Top Ten Productivity Tips
IN THIS CHAPTER
Quickly generating layers from a document
Shortcuts for editing images back and forth between Illustrator and Photoshop
Batch-processing image placement and format
Importing editable Word files
Illustrator users have their favorite sets of shortcuts, tips, tricks, timesavers, and techniques for producing better output faster. I have mine, and more importantly, so do other full-time Illustrator designers I’ve met over the decades. Here, I share a few of the ones I’ve found most valuable.
In the credit-where-credit-is-due department, the book's tech editor, Jean-Claude Tremblay, suggested several tips in this chapter.
Illustrator enables you to automatically generate layers from objects in a document. This feature is useful when you need to hand over layers to an animator.
You generate layers from objects in a document by choosing Release to Layers from the Layers panel. The panel menu has two Release to Layers options: Build and Sequence. The differences are easier to show than tell. Figure 20-1 shows what happens ...