle. Also, you will be dwelving into meshing and blending colors. This is not a beginner book to explain what meshing and blending is about.
So, if you are a beginner, check out the Illustrator 10 bible. Then with a bit of knowledge you can dwelve into this book because you will be making really awesome things with this book.
As for the book, it is easy to follow but it really asks a lot from you especially if you are good using the pen tool. I've used Illustrator for years and to this day, I'm not good with the pen tool. So, for this book on certain projects which asked to make something with the pen, I switched to the pencil tool, used a Wacom pen on my tablet and drew it (if you have good control with your mouse, use a mouse)
Otherwise, it's a really good book. The type of projects are very glamorous and stylish compared to other Illustrator books with projects/training.