Chapter 2: Discovering Illustrator CS6

In This Chapter

check.png Knowing when to use Illustrator

check.png Looking around the Document window

check.png Opening and creating documents

check.png Checking out the tools and panels

check.png Changing your view

check.png 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 from 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, web art, and more. (See the nearby “Vector graphics” sidebar for more information.)

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