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

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Chapter 6

Organizing Your Illustrations

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Using rulers

check Using ruler and custom guides

check Working with the Transform panel for placement

check Changing ruler origin

check Rearranging, hiding, and locking objects

check Masking objects

You can create incredible effects in Illustrator, but if don’t organize your artwork, you can make completing your artwork much more difficult. In this chapter, you focus on organizational tricks that will save you time.

Setting Ruler Increments

Using rulers to help accurately place objects in an illustration is not difficult, but not knowing how to effectively use the rulers in Illustrator can drive you straight over the edge.

To view rulers in Illustrator, choose View⇒  Rulers⇒  Show Rulers or press Ctrl+R (Windows) or ⌘  +R (Mac). When the rulers appear, their default measurement setting is the point (or whichever measurement increment was last set up in the ...

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