Adobe® Illustrator Creative Cloud Revealed

  • AUTHOR: Chris Botello
  • ISBN-13: 9781305262614 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 720 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2015     Published
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About The Product

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CREATIVE CLOUD REVEALED offers your students 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 your students a guided tour of all the program's great features – including an illustrated tutorial on “how to draw with the Pen tool” that they won't find in any other book. This new edition highlights extensive coverage of important and exciting new features, including dramatic improvements to Illustrator's built-in tracing utility and a major upgrade for creating patterns.


  • Contains updated exercises and extensive coverage of Creative Cloud features.
  • Includes four-color graphics that vividly illustrate key features and concepts.
  • Written by an expert author with more than 20 years of graphic design experience and offers tips and techniques from the user's perspective.
  • Includes online source files for all exercises in the book and gives your students visual step-by-step guidance when working through the application.
  • Your students are encouraged to build a portfolio by completing the projects at the end of each chapter, many of which give them the opportunity to explore and express their unique creative talents.
  • Offers tips and techniques from your student’s perspective as user.

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 Distortions, Gradient Meshes, Envelopes, and Blends.
8. Recoloring Artwork and Working with Transparency, Effects, and Graphic Styles.
9. Creating and Designing Graphs.
10. Creating 3D Objects.
11. Preparing a Document for Prepress and Printing.
12. Drawing with Symbols.
13. Preparing Graphics for the Web.

New to this Edition

  • Meet your students where they work—in the cloud. Publishing in Fall 2014, ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CREATIVE CLOUD REVEALED has been fully revised to meet Adobe’s most recent Creative Cloud updates.
  • Coverage of the newest Illustrator functions and tools bring relevancy to your course while helping students maximize their potential with the Illustrator software and familiarize themselves with Creative Cloud.
  • Newly released Creative Cloud features have been thoroughly integrated into the book, as well as the accompanying CourseMate website, which reinforces new skills and concepts learned in the book.
  • Live corners.
  • Custom tools panel.
  • Touch Type tool.
  • Path segment reshaping.