The definitive full-color book on mastering Adobe Illustrator - now fully updated for Illustrator CS3 For years, Sharon Steuer and her international Wow! team have been reaching out to the world of professional illustrators to showcase the range and quality of work these artists are doing in Illustrator. In this revised edition of the best-selling and award-winning Illustrator WOW! Book, youll find tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from more than 100 of these top Illustrator artists. Using Adobe Illustrator CS3, Sharon shows you how to perform magical color changes using Live Color, and prepare animations for Flash. You'll not only learn how to"think in Illustrator"with the Zen of Illustrator lessons, you'll also master the newest, hottest, and most challenging techniques.This edition is loaded with new lessons on these subjects, and many more: Using the new Live Color features Creating animations and integrating Illustrator with Flash Working with Live Trace and Live Paint The basics of using layers, templates, the Free Distort tool, and more "Opacity Mask 101" based on the cover image Applying blending modes and transparency to raster images Masking with live type Simulating ink and watercolor paintings Working with live fills, multiple strokes, and Live 3D Basic to advanced blends, gradients, and mesh Colorizing photos Demystifying photorealistic mesh NOTE: User Level: This book is for Intermediate through Professional-level Illustrator artists and designers.