Make a Book in Illustrator

Create a book in Illustrator

Complimentary tutorial in Adobe Illustrator. In this tutorial you will learn flat and illustration. Do you think I'd want to? It' much easier for me to stay in Illustrator. From Illustrator, choose File>Open and select your PDF cover file.

Can I create a book in Illustrator or Photoshop?

In no case, except a book with 24 pages of colour photos and no text. I may do it in Photoshop. What is special about most "books" is that they contain associated bars with floating text as well as texts that have been created such as table of content, indices, tables of figures, page numbers and more.

Neither of these are possible in picture processing or commercial applications. It is intended for page lay-out applications such as InDesign, QuarkXPress and FrameMaker. It is mainly used to organise texts and pictures and to create the kind of laidouts you usually see in papers and journals. Usually Photoshop is used for processing "pixel-based" pictures such as a photograph.

One of the benefits of using Photoshop is that it allows you to see your effect when you use it and display it again immediately and simply when you return to work at a laterpoint. It is better to use these two together, Photoshop for the lay-out detail, while InDesign is used for better text reproduction.

If you don't have Indesign, Adobe Illustrator is suitable for designing books. Note that the working image can become huge if you do not leave all illustrations/images in the original one. Photographshop is not a good choice for typographical layout, as it tends to stretch/distort type.

To make an open book with Illustrator's 3D Extrusion and Chamfering tool

The following guide explains how to make an open book mainly with Adobe Illustrator's 3D Extrude & Bevel tool. You can customize the book with your own images on the pages. Use the Rectangular tool (M) to paint a rectangular shape. Use the ellipse tool (L) to make a circular drawing and make it 27 px indiamond.

Adjust the lifting weight to a value of 7pt and use the same shade of blu. Next go to Object > Pathway > Contour Line. To do this, we can do both and then split them in the Pathfinder panels. Remove all unneeded pathways, then pick the definitive form you want and in the Pathfinder pane, click the Get shaped area.

To do this, go to Effect > Stylize > Round Corners, specify a value of at least 4pts and click OK. Next, go to Object > Skew Envelope > Warp. In the first step, click Horizontal and adjust the bend to 1%. Then, go to Object > Explode.

We' ve got our basic book now. Choose the form and go to Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel. Also adjust the perspective to 131° and the extrusion to 400 pt. It will be reused and used on other items to create our book.

Copy the book Hard Cover and extend it (Object > Enhance Appearance). In the Pathfinder window, click Unite to Form Area, and then fill it with the color Schwarz. Attach a soft focus lens to the base form. Use a radius of 33 px. Place them as shadows under the hard cover form.

From the Object > Envelope Skew > Warp. Choose the Bend item, adjust the bend to 1% and 45% for horizontal warp. Maintain the chosen form and use the same 3-D extrusion and chamfer data as before. Put the blueshape on the hard cover. Use the pen tool (P) to draw a bright gray line about 200 pt long and enter 0.5 pt for the line weight.

Mark the rows and duplicate/mirror them. To do this, use the scaling utility (S), click on the border area, then press and command and drag under. Re-group it and choose the Warp utility (Shift + R). Use the Warp utility on the line as shown below.

Use the same Extrude & Bevel 3-D value as before. Create a copy of the "3d pages" and extend the appearance. In the Pathfinder window, click Unite to Shape Area and fill it with the color Schwarz. Use an 8 px Gauss blur again. Copy the 3-d-page item above itself, then change the fade mode to Overlay.

You can of course select what will move your arousal. Use the pen tool (P) to draw a line as shown in the figure below. Use the same 3-D Extrude & Bevel as before.

Be careful not to include any shades this notation. There, click on the previously generated image as an icon. Use the same technique on the other side of the "3D side" using the 3-D tool map options. After applying the required image, browse to the image and place it over the 3-D page objects, then change the blend mode to Multiply.

Alternatively, you can use the Direct Selection Tool (A) to customize the pathsheets. Use the pen tool (P) to generate another page pathname. Use the same 3-D settings and enhance the look. Highlight the form and in the Pathfinder window, click Unite. Sketch a line in the center of the subject.

Run the pathway outside the border, then browse to both and in the Pathfinder window click Split. That gives us a two-sided form. Use the Direct Selection Tool (A) to pick each page and use a gray to gray linedient. Repetition with the other form by using the same color scheme.

It may be necessary to do a little experimenting to create a good-looking color scheme. Position the grain page form over the other pages with the graphs, then switch the fade mode to Overlay. Select Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow and adopt the setting shown in the picture below.

Let's get a backdrop to the book. Use the Rectangle tool (M) to fill a rectangle, then fill it with a beautiful blurred blur. Place the color sequence in the upper lefthand area. Make a long triangle form, fill it with the same color scheme, and put it to Linear.

Use the triangle forms and rotate to make two duplicate triangles. A simple way is to start by selecting the form and then the rotation tool (O). Then, pick all three forms and group them. Then, go to Object > Distort Envelope > Warp. Set the two-way control and enable Horizontal.

Select 50% for bending and 10% for vertical distortion. Place the form of the backgrounds and the vertebra behind the book. We have a full 3-D Open Book. I' ve placed a round rectangle on all levels, placed it beautifully to border the book and the wallpaper, and then created a CropPath.

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