Adobe Illustrator Tips

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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 2 and 3

Adobe Illustrator application icon
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Pikes Peak Makerspace announces its Upcoming events, including classes, on Meetup

Training -- PPM Trainer(s) needed

Links to other sites (external links):

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


- View Shortcuts:
Ctrl + = Cmd + = Zoom in
Ctrl + - Cmd + - Zoom out
Ctrl + 0 Cmd + 0 Fit to window
Ctrl + 1 Cmd + 1 View actual size
- Use actions to automate tasks in Illustrator - Adobe Support
- Share your artwork with others using the Package command.
- Create efficient Illustrator files | Improve print performance

For Additional Help

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See Also

Links to other PPM Wiki pages (internal links):

Inkscape Tips
Adobe Photoshop Tips
Adobe InDesign Tips
Canva Tips

Curated Links

Links to other sites (external links):

Avery Templates
35 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials to Master Vector Design
How to Open AI Files Without Illustrator
Product Home Page

Other Fun Stuff

John Warnock: Bezier Tutorial-- (1987)

Links to other sites (external links):

Visionaries who shaped modern graphic design -- paperback book
Inside the Publishing Revolution: The Adobe Story
Adobe Fandom Wiki

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