Sams Teach Yourself Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) 10 in 24 Hours
||Author: Mordy Golding, Peter Bauer|
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Publisher: SAMS (06 December, 2001)
Sales Rank: 129,359
Average Customer Rating: 3.25 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 2 out of 5
Very detailed but jumps all over the place.
I liken this book to a book on how to work on cars. They start the book with an nice paced introduction and before you know it they start jumping all over the place....Ok here is where the oil goes and then if you want to overhual the transmission here is what you do and then here's how to change the windshield wipers and here's how to overhaul the engine. Advanced techincal areas are intermingled with simpler beginner techniques throughout the book. I was especially disappointed in the small areas of the book devoted to the use of text. Kind of interesting since a quote from the book is that text is a powerful way of graphic expression. Of the 554 pages they devote 30 to the use of text.
I have been impressed with the SAMS books in the past but this one is a dud.
Rating: 3 out of 5
If you can get past the mistakes
There were so many mistakes (especially pages 20-22) that I have to double check everything I read from there on. And there are no corrections posted on the publisher's web page for the book so they either think the book's error free or they just don't care. I emailed them and asked if there was an errata page and got one of those replies you often receive from big companies that showed they didn't even really read my email in the first place.
Rating: 4 out of 5
I liked this book. Precise, easy-to-follow, and a page turner. I'm interested by graphic design, and is Illustrator 10 is one of vector programs. This book is recommended if you plan to know anything about the new version.
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