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The ultimate comprehensive guide to everything from drawing basics to advanced techniques

  • Adobe expert Ted Alspach reveals the latest on Illustrator CS4's new features and thoroughly explains how to integrate Illustrator with the rest of Creative Suite 4

  • Teaches you step-by-step how to create designs that work beautifully, whether in print or online

  • Covers the basics of drawing, painting, coloring, and uncoloring

  • Offers essential tips for mastering paths, masks, blends, patterns, transparency, and type

  • Introduces you to enhanced Smart Guides and a new Crop Area tool

  • Demonstrates how to work in multiple pages with CS4's new Artboard tool

  • Packed with practical tips and tricks to improve designs and conquer the Web with scripts and online design techniques

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