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Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium All-in-One For Dummies by Fred Gerantabee, Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 1: What’s New in Illustrator CS6

In This Chapter

check.png Understanding the advantages of the new 64-bit processing

check.png Exploring the new user interface

check.png Tracing images like a pro

check.png Using the new Pattern Options panel

check.png 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 ...

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