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Special Edition Using Adobe® Illustrator® 10 by Peter Bauer

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Chapter 16. Customizing Illustrator

Keyboard Shortcuts: Speed for Illustrator Power Users

One of the keys to efficient production with Illustrator is customization. The Preferences file, default keyboard shortcuts, and palettes are set for the general user. And they work fine. But to improve efficiency, and perhaps to let Illustrator keep up with your creative flow, you can take a little bit of time to save a lot of time.

Spending a few minutes customizing Illustrator can save you a minute or two or three every time you start the program, every time you open a file, every time you start a new document. Those ...

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