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Unformatted text preview: ADOBE® ILLUSTRATOR® Help and tutorials February 2013 Contents What’s New ...................................................................................................................................................1 What's new in CS6..................................................................................................................................................................2 Improved User Interface..........................................................................................................................................................5 Using Image Trace | CS6........................................................................................................................................................8 Arabic and Hebrew type........................................................................................................................................................10 What’s new in CS5 ................................................................................................................................................................15 Getting Started tutorials...............................................................................................................................18 Clipping masks......................................................................................................................................................................20 Drawing pixel-aligned paths for web workflows.....................................................................................................................22 Editing paths..........................................................................................................................................................................25 Painting with fills and strokes.................................................................................................................................................31 Workspace...................................................................................................................................................38 Workspace basics..................................................................................................................................................................39 Customizing the workspace...................................................................................................................................................43 Tools......................................................................................................................................................................................49 Tool galleries.........................................................................................................................................................................51 Improved User Interface........................................................................................................................................................57 Slicing and cutting tool gallery...............................................................................................................................................60 Artboard overview..................................................................................................................................................................61 Files and templates................................................................................................................................................................63 Recovery, undo, and automation...........................................................................................................................................67 Rulers, grids, guides, and crop marks...................................................................................................................................68 Setting preferences................................................................................................................................................................72 Using multiple artboards........................................................................................................................................................74 Viewing artwork.....................................................................................................................................................................79 Working with ConnectNow.....................................................................................................................................................82 Drawing........................................................................................................................................................83 Drawing basics......................................................................................................................................................................84 Drawing simple lines and shapes..........................................................................................................................................88 Drawing pixel-aligned paths for web workflows.....................................................................................................................91 Drawing with the Pen, Pencil, or Flare tool............................................................................................................................94 Editing paths........................................................................................................................................................................101 Adjust path segments..........................................................................................................................................................107 Using Live Trace | CS5 and earlier......................................................................................................................................110 Using Image Trace | CS6....................................................................................................................................................114 About Perspective Grid........................................................................................................................................................116 Perspective drawing............................................................................................................................................................118 Symbolism tools and symbol sets........................................................................................................................................130 Symbols...............................................................................................................................................................................134 Color..........................................................................................................................................................140 About color...........................................................................................................................................................................141 Selecting colors...................................................................................................................................................................146 Using and creating swatches...............................................................................................................................................149 Color groups (harmonies)....................................................................................................................................................155 Create color themes with Kuler............................................................................................................................................168 Adjusting colors...................................................................................................................................................................170 Painting......................................................................................................................................................174 About painting......................................................................................................................................................................175 Painting with fills and strokes...............................................................................................................................................176 Live Paint groups.................................................................................................................................................................183 Brushes................................................................................................................................................................................189 Transparency and blending modes.....................................................................................................................................199 Gradients.............................................................................................................................................................................205 Gradient panel and Gradient tool overview.........................................................................................................................206 Apply or edit a gradient........................................................................................................................................................208 Stroke an object...................................................................................................................................................................211 Meshes................................................................................................................................................................................214 Patterns...............................................................................................................................................................................217 Selecting and arranging objects................................................................................................................222 Selecting objects..................................................................................................................................................................223 Grouping and expanding objects.........................................................................................................................................230 Moving, aligning, and distributing objects............................................................................................................................232 Rotating and reflecting objects............................................................................................................................................236 Layers..................................................................................................................................................................................240 Locking, hiding, and deleting objects...................................................................................................................................244 Duplicating objects...............................................................................................................................................................246 Stacking objects...................................................................................................................................................................248 Reshaping objects.....................................................................................................................................250 Transforming objects...........................................................................................................................................................251 Scaling, shearing, and distorting objects.............................................................................................................................253 Reshape using envelopes...................................................................................................................................................257 Combining objects...............................................................................................................................................................259 Cutting and dividing objects.................................................................................................................................................265 Clipping masks....................................................................................................................................................................267 Creating shapes using Shape BuilderTool | CS6, CS5.......................................................................................................269 Blending objects..................................................................................................................................................................271 Building new shapes using the Shape Builder tool..............................................................................................................274 Creating 3D objects.............................................................................................................................................................276 Reshaping objects with effects............................................................................................................................................282 Importing, exporting, and saving................................................................................................................283 Adobe PDF options..............................................................................................................................................................284 Creating Adobe PDF files....................................................................................................................................................289 Exporting artwork.................................................................................................................................................................293 File information and metadata.............................................................................................................................................298 Importing Adobe PDF files...................................................................................................................................................299 Importing EPS, DCS, and AutoCAD files.............................................................................................................................300 Importing artwork files..........................................................................................................................................................302 Importing artwork from Photoshop.......................................................................................................................................306 Importing bitmap images.....................................................................................................................................................308 Saving artwork.....................................................................................................................................................................310 Type...........................................................................................................................................................315 Importing and exporting text................................................................................................................................................316 Creating text........................................................................................................................................................................318 Creating type on a path.......................................................................................................................................................325 Scaling and rotating type.....................................................................................................................................................329 Spelling and language dictionaries......................................................................................................................................330 Fonts....................................................................................................................................................................................332 Arabic and Hebrew type......................................................................................................................................................335 Character and paragraph styles..........................................................................................................................................340 Creating composite fonts.....................................................................................................................................................342 Formatting Asian characters................................................................................................................................................345 Formatting paragraphs........................................................................................................................................................352 Formatting type....................................................................................................................................................................356 Hyphenation and line breaks...............................................................................................................................................363 Line and character spacing..................................................................................................................................................365 Special characters...............................................................................................................................................................368 Tabs.....................................................................................................................................................................................371 Text and type.......................................................................................................................................................................374 Updating text from Illustrator 10...........................................................................................................................................375 Creating special effects.............................................................................................................................376 Appearance attributes..........................................................................................................................................................377 Working with effects.............................................................................................................................................................381 Summary of effects..............................................................................................................................................................384 Create a drop shadow.................................
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