By Ted Alspach
The final word accomplished advisor to every thing from drawing fundamentals to complex techniquesAdobe specialist Ted Alspach unearths the newest on Illustrator CS4’s new good points and punctiliously explains easy methods to combine Illustrator with the remainder of artistic Suite 4Teaches you step by step the best way to create designs that paintings superbly, even if in print or onlineCovers the fundamentals of drawing, portray, coloring, and uncoloringOffers crucial guidance for studying paths, mask, blends, styles, transparency, and typeIntroduces you to more advantageous shrewdpermanent courses and a brand new Crop region toolDemonstrates tips to paintings in a number of pages with CS4’s new Artboard toolPacked with useful guidance and tips to increase designs and triumph over the net with scripts and on-line layout innovations
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Getting to know the work area When using Illustrator, the worst thing that can happen is for you to lose an illustration on which you’re working. ” you cry. This can happen very easily in Illustrator. Just click a few times on the gray parts of the scroll bars at the bottom of the document window. Each time you click, you move about half the width (or height) of your window, and a few clicks later, your page and everything on it is no longer in front of you. Instead, you see the work area’s scratch area, usually a vast expanse of white nothingness.
8), which you access by choosing Window ➪ Navigator, helps you out by letting you see the entire illustration as well as the portion into which you’ve zoomed (indicated by a red viewing rectangle). 8 The Navigator panel shows a snapshot of the document. 31 2 Part I Illustrator Basics The red rectangle: You can stay zoomed in and move easily to another section by dragging the red rectangle (which actually scrolls), located in the center of the Navigator, to another area. The popup menu: You access this menu by clicking the triangle located on the upperright corner of the panel.
No problem! Illustrator comes equipped with a handy Tool Tips feature that identifies tools quickly and easily. When you have Tool Tips activated (and it is by default), you simply move your cursor over the element you want to identify, and a yellow text box pops up and tells you its name. For example, when you place your cursor over the Type tool, a box appears with the words Type Tool (T). The letter within the parentheses indicates the keyboard shortcut for the tool. In this example, if you press T, you activate the Type tool without clicking it.
Adobe Illustrator CS4 Bible by Ted Alspach