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Real World Adobe® Illustrator® CS2 by Mordy Golding

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Chapter 5. Brushes, Symbols, and Masks

Take a moment and think about the true strength of what a computer offers to a designer. Is it fancy drawing tools? Is it cool special effects? Is it the speed at which you can create art? Maybe. But that’s all on the surface. In truth, you may find that a designer can draw something with a pencil and paper in half the time it would take to draw it using a computer. The real benefit of using a computer to a designer is that once they have created a design on a computer, they can edit it at will. When you’re working with a deadline, it’s far easier to make a small edit to a file than to have to redraw the whole design from scratch.

As you build files in Illustrator, you’ll find that there are always several ...

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