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Using Help
About Help
Navigating in Help
To find a topic using bookmarks
To find a topic using the table of contents
To find a topic using the index
To find a topic using the Search command (Acrobat 6)
To find a topic using the Find command (Acrobat 5)
Printing Help
To print Help
Contents
Learning about Adobe Illustrator
Getting Help
Working with Illustrator
If you want to jump-start a project
If you want to draw an illustration
If you want to apply sophisticated color effects
If you want to add visual impact to your artwork
If you want to create professional-quality type
If you want to create graphics for the Web
If you want to speed up everyday tasks
If you want to use Illustrator with other applications
If you want to automate time-consuming processes
What’s New in Illustrator CS
3D effect
Scribble effect
Templates and other professionally-designed content
Type enhancements
Paragraph and character styles
OpenType font support
Easy access to alternate glyphs
Columns, rows, and other area type enhancements
Optical kerning and optical margin alignment
Every-line Composer for optimized paragraph composition
Custom tab leaders
WYSIWYG font menu
Expanded support for Japanese typography
New options for type on paths
On-screen highlighting of missing fonts
Enhanced hyphenation and justification controls
Expanded language support
Improved text linking and deletion
Warning about text reflow
Enhanced PDF support
Tighter integration with Adobe Photoshop
Expanded print capabilities
Adobe Version Cue
Faster performance
Tighter integration with Microsoft Office
Support for eXtensible Metadata Platform (XMP)
Plus more
Tutorials
About tutorials
Design a quick logo or Web button
Draw a shape
Fill the shape with color
Change the shape’s stroke weight
Place a symbol instance
Resize the symbol instance
Align the symbol instance and the shape
Experiment with design variations
Discover the power of compound shapes
Draw a series of overlapping ellipses
Add the ellipses together
Subtract a rectangle
Rename the compound shape in the Layers palette
Draw three nested circles
Create the sun’s rays
Make the sun a compound shape
Move the sun behind the cloud
Paint illustrations with graphic styles
Target the cloud in the Layers palette
Apply a graphic style to the cloud
View appearance attributes of the graphic style
Edit the graphic style
Create a new style
Apply the new graphic style to the sun
Experiment with design variations
Create headline type with a twist
Draw a curved path
Add type along the path
Format the type
Reposition the type if necessary
Apply a drop shadow to the type
Place a symbol instance
Save the headline
Play with hand-painted effects
Choose a bitmap image
Import the image into Illustrator
Apply the Poster Edges effect
Apply the Watercolor effect
Choose a brush
Apply a brush stroke
Experiment with different brushes
Looking at the Work Area
Using the Welcome screen
To use the Welcome screen
To prevent the Welcome window from appearing each time Illustrator launches
About the work area
Palettes
Artboard
Using tools and commands
Using tools
To show or hide the toolbox
To specify whether to show or hide tool tips
To move the toolbox
To detach a toolbar from the toolbox
To close a detached toolbar
Changing the tool pointer
To change the pointer to a precision pointer
Overview of tools
The Selection tool
The Direct Selection tool
The Group Selection
The Magic Wand tool
The Lasso tool
The Pen tool
The Add Anchor Point tool
The Delete Anchor point tool (-)
The Convert Anchor Point tool
The Type tool
The Area Type tool
The Path Type tool
The Vertical Type tool
The Vertical Area Type tool
The Vertical Path Type tool
The Line Segment tool
The Arc tool
The Spiral tool
The Rectangular
The Polar Grid tool
The Rectangle tool
The Rounded Rectangle tool
The Ellipse tool
The Polygon tool
The Star tool
The Flare tool
The Paintbrush tool
The Pencil tool
The Smooth tool
The Erase tool
The Rotate tool
The Reflect tool
The Scale tool
The Shear tool
The Reshape tool
The Warp tool
The Twirl tool
The Pucker tool
The Bloat tool
The Scallop Tool
The Crystallize tool
The Wrinkle tool
The Free Transform tool
The Symbol Sprayer tool
The Symbol Shifter tool
The Symbol Scruncher tool
The Symbol Sizer tool
The Symbol Spinner tool
The Symbol Stainer tool
The Symbol Screener tool
The Symbol Styler tool
The Column Graph tool
The Stacked Column graph tool
The Bar Graph tool
The Stacked Bar Graph tool
The Line Graph tool
The Area Graph tool
The Scatter Graph tool
The Pie Graph tool
The Radar Graph tool
The Mesh tool
The Gradient tool
The Eyedropper tool
The Paint Bucket tool
The Measure tool
The Blend tool
The Auto Trace tool
The Slice tool
The Slice Selection tool
The Scissors tool
The Knife tool
The Hand tool
The Page tool
The Zoom tool
Using tool tips
To identify a tool or control
To display tool tips
Choosing commands
Customizing shortcuts
To view, manage, or print sets of keyboard shortcuts
To define new shortcuts or sets of shortcuts
To clear shortcuts and symbols from a command or tool
To delete an entire set of shortcuts
Using palettes
Showing and hiding palettes
To show or hide a palette
Changing the palette display
Arranging palettes
Entering values in palettes and dialog boxes
To enter a value
Viewing artwork
Magnifying and reducing the view area
To zoom in
To zoom out
To magnify by dragging
To display a file at 100%
To change the view to fit the document window
Navigating the view area
To reposition the view with the Hand tool
To specify the quality of the display when using the Hand tool
Using the Navigator palette
Displaying the Navigator palette
Using the Navigator palette menu
Magnifying or reducing the view
Moving the view
Setting up windows and views
To change the screen mode for illustration windows
To open a new window
To close a window
To arrange multiple windows (Windows only)
To create a view
To retrieve a view
To rename or delete a view
Viewing artwork as paths
To view the artwork in color or as path outlines
Viewing artwork as pixels
Previewing how artwork will print
Using the status bar
The current tool in use
The date and time
The number of undos and redos available
The document color profile
To specify the type of information to display in the Status pop-up menu
Undoing and redoing changes
To undo or redo an operation
To revert a file to the last saved version
Customizing your Illustrator workspace
Using the Preferences dialog box
To open the Preferences dialog box
To switch to different options in the Preferences dialog box
To restore Illustrator’s default settings
Using plug-in modules
To specify the location of plug-in modules
To install an Adobe Systems plug-in module
To install a third-party plug-in module
To get information about a plug-in
Creating a custom startup file
To create a custom startup file
To restore the saved copy of the startup file
Working with Adobe Version Cue managed projects
To turn on Version Cue features in Illustrator
Exiting Illustrator
To close a file and quit Illustrator
Creating Artwork in Illustrator
About creating artwork
About vector graphics
About bitmap images
Bitmap images—technically called
Combining vector graphics and bitmap images
Transparency and flattening
Image resolution
Printer resolution and screen frequency
Creating and opening documents
Creating new documents
To create a new document from scratch
To create a new document from a template
Creating new templates
To create a template
Opening existing files
To open an existing file
To open a file that has recently been used
Setting up the artboard
About the artboard
To show or hide page tiling boundaries
Imageable area
Nonimageable area
Edge of the page
Artboard
Scratch area
Showing and hiding the artboard boundaries
To show or hide the artboard boundaries
Changing the size and color of the artboard
To change the size of the artboard
To change the color of the artboard
Dividing the artboard into multiple page tiles
Moving the printable area
To adjust the printable area using the Page tool
Laying out artwork with precision
Changing the unit of measurement
To set the unit of measurement for all documents
To set the unit of measurement for only the current document
Using rulers
To show or hide rulers
To change the ruler origin
Using the grid
To show or hide the grid
To snap artwork to gridlines
To change grid settings
Using guides
To create a ruler guide
To convert an object into a guide object
To lock or unlock guides
To move, delete, or release a guide
To show or hide guides
To change guide settings
Snapping to a point
To snap to anchor points and guides
Using Smart Guides
To turn Smart Guides on or off
To change Smart Guide preferences
Measuring the distance between two points
To measure the distance between two points
Using the Info palette
Displaying the Info palette
Viewing changes in position
Viewing the magnification factor
Viewing changes in scale and rotation
Viewing shearing information
Viewing the brush name and position
Viewing fill and stroke information
Importing artwork
About importing artwork
Placing artwork
To place artwork into an Illustrator document
Importing artwork from PDF files
To import artwork from a multiple-page PDF file
Managing non-native art
To convert non-native art to an Illustrator object
Importing artwork from EPS files
Importing artwork from Photoshop
To import a Photoshop file as a single bitmap image
To import a Photoshop file with its layers intact
To move part of an image from Photoshop to Illustrator
To move individual paths from Photoshop to Illustrator
To import all paths (but no pixels) from a Photoshop document
About importing layers from Photoshop files
Managing linked and embedded artwork
Specifying how to update and display linked files
To specify how to update linked files
To turn on high resolution display
Displaying linked files when in Outline mode
To display linked artwork when in Outline mode
Using the Links palette
Displaying the Links palette
Using the Links palette menu
Selecting links
Displaying links according to type
Sorting links
Changing the display of thumbnails
Identifying files that interact with transparency
Displaying link information
To view information about a link
Locating linked and embedded artwork
To locate linked or embedded artwork in the document window
Updating linked artwork
To update linked artwork
Embedding linked artwork
To embed linked artwork
Replacing linked and embedded artwork
To relink artwork
To change the placement of linked artwork
Editing artwork contained in linked files
To edit linked artwork's source file
Basic Drawing
About drawing
Creating drawn artwork
Drawing objects
Adjusting their paths
Combining objects into a single complex object
Applying attributes to combined object
Drawing simple lines and shapes
Drawing straight lines
To draw a straight line by dragging
To draw a straight line by specifying properties
Drawing rectangles and ellipses
To create a rectangle or ellipse by dragging from an edge
To adjust corners of a rounded rectangle as you draw
To draw a rectangle or ellipse by specifying dimensions
To display or hide the center points
Drawing polygons
To draw a polygon by dragging
To draw a polygon by specifying dimensions
To display or hide the center points
Drawing stars
To draw a star by dragging
To draw a star by specifying dimensions
To display or hide the center points
Drawing arcs
To draw an arc segment by dragging
To draw an arc segment by specifying properties
To display or hide the center points
Drawing spirals
To draw a spiral by dragging
To draw a spiral by specifying dimensions
To display or hide the center points
Drawing grids
To draw a rectangular grid by dragging
To draw a rectangular grid by specifying properties
To draw a polar grid by dragging
To draw a polar grid by specifying properties
To display or hide the center points
Drawing paths
Drawing freeform paths with the Pencil tool
To draw a freeform path with the Pencil tool
To draw a closed path with the Pencil tool
To connect a new path to an existing path
To add a new path to an existing path
To change a path with the Pencil tool
To set preferences for the Pencil tool
Drawing precise paths with the Pen tool
About direction lines and direction points
Drawing straight segments with the Pen tool
To draw a straight line segment with the Pen tool
Drawing curved segments with the Pen tool
To draw a curved segment
Mixing curves, corners, and straight segments as you draw
To draw a straight segment followed by a curved segment
To draw a curved segment followed by a straight segment
To draw two curved segments connected by a corner
Adjusting paths
Selecting path segments or anchor points
To select a path segment
To select an anchor point with the Direct Selection tool
To select an anchor point with the Lasso tool
Hiding anchor points, direction lines, and direction points
To hide or show anchor points, direction lines, and direction points
Adding and deleting anchor points
To add or delete an anchor point
To extend an open path or connect two open paths
To override automatic switching to the Add Anchor Point tool or Delete Anchor Point tool
To turn off automatic adding or deleting of anchor points
To add anchor points using the Add Anchor Points command
Smoothing paths with the Smooth tool
To use the Smooth tool
To set preferences for the Smooth tool
Erasing paths with the Erase tool
To use the Erase tool
Converting anchor points
To convert between smooth points and corner points
Adjusting straight and curved segments
To adjust a straight segment
To adjust a curved segment
To move anchor points using the keyboard
To change the keyboard increment value
Using the Reshape tool
To adjust a path using the Reshape tool
Simplifying paths
To simplify a path
Splitting paths with the Scissors tool
To split a path and adjust it
Averaging anchor points
To average anchor points
Joining endpoints
To join two endpoints
Tracing artwork
Tracing with the Auto Trace tool
To trace a bitmap image shape
Setting the auto trace gap distance
To set the auto trace gap distance
To set the auto trace tolerance distance
Creating template layers
To create a template layer
To turn a template layer into a regular layer
To show or hide a template layer
Arranging and Combining Objects
About arranging and combining objects
Selecting objects
Comparing selection methods
Selecting objects using the Layers palette
To select objects using the Layers palette
To select all artwork in a layer or group
To select an item’s listing in the Layers palette
Selecting objects using the selection tools
To select an object with the Selection tool
To select an object with the Direct Selection tool
To select an object with the Lasso tool
Selecting groups or an object within a group using selection tools
To select one or more groups with the Selection tool
To select a single object within a group
To select one or more grouped groups with the Group-Selection tool
Using the Magic Wand tool and palette
To select objects with the Magic Wand tool
To set options for the Magic Wand tool
Selecting or deselecting using selection commands
To select all objects in a file
To deselect all objects in a file
To repeat the last selection command used
To select all unselected objects, and deselect all selected objects
To select an object above or below a selected object in the stacking order
To select all objects with the same attributes
To select all objects of a certain type
To select the directional points and lines of an object
To select all the objects within a layer
To select all stray anchor points in the document window
Saving and loading selections
To save a selection
To load a saved selection
To delete or rename a saved selection
Selecting filled objects
To use the Selection Restricted To Paths option
Positioning objects
Using the bounding box
To show or hide the bounding box
To duplicate objects with the bounding box
To reset the bounding box angle
Moving objects
To move or copy an object by pasting
To move or copy an object by dragging
To move an object by using the arrow keys
To set the distance the arrow keys move an object
To move or copy an object relative to the object’s current location
To move an object or pattern by entering x, y coordinates
To move multiple objects uniformly or randomly
Aligning and distributing objects
Displaying and hiding the Align palette
Using the palette menu
Showing and hiding palette options
To set Align palette options
To align or distribute objects
To distribute objects by specifying the amount of space between their paths
Rotating objects
To rotate with an object’s bounding box
To rotate with the Free Transform tool
To rotate with the Rotate tool
To rotate by specifying an angle with the Rotate command
To rotate an object or pattern by specifying an angle in the Transform palette
To rotate each object individually in a selection of objects
Reflecting objects
To reflect an object by dragging
To reflect an object with the Reflect tool
To reflect by specifying an axis
Locking objects
To lock or unlock an object or layer
To unlock all objects within a group
To unlock all objects in the document
Rotating the x and y axes
To rotate the axes
Organizing objects using layers
About layers
Using the Layers palette
Displaying the Layers palette
Using the Layers palette menu
Displaying layer options
Changing the palette display
Expanding layers and groups
Selecting layers
Adding layers
To create a new layer above the selected layer
To create a new sublayer inside the selected layer
To create a new layer at the top of the layer list
Setting layer options
To set layer options
Changing the display of layered artwork
To change the color setting for a layer
To view a layer in outline or preview
To dim a bitmap or linked image
To show bitmap images on template layers
Releasing items to separate layers
To release items to separate layers
Collecting layers
To move items into a new layer
Merging layers
To merge artwork into a single layer or group
To flatten artwork
Locating items in the Layers palette
To locate an item in the Layers palette
Stacking objects
Changing the stacking order of objects with commands
To move an object to the top or bottom position in its group or layer
To move an object by one object to the front or one object to the back of a stack
Changing the stacking order of objects with the Layers palette
To change the stacking order of objects using the Layers palette
To reverse the order of items in the Layers palette
To move an object to a different layer using the Move to Current Layer command
Pasting objects in front or in back of other objects
To move an object in front or in back of other objects in the stacking order
Pasting objects in the current layer
To set the Paste Remembers Layers option
Grouping objects
To group or ungroup objects
Duplicating objects
Duplicating artwork using the Layers palette
To duplicate one or more objects
Using the Clipboard to copy artwork
To specify copying preferences
To add artwork from another application to an Illustrator document
Using the drag-and-drop feature to copy artwork
To drag and drop artwork into a Photoshop document
To drag and drop artwork from Photoshop into Illustrator
To drag and drop selections of artwork between Illustrator and the desktop (Mac OS only)
Offsetting objects
To create a duplicate object offset from the original
Hiding and deleting objects
Hiding and showing objects
To hide artwork
To show all objects
To show all layers and sublayers
To show all objects within a group
Making artwork nonprintable
To make artwork nonprintable
Deleting objects
To delete an object
Combining objects into complex shapes
About compound shapes
Using the Pathfinder palette
Showing or hiding the Pathfinder palette
Using the Pathfinder palette menu
To repeat the action of the most recent Pathfinder palette button
To set Pathfinder options
Creating and adjusting compound shapes
Add to Shape Area
Subtract from Shape Area
Intersect Shape Areas
Exclude Overlapping Shape Areas
To create a compound shape using the Make Compound Shape command
To create a compound shape using only Shape Modes buttons
To modify a compound shape
To undo a compound shape and release its components
To convert a compound shape into a path or compound path
Creating compound paths
To create a compound path using the Compound Path command
Adjusting the appearance of compound paths
To specify a non-zero winding or even-odd compound path
To change which areas are filled or become holes in a non-zero winding compound path
Returning a compound path to its original shape
To release a compound path
Combining paths nondestructively using Pathfinder effects
To combine paths with a Pathfinder effect
To quickly apply the same Pathfinder effect again
Summary of Pathfinder effects
Add
Intersect
Exclude
Subtract
Minus Back
Divide
Trim
Merge
Crop
Outline
Hard Mix, Soft Mix, and Trap
Creating a final shape quickly
To create a final shape using Pathfinder filters
Using clipping masks to change the shape of objects
Guidelines for using clipping masks
Creating and releasing clipping masks
To mask objects
To release a clipping mask
Modifying and selecting masks
To move a clipping mask
To modify the shape of a clipping mask
To apply a fill and stroke to a mask
To select all clipping masks
To find out which objects are affected by a mask
To add an object to masked artwork
To remove an object from masked artwork
To lock a mask
Reshaping Objects
Choosing a reshaping method
Using the Transform palette
To use the Transform palette
Repeating transformations
To repeat the previous transformation
Scaling objects, strokes, and effects
Setting scaling preferences
To set Illustrator to scale an object’s strokes and effects when the object is scaled
Scaling with the Scale tool
To scale an object with the Scale tool
Scaling with an object’s bounding box
To scale an object with the object’s bounding box
Scaling with the Free Transform tool
To scale an object with the Free Transform tool
Scaling objects with the Transform palette
To scale with the Transform palette
Scaling with the Scale command
To scale an object with the Scale command
Scaling with the Transform Each command
To scale multiple objects individually with the Transform Each command
Shearing objects
Shearing with the Shear tool
To shear an object with the Shear tool
Shearing with the Shear command
To shear an object with the shear command
Shearing with the Free Transform tool
To shear an object with the Free Transform tool
Shearing with the Transform palette
To shear an object with the Transform palette
Distorting objects with the Free Transform tool
To distort an object with the Free Transform tool
Reshaping objects with the liquify tools
The Warp tool
The Twirl tool
The Pucker tool
The Bloat tool
The Scallop tool
The Crystallize tool
The Wrinkle tool
To distort an object using a liquify tool
To specify liquify tool options
Reshaping objects with envelopes
Reshaping objects with envelopes
To reshape an object with a preset warp shape
To reshape an object with a mesh grid
To reshape an object with a different object
Editing enveloped objects and envelope shapes
To edit the original object in an envelope
To edit the shape of a warp envelope
To edit the shape of a mesh envelope
Releasing and expanding envelopes
To release an envelope
To expand an envelope
Setting envelope options
To set envelope options
Cutting objects
To cut objects by using the Divide Objects Below command
To cut objects by using the Knife tool
Splitting objects into grids
To divide an object into rows and columns of rectangular objects
Blending objects
About blending
Creating and releasing blends
To blend multiple objects with the Blend tool
To blend multiple objects with the Make Blend command
To set blending options
To release a blended object
To expand a blend into distinct objects
Realigning and restacking a blended object
To align a blended object along an object’s path
To reverse the order of a blend on a path
To reverse the stacking order of a blend on a path
Editing blends
Blending colors between filled objects
To blend colors and opacities between filled objects
Reshaping objects with effects and filters
Distorting with the Free Distort command
To apply the Free Distort command to an object
Rounding corners
To round corners of an object
Making objects rectangular, rounded, or elliptical
To make an object rectangular or elliptical
Squeezing and bloating objects
To pucker or bloat an object
Roughening
To roughen an object
Tweaking
To tweak an object
Twisting
To twist an object
Creating wavy or jagged objects
To create wavy or jagged object edges
Offsetting objects
To offset an object
Using Warp effects
To apply a warp effect to an object
To expand a warp effect
Creating 3D objects
Extruding and beveling objects
To extrude a 2D object
To add a custom bevel path to the Bevel menu
Revolving objects
To revolve a 2D object
Rotating objects in 3D space
To rotate a 2D or 3D object
Applying surface shading to a 3D object
To apply a surface property to a 3D object
Lighting an object
To change an object’s lighting
Mapping artwork to a 3D object
To map artwork to a 3D object
Applying Color, Fills, and Strokes
About color models and color modes
RGB model and mode
CMYK model and mode
HSB model
Grayscale model
Color gamuts
Changing the color mode of a document
To change the color mode of the document
About spot and process color types
About spot colors
About process colors
Using spot and process colors together
Comparing global and non-global process colors
Selecting colors
Using the Color Picker
Displaying the Color Picker
Selecting a color using the color spectrum
Specifying a color using numeric values
Shifting to a printable color
Viewing Web-safe colors
Shifting to a Web-safe color
Using the Color palette
Displaying the Color palette
Using the Color palette menu
Showing and hiding options
Choosing a color model
Selecting a color
Shifting to a printable color
Shifting to a Web-safe color
Inverting a color
Changing a color to its complement
Working with swatches
About swatch types
Process colors
Spot colors
Global colors
Tints
Gradients
Patterns
None
Registration
Using swatch libraries
To load a swatch library from another Illustrator document
To load a custom swatch library
To make a swatch library appear each time Illustrator is started
Using the Swatches palette
Displaying the Swatches palette
Using the Swatches palette menu
Changing the display of swatches
Displaying the name of swatches
Changing the order of swatches
Selecting swatches
Showing and hiding swatches
Creating new swatches
To create a process-color swatch
To create a spot-color swatch
To create a color tint swatch
To create a new gradient swatch
To create a new pattern swatch
Duplicating swatches
To duplicate a swatch in the Swatches palette
Editing swatches
To edit a swatch in the Swatches palette
Replacing, merging, and deleting swatches
To replace a swatch in the Swatches palette
To merge multiple swatches in the Swatches palette
To delete a swatch from the Swatches palette
Creating swatch libraries
To save the current swatches as a swatch library
Adding swatches from other documents and swatch libraries
To add swatches by copying an object from another document
To add swatches from a swatch library
Changing global colors and tints
To change the color or tint of objects with the same properties
To specify that a fill or stroke must be the same tint when selecting based on color
To change a global process color or a spot color throughout a file
To change the tint of a global process color or spot color
Modifying colors
Copying colors between objects
Using the Hard Mix and Soft Mix effects
To mix colors by selecting each highest CMYK component value (Hard Mix)
To mix colors by specifying a mixing rate (Soft Mix)
Using the Adjust Colors and Convert filters
To adjust colors using the Adjust Colors filter
To convert an object to a different color mode using a Convert filter
Saturating and desaturating colors
To saturate or desaturate colors
Inverting colors
To invert colors
Applying color fills and strokes to objects
Applying colors
To apply colors to objects
Applying color using the toolbox
To change fill or stroke attributes using the toolbox
Applying color by dragging and dropping
To apply a color by dragging and dropping
Changing stroke attributes
To set stroke attributes using the Stroke palette
To specify the stroke units
Creating multiple fills and strokes in an object
To create multiple fills and strokes in an object
Converting strokes to filled objects
To create stroke-shaped objects from strokes
Producing Consistent Color
Why colors sometimes don’t match
About color management
Device-independent color space
Color management engine
Color profiles
Rendering intents
Do you need color management?
Creating a viewing environment for color management
Setting up color management
To open the Color Settings dialog box
Using predefined color management settings
To choose a predefined color management setting
Emulate Adobe® Illustrator® 6.0
Custom
Color Management Off
ColorSync Workflow (Mac OS)
Emulate Acrobat 4
Emulate Photoshop 4
Europe General Purpose Defaults
Europe Prepress Defaults
Japan General Purpose Defaults
Japan Prepress Defaults
North America General Purpose Defaults
Photoshop 5 Default Spaces
U.S. Prepress Defaults
Web Graphics Defaults
About working spaces
Using color management policies
To turn off the display of a policy message
To reset the display of policy messages that have been disabled
Customizing color management settings
To customize color management settings
Specifying working spaces
Adobe RGB (1998)
Apple RGB
ColorMatch RGB
ColorSync RGB (Mac OS)
Monitor RGB
sRGB IEC61966-2.1
Euroscale Coated v2
Euroscale Uncoated v2
Japan Standard v2
U.S. Sheetfed Coated v2
U.S. Sheetfed Uncoated v2
U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2
U.S. Web Uncoated v2
ColorSync CMYK (Mac OS)
Specifying color management policies
To customize color management policies
Customizing advanced color management settings
Specifying a color management engine
Adobe (ACE)
Apple ColorSync
Microsoft ICM
Apple CMM
Heidelberg CMM
Specifying a rendering intent
Perceptual
Saturation
Relative Colorimetric
Absolute Colorimetric
Using black-point compensation
Saving and loading custom color management settings
To save a custom color management configuration
To load a color management configuration
Soft-proofing colors
To display a soft proof
To create a custom proof setup
Changing the color profile of a document
To reassign or discard the profile of a document
Embedding profiles in saved documents
To change the embedding behavior of a profile in a document
Obtaining, installing, and updating color profiles
Adding device profiles to the color management system
To add profiles to your system
Updating profiles
Creating an ICC monitor profile
Calibrating versus characterizing a monitor
About monitor calibration settings
Brightness and contrast
Gamma
Phosphors
White point
Guidelines for creating an ICC monitor profile
Calibrating with Adobe Gamma (Windows only)
To use Adobe Gamma
Using Transparency, Gradients, and Patterns
Working with transparency
About transparency
Printing and sharing files with transparency
Using the Transparency palette
Displaying the Transparency palette
Using the Transparency palette menu
Showing or hiding transparency options
Showing or hiding artwork thumbnails
Specifying transparency
To change the opacity of artwork
To select all objects that use a specific opacity
Applying transparency to layers and groups
Changing the display of transparency and the artboard
To show or hide the transparency grid
To set transparency preferences
Using blending modes
To specify the blending mode of an object
To select all objects that use a specific blending mode
To isolate a blending mode to an object, group or layer
Summary of blending modes
Normal
Darken
Multiply
Color Burn
Lighten
Screen
Color Dodge
Overlay
Soft Light
Hard Light
Difference
Exclusion
Hue
Saturation
Color
Luminosity
Creating transparency knockouts
To view the Transparency options
To knock out objects within a group or layer
To prevent objects from knocking out within a knockout group or layer
To make an object’s transparent strokes or fills knock each other out
Creating and editing opacity masks
To create an opacity mask
To unlink or relink a mask
To edit an opacity mask
To deactivate an opacity mask
To remove an opacity mask
Clipping and inverting an opacity mask
To control the clipping behavior of an opacity mask
To select clipping for new opacity masks by default
To invert the opacity of a mask or to restore an inverted mask to its original state
To invert all masks by default
Using transparency to shape a knockout
To create a shaped knockout
Working with gradients, meshes, and blends
Using the Gradient palette
Displaying the Gradient palette
Using the palette menu
Showing or hiding palette options
Applying color gradients
To fill an object with a gradient
To apply a gradient across multiple objects
Creating and adjusting gradients
To create or modify a color gradient
To add intermediate colors to a gradient
Saving gradients
To save a gradient
Creating a mesh object
To create a mesh object by clicking
To create a mesh object by setting the number of rows and columns
To create a mesh object using the Expand command
Tips for creating mesh objects
Editing mesh objects
To add or delete mesh points and mesh lines
To edit a mesh point
Adjusting colors on mesh objects
To add color to a mesh point or mesh patch with the Color palette
To add color to a mesh point or mesh patch by dragging and dropping
To add color to a mesh point or mesh patch with the paint bucket
Working with patterns
How patterns tile
Guidelines for constructing patterns
Constructing simple patterns and defining patterns
To create a pattern
To rename a pattern
Constructing geometric patterns
To construct a geometric pattern
Constructing patterns with irregular textures
To create an irregular texture
Creating corner tiles for brush patterns
To create symmetrical corner tiles from a side tile
To create an inner corner tile
Replacing and modifying patterns
To enable pattern transforming when using transform tools
To reposition or resize a pattern by dragging
To transform an object’s pattern with a transform command
To transform a pattern with the Transform palette
To modify an existing pattern
Enhancing the Appearance of Objects
About enhancing the appearance of objects
Expanding objects
Expanding objects
To expand an object
Working with appearance attributes
Using the Appearance palette
Displaying the Appearance palette
Using the Appearance palette menu
Showing and hiding thumbnails
Displaying attributes in the Appearance palette
Expanding and collapsing fills and strokes
Setting the appearance attributes of new artwork
To specify how appearance attributes are applied to new objects
Targeting layers, groups, and containers
To target an item in the Layers palette
Applying fills and strokes to containers
To apply a fill or stroke to a container
Modifying and removing appearance attributes
To modify an effect using the Appearance palette
To copy attributes to an object using the Appearance palette
To move, copy, or delete appearance attributes using the Layers palette
To duplicate an appearance attribute
To change the stacking order of appearance attributes
To remove appearance attributes
Copying attributes between objects
To copy attributes using the Eyedropper tool
To copy attributes from the desktop to Illustrator using the Eyedropper tool
To apply attributes using the Paint Bucket tool
To change the attributes affected by the Paint Bucket or Eyedropper tool
Using filters and effects
Comparing filters and effects
Filter menu
Effect menu
Applying filters and effects
To apply a filter or an effect
Specifying raster effects settings
To set rasterization options for a document
Using texture and glass surface controls
To use texture and glass surface controls
Summary of filters and effects
3D effects
Artistic filters and effects
Colored Pencil
Cutout
Dry Brush
Film Grain
Fresco
Neon Glow
Paint Daubs
Palette Knife
Plastic Wrap
Poster Edges
Rough Pastels
Smudge Stick
Sponge
Underpainting
Watercolor
Blur filters and effects
Gaussian Blur
Radial Blur
Brush Strokes filters and effects
Accented Edges
Angled Strokes
Crosshatch
Dark Strokes
Ink Outlines
Spatter
Sprayed Strokes
Sumi-e
Colors filters
Convert to Shape effects
Create filters
Distort & Transform filters and effects
Distort filters and effects
Diffuse Glow
Glass
Ocean Ripple
Path effects
Pathfinder effects
Pixelate filters and effects
Color Halftone
To use the Color Halftone filter
Crystallize
Mezzotint
Pointillize
Rasterize effect
Sharpen filter and effect
Unsharp Mask
Sketch filters and effects
Bas Relief
Chalk & Charcoal
Charcoal
Chrome
Conté Crayon
Graphic Pen
Halftone Pattern
Note Paper
Photocopy
Plaster
Reticulation
Stamp
Torn Edges
Water Paper
Stylize filters and effects (top of menu)
Stylize filter and effect (bottom of menu)
Glowing Edges
SVG Filters effects
Texture filters and effects
Craquelure
Grain
Mosaic Tiles
Patchwork
Stained Glass
Texturizer
Video filters and effects
De-Interlace
NTSC Colors
Warp effects
Using Stylize filters and effects
Adding arrowheads to lines
To add arrowheads to a line or container
Creating drop shadows
To apply a drop shadow to an object
Feathering edges
To make feather the edges of an object
Creating inner and outer glows
To apply an inner or outer glow
Making objects look hand-sketched
To apply the Scribble effect
Using graphic styles
Using the Graphic Styles palette
Displaying the Graphic Styles palette
Using the Graphic Styles palette menu
Changing the palette display
Changing the order of graphic styles
Using graphic style libraries
To import a graphic style from a graphic style library to a document
To create a graphic style library
Applying graphic styles
To apply a graphic style from the Graphic Styles palette to an object
To copy a graphic style from one object to another
Creating and modifying graphic styles
To create a new graphic style
To create a new graphic style based upon two or more graphic styles
To replace graphic style attributes
To duplicate a graphic style
To rename a graphic style
Unlinking graphic styles
To break the link between a graphic style and a selection
Deleting graphic styles
To delete a graphic style
Advanced Drawing
Using brushes
About brush types
Using the Brushes palette
Displaying the Brushes palette
Using the palette menu
Selecting brushes
Showing and hiding brushes
Changing the view of brushes
Changing the order of brushes
Deleting brushes
Using brush libraries
Displaying brush libraries
Adding preset brushes to the Brushes palette
Creating new brush libraries
Drawing brushed paths with the Paintbrush tool
To draw a path with the Paintbrush tool
To modify a brushed path with the Paintbrush tool
To set preferences for the Paintbrush tool
Applying brushes to existing paths
To apply a brush to an existing path
Replacing brushes on paths
To replaces brush strokes with a different brush
Removing brushes from paths
To remove a brush from a path
Converting brush strokes to outlines
To expand a brushed path
Creating and editing brushes
Creating a calligraphic brush
To create a calligraphic brush
Creating a scatter brush
To create a scatter brush
Creating an art brush
To create an art brush
Creating a pattern brush
To create a pattern brush using pattern swatches
To create a pattern brush using artwork from an illustration
Choosing a colorization method
To choose a colorization method
To change the key color
Duplicating brushes
To duplicate brushes
Modifying existing brushes
To modify an existing brush
To change options of a selected path without changing the brush attributes for all objects
To modify scatter, art, and pattern brushes by dragging into your artwork
Drawing with symbols
Using symbol libraries
Displaying symbol libraries
Adding preset symbols to the Symbols palette
Creating new symbol libraries
Using the Symbols palette
Displaying the Symbols palette
Using the palette menu
Selecting symbols
Changing the view of symbols
Changing the order of symbols
Creating symbols
To create a symbol
To duplicate a symbol in the Symbols palette
To rename a symbol
Placing symbol instances
To place an individual symbol instance
To duplicate a symbol instance
Deleting symbols and symbol instances
To delete a symbol in the Symbols palette
To select all instances of a symbol in the document
To select all unused symbols in the Symbols palette
Modifying symbol instances
To expand symbol instances
To associate a new symbol with an instance
Redefining symbols
To modify and redefine a symbol
Using the symbolism tools
About symbol sets
Setting options for symbolism tools
To set options for symbolism tools
Using the Symbol Sprayer tool
To create a symbol instance set
To add symbol instances to an existing set
To delete symbol instances from a set
To expand a symbol set into individual symbol instances
To set options for the Symbol Sprayer tool
Using the Symbol Shifter tool
To move or shift symbol instances
To change the stacking order of symbol instances within the brush’s diameter
Using the Symbol Scruncher tool
To scrunch symbols
To set options for the Symbol Scruncher tool
Using the Symbol Sizer tool
To change the size of symbol instances
To set options for the Symbol Sizer tool
Using the Symbol Spinner tool
To rotate symbol instances
To set options for the Symbol Spinner tool
Using the Symbol Stainer tool
To stain symbol instances
To set options for the Symbol Stainer tool
Using the Symbol Screener tool
To adjust transparency
To set options for the Symbol Screener tool
Using the Symbol Styler tool
To apply a graphic style to a symbol
To set options for the Symbol Styler tool
Drawing flares
To create a flare using default settings
To draw a flare
To create a flare using the Flare Tool Options dialog box
To edit a flare
Working with Bitmap Images
About working with bitmap images
Changing vector graphics into bitmap images
To rasterize a vector object
Colorizing 1-bit bitmap objects
To colorize a 1-bit image object
Changing the appearance of bitmap images with filters and effects
Using the Object Mosaic filter
To create a tiled effect on a copy of a bitmap image
Adding Type to Artwork
Updating text created in previous versions of Illustrator
To update all text in a document
To update legacy text in a specific object
To specify if you want Illustrator to append the names of files containing updated text
Creating type
Entering type at a point
To enter type at a point
Entering type in an area
To enter type in an area
Entering type along a path
To enter type along a path
Deleting empty type paths from artwork
To delete an empty type path from your artwork
Importing and exporting text
Importing text files
Microsoft Word 97, 98, 2000, and 2002
RTF (Rich Text Format)
plain text (ASCII) with ANSI, Unicode, Shift JIS, GB2312, Chinese Big 5, and Cyrillic encoding
To import text into a new Illustrator file
To import text into an existing Illustrator file
Exporting text files
To export text
Working with blocks of type
Resizing a type area
To resize a type area
Adjusting the margin around text
To change the inset spacing
Positioning the first line of text in an object
To change the first baseline offset
Creating rows and columns of text
To create rows and columns
Fitting type in a column
To fit headline type across a specified area
Threading text between objects
To thread text between objects using in and out ports
To thread text between objects using a command
To display text threads
Unthreading text from objects
To break the thread between two objects
To release an object from a text thread
To remove all threads but leave the type in place
Wrapping text around objects
To wrap text around an object
To reset wrap options for an existing wrap object
To unwrap text from an object
Greeking type below a specified font size
To set the greek type limit
Adjusting the position of type on a path
Moving type along or across a path
To move type along a path
To flip the direction of the type along a path
Applying path type effects
To apply a path type effect
Rainbow
Skew
3D Ribbon
Stair Step
Gravity
Adjusting the vertical alignment of type on a path
To control vertical alignment of type on a path
Adjusting the spacing of type around sharp curves
To adjust character spacing around sharp turns and acute angles
Editing text
Inserting the cursor in text
To insert the cursor in text
Showing hidden characters
To show or hide hidden characters
Inserting glyphs
To insert a glyph from a specified font
To replace a character with an alternate glyph
To highlight alternate glyphs in the text
Specifying quotes
To specify the kinds of quotation marks to be used
Checking for spelling errors
To check the spelling in a document
To edit the spelling dictionary
Finding and replacing text
To find and replace text
To select a text string using a command
Changing capitalization
To change the capitalization text
Using smart punctuation
To replace standard keyboard characters with publishing characters
Modifying letterforms as graphic objects
To convert type to path outlines
Transforming type
Rasterizing and anti-aliasing type
To set anti-aliasing options for type objects
Formatting Type
Selecting type
Selecting characters
To select characters
Selecting type objects
To select type objects
To set the Type Object Selection by Path Only preference
Selecting type paths
To select a type path
Changing the color and appearance of type
To change the appearance of type
Formatting characters
Using the Character palette
Displaying the Character palette
Using the palette menu
Using the palette menu
Showing and hiding palette options
Editing values
Restoring the default character settings
Selecting a font
To select a font family or style
To change the number of fonts in the Recent Fonts submenu
Previewing fonts
OpenType
Type 1
True Type
Multiple Master
Composite
To change the preview of fonts
Finding and changing fonts
To find and replace fonts
Choosing a type size
To specify type size
Changing the type units
To change type units
Changing leading
To specify leading
To change the default auto-leading percentage
About kerning and tracking
Adjusting kerning and tracking
To use a font’s built-in kerning information for selected text
To automatically adjust the spacing between selected characters based on their shapes
To adjust kerning manually
To turn off kerning for selected text
To adjust tracking
Scaling type
To adjust vertical or horizontal scaling of selected text
Applying baseline shift
To apply baseline shift
Adjusting keyboard increments
To change keyboard increments
Rotating type
To change the orientation of characters using the Character palette
To change the orientation of a type object
Applying all caps or small caps
To change the case of selected text
To specify the size for synthesized small caps
Making characters superscript or subscript
To make selected type superscript or subscript
To specify point size and shift increment for subscripts and superscripts
Using fractional character widths
To turn fractional character widths on or off
Viewing text using the operating system layout
To turn system layout on or off
Assigning a language
To apply a language to all text in a document
To assign a language to specific text
Handling missing fonts
To make missing fonts available in Illustrator
To highlight substituted fonts in your document
Applying OpenType features to characters
Using the OpenType palette
Displaying the OpenType palette
Using the palette menu
Restoring the default paragraph settings
Choosing a style for numbers
To choose a style for numbers
Using superior and inferior special characters
To use superior or inferior characters
Using ligatures and contextual alternates
To use ligatures and contextual alternates
Using swashes, titling alternates, and stylistic alternates
To use swashes, titling alternates, or stylistic alternates
Formatting ordinal numbers
To format ordinals
Formatting fractions
To format fractions
Formatting paragraphs
Using the Paragraph palette
Displaying the Paragraph palette
Using the palette menu
Showing and hiding palette options
Editing values
Restoring the default paragraph settings
Aligning and justifying paragraphs
To specify alignment for paragraph type
To specify justification for paragraph type
Indenting paragraphs
To specify paragraph indentation
Changing space above or below paragraphs
To adjust space above or below a paragraph
Specifying hanging punctuation
To specify hanging punctuation for a paragraph
To specify optical margin alignment for a type object
Copying type attributes
To copy type attributes using the Eyedropper tool
To copy type attributes using the Paint Bucket tool
To customize copy settings
Controlling hyphenation and justification
Adjusting hyphenation
To turn automatic hyphenation on or off
To set automatic hyphenation options
To chose a default hyphenation dictionary
To customize the hyphenation dictionary
Preventing unwanted word breaks
To prevent characters from breaking
Adjusting word and letter spacing
To set spacing options
Working with composition
About composition methods
Every-line Composer
Single-line Composer
Choosing a composition method
To choose a composition method for selected paragraphs
Working with tabs
Using the Tabs palette
Displaying the Tabs palette
Aligning the Tabs palette ruler with text
Resizing the Tabs palette ruler
Snapping tab stops to the ruler
Setting tab stops
To set tab stops
To repeat a tab stop
To move a tab stop
To remove tab stops
To change a tab stop from one alignment to another
To specify a character for a decimal tab
Adding tab leaders
To add a tab leader to a tab
Setting indents using the Tabs palette
To set an indent using the Tabs palette
Using character and paragraph styles
Using the Character Styles and Paragraph Styles palettes
Displaying the Character Styles palette
Displaying the Paragraph Styles palette
Changing the display size of palette items
Creating character and paragraph styles
To create a new character or paragraph style
To create a copy of a character or paragraph style
Applying character and paragraph styles
To apply a character style
To apply a paragraph style
Editing character and paragraph styles
To edit a character or paragraph style
Removing style overrides
To clear overrides
To redefine a style
Deleting character and paragraph styles
To delete a character or paragraph style
To delete all unused styles
Loading character and paragraph styles
To load styles from another Illustrator document
Working with Chinese, Japanese, and Korean type
Displaying Asian type options
To display Asian type options
To display CJK font names in English
To change units for Asian type options
Using Asian OpenType fonts
To select Asian OpenType font attributes
Proportional Metrics
H or V style
Roman Italics
Working with Asian glyphs
To replace characters with a different glyph form
To revert an alternate glyph to its default form
Creating composite fonts
To create a composite font
To customize characters in a composite font
To delete a composite font
To export a composite font
Adjusting character spacing with aki
To add aki before or after a character
Compressing character spacing with tsume
To compress the aki between characters
Using tate-chu-yoko
To apply tate-chu-yoko
To cancel tate-chu-yoko
To change the offset values for tate-chu-yoko
Using warichu
To turn on Warichu
To turn off Warichu
To change Warichu options
Aligning different character sizes in the same line
To align text characters
Specifying how leading is measured in Asian type
To specify how leading is measured
Working with Japanese composition
Choosing a mojikumi set
To select a mojikumi set for a paragraph
Editing mojikumi settings
To create a new mojikumi set
To export a mojikumi set
To import a mojikumi set
To delete a mojikumi set
Using kinsoku
To select kinsoku settings for a paragraph
To create a new kinsoku set
To export a kinsoku set
To import a kinsoku set
To delete a kinsoku set
To set bunri-kinshi on and off
To specify whether to push in or push out kinsoku text
Using burasagari
To choose a burasagari option
Working with repeated characters
To use repeated character processing
Rotating half-width characters in vertical text
To rotate roman characters in vertical text
Creating Web Graphics
Designing graphics for the Web
Working in pixel preview mode
To view artwork in pixel preview mode
To enable or disable snapping in pixel preview mode
Dividing artwork into slices
Creating slices
To create a slice
Setting slice options
To choose a slice type
To set options for Image content slices
To set options for No Image content slices
To set options for HTML Text content slices
Viewing slices
To set slice preferences
To show or hide slices
Selecting slices
To select a slice
Positioning and resizing slices
To resize all slices to the artboard boundaries
To move or resize a slice
To align or distribute slices
To change the stacking order of slices
To lock all slices
Dividing, duplicating, and combining slices
To divide a slice
To duplicate a slice
To combine slices
Removing slices
To delete a slice
To delete all slices
To release a slice
Creating image maps
To create an image map
To increase the number of visible entries in the URL menu
Creating Web graphics with SVG
About SVG
Working with SVG
Layers
Transparency
Raster effects and mesh objects
Paths
Web links
Scripts
Using SVG effects
To apply an SVG effect
To import SVG filter definitions into a document
To delete an SVG filter
To modify Illustrator’s default SVG filters
Adding SVG interactivity to artwork
Displaying the SVG Interactivity palette
Using the palette menu
To add a JavaScript event to an object
To delete a JavaScript event from the SVG Interactivity palette
To list, add, or remove JavaScript events linked to the file
Creating Web graphics with SWF
Optimizing images
Using the Save for Web dialog box
Displaying the Save for Web dialog box
Previewing images
Selecting a view
Viewing annotations
Working with slices during optimization
To show or hide slices in the Save for Web dialog box
To select slices in the Save for Web dialog box
To view slice options in the Save for Web dialog box
To link slices
To unlink slices
Applying optimization settings
To apply optimization settings
To apply optimization settings based on file size
To repopulate optimization settings
Optimization options for GIF and PNG-8 formats
Lossy (GIF only)
Color Reduction Method and Colors
Dithering Method and Dither
Transparency and Matte
Interlace
Web Snap
Optimization options for JPEG format
Quality
Optimized
Progressive
Blur
ICC Profile
Matte
Optimization options for PNG-24 format
Optimization options for SWF format
Read Only
Export As
Curve Quality
Frame Rate
Loop
Preserve Appearance
Preserve Editability Where Possible
Optimization options for SVG format
Compressed
Font Subsetting
Decimals
Image Location
CSS Properties
Encoding
Saving and resetting optimization settings
To save the current optimization setting
To reset optimization settings to the last saved version
To save a named set of optimization settings
To edit a named set of optimization settings
To delete optimization settings
Resizing Web images
To change the pixel dimensions of images
Exporting layers as CSS layers
To set options for exporting CSS layers
Optimizing colors in GIF and PNG-8 images
Generating a color table
Perceptual
Selective
Adaptive
Web
Custom
Using the Color Table palette
Using the Color Table palette menu
Sorting the colors
Adding new colors
Selecting colors
Editing colors
Shifting to Web-safe colors
Deleting colors
Locking and unlocking colors
Saving color tables
Loading color tables
Saving optimized images
To save an optimized image
Setting output options
Using the Output Settings dialog box
Displaying the Output Settings dialog box
Saving output settings
Switching to a different set of options
Loading output settings
Setting HTML output settings
Tags Case
Attribute Case
Indent
Line Endings
Include Comments
Always Quote Attributes
Always Add Alt Attribute
Close All Tags
Include Zero Margins on Body Tag
Included GoLive Interoperability Code
Setting Slices output settings
Generate Table
Empty Cells
TD W&H
Spacer Cells
Generate CSS
Referenced
Default Slice Naming
Setting options for Image Maps
Type
Placement
Setting background options
View Document As
Background Image
BG Color
Setting file saving options
File Naming
Filename Compatibility
Put Images In Folder
Copy Background Image When Saving
Include Copyright
Include XMP
Saving and Exporting Artwork
About saving artwork
Saving artwork in Illustrator format
To save artwork in Illustrator format
Subset embedded fonts when percent of characters used is less than
Create PDF Compatible File
Include Linked Files
Use Compression
Embed ICC Profiles
To export artwork to a legacy Illustrator format
Subset embedded fonts when percent of characters used is less than
Include Linked Files
Create PDF Compatible File
Use Compression
Embed ICC Profiles
Transparency options
Saving artwork in Adobe PDF
Using PDF presets
To save artwork in Adobe PDF using a preset
Customizing PDF options
To customize PDF options
To reset options to the default
Specifying file compatibility and other general PDF options
Compatibility
Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities
Embed Page Thumbnails
Optimize for Fast Web View
View PDF after Saving
Create Acrobat Layers from Top-Level Layers
Applying compression and downsampling in PDF files
Downsampling
Compression
Image Quality
Tile Size
Compress Text and Line Art
Specifying the bleed area and printers marks in PDF files
All Printer’s Marks
Printer Mark Type
Trim Marks
Trim Mark Weight
Registration Marks
Offset
Color Bars
Page Information
Bleed Top, Bottom, Left, Right
Managing colors, fonts, and flattening in PDF files
Embed ICC Profiles
Subset embedded fonts when percent of characters used is less than
Overprint
Preset
Adding security to PDF files
Encryption Level
Require a password to open the document
Document Open Password
Use a password to restrict editing Security and Permissions settings
Permissions Password
Printing Allowed
Changes Allowed
Enable copying of text, images, and other content
Enable text access of screen reader devices for the visually impaired
Enable plaintext metadata
Enable copying of text, images, and other content and access for the visually impaired
Creating, editing, and sharing PDF presets
To create a new PDF preset
To edit an existing PDF preset
To delete a PDF preset
To save PDF presets to a .pdfs file
To load PDF presets from a PDFS file
Saving artwork in EPS format
To save artwork in EPS format
Format
Overprints
Preset
Embed Fonts (for other applications)
Include Linked Files
Include Document Thumbnails
Include CMYK PostScript in RGB Files
Compatible Gradient and Gradient Mesh Printing
Adobe PostScript
To export artwork to a legacy Illustrator EPS format
Format
Preserve Paths
Preserve Appearance and Overprints
Embed Fonts (for other applications)
Include Linked Files
Include Document Thumbnails
Include CMYK PostScript in RGB Files
Adobe PostScript
Saving artwork in a SVG format
To save artwork in a SVG format
CSS Properties
Decimal Places
Encoding
Optimize for Adobe SVG Viewer
Include Extended Syntax for Variable Data
Include Slicing Data
Saving artwork for Microsoft Office
To save artwork to a Microsoft Office compatible format
Exporting artwork
To export artwork in a non-native format
AutoCAD Drawing (DWG) and AutoCAD Interchange File (DXF) formats
Bitmap (BMP) format
Color Model
Resolution
Anti-Alias
File Format
Depth
Compress (RLE)
Enhanced Metafile (EMF) format
Graphics Interchange (GIF) format
JPEG (JPG) format
Quality
Color Model
Method and Scans
Depth
Anti-Alias
Imagemap
Embed ICC Profiles
Macintosh PICT (PIC) format
Macromedia Flash format (SWF)
Export As
Frame Rate
Looping
Generate HTML
Read Only
Clip to Artboard Size
Curve Quality
Image Format
JPEG Quality
Method
Resolution
Photoshop format (PSD)
Color Model
Resolution
Export As
Flat Image
Write Layers
Preserve Text Editability
Maximum Editability
Anti-Alias
Embed ICC Profiles
Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format
Resolution
Color
Anti-Alias
Interlaced
Targa (TGA) format
Color Model
Anti-Alias
Tagged-Image File (TIFF) format
Color Model
Resolution
Anti-Alias
LZW Compression
Byte Order
Embed ICC Profiles
Windows Metafile (WMF) format
Getting information about docu
Using the Document Info palette
To use the Document Info palette
Adding metadata to documents
To add metadata to a document
To save metadata as a template
To save metadata to an XMP file
To import metadata into a document
To delete a metadata template
To show the location of metadata templates
Printing Artwork
About printing
Types of printing
Types of images
Halftoning
Color separation
Getting detail
Transparency and flattening
Using the Print dialog box
To use the Print dialog box
General
Setup
Marks & Bleed
Output
Graphics
Color Management
Advanced
Summary
Setting general options
Specifying the number of pages and copies
Pages
Copies
Collate
Reverse Order
Specifying the media size and orientation
Size
Width
Height
The Portrait Up button
The Landscape Left button
The Portrait Down button
The Landscape Right button
Transverse
Specifying which layers to print
Print Layers
Scaling a document
Do Not Scale
Fit To Page
Custom Scale
Constrain proportions button
Width
Height
Setting setup options
Crop Artwork To
Placement
Origin X
Origin Y
Tiling
To define a crop area
Setting marks and bleed options
All Printer’s Marks
Trim Marks
Registration Marks
Color Bars
Page Information
Printer Mark Type
Trim Mark Weight
Offset
Top, Bottom, Left, and Right
The link icon
Setting output (separation) options
Specifying the mode
Mode
Specifying the emulsion
Emulsion
Specifying the image type
Image
Specifying the printer resolution (the halftone screen ruling)
Printer Resolution
Specifying custom printer resolutions (halftone screen ruling)
To specify a custom halftone screen ruling
Overprinting black in the separation
Overprint Black
Separating all spot colors as process colors
Convert All Spot Colors To Process
Separating individual spot colors as process colors, or not printing them
To separate individual spot colors as process colors or disable printing for them
Specifying which colors to create separations for
To specify whether to create a separation for a color
Returning output (separation) options to the defaults
Reset to Defaults
Setting graphics options
Approximating curved paths
Flatness
Setting font options for printing
(Fonts) Download
Setting PostScript information options for printing
PostScript(R)
Data Format
Printing gradients and gradient mesh objects
Compatible Gradient And Gradient Mesh Printing
Setting color management printing options
Profile
Intent
Setting advanced printing (transparency and flattening) options
Specifying bitmap and overprint options
Print As Bitmap
Overprints
About flattening transparent artwork
Controlling flattening using transparency flattener presets
To choose a transparency flattening preset in the Print dialog box
To specify transparency flattening settings with the Print dialog box
To create flattening settings with the Edit menu
To export a custom transparency flattener preset
To import a transparency flattener preset
To rename or delete a custom transparency flattener preset
To create flattening settings from the Flattener Preview palette
To create flattening settings for an individual object
Transparency flattener options
Name
Raster/Vector balance
Line Art and Text Resolution
Gradient and Mesh Resolution
Convert All Text to Outlines
Convert All Strokes to Outlines
Clip Complex Regions
Select Preserve Alpha Transparency (Flatten Transparency dialog box only)
Select Preserve Spot Colors and Overprints (Flatten Transparency dialog box only)
Using the Flattener Preview palette
Displaying the Flattener Preview palette
Using the palette menu
Showing and hiding options
Choosing a preview mode
Choosing overprint options to preview
Choosing a transparency flattening preset for the preview
Adjusting transparency flattening settings
Refreshing the preview
Choosing areas to highlight
Magnifying the preview
Viewing a summary of the print settings
Options
Warnings
Save Summary
Using print presets
To create and save a print preset
To print using a print preset
To edit an existing print preset
To rename or delete a print preset
To export a print preset
To import an existing print preset
Setting the crop area
To specify the crop area in the artwork
To edit the crop area
To eliminate the crop area
To specify Japanese crop marks
Setting crop marks
To create crop marks around an object
Printing gradients, mesh objects, and color blends
Ensuring your resolution/line screen produces 256 grays
Calculating maximum blend length based on color change
To determine the maximum blend length based on the color change
Printing mesh objects
Splitting paths to print large, complex shapes
To split a stroked path
To split a compound path
To split a mask
To rejoin a split path
Selecting PostScript Printer Description files
To select a PPD
Annotating objects
To annotate an object
Producing Color Separations
Two common separation workflows
About separations
Outputting to CMYK
Outputting spot colors
Types of colors you can use, and how they are separated
Printing gradients as separations
Converting to registration colors
To output registration color
Separating artwork
Step 1: Calibrate your monitor and check colors in your artwork
Step 2: Select overprint options for overlapping colors
To set overprinting on objects
To set or remove overprinting from black lines
Step 3: Create a trap to compensate for misregistration on press
About traps
Trapping with tints
Trapping type
Using the Trap command
To create a trap using the Trap command
Trapping by overprinting
To create a spread or choke by overprinting
To trap a line
To trap a portion of an object
Step 4: Define the print area
To define the print area
Step 5: Set separation options
To specify separation options
Step 6: Save print settings and print
To print the separations you selected
To save the separations you selected as a PostScript file
Automating Tasks
About automating tasks
Using actions
Using the Actions palette
Displaying the Actions palette
Using the palette menu
Expanding and collapsing sets and commands
Changing the display of actions
Creating actions
To create a new action
Recording paths
To record a path
Selecting an object during an action
To name an object for use during an action
To select an object during an action
Inserting nonrecordable commands
To insert a menu item in an action
Inserting stops
To insert a stop
Setting modal controls and excluding commands
To set a modal co
To exclude or include a command
Playing actions
To play an action or set on a single file
To play a single command in an action
Slowing actions during playback
To specify how fast actions should play
Editing actions
To move an action to a different set
To rearrange commands within an action
To record additional commands
To record an action again
To record a single command again
To change action options
To duplicate a set, action, or command
To delete a set, action, or command
To delete all actions
To reset actions to the default set
Organizing sets of actions
To create a new set for actions
To rename a set of actions
To save a set of actions
To replace all actions in the Actions palette with a new set of actions
To load a set of actions
Batch-processing files
To batch process files
Using scripts
To execute a script
To install a script
Working with data-driven graphics
About data-driven graphics
Using the Variables palette
Displaying the Variables palette
Using the Variables palette menu
Selecting a variable
Displaying variable options
Sorting rows in the Variables palette
About variables
Use the Text String variable to make text dynamic
Use the Linked File variable to make a linked image dynamic
Use the Graph Data variable to make graph data dynamic
Use the Visibility variable to make an object’s visibility dynamic
Creating unbound variables
To create an unbound variable
Binding variables to object attributes
To make the visibility of objects dynamic
To make an object’s content dynamic
To unbind a variable
Editing variables
To edit variable options
To lock and unlock variables
Deleting variables
To delete a variable
Editing dynamic objects
To edit a dynamic object
To select all dynamic objects
Identifying dynamic objects using XML IDs
To identify dynamic objects using XML IDs
Using data sets
To create a new data set
To select a data set
To update a data set
To rename a data set
To delete a data set
Loading and saving variable libraries
To import variables into Illustrator from an XML file
To export variables from Illustrator to an XML file
Saving templates for data-driven graphics
To save a template for use with other Adobe products
Creating Graphs
About creating graphs
Step 1: Choose a graph type
Step 2: Draw with a graph tool
Step 3: Enter graph data
Step 4: Set formatting options
Step 5: Customize the graph
Choosing a graph type
Column
Stacked column
Bar
Stacked bar
Line
Area
Scatter
Pie
Radar
Drawing with the graph tools
To use a graph tool
Using the Graph Data window
Displaying the Graph Data window
Manually entering data into cells
Importing data into cells
Editing data in cells
Transposing data in cells
Switching the x and y axes of scatter graphs
Adjusting the width of columns
Adjusting decimal precision in cells
Regenerating the graph
Reverting the graph data
Minimizing the Graph Data window
Closing the Graph Data window
About organizing graph data
Setting up labels
Organizing data for column, stacked column, bar, stacked bar, line, area, and radar graphs
Organizing data for scatter graphs
Organizing data for pie graphs
Formatting graphs
Changing the graph type
To change the graph type
Changing the position of the value axis
To specify the axis position
Assigning different scales to the value axes
To change the scale of a value axis
Adding drop shadows to graphs
To add drop shadows to a graph
Changing the position of the graph legend
To display the legend at the top of a graph
Changing how columns, bars, and lines overlap
To change how columns, bars, and lines overlap
Setting options for column, stacked column, bar, and stacked bar graphs
To adjust the spacing of columns, bars, and clusters
Setting options for line, scatter, and radar graphs
Setting options for pie graphs
To set options for pie graphs
Changing the appearance of tick marks and labels on a graph’s axes
To set options for tick marks and labels
Combining different graph types
To combine different graph types
Customizing graphs
Selecting parts of a graph
To select an entire data set in a graph
To deselect part of a selected group
Formatting type in a graph
To format the type in a graph
About graph designs
Importing graph designs
To import graph designs
Creating graph designs
To create a graph design
To create a sliding graph design
To display column totals with the graph design
To create a marker design
Applying graph designs
To use a graph design in a column or bar graph
To use a marker design in a line or scatter graph
Reusing a graph design
To paste an existing graph design into your artwork
Keyboard Shortcuts
Keys for selecting tools
Keys for viewing artwork
Keys for selecting and moving objects
Keys for editing paths
Keys for painting objects
Keys for transforming objects
Keys for navigating through and selecting text
Keys for formatting type
Keys for using palettes
Keys for using the Actions palette
Keys for using the Brushes palette
Keys for using the Character and Paragraph palettes
Keys for using the Color palette
Keys for using the Gradient palette
Keys for using the Layers palette
Keys for using the Swatches palette
Keys for using the Transform palette
Keys for using the Transparency palette
Function keys
Legal Notices
Copyright
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