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Listen up, designers, and wipe those grins off your faces! It’s time to get serious about your design work. For too long you’ve allowed yourself to go soft, relying on your software to do all of your creative work for you. This book will NOT show you how to use every tool and feature in Adobe Illustrator. This book WILL, however, teach you the importance of drawing out your ideas, analyzing the shapes, and then methodically building them precisely in vector form using the methods covered in this book.
In Vector Basic Training, acclaimed iillustrative designer Von Glitschka takes you through his systematic process for creating the kind of precise vector graphics that separate the pros from the toolers and hacks. Along the way, he’ll whip your drawing skills into shape and show you how to create elegant curves and precise anchor points for your designs. Between the book and the video tutorials on the included DVD, you’ll be ready for active creative duty in zero hundred hours or less.¿
In Vector Basic Training, you’ll learn:
Available by download: Von Glitschka reports for duty in over an hour’s worth of video tutorials that walk you through all of the techniques explained in the book. Also included: downloadable art files you can use to follow along on your own. See the instructions for download at the end of your ebook.
chapter 1 Bézier Curves : A Brief History
chapter 2 Your Creative Armament
chapter 3 Analog Methods in a Digital Age
chapter 4 Getting to the Points
chapter 5 Shape Surveillance
chapter 6 Vector Build Methods
chapter 7 Style Appropriate
chapter 8 Art Directing Yourself
chapter 9 Good Creative Habits