By Ted Alspach
The final word finished advisor to every thing from drawing fundamentals to complicated techniquesAdobe specialist Ted Alspach unearths the newest on Illustrator CS4’s new positive factors and punctiliously explains the right way to combine Illustrator with the remainder of inventive Suite 4Teaches you step by step tips to create designs that paintings superbly, no matter if in print or onlineCovers the fundamentals of drawing, portray, coloring, and uncoloringOffers crucial assistance for learning paths, mask, blends, styles, transparency, and typeIntroduces you to greater clever publications and a brand new Crop quarter toolDemonstrates the best way to paintings in a number of pages with CS4’s new Artboard toolPacked with useful advice and tips to increase designs and triumph over the internet with scripts and on-line layout recommendations
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I discuss scroll bars later in this chapter. Three vital buttons help you close, minimize, and maximize the various windows you open in Illustrator. You find these buttons in the upper-left corner on a Mac and in the upper-right corner in Windows. In Windows, you also find a second set of these buttons — the upper set controls the entire Illustrator window, while the lower set controls the document window. In addition to these buttons, Illustrator offers three options that help you quickly access your files.
This action changes the view to 100% instantly. Your other choices are as follows: Using the Zoom feature in the status bar: To do this, simply click the dropdown arrow in the left corner of the status bar and then choose 100% or type 100 in the field there. Using the View menu: This is the best way to zoom to 100% magnification because it not only changes the image size to 100%, but it also centers the page in the document window. Simply choose View ➪ Actual Size. Zooming to Fit in Window size Fit in Window instantly changes the magnification level of the document so that the entire Artboard (not necessarily the artwork, if it isn’t located on the page) fits in the window and is centered in it.
This action closes the current document and exits the application. If you’ve not previously saved your document, Illustrator prompts you to do so before exiting the application. Of course, you can also choose to not save your changes. But be prepared for the consequences. 12 Understanding Illustrator’s Desktop You can also close Illustrator in one of these ways: Mac OS X: Click and hold the Illustrator icon in the Dock and then click Quit or Ctrl+click the Dock icon and then click Quit. You also have the option of pressing Ctrl, clicking the Illustrator icon in the Dock, and then choosing Quit or pressing Ô+Q.
Adobe Illustrator CS4 Bible by Ted Alspach