Chapter 1: What’s New in Illustrator CS6
In This Chapter
Understanding the advantages of the new 64-bit processing
Exploring the new user interface
Tracing images like a pro
Using the new Pattern Options panel
Applying gradients to strokes
Adobe Illustrator has changed its look for the better and has added some important new features. This chapter shows you all the latest and greatest features in Illustrator CS6, from its new tracing features and pattern options, to applying gradients on strokes, and much more.
Taking Advantage of the Processing Upgrade
Adobe Illustrator CS6 is now available with a 64-bit implementation on Windows. This means that general processing is faster, and more RAM (Random Access Memory) can be made available to Illustrator, which reduces the occurrences of out-of-memory errors and allows you to work faster.
Keep in mind that all modern Macintoshes are 64-bit, so Mac users can take advantage of this increased processing speed immediately. Windows users will ...