Adobe Illustrator CS5 Revealed

  • AUTHOR: Chris Botello
  • ISBN-13: 9781111130466 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 640 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010
  • ©2011     Published
  • Level(s): Flesch-Kincaid
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About The Product

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS5 REVEALED offers comprehensive coverage in all areas of Adobe® Illustrator®. Beginning with fundamental concepts and progressing to in-depth exploration of the software's full set of features, these step-by-step lessons offer a guided tour of all the program's great features – including an illustrated tutorial on "how to draw with the Pen tool" that you won't find in any other book. This new edition features extensive coverage of important and exciting new features, including the debut of the Perspective Grid, the Bristle Brush, two new Drawing Modes, the brand-new Shape Builder tool, and the gorgeous "Beautiful Strokes."


  • Four-color graphics vividly illustrate key features and concepts.
  • Expert author with more than 20 years of graphic design experience offers tips and techniques from the user's perspective.
  • Updated exercises and extensive coverage of new CS5 features including the new Perspective Grid feature, the new Shape Builder tools, Bristle Brush and "Beautiful Strokes."
  • All new features are highlighted throughout the text with a new features icon.
  • Data Files included at the back of the book let the user work through real-world projects step-by-step, with guidance through the entire process.
  • Users are encouraged to build a portfolio by completing the projects at the end of each chapter, many of which give users the opportunity to explore and express their unique creative talents.

About the Contributor

  • Chris Botello

    Chris Botello began his career as print production manager for Premiere magazine, designed movie posters for Miramax Films, and served as the art director for Microsoft’s launch of He is the author of Revealed Series books on Advanced Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and InDesign Interactive and is the co-author of YouTube for Dummies. Chris commutes between Los Angeles, where he works as a designer and retoucher on movie campaigns, and Marion, MA, where he teaches computer graphics at Tabor Academy. Chris uses his own books – including Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud Revealed – as the text for his classes.

Table of Contents

1. Getting to Know Illustrator.
2. Creating Text and Gradients.
3. Drawing and Composing an Illustration.
4. Transforming and Distorting Objects.
5. Working with Layers.
6. Working with Patterns and Brushes.
7. Working with Distortion, Gradient Meshes, Envelopes, and Blends.
8. Working with Transparency, Live Color, Effects, and Graphic Styles.
9. Creating Graphs in Illustrator.
10. Creating 3D Objects.
11. Preparing a Document for Prepress and Printing.
12. Drawing with Symbols.
13. Creating Interactive Layouts.

New to this Edition

  • Coverage of the new Perspective Grid feature, which lets you draw in perspective using the grid as a guide.
  • Coverage of the new Shape Builder tool, which lets you create complex shapes.
  • Coverage of the Bristle Brush, a brush type that simulates the effect of using a real brush with bristles.
  • New stroke functionality, including a segmented art brush, variable widths, and width profiles.
  • Multiple artboards.