Peter Bauer is a computer graphics efficiency consultant and an Adjunct Faculty member at Franklin University. He is also a Contributing Editor for Mac Today magazine, a columnist for Photoshop User, serves as the Help Desk for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, appeared at Photoshop World 2000 on the panel for 'Stump the Experts,' and will be a speaker at Photoshop World 2001. Peter was the Technical Editor for Sams Teach Yourself Illustrator 9 in 24 Hours and is based in Columbus, Ohio, where he lives in the historic German Village. Special Edition Using Adobe Illustrator 9 is the complete tutorial/reference for those new to Illustrator as well as those seeking tips and tricks for using Illustrator more productively, from keyboard shortcuts to advanced features. This book provides complete coverage of Adobe Illustrator, including version 9's new features and tools, such as: * Much-demanded transparency functions * Feathering of objects * The new Layers Palette Special Edition Using Adobe Illustrator 9 is the complete tutorial/reference for those new to Illustrator, as well as those seeking tips and tricks for using it more productively, from keyboard shortcuts to advanced features. This book provides complete coverage of Adobe Illustrator 9, including new features and tools such as: much-demanded transparency functions providing totally editable transparency 'layers' effects to any part of a drawing, feathering of objects on an object-by-object basis, including feathering after application of a separate effect to the object, and the new layers palette, providing easier layer manageability by grouping of Layers and the further feature of importability of Illustrator layers into Adobe Photoshop. Source.