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Vector Basic Training: A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork (Voices That Matter)

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Title: Vector Basic Training
Author: Glitschka, Von
Publisher: Pearson P T R
Publication Date: 2010/12/22
Number of Pages: 234
Binding Type: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress:
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by New Riders (first published December 20th 2010)
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It's worth repeating the book description first. The book does not cover all the tools and features of Adobe Illustrator, the vector drawing software.

This a basic introductory guide to creating vector work, as suggested by the cover. More specifically, it focuses on using the Pen tool (understanding how Bezier curves work) and the philosophy of creating vector work. The author's philosophy is that you should be able to draw well enough and conceptualize ideas on paper b
Mar 02, 2011 Ethan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: graphic designers, 3d modelers
Fantastic book for anyone who uses vector graphics in their design work. There is really nothing else like it. If you (or anyone on your team) needs to learn best-practices for professional vector illustration, this is a great book. Some of the layer-convention & file management stuff at the end might be helpfull for creative teams working together.

I've been using illustrator for 10 years and still found this book usefull and informative. He goes into some powerfull plug-in toolsets for Illu
One of the most insightful books I've read about vector illustration. Mr. Glitschka shares his personal process and thoughts about drawing but also provides valuable technical information and resource links. What I liked best is that he emphasizes the value of hand drawings and I was also relieved to see that like me he goes back and forth from hand-drawn to vector until he achieves what he wants. Sometimes we feel isolated working as independent artists so it's nice when artist's share their pr ...more
Mandy Horton
Loved it! I will recommend it to all my students
Josh Latham
Good book on helping understand the process(and best practices) in building vector graphics.
I am so glad I bought this book - I can tell it will be one that I go back to over and over again and I try to improve my skills. There is so much helpful information here and it's presented in a way that is easy to understand and apply. It's perfect for people like me who know what all the buttons do but aren't always sure what to do with all the buttons.
This book is God if you are trying to improve your use and understanding of bezier curves.
Great book for learning the pen tool and how to go from sketch to digital illustration.
Very useful and inspiring guide in vector graphic.
Mr. Von Glitschka is amazing.

End. Of. Story.
Lisa Norris
Very informative...I really learned a lot!
a must have for the course.
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