Chapter Five. Organizing Your Drawing

Organizing Your Drawing

Some people have clean, organized desks, whereas others have desks that are quite messy. Likewise, some designers organize their Adobe Illustrator CS4 files using groups and layers, while many do not. And just as there are benefits to keeping an orderly desk, there are advantages to using groups and layers for adding structure to your files. In Illustrator, not only do groups and layers offer a convenient way to manage objects in a file, but they can also control the appearance of your file. For example, applying a drop shadow to several objects that are grouped looks different from applying a drop shadow to ...

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