Adobe Illustrator Tips

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Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) is dedicated to supporting our maker community in their creative process by providing shared space, shared tools, materials and a knowledge base to turn their ideas into reality.

Adobe Illustrator is a commercial vector graphics software package for Windows and Macintosh (but not Linux).

Adobe Illustrator is a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud software suite.

Pikes Peak Makerspace has a license for the complete Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, and it is installed on our Design Workstations 1 and 2

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Classes and Training


Pikes Peak Makerspace announces its Upcoming events, including classes, on Meetup

Training -- PPM Trainer(s) needed

Illustrator Get Started course -- Adobe
Illustrator 2022 MasterClass -- Udemy class ($20) recommended by Mathew P.
Illustrator Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet


- Share your artwork with others using the Package command.
- Create efficient Illustrator files | Improve print performance
- If large format printer reports "Print Head Path Error 2" on a PPM Large Format Printer,
check the Illustrator file to see if it has elements that need to be trimmed to fit within the artboard.

For Additional Help

Use the PPM Slack channels #computers or #general

See Also

Links to other PPM Wiki pages (internal links):

Inkscape Tips
Adobe Photoshop Tips
Adobe InDesign Tips

Curated Links

Links to other sites (external links):

Essential techniques for beginners
35 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials to Master Vector Design
How to Open AI Files Without Illustrator

Other Fun Stuff

Inside the Publishing Revolution: The Adobe Story
Adobe Fandom Wiki

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