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Special Edition Using Adobe® Illustrator® 10 by Peter Bauer

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Chapter 5. Shape, Drawing, and Graph Tools

If Illustrator offered only the Pen and Gradient tools and the Color palette, we would still be able to create the majority of the artwork we produce today. It would take a lot longer and would perhaps not be quite as precise. Thankfully, Illustrator offers a tremendous number of tools, palettes, and commands that make the creation process easier. Many of the capabilities we take for granted are simply shortcuts. The Rectangle tool, for example, does nothing more ...

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