IN THIS CHAPTER
Knowing when to use Illustrator
Looking around the Document window
Opening and creating documents
Checking out the tools and panels
Changing your view
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.) ...