Adobe Illustrator CS5 Revealed by Chris Botello

By Chris Botello

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS5 printed deals complete insurance in all components of Adobe Illustrator. starting with primary options and progressing to in-depth exploration of the software's complete set of beneficial properties, those step by step classes supply a guided travel of all of the program's nice gains - together with an illustrated instructional on "how to attract with the Pen device" that you simply will not locate in the other booklet. This re-creation good points huge insurance of significant and interesting new gains, together with the debut of the point of view Grid, the Bristle Brush, new Drawing Modes, the brand-new form Builder device, and the beautiful "Beautiful Strokes."

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12. Compare your artboard to Figure 40. 13. Click the Selection tool , then select the green circle. (continued) Work with Objects and Smart Guides ILLUSTRATOR 1-31 Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience.

5. Click Edit (Win) or Illustrator (Mac) on the Application bar, point to Preferences, then click Units. 6. Click the General list arrow to see the available measurement options, then click Picas. 7. Click OK. The rulers change to pica measurements. Picas are a unit of measure used in layout design long before the advent of computerized layouts. One pica is equal to 1/6 an inch. It’s important that you understand that the unit of measure you set as ruler units will affect all measurement utilities in the application, such as those on the Transform panel, in addition to the ruler increments.

If you are working on a Mac, click X, point to Preferences, then click General. For the remainder of this chapter and this book, use this combination of commands to find your preferences dialog boxes. 2. Set your General preferences to match Figure 31. The keyboard increment determines the distance a selected object moves when you click an arrow key on your keypad. 0139" is equivalent to 1 pt. The Show Tool Tips option will reveal a tool’s name when you position your cursor over it. The Scale Strokes & Effects option means that, for example, if you apply a 200% scale to an object that has a 1 pt.

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