1 Getting to Know the Work Area

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To make the most of the extensive drawing, painting, and editing capabilities of Adobe Illustrator CC, it’s important to learn how to navigate the workspace. The workspace consists of the Application bar, menus, Tools panel, Properties panel, Document window, and other default panels.

Lesson overview

In this lesson, you’ll explore the workspace and learn how to do the following:

  • Open an Adobe Illustrator CC file.

  • Work with the Tools panel.

  • Work with panels.

  • Reset and save your workspace.

  • Use viewing options to change the display magnification.

  • Navigate multiple artboards and documents.

  • Explore document groups. ...

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