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The Beauty of using Photoshop... cial networking sites; in 2011 a version was released for The Android operating system and The I. O. S. operating system. Adobe only supports Windows and Macintosh versions of Photoshop, but using Wine, Photoshop Creative Suite 5 can run well on L. I. N. U. X..

Early history


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hotoshop is a graphics e d i t i n g program developed and published by Adobe Systems in Incorporated.

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Adobe’s 2003 is “Creative Suite” re branding led to a Adobe Photoshop 8 being renamed to Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite.

Adobe Photoshop Extended is included in all of Adobe’s Creative Suite offerings except Design Standard, which includes The Adobe Photoshop edition.

Thus, Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 5 is the 12th major release of Adobe Photoshop.



resulted in Adobe offering numerous software packages containing multiple Adobe programs for a reduced price. Adobe Photoshop is released in two editions: Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Photoshop Extended, with the Extended having extra 3-D image creation, motion graphics editing, and advanced image analysis features.

Alongside Photoshop and Photoshop Extended, Adobe also publishes Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Light Room, collectively called “The Adobe Photoshop Family”. In 2008, Adobe released Adobe Photoshop Express, a free web-based image editing tool to edit photos directly on blogs and so-

In 1987, Thomas Knoll, a PhD student at The University of Michigan began writing a program on his Macintosh Plus to display gray scale images on a monochrome display. This program, called Display, caught The attention of his brother John Knoll, an Industrial Light & Magic employee, who recommended that Thomas turn it into a fully-fledged image editing program. Thomas took a six-month break from his studies in 1988 to collaborate with his brother on The program. Thomas renamed The program Image PRO, but The name was already taken. Later that year, Thomas renamed his program Photoshop and worked out a short-term deal with scanner manufacturer Barney scan to distribute copies of The program with a slide scanner; a “total of about 200 copies of Photoshop were shipped” this way. During this time, John traveled to Silicon Valley and gave a demonstration of The program to engineers at Apple and Russell Brown, art director at Adobe. Both showings were successful, and Adobe decided

to purchase The license to distribute in September 1988. While John worked on plug-ins in California, Thomas remained in Ann Arbor writing code. Photoshop 1.0 was released in 1990 for Macintosh exclusively.

File format Photoshop files sometimes have The file extension .P. S. D., Which stands for “Photoshop Document.” A “P. S. D.” File stores an image with support for most imaging options available in Photoshop. These include layers with masks, color spaces, C. M. Y. K. Mode (used for commercial printing), transparency, text, alpha channels and spot colors, clipping paths, and duo tone settings. This is in contrast to many other file formats that restrict content to provide streamlined, predictable functionality. A Photoshop document file has a maximum height and width of 30,000 pixels. Photoshop files sometimes have The file extension .P. S. B., which stands for “Photoshop Big” (also known as “large document format”). A “P. S. B.” file extends The P. S. D. File format, increasing The maximum height and width to 300,000 pixels. That limit was apparently chosen somewhat arbitrarily by Adobe, not based on computer arithmetic constraints (it is not close to a power of two, as is 30,000) but for ease of software testing “.P. S. D.” And P. S. B. formats are documented. Because of Photoshop’s popularity, “P. S. D.” Files are widely used and supported to some extent by most competing software. The “.P. S. D.” File format can be exported to and from Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, and After Effects, to make professional standard D. V. D and provide non-linear editing and special effects services, such as

backgrounds, textures, and so on, for television, film, and The web. Photoshop’s primary strength is as a pixel-based image editor, unlike vector-based image editors. However, Photoshop also enables The creation, incorporation, and manipulation of vector graphics through its Paths, Pen tools, Shape tools, Shape Layers, Type tools, Import command, and Smart object functions. These tools and commands are convenient when you want to combine pixel-based and vector-based images in one Photoshop

document, because you may not have to use more than one program. However, if you want to create very complex vector graphics with numerous shapes and colors, you may find it easier to use software that was created primarily for that purpose, such as Adobe Illustrator. If you want to import The complex vector object into Photoshop, you can import it as a Smart Object. Double-click on Photoshop’s layers palette to open The object in its original software, such as Adobe Illustrator. You can make changes. When you save, Photoshop will update The Smart Object.

Creative Suite 3 Smart Objects display filters without altering The original image (here on Mac OS X)

Creative Suite 3 improves on features from previous versions of Photoshop Creative Suite and introduces new tools. One of The most significant is The streamline interface which allows increased performance, speed, and efficiency. There is also improved support for Camera RAW files which allow users to process images with higher speed and conversion quality. Creative Suite 3 supports over 150 RAW formats as well as J. P. E. G., and PDF. Enhancements were made to The Black and White Conversion, Brightness and Contrast Adjustment and Vanishing Point Module tools. The Black and White adjustment option improves control over manual gray scale conversions with a dialog box similar to that of Channel Mixer. There is more control over print options and better management with Adobe Bridge. The Clone Source palette is introduced, adding more options to The clone stamp tool. Other features include The nondestructive Smart Filters, optimizing graphics for mobile devices , Fill Light and Dust Busting tools . Composing is assisted with Photoshop’s new Quick Selection and Refine Edge tools and improved image stitching technology. Creative Suite 3 Extended includes everything in Creative Suite 3 and additional features. There are tools for 3-D graphic file formats, video enhancement and animation, and comprehensive image measurement and analysis tools with D. I. C. O. M. file support. The 3-D graphic formats allow 3-D content to be incorporated into compositions . As for video editing, Creative Suite 3 supports layers and video formatting so users can edit video files per frame. Creative Suite 3 and Creative Suite 3 Extended were released in April of 2007 to The United States and Canada. They were also made available through Adobe’s online store GO SEE MAGAZINE


and Adobe Authorized Re sellers. Both Creative Suite 3 and Creative Suite 3 Extended are offered as either a stand-alone application or feature of Adobe Creative Suite 3. The price for Creative Suite 3 is U. S. $649 and The extended version is U. S. $999. Both products are compatible with Intel-based Macintosh and Power P. C. S., supporting Windows X. P. and Windows Vista.

Creative Suite 4 Creative Suite 4 features smoother panning and zooming, allowing faster image editing at a high magnification. The interface is more simplified with its tab-based interface making it cleaner to work with. Photoshop Creative Suite 4 features a new 3-D engine allowing The conversion of gradient maps to 3-D objects, adding depth to layers and text, and getting print-quality output with The new ray-tracing rendering engine. It supports common 3-D formats; The new Adjustment and Mask Panels; Content-aware scaling (seam carving);

Fluid Canvas Rotation and File display options. The Content-aware scaling allows users to intelligently size and scale images, and The Canvas Rotation tool makes it easier to rotate and edit images from any angle. Adobe released Photoshop Creative Suite 4 Extended, which has The features of Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 4, plus capabilities for scientific imaging, 3-D, motion graphics, accurate image analysis and high-end film and video users. The faster 3-D engine allows users to paint directly on 3-D models, wrap two dimension images around 3-D shapes and animate 3-D objects. As The successor to Photoshop Creative Suite 3, Photoshop Creative Suite 4 is The first X 64 edition of Photoshop on consumer computers for Windows. The color correction tool has also been improved significantly. Creative Suite 4 and Creative Suite 4 Extended were released on October 15, 2008. They were also made available through Adobe’s online store and Adobe Authorized Re sellers. Both Creative Suite 4 and Creative Suite 4 Extended are offered as either a stand-alone application or feature of Adobe Creative Suite 4. The price for Creative Suite 4 is US $699 and The extended version is U. S. $999. Both products are compatible with Intelbased Macintosh O. S. X and Power P. C. S., supporting Windows X. P. and Windows VISTA.

Creative Suite 5 In May 2011, Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 (Creative Suite 5.5) was released, with new versions of some of The applications. Its version of Photoshop, 12.1, is identical to The concurrently released update for Photoshop Creative Suite 5, version 12.0.4, except for support for The new subscription pricing that was introduced with



Creative Suite 5.5. Creative Suite 5 introduces new tools such as The Content-Aware Fill, Refine

Edge, Mixer Brush, Bristle Tips and Puppet Warp. The community also had a hand in The additions made to Creative Suite 5 as 30 new features and improvements were included by request. These include automatic image straightening, The Rule-ofThirds cropping tool, color pickup and saving an 16 bit image as a J. P. E. G. Another feature includes The Adobe Mini Bridge which allows for efficient file browsing and management. Creative Suite 5 Extended includes everything in Creative Suite 5 plus features in 3-D and video editing. A new materials library was added, providing more options such as Chrome, Glass, and Cork. The new Shadow Catcher tool can be used to further enhance 3-D objects. For motion graphics, The tools can be applied to over more than one frame in a video sequence. Creative Suite 5 and Creative Suite 5 Extended were made available through Adobe’s online store, Adobe Authorized Re sellers and Adobe direct sales. Both Creative Suite 5 and

Creative Suite 6 On March 21, 2012, Adobe released a beta version of Photoshop Creative Suite 6. It adds new creative design tools and a redesigned interface with a focus on enhanced performance . Creative Suite 6 Beta is available for free downloading in English and Japanese for Mac OS and Windows. New features have been added to The Content-Aware tool such as The Content-Aware Patch and ContentAware Move . Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 6 will also bring a suite of tools for video editing. Color and exposure adjustments, as well as layers are among a few things that will be featured in this new editor. Upon completion of editing, The user will be presented with a handful of options of

exporting into a few popular formats.


Creative Suite 6 brings The “straighten” tool to Photoshop, where a user simply draws a line anywhere on an image, and The canvas will reorient itself so that The line drawn becomes horizontal, and adjusts The media accordingly. This was created with The intention that users will draw a line parallel to a plane in The image, and reorient The image to that plane to easier achieve certain perspectives.

Upon loading Photoshop, a sidebar with a variety of tools with multiple image-editing functions appears to The left of The screen. These tools typically fall under The categories of cropping and slicing; drawing; painting; measuring and navigation; selection; typing; and retouching. Some tools contain a small triangle in The bottom right of The toolbox icon. These can be expanded to reveal similar tools. While newer versions of Photoshop are updated to include new tools and features, several recurring tools that exist in most versions are discussed below.

Creative Suite 6 will allow background saving, which means that while another document is compiling and archiving itself, it will be possible to simultaneously edit an image. Also, Creative Suite 6 will also feature a custom auto-save feature, preventing any work from being lost. All The tools and filters will be improved and optimized in Creative Suite 6. Now, when a filter is applied, it will be applied to The current layer, as opposed all layers in older version of Adobe Photoshop. Adobe has responded to feedback from The graphic design community, and has modified The User Interface accordingly. Now, it boasts a more unified, static look, and is easier to keep track of all The palettes and documents.

Cropping and Slicing The crop tool can be used to select a particular area of an image and discard The portions outside of The chosen section. This tool assists in creating a focus point on an image and excluding unnecessary or excess space. The “slice” and slice select tools, like The crop tool, are used in

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isolating parts of images. The slice tool can be used to divide an image into different sections, and These separate parts can be used as pieces of a web page design once HTML is applied. The slice select GO SEE MAGAZINE


(Below) Photoshop image of Audrey with a modern day question of what she would think of the fashion world.

tool allows sliced sections of an image to be adjusted and shifted.

Drawing Photoshop includes a few versions of The pen tool. The pen tool creates precise paths that can be manipulated using anchor points. The free form pen tool allows The user to draw paths freehand, and with The magnetic pen tool, The drawn path attaches closely to outlines of objects in an image, which is useful for isolating Them from a background.

Painting A few of The painting tools in Photoshop are The brush, pencil, gradient and paint bucket tools. These can be used to retouch images by


altering and adding colored pixels. Original paintings can be created using The brush tool, since it has many different default brush-tips, and brush strokes be easily adjusted in size, shape and texture. There is an option to create custom brushes to suit The user’s needs, and original brushes and brush packages can be found on The web. The pencil tool allows The user to paint rough strokes on The canvas, creating a similar effect to a real pencil on paper. The gradient, fill and paint bucket tools are similar to each other, as They each fill areas of The canvas with color.

Selection The marquee tool can make selections that are single row, single column, rectangular and elliptical. Once an area of an image is highlighted, The move tool can be used to manually relocate The selected piece to anywhere on The canvas. The lasso tool is similar to The marquee tool, however, The user can make a custom selection by drawing it freehand. In addition, The lasso tool can make magnetic and polygonal selections.

Typing Photoshop also provides tools for adding and editing text. The type tools create an area where text can be entered, and The type mask tools create a selection area that has The

areas of it. Contentaware filling functions by matching tone, color, and noise of an area of The image that contained an object or detail in which The user decides to remove.

Healing Tools With improvement retouching tools like The Clone Stamp tool and Healing Brush tool, imperfections of an image can easily be removed. These tools essentially function by locating a source point (or multiple source points) that can be scaled or rotated in order

to cover an imperfection or unwanted detail in a specific area of an image.

Retouching There are several tools that are used for retouching, manipulating and adjusting photos, such as The clone stamp, eraser, burn, dodge, smudge and blur tools. The clone stamp tool samples a selected portion of an image, and duplicates it over another area using a brush that can be adjusted in size, flow and opacity. The smudge tool, when dragged across part of an image, stretches and smudges pixels as if They are real paint, and The blur tool softens portions of an image by lowering The amount of detail within The adjusted area. The eraser tool removes pixels from an image, and The magic eraser tool selects areas of

shape of text. The type tool creates vector-based text, so symbols, letters and numbers in various fonts and colors can be re-sized while maintaining The same resolution.

Content-awareness is a useful aspect of Photoshop where image editing is done automatically and intelligently. It comes in two forms which are contentaware scaling and contentaware filling, in which elements in a background automatically recompose according to The areas a user of The program decides to fill or scale. More specifically, content-aware scaling works by re-scaling an image and causing its content to adapt to The new dimensions and preserving important

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Video Editing In Adobe Creative Suite 5 Extended edition, video editing is comprehensive and efficient with a broad compatibility of video file formats such as M. O. V., A. V. I., F. L. C., M. P. E. G. -4, and F. L. V. formats and easy workflow. Using simple combination of keys video layers can

easily be modified, with other features such as adding text and The creation of animations using single images.

3-D With The Extended version of Photoshop Creative Suite 5, two dimension elements of an artwork can easily become three-dimensional

with The click of a button. Extrusions of texts, an available library of materials for threedimensional, and even wrapping two-dimensional images around 3-D geometry are all possible with this version of Photoshop. Realism can also be added to an image using The 3-D features of Photoshop such as animating image-based lights and depth of field.

Cultural impact

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Graphic Design

Photoshop and derivatives such as Photoshop (or just Shopped) have become verbs that are sometimes used to refer to images edited by Photoshop, or any image manipulating program. “Photoshop” is also used as a noun to refer to image editing programs in general. Such derivatives are discouraged by Adobe

Photoshop has been an useful tool for graphic designers to create artwork conveniently and aesthetically. For example, a studio based in Barcelona use Photoshop in order to visualize Their vision on an initial concept and Then move onto different media to complete The concept. The studio takes traditional art and pushes The limits on The medium in order to create artwork for print and web. Some of The many other graphic design studios that use Photoshop are Z. Design and American Greetings.

imagery and text on many if not all of The pages. Magazines like Fitness Magazine and Clear Magazine both use Photoshop and many of its tools in order to conveniently enhance The imagery in Their magazines. Fitness Magazine employs many in-house designers in order to retouch The photos of models to enhance Their beauty and add finishing touches to The imagery by using tools that balance color and add drop shadows among other edits.

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.: My Drawing of Johnny Depp with his interpretation of the Movie Sweeny Todd in the background, along with a Q.&A statement.

Photoshop Disasters Among The mass communication in printed and digital media, a popular website by The name of “Photoshop Disasters� was created in order to expose The mishaps (and even The best) of Photoshop designers and artists in These mediums. This is done by readers of The website who send e-mail to The administrator of The site who find These disasters. Many of The disasters range from missing limbs to incorrect composition to overdone photo retouching on fashion models among The many others presented on the website.

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The Art of Using InDesign...


dobe InDesign

is a software that application produced by Adobe Systems. It can be used to create works such as large posters, flyers, brochures, many magazines covers, newspapers and books. InDesign can also the publish content suitable for tablet devices in a conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Graphic designers and production artists are a the principal users, creating and laying out the periodical is the a publications, posters, and print media. The Adobe InCopy word processor uses the same formatting engine as InDesign.

being bundled with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat in the Creative Suite. InDesign exports documents in Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) and has multilingual support. It was the first desk top publishing application to support Unicode for text processing, advanced typography with Open Type fonts, advanced transparency features, layout styles, optical margin alignment, and cross-platform scripting using Java Script. Adobe developed Creative Suite 3 (and Creative Suite 3) as universal

binary software compatible with native Intel and Power PC Mac machines in 2007, two years after the announced 2005 schedule, inconveniencing Intel-Mac early-adopters. The Adobe CEO had announced that “Adobe will be first with a complete line of universal applications.” The Creative Suite 2 Mac version had code tightly integrated to thee architecture, and not natively compatible with the Intel processors in Apple’s new machines, so porting the products to another platform was more difficult than had been anticipated. Adobe developed the Creative Suite 3 application integrating Macromedia products (2005), rather than recompiling Creative Suite 2 and simultaneously developing Creative Suite 3.

InDesign and Leopard

History InDesign is the successor to Adobe’s own PageMaker, which was acquired with the purchase of it in late 1994. By 1998 PageMaker had lost almost thee entire professional market to the comparatively feature-rich Quark 3.3, relayed d in 1992, and 4.0, released in 1996. Quark stated its intention to buy out Adobe and to divest the combined company of PageMaker to avoid antitrust issues. In 2002, InDesign was the first Mac OS X-native desktop publishing software. In version 3 (InDesign Creative Suite) it received a boost in distribution by

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InDesign Creative Suite 3 initially had a serious compatibility issue with Leopard (Mac OS X version 10.5), as Adobe stated: “InDesign Creative Suite 3 may unexpectedly quit when using the Place, Save, or Export commands using either the OS or Adobe dialog boxes. Unfortunately, there are no ways to work around these known issues.” Apple fixed this with their OS X 10.5.4 update. Language availability GO SEE MAGAZINE


Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 5 is available in the following languages: Arabic (Middle Eastern version), Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (International & United States), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew (Middle Eastern version), Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian. Historical Language availability Adobe InDesign Creative Suite 4 offered a Romanian version, though this is no longer available for Creative Suite 5. French (Canadian) and Spanish (Latin American) versions use the same files as are used in French and Spanish versions, respectively. Directional text flow.


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The Magic of using Illustrator...


dobe Illustrator is a vector

graphics editor developed and marketed by Adobe Systems. Illustrator is similar in scope, intended market, and functionality to its competitors, Designer Pro and Macromedia FreeHand. The latest version, Illustrator Creative Suite. 5, is the fifteenth generation in the product line. History Adobe Illustrator was first developed for the Apple Macintosh in December 1986 (shipping in January 1987) as a commercialization of Adobe’s inhouse font development software and PostScript file format. Adobe Illustrator is the companion product of Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is primarily geared toward digital photo manipulation and photorealistic styles of computer illustration, while Illustrator provides results in the typesetting and logo graphic areas of design. Early magazine advertisements (featured in graphic design trade magazines such as Communication Arts) referred to the product as “the Illustrator Adobe”. Illustrator 88, the product name for version 1.7, was released in 1988 and introduced many new tools and features. As of 2011, the Adobe Illustrator ‘88 file format is used in the M. A. T. L. A. B. Programming Language as an option to save figures.

Although during its first decade Adobe developed Illustrator primarily for Macintosh, it sporadically supported both Graphics, and Sun platforms, but they were discontinued due to poor market acceptance. The first version of Illustrator for Windows, version 2.0, was released in early 1989 and flopped. The next Windows version, 4.0, was widely criticized as being too similar to Illustrator 1.1 instead of the Macintosh 3.0 version, and certainly not the equal of Windows’ most popular illustration package. (Note that there were no versions 2.0 or 4.0 for the Macintosh - although the second release for the Mac was titled Illustrator 88 - the year of its release.) Version 4 was, however, the first version of Illustrator to support editing in preview mode, which did not appear in a Macintosh version until 5.0 in 1993. Adobe Illustrator 10, The last version before the Creative Suite. Re brand With the introduction of Illustrator 6 in 1996, Adobe made critical changes in the user interface with regards to path editing (and also to converge on the same user interface as Adobe Photoshop), and many users opted not to upgrade. Illustrator also began to support True Type, effectively ending the “font

wars” between PostScript Type 1 and True Type. Like Photoshop, Illustrator also began supporting plug-ins, greatly and quickly extending its abilities. Adobe bought A. L. D. U. S., in 1994, for PageMaker. As part of the transaction, the Federal Trade Commission issued a complaint of Adobe Systems on October 18, 1994 ordering a divestiture of FreeHand to “remedy the lessening of competition resulting from thee acquisition” because of Adobe’s Illustrator software. As a result, Macromedia acquired FreeHand in 1995 from its original developer, and continued its development through 2004. The difference in strengths between Photoshop and Illustrator became clear with the rise of the Internet; Illustrator was enhanced to support Web publishing, PDF, and SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics.) Adobe was an early developer of SVG for the web and Illustrator exported SVG files via the SVG File Format plug in. Using the Adobe SVG Viewer (A. S. V.), introduced in 2000, allowed users to view SVG images in most major browsers until it was discontinued in 2009. Native support for SVG was not complete in all major browsers until Internet Explorer 9 in 2011.



Illustrator Creative Suite was the first version to include 3-D capabilities allowing users to extrude or revolve shapes to create simple 3-D objects. Illustrator Creative Suite 2 (version 12) was available for both the Macintosh and Windows operating systems. It was the last version for the Mac which did not run natively on Intel processors. Among the new features included in Illustrator Creative Suite 2 were Live Trace, Live Paint, a control palette and custom work spaces. Live Trace allows for the conversion of bit map imagery into vector art and improved upon thee previous tracing abilities. Live Paint allows users more flexibility in applying color to objects, specifically those that overlap. In the same year as the Creative Suite 2 release, Adobe Systems announced an agreement to acquire Macromedia in a stock swap valued at about $3.4 billion and it integrated the companies’ operations, networks, and customercare organizations shortly thereafter. Adobe now owned FreeHand along with the entire Macromedia product line and in 2007, Adobe announced that it would discontinue development and updates to the FreeHand program. Instead, Adobe would provide tools and support to ease the transition to Illustrator. Creative Suite 3 included interface updates to the Control Bar, the ability to align individual points, multiple Crop Areas, the Color Guide panel and the Live Color feature among others. Creative Suite 4 was released in October 2008. It features a variety of improvements to old tools along with the introduction of a few brand new tools acquired from FreeHand. Thee ability to create multiple art boards is one of it’s main additions from FreeHand. Thee art boards allow you to create


multiple versions of a piece of work within a single document. Other tools include the Blob Brush, which allows multiple overlapping vector brush strokes to easily merge or join, and a revamped gradient tool allowing for more in-depth color manipulation as well as transparency in gradients. Creative Suite 5 was released in April 2010. Along with a number of enhancements to existing functionality, It’s new features include a Perspective Grid tool taken from FreeHand, a Bristle Brush (for more natural and painterly looking strokes) and a comprehensive update to strokes, referred to by Adobe as “Beautiful Strokes”.

Branding Starting with version 1.0, Adobe chose to license an image of “The Birth Of

Venus” from the archives and use the portion containing Venus’ face as Illustrator’s branding image. They desired a Renaissance image to evoke his vision of Postscript as a new Renaissance in publishing, and Adobe employee Luanne Seymour, who was responsible for the early marketing material, found Venus’ flowing tresses a perfect vehicle for demonstrating Illustrator’s strength in tracing smooth curves over bit map source images. Over the years the rendition of this image on Illustrator’s splash screen and packaging became more stylized to reflect features added in each version. The image of Venus was replaced (albeit still accessible via Easter Egg) in Illustrator Creative Suite (11.0) and Creative Suite 2 (12.0) by a stylized flower to conform to the Creative

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Version 9 included a tracing feature, similar to that within Adobe’s discontinued product Streamline.

Suite’s nature imagery. In Creative Suite 3, Adobe changed the suite branding once again, to simple colored blocks with two-letter abbreviations, resembling a periodic table of elements. Illustrator was represented by two letters in white against an orange background (oranges and yellows were prominent color schemes in Illustrator branding going back as far as version 4.0). The Creative Suite 4 icon is almost identical, except for a slight

vectors with a completely new tracing engine. Get clean lines, accurate fitting, and reliable results without using complex controls.

An illustrator is a narrative artist who specializes in enhancing writing by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text. The illustration may be intended to clarify complicated concepts or objects that are difficult to describe textually. Illustrations have been used in advertisements, greeting cards, posters, books, magazines and newspapers. A cartoon illustration can add humor to humorous essays.

Gradients on strokes Apply gradients to your strokes — along the length, across the width, or within the stroke itself — all with complete control over gradient placement and opacity.

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Gaussian Blur enhancement See that Gaussian Blur and effects such as Drop Shadows and Glows are applied significantly faster than before. To improve accuracy, preview directly on the art board rather than in a dialog box.

Adobe Mercury Performance System Work with precision, speed, and rock-solid stability on large, complex files thanks to a new performance system that powers Illustrator CS6. With native 64-bit support on Mac OS and Windows® you can access all the RAM on your computer to easily open, save, and export large files and preview demanding designs. Just about everything feels faster and more responsive. More about the Mercury Performance System › Pattern creation Easily create seemliness tiled vector patterns. Experiment freely with different types of repeating patterns that can be edited at any time for maximum design flexibility. New Image Trace Convert raster images to editable

New efficient, flexible interface Take fewer steps to accomplish daily tasks in a new, streamlined interface. Enjoy incline editing of layer names, precise color sampling, and UI brightness that’s smoothly adjustable to match other Adobe tools.

In line editing in panels Efficiently edit names in layers, swatches, brushes, art boards, and other panels directly in the panels themselves without using intermediate dialog boxes.

Color panel enhancements Sample colors faster and more precisely using an expandable color spectrum in the Color panel. And now, copy and paste hex values into other applications more quickly. Transform panel enhancements Quickly access the popular Scale Strokes and Effects option, thanks to its new availability in the Transform panel. Type panel improvements Use arrow keys to change fonts in context for selected text. Glyphs for

caps, superscripts, and more can now be accessed in one place — from the Character panel. Dock able hidden tools Tear off and dock previously hidden tools, such as the Shape and Pen tools. Dock tools horizontally or vertically for a more efficient workspace. Workspace with rooms Move fluidly from workspace to workspace with support for rooms. Achieve consistency across your work areas and maintain layout changes until you actively reset them. Control panel enhancements Quickly find what you need in a more efficient Control panel, now with consistency across options, anchor point controls, clipping masks, envelope distortions, and more. Transparency panel improvements Create and work with opacity masks more easily, thanks to the new Make Mask/Release button that now displays the masking functionality in the Transparency panel. True white canvas color Set your Illustrator CS6 workspace canvas to white for fast color sampling Techniques Traditional illustration techniques include watercolor, pen and ink, airbrush art, oil painting, pastels, wood engraving and linoleum cuts. John Held, Jr. was an illustrator who worked in a variety of styles and media, including linoleum cuts, pen and ink drawings, magazine cover paintings, cartoons, comic strips and set design, while also creating fine art with his animal sculptures and watercolor landscapes. There are no formal qualifications needed to become an illustrator. However, many established illustrators attended an art school or college GO SEE MAGAZINE



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of some sort and were trained in different painting and drawing techniques. Universities and art schools offer specific courses in illustration (for example in the UK, a BA (Hons) Degree) so this has become a new avenue into the profession. Many illustrators are freelance, commissioned by publishers (of newspapers, books or magazines) or advertising agencies. Most of the scientific illustrations and technical illustrations are also known as information graphics. Among the information graphics specialists are medical illustrators who illustrate human anatomy, often requiring many years of artistic and medical training.

Which one is better for manipulating text, Photoshop or Illustrator? There is no clear and defined answer. What is clear is that Illustrator, being mainly used for creating seamless vector images, allows the user a greater degree of accuracy, control, and precision. Of course this depends on the hand controlling the mouse. So, if you are looking to simply manipulate text, then Photoshop would be your choice. If your goal is to create beautiful and original typographic art, then it has to be Illustrator. In this Illustrator tutorial round-up,

there are over 40 text effects, or if you prefer typographic effects, to help you learn new techniques and expand your typographic repertoire. Of course, as any good graphic designer knows, being knowledgeable in one graphic editor limits your creativity. To accommodate this, we have included some tutorials that will require the additional knowledge of Photoshop and even some 3-D software to give your text that added awe

A particularly popular medium with illustrators of the 1950s and 1960s was casein, as was egg tempera. The immediacy and durability of these media suited illustration’s demands well. The artwork in both types of paint withstood the rigors of travel to clients and printers without damage.

.: (next) hand drawling of frog vectorized in Illustrator.

.: (Above) hand drawling of frog for final class project.

Software such as Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop are now widely used by those professionals.

Digital art Computers dramatically changed the industry and today many cartoonists and illustrators create digital illustrations using computers, graphics tablets, and scanners. GO SEE MAGAZINE


MAKING THEIR MARK ON YOU .: Creating vector image in Illustrator. Final poster design final class project. .

Editor Notes When you find something you love to do. Don’t hesitate to do what makes you happy, regardless of what people say or think. - Gaoxee Stephanie Yang

Go See Magazine Issue 1 | 2012  

Created 4/26/2012 for Intro to Graphic Design Winter Semester for Final Project in class. A collection of all projects done this semester.

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