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Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 1

Discovering Illustrator CC

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Knowing when to use Illustrator

check Looking around the Document window

check Opening and creating documents

check Checking out the tools and panels

check Changing your view

check Zooming in and out

Adobe Illustrator goes hand in hand with other Adobe products but serves its own unique purpose. Although Illustrator can create multiple-page artwork (with artboards), it isn’t meant to create lengthy documents with repeated headers, footers, and page numbers. Those types of files are more appropriate for applications such as InDesign. Typically, you wouldn’t create artwork in Illustrator that’s made from pixels, such as images edited or created in Photoshop. Illustrator is generally used to create vector logos, illustrations, maps, packages, labels, signage, art for applications, websites, and more. (See the nearby “Vector graphics” sidebar for more information.) ...

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