Illustrator Book Suggestions, please

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Roy Hobbs, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

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    I am trying to figure out how to use Illustrator. I am fairly competent with Photoshop but Illustrator is giving me headaches.

    Can anyone recommend a book or website?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

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    Whenever I need to learn a new program I always subscribe to one month of video tutorials from lynda.com. There are videos about everything there including the basics and more advanced techniques for illustrator. Good luck.
     
  3. quid squid macrumors regular

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    if you look around the internet there are coupons for a week free on lynda.com
     
  4. Roy Hobbs thread starter macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

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    Thanks for the suggestions, I found a week long trial and have started watching!
     
  5. fluidedge macrumors 65816

    fluidedge

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    +1 for lynda.com

    I used to buy books but these days i only go for video tutorials be it lynda.com, pixelcorps or gnomon workshop. You learn so much more effectively than book which get really boring really quickly.

    Books are fine for more general topics, but for specific application training - video training is the only way to go.
     
  6. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad to help. Thank quid squid for the tip on the weekly trials.
     
  7. jerryrock macrumors 6502

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    Adobe Press - Adobe Illustrator CS3 Classroom in a Book Basic

    Adobe Press - Real World Adobe Illustrator CS3 Advanced
     

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