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Covering a wide range of topics, from advanced masking to chart creation, Illustrator CS4 Beyond the Basics reveals a whole new level of power, creativity, and efficiency with Illustrator. Instructor Mordy Golding explores how to work with Live Paint groups, get the most out of the Live Trace feature, and take advantage of Illustrator’s wide range of effects. He also discusses advanced transformation techniques, powerful 3D functionality, and important color concepts. Exercise files accompany the course.
Graphic styles is what I like to refer to as a Go Home Early feature. And by that I mean if you use the feature you get to go home early. If you really think about it graphic styles were first introduced in Illustrator 9 and they are directly linked with the powerful Appearance panel. And because of the amount of time that you could save by using graphic styles, how could you not afford to use them? Especially now where clients are making constant changes, managers want to see multiple versions, you really need to rely on what graphic styles brings you. So in this chapter over here, we're going to look at exactly how to use graphic styles to your advantage.
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