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Special Edition Using Adobe® Illustrator® 10 by Peter Bauer

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Chapter 2. The Illustrator Interface and Setup

A Quick Tour of the Illustrator Workplace

Illustrator 10 uses the industry-standard tabbed-palette interface. Floating windows hold tools and palettes that can control virtually every aspect of the creation process. Keyboard shortcuts streamline the process of using most menu commands. Users of earlier versions of Illustrator will be very comfortable, as will those familiar with Adobe Photoshop.

Learning Illustrator is far easier when you can use certain terms comfortably, with no miscommunication. A large number of basic terms will be quite familiar to anyone who has worked with personal computers, ...

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