Adobe Illustrator CC by Brian Wood – PDF Drive
Working with groups 5. Exploring object arrangement Creating a new document 3. Working with basic shapes 4. Working with the Shaper tool 5. Using Image Trace 6. Working with drawing modes Editing paths and shapes 3. Combining shapes 4.
Using the Width tool Working with artboards 3. Working with rulers and guides 4. Transforming content An intro to drawing with the Pen tool 3.
Creating artwork with the Pen tool 4. Editing paths and points 5. Working with the Curvature tool 6. Adding arrowheads to paths 8. Working with the Pencil tool 9. Joining with the Join tool Exploring color modes 3. Working with color 4. Working with Live Paint Adding type to the poster 3. Formatting type 4. Resizing and reshaping type objects 5. Creating and applying text styles 6. Wrapping text 7. Warping text 8. Working with type on a path 9. Creating text outlines Creating layers and sublayers 3.
Editing layers and objects 4. Creating a clipping mask Working with gradients 3. Working with blended objects 4. Creating patterns Using Calligraphic brushes 4. Using Art brushes 5. Using Bristle brushes 6. Using Pattern brushes 7. Working with the Blob Brush tool Using the Appearance panel 3. Using live effects 4. Applying a Photoshop effect 5. Using graphic styles Working with symbols 3.
Working with Creative Cloud libraries Combining artwork 3. Placing image files 4. Masking images 5. Working with image links 6. Packaging a file 7. Creating a PDF Creating Pixel-Perfect Drawings 3. Exporting artboards and assets 4. Creating CSS from your design Index Contibutors 1.
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If you purchased an eBook from a different vendor or you bought a print book, you must register your purchase on peachpit. Enter the ISBN Restoring default preferences The preferences file controls how command settings appear on your screen when you open the Adobe Illustrator program.
Each time you quit Adobe Illustrator, the position of the panels and certain command settings are recorded in different preference files. If you want to restore the tools and settings to their original default settings, you can delete the current Adobe Illustrator Prefs file.
You must restore the default preferences for Illustrator before you begin each lesson. This ensures that the tools function and the defaults are set exactly as described in this book. When you have finished the book, you can restore your saved settings, if you like. Note If finding the preferences file proves difficult, please contact brian brianwoodtraining. To delete or save the current Illustrator preferences file The preferences file is created after you quit the program the first time and is updated thereafter.
Exit Adobe Illustrator CC. You will most likely need to enable Windows to show hidden files and folders. For instructions, refer to your Windows documentation. To access this folder, in the Finder press the Option key, and choose Library from the Go menu in the Finder. The preferences file is created after you quit the program the first time and is updated thereafter. Tip To quickly locate and delete the Adobe Illustrator preferences file each time you begin a new lesson, create a shortcut Windows or an alias macOS to the Adobe Illustrator 23 Settings folder.
Copy the file and save it to another folder on your hard disk if you want to restore those preferences or delete it. Start Adobe Illustrator CC. Delete the current preferences file. Find the original preferences file that you saved and move it to the Adobe Illustrator 23 or other version number Settings folder. Note You can move the original preferences file rather than renaming it.
Only the commands and options used in the lessons are explained in this book. Adobe Forums: forums. Adobe Create Magazine: create. Resources for educators: www.
Find solutions for education at all levels, including free curricula that can be used to prepare for the Adobe Certified Associate exams. Adobe Illustrator CC product home page: See www. Global edit Global edit is a quick and easy way to select and edit all similar objects based on appearance and size. It minimizes the likelihood of making manual errors and saves time as well. Freeform gradients Freeform gradients let you apply a graduated blend of colors, creating blends that appear smooth and natural.
You can add, move, and change the color of color stops to seamlessly apply gradients to your objects. With a freeform gradient fill, you can create a smooth color gradation across objects quickly and easily.
New Tools panel The new Tools panel that appears in the Essentials workspace now has an optimized tool set. You can add, remove, and group tools to suit your individual working style. Enhanced visual font browsing The Fonts panel now includes various new options to provide an enriched experience while working with fonts.
Enhanced linear and radial gradients Linear and radial gradients now have an improved user interface to provide you with an enriched experience when applying and editing gradients.
New screen modes. Presentation Mode only displays the content on the active artboard, hiding the application menu, panels, guides, and frame edges and darkening the background to mimic an actual presentation. Trim View mode trims the view to the boundaries of the artboard.
In this mode grids, guides, and artwork extending beyond the edge of the artboard are hidden. View artwork as outlines in the GPU Preview mode. Improved stock image user experience. The Adobe Stock dialog box that appears when you license an Adobe Stock image now includes an improved user interface. This list touches on just a few of the new and enhanced features of Illustrator CC release. Adobe is committed to providing the best tools possible for your publishing needs.
We hope you enjoy working with Illustrator CC release as much as we do. This lesson will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Please log in to your account on peachpit. To ensure that the tools and panels function exactly as described in this lesson, delete or deactivate by renaming the Adobe Illustrator CC preferences file.
Note If you have not already downloaded the project files for this lesson to your computer from your Account page, make sure to do so now. Creating a new document In Illustrator, you can start a new document using a series of preset options, depending on your needs. In this case, you will print the artwork you create as a postcard, so you will choose a preset from the Print category to start.
In the New Document dialog box, select the Print category along the top of the dialog box. Make sure the Letter document preset is selected. Click Create, and a new, blank document opens. In the Save As dialog box, leave the name as BoutiqueArt. In the Illustrator Options dialog box that appears, leave the Illustrator options at their default settings and then click OK.
Select the Rectangle tool in the Tools panel on the left. Move the pointer into the upper- left part of the artboard see the red X in the figure. Press and drag down and to the right. When the gray measurement label next to the pointer shows a width of approximately 10 inches and a height of 7 inches, release the mouse button. The shape will be selected. Note You can also create shapes by clicking the artboard with a shape tool and specifying shape properties before they are created.
A checkmark next to the Smart Guides menu item means they are on. With the rectangle still selected, drag the bottom-middle point on the rectangle down until you see a height of approximately 8 inches in the gray measurement label next to the pointer. Move the pointer over the blue circle in the center of the rectangle.
When the pointer changes , drag it into the approximate center of the artboard. With the rectangle still selected, drag the upper-right corner widget toward the center of the rectangle. When the gray measurement label shows a value of approximately 0. A lot of the different types of shapes in Illustrator have widgets, like the corner widgets, for editing properties such as the number of sides on a polygon, adding pie angles to ellipses, and more.
Tip You can also round all of the corners independently. Applying and editing color Applying color to artwork is a common Illustrator task. Shapes you create can have a stroke border and can also be filled with a color.
You can apply and edit swatches, which are the colors that come with each document by default, and create your own colors. In the panel that opens, make sure that the Swatches option is selected at the top to show the default swatches saved colors. While you can use the default swatches, you can also create your own colors and save them as swatches to reuse them later. With the Swatches panel still showing, double-click the orange swatch you just applied to the shape to edit the color.
Select Preview to see the change to the rectangle. Click OK to save the change you made to the swatch. You can press the Escape key to do this. Press the Escape key to hide the Swatches panel.
Editing strokes A stroke is the outline border of artwork like shapes and paths. There are a lot of appearance properties you can change for a stroke, including width, color, dashes, and more. With the rectangle still selected, click the Stroke color box in the Properties panel. In the panel that appears, click the Color Mixer button at the top to create a custom color.
To save the color you just created so you can use it again easily, click the Swatches button at the top of the panel. Click the New Swatch button at the bottom of the panel to save it as a swatch. The blue color should now be showing in the Swatches panel as a saved swatch.
Working with layers Layers allow you to organize and more easily select artwork. Type Background, and press Return or Enter to change the layer name. Naming layers can be helpful when organizing content. Currently, the rectangle you created is on this layer. Click the Create New Layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel, to create a new, blank layer. Double-click the new layer name, Layer 2, and type Content. Press Return or Enter to change the layer name. By creating multiple layers in your artwork, you can control how overlapping objects are displayed.
In the document, artwork on the Content layer will be on top of the artwork on the Background layer since the Content layer is above the Background layer in the Layers panel. Click the eye icon to the left of the Background layer name to temporarily hide the rectangle on the background layer. Any new artwork will be added to the selected Content layer. Select the Type tool in the Tools panel on the left, and click in a blank area toward the bottom of the artboard.
Click the Properties panel tab in the upper-right corner of the application window to the right to show the panel. Click the Fill color box. In the panel that appears, make sure the Swatches button is selected at the top of the panel, and click to select the blue swatch you created in a previous step. Press the Escape key to hide the panel.
In the Character section of the Properties panel, select the font size, and type Press Return or Enter to accept the size change. Click the arrow to the right of the Font Family field in the Properties panel. In the menu that appears, click Find More to see a listing of Adobe fonts. Click the Activate button to the far right of the Montserrat Light font name to activate it. Click OK in the dialog box that appears to activate the font. Click Montserrat Light to apply it. Note It may take some time for the font to be activated.
With the text selected, in the Properties panel on the right, change the Tracking value by selecting the value in the field and typing Press Return or Enter to accept the change. Click More Options in the Character section to show more options.
Creating shapes using the Shape Builder tool The Shape Builder tool is an interactive tool for creating complex shapes by merging and erasing simpler shapes. Press and hold down on the Rectangle tool in the Tools panel on the left.
Select the Ellipse tool in the menu that appears. Above the text, drag to create an ellipse. See the figure for roughly how big to make it. Press the D key to apply the default color fill of white and a black stroke to the shape. Click the stroke color in the Properties panel, and click the Color Mixer button at the top of the panel to make a new color.
Press Return or Enter to hide the panel. Change the stroke weight in the Properties panel to 2. Press and hold on the Ellipse tool, and select the Rectangle tool.
Drag to create a small rectangle on top of the ellipse. See the first part of the following figure. To round the corners of the rectangle, drag any of the corner widgets toward the center of the shape. Select the Selection tool in the Tools panel on the left, and drag the ellipse so it is center aligned with the rounded rectangle. A temporary vertical magenta guide may appear when they are aligned.
The goal is to understand how to create and edit the shapes. They come in different shapes and sizes! Drag across both shapes to select them see the first part of the following figure. Select the Shape Builder tool in the Tools panel on the left. Move the pointer where you see the red X in the middle part of the following figure. Release the mouse button and then the key. Creating with the Curvature tool With the Curvature tool , you can draw and edit paths quickly and visually to create paths with smooth refined curves and straight lines.
Select the Curvature tool in the Tools panel. Move the pointer into a blank area, away from the top of the acorn you just created. Click and release to start drawing a shape see the first part of the following figure.
Move the pointer away see the second part of the figure. Click and release see the first part of the following figure to continue drawing a shape. Move the pointer away and notice the path curving in different ways as you move it. Every time you click, you are creating what is called an anchor point. The anchor points you add control the shape of the path. Move the pointer up and to the left, and when the path looks something like the figure, click and release to continue drawing the shape.
Move the pointer over where you first clicked. When the pointer shows a small circle next to it , click to close the path, creating a shape. Move the pointer over the point on the left, and when the pointer looks like this , double- click to make it a corner.
Do the same for the point on the right the first anchor point you created. Move the pointer over the point, and double-click to make it a corner as well. You now have all of the artwork you need to make the acorn. Transforming artwork In Illustrator, there are a number of ways to move, rotate, skew, scale, and more—in other words transforming artwork so you can get it just the way you want.
Select the Selection tool in the Tools panel on the left. Click the top of the acorn shape you created in a previous section. Select the Eraser tool in the Tools panel on the left. Drag across the bottom of the artwork in a U shape to erase part of it.
After releasing the mouse button, you will see the resulting shape. Drag across any remaining artwork below the acorn top to erase it see the figure at right. Select the Selection tool , and drag the top of the acorn onto the bottom of the acorn, centering them as best you can see the following acorn figure.
Click the Arrange button towards the bottom of the Properties panel to the right of the document and choose Bring To Front to bring the top of the acorn on top of the bottom. Press Option macOS or Alt Windows , and drag the right point on the box surrounding the shape to make it wider or narrower—whichever allows you to fit the top best.
When it looks good, release the mouse button and then the key. Note The figure shows making the top of the acorn a bit narrower. Drag across both acorn shapes to select them. Click the Fill color in the Properties panel on the right, and choose the None swatch to remove the white fill color. You can use the Shape Builder tool to fix that. Move the pointer where you see the red X in the following figure.
Drag across the top shapes to combine them. Make sure not to drag into the bottom shape. Working with symbols A symbol is reusable art stored in the Symbols panel. Symbols are useful because they can help you save time and can save on file size as well. You will now create a symbol from the acorn artwork. With the acorn shapes still selected, select the Selection tool. Click the New Symbol button at the bottom of the panel to save the selected artwork as a symbol. If a warning dialog box appears, click OK as well.
The artwork now appears as a saved symbol in the Symbols panel, and the acorn on the artboard you used to create the symbol is now a symbol instance. From the Symbols panel, drag the acorn symbol thumbnail onto the artboard twice. Note Your acorn symbol instances may be in different locations than those in the figure. Also, the figure shows dragging the third symbol onto the artboard. Click the X at the top of the Symbols panel group to close it.
With one of the acorns selected, move the pointer just off of a corner. When the rotate arrows appear, drag to rotate the acorn. Click to select one of the other acorns and rotate it in the opposite direction. Double-click the red path of one of the acorn instances on the artboard to enter Isolation mode. In the dialog box that appears, click OK. Tip You could have also clicked the Edit Symbol button in the Properties panel to the right of the document.
Click the stroke border of the bottom part of the acorn to select it. Click the Stroke color in the Properties panel, and click the Color Mixer button at the top of the panel to make a new color. After typing in the last value, press Return or Enter to make the change and also close the panel.
Note If Send To Back is dimmed, then you are already set. Double-click in a blank area of the Document window to exit the editing Isolation mode, and notice that the other acorns have changed as well.
Creating and editing gradients Gradients are color blends of two or more colors that you can apply to the fill or stroke of artwork. Click the Layers panel tab in the upper-right corner of the application window to show the panel. Click in the visibility column to the left of the Background layer name to show the rectangle on the Background layer.
With the Selection tool selected in the Tools panel to the left, click in the rectangle in the background to select it. Click the Properties panel tab in the upper-right corner of the application window to show the panel. In the Properties panel, click the Fill color box and make sure the Swatches option is selected.
Note A message may appear after selecting the gradient. You can click Okay to dismiss it. At the bottom of the panel, click the Gradient Options button to open the Gradient panel. An arrow is pointing to the button in the previous figure. You can drag the Gradient panel by the title bar at the top to move it around.
Click the Color button in the panel that appears. Click the panel menu icon , and choose CMYK. Press Return or Enter after typing in the last value to make the change and hide the panel.
Click the Radial Gradient button at the top of the Gradient panel to change the gradient to a circular gradient. Click the X at the top of the Gradient panel to close it. That way you can focus on other artwork. Click the Layers panel tab in the upper-right corner of the application window to show the Layers panel.
Click the Content layer name so that any new artwork you add will be on the Content layer and above the content on the Background layer. Make sure that the Link option in the dialog box is not selected, and click Place. Move the loaded graphics cursor into the artboard. Click to place the hand lettering image. With the Selection tool selected, click to select the hand-lettering image. To trace the lettering so you can edit it as shapes in Illustrator, click the Properties panel tab to show the panel.
Note Note: The hand lettering was hand-drawn and a picture was taken of it. It was created by Danielle Fritz www. In the Image Trace panel that opens, click the disclosure triangle to the left of Advanced circled in the figure. Close the Image Trace panel by clicking the small X at the top. With the lettering still selected, click the Expand button in the Quick Actions section of the Properties panel to make the object a series of editable shapes that are grouped together.
With the lettering selected, click the Fill color in the Properties panel. With the Swatches option selected at the top of the panel, click the blue color you created previously to apply it. With the Selection tool selected, pressing the Shift key, drag a corner of the text shapes to make them larger. When you see a width of approximately 8. Working with brushes Brushes let you stylize the appearance of paths. You can apply brush strokes to existing paths, or you can use the Paintbrush tool to draw a path and apply a brush stroke simultaneously.
Select the Squirrel. Drag the squirrel artwork by one of the red paths, up toward the top of the artboard.
Note The lines in the tail of the squirrel and the squirrel artwork are separate objects. If you find that you only drag one, simply drag the other artwork into place. Click a lighter red path in the tail of the squirrel to select a group of paths. Move the pointer over a brush in the list, and you will see its name in a tool tip. Note The brush you apply is an art brush, which means that it stretches artwork along the path. The brush artwork is scaled on the path based on the stroke border weight.
Select the Selection tool , and pressing the Shift key, click the red path of the squirrel artwork to select the paths in the tail and the squirrel. Aligning artwork Illustrator makes it easy to align or distribute multiple objects relative to each other, the artboard, or a key object. With the Selection tool selected, drag each object into position like you see in the figure. Tip You can also drag across the background rectangle and text to select them.
Any content you apply an alignment to will now align to the edges of the artboard. Click the Horizontal Align Center button to align the selected artwork to the horizontal center of the artboard. Working with effects Effects alter the appearance of an object without changing the base object. With the Selection tool , click the rectangle in the background. Select Preview to see it applied to the rectangle and then click OK.
Presenting your document In Illustrator, you can view your document in different ways. Tip Another way to show your document in Presentation mode is to click the Change Screen Mode button toward the bottom of the Tools panel on the left and choose Presentation mode. To turn it off, you can press the Escape key. Everything but the active artboard is hidden from view. The area around the artboard is replaced by a solid color, usually black. If there were more artboards like multiple pages in Adobe InDesign , you could press the right or left arrow key to navigate between them.
Press the Escape key to exit Presentation mode. The workspace consists of the Application bar, menus, Tools panel, Properties panel, Document window, and other default panels.
Work with the Tools panel. Work with panels. Reset and save your workspace. Use viewing options to change the display magnification. Navigate multiple artboards and documents.
Explore document groups. Find resources for using Illustrator. This lesson will take about 45 minutes to complete. Introducing Adobe Illustrator In Illustrator, you primarily create and work with vector graphics sometimes called vector shapes or vector objects. Vector graphics are made up of lines and curves defined by mathematical objects called vectors.
You can freely move or modify vector graphics without losing detail or clarity because they are resolution-independent. An example of vector artwork. Editing vector artwork. As a result, vector graphics are the best choice for artwork, such as logos, that will be used at various sizes and in various output media. Illustrator also allows you to incorporate bitmap images—technically called raster images—that are made up of a rectangular grid of picture elements pixels.
Each pixel is assigned a specific location and color value. Pictures you take on your phone camera are considered raster images.
Raster images can be created and edited in a program like Adobe Photoshop. Example of a raster image and a zoomed-in portion to show the pixels. This is something you will do at the start of each lesson in this book to ensure that the tools function and the defaults are set exactly as described in this lesson. Note If finding the preferences file proves difficult, please email brian brianwoodtraining. With Illustrator open, you will see a start screen showing resources for Illustrator, and more.
The Reset Essentials command ensures that the workspace, which includes all of the tools and panels, is set to the default settings. This command fits the whole artboard into the Document window so that you can see the entire artboard. When the file is open and Illustrator is fully launched, the menus, Application bar, Tools panel, and panels appear on the screen. Exploring the workspace You create and manipulate your documents and files using various elements, such as panels, bars, and windows.
Any arrangement of these elements is called a workspace. When you first start Illustrator, you see the default workspace, which you can customize for the tasks you perform. You can create and save multiple workspaces—one for editing and another for viewing, for example—and switch among them as you work. Note The figures in this lesson are taken using macOS and may look slightly different from what you see, especially if you are using Windows. Below, the areas of the default workspace are described: A.
The Application bar across the top by default contains application controls, the Workspace Switcher, and Search.
On Windows, the menu items appear inline with the Application bar— see the following figure. Panels help you monitor and modify your work. Certain panels are displayed by default, and you can display any panel by choosing it from the Window menu. The Tools panel contains tools for creating and editing images, artwork, page elements, and more. Related tools are grouped together. The Status bar appears at the lower-left edge of the Document window.
It displays information, zooming, and navigation controls. Getting to know the Tools panel The Tools panel on the left side of the workspace contains tools for selecting, drawing and painting, editing, and viewing, as well as the Fill and Stroke boxes, drawing modes, and screen modes.
Move the pointer over the Selection tool in the Tools panel. Notice that the name Selection Tool and keyboard shortcut V are displayed in a tool tip.
Tip You can modify the default keyboard shortcuts that Illustrator comes with. Move the pointer over the Direct Selection tool and press and hold until a tools menu appears.
Release the mouse button and then click the Group Selection tool to select it. Any tool in the Tools panel that displays a small triangle contains additional tools that can be selected in this way. Press and hold on the Rectangle tool to reveal more tools. Click the arrow at the right edge of the hidden tools panel to separate the tools from the Tools panel as a separate floating panel of tools, so that you can access them easily.
Each click selects the next hidden tool in the tool sequence. The tools return to the Tools panel. Tip You can also collapse the floating tool panels or dock them to the workspace or each other. In the figures in this lesson, the Tools panel is a single column by default. Click the double arrow in the upper-left corner of the Tools panel to either expand the one column into two columns or collapse the two columns into one depending on your screen resolution.
Click the same double arrow again to collapse or expand the Tools panel. Tip You can click the double arrow at the top of the Tools panel or double-click the title bar at the top of the Tools panel to switch between two columns and one column.
When the Tools panel is floating, be careful not to click the X or it will close! Drag the Tools panel into the workspace by the dark gray title bar at the top of the Tools panel or the dashed line beneath the title bar.
The Tools panel is now floating in the workspace. When the pointer reaches the left edge, a translucent blue border, called the drop zone, appears. Release the mouse button to dock the Tools panel neatly into the side of the workspace. Finding more tools In Illustrator, the default set of tools showing in the Tools panel does not include every tool available. Click Edit Toolbar toward the bottom of the content in the Tools panel on the left.
A panel appears that shows all of the tools available to you. You can drag any of the remaining tools into the Tools panel where you can then select them to use them. Note A message may appear after clicking Edit Toolbar. You can click Okay to dismiss it, then click Edit Toolbar again. Tip You can also toggle the appearance of the controls at the bottom of the Tools panel in the menu that appears after clicking Edit Toolbar.
Move the pointer over a tool that is dimmed, like the Selection tool at the top of the tools list you may need to scroll up. The tool is highlighted in the Tools panel. If you hover the pointer over a tool like the Ellipse tool, which is nested within the Rectangle tool, the Rectangle tool will highlight, showing you where it is. Scroll in the list of tools until you see the Shaper tool.
To add it to the Tools panel, drag the Shaper tool onto the Rectangle tool. Press the Escape key to hide the extra tools. The Shaper tool will now be in the Tools panel until you remove it or reset the Tools panel. Later in the lessons, you will be adding tools to learn more about them. Click Edit Toolbar in the Tools panel again to show the panel of extra tools. Drag the Shaper tool onto the panel.
When a minus shows next to the pointer , release the mouse to remove the Shaper tool from the Tools panel. Tip You can reset the Tools panel by clicking the panel menu icon and choosing Reset. The Properties panel displays properties for the active document when nothing is selected and displays appearance properties for content you select. Select the Selection tool in the Tools panel, and look in the Properties panel on the right. With nothing selected in the document, the Properties panel shows the current document properties as well as program preferences.
Note A message may appear after selecting the shape. Move the pointer into the dark blue background shape in the artwork, and click to select it. You can change the size, position, color, and much more for the artwork you selected. Words that are underlined in the Properties panel will show more options when you click them. Press Escape to hide the Transparency panel, if necessary.
The Properties panel once again shows document properties and program preferences when nothing is selected. Working with panels Panels in Illustrator, like the Properties panel, give you quick access to many of the tools and options that make modifying artwork easier. All of the panels available in Illustrator are listed alphabetically in the Window menu. Click the Layers panel tab to the right of the Properties panel tab.
The Layers panel appears with two other panels—the Properties panel and the Libraries panel. They are all part of the same panel group. Tip To find a hidden panel, choose the panel name from the Window menu.
A checkmark to the left of the panel name indicates that the panel is already open and in front of other panels in its panel group. If you choose a panel name that is already selected in the Window menu, the panel and its group either close or collapse. Click the double arrow at the top of the dock to collapse the panels. You can use this method of collapsing the panels so you have more area to work on your document. Drag the left edge of the docked panels to the right until the panel text disappears.
This hides the panel names and collapses the panel dock to icons only. To open a panel when collapsed as an icon, you can click a panel icon. Click the double arrow again to expand the panels. Docking panels Panels in Illustrator can be moved around in the workspace and organized to match your working needs.
Click the Window menu at the top of the screen to see all of the panels available in Illustrator. Choose Align from the Window menu to open the Align panel and the other panels grouped with it by default. Panels you open that do not appear in the default workspace are free-floating. That means they are not docked and can be moved around. You can dock free-floating panels on the right or left side of the workspace. Drag the Align panel group by the title bar above the panel names to move the group closer to the docked panels on the right.
Drag the Align panel by the panel tab, away from the panel group and onto the panel tabs Properties, Layers, and Libraries at the top of the docked panels.
When a blue highlight appears around the entire panel dock, release the mouse button to dock the panel. Click the X at the top of the Transform and Pathfinder panel group, which is free-floating, to close it.
Aside from adding panels to the dock on the right, you can also remove them. Tip You can also dock panels next to each other on the right or left side of the workspace. This is a great way to conserve space. Drag the Align panel by the panel tab, to the left, away from the dock of panels, and release the mouse button. Click the X at the top of the Align panel to close it. Switching workspaces When you first launch Illustrator, the Essentials workspace is showing.
Illustrator comes with a host of other default workspaces that can be used to set the workspace for a variety of tasks. Tip Press Tab to toggle between hiding and showing all panels. Choose Layout from the workspace switcher menu to change workspaces.
One of the biggest is the Control panel, which is now docked at the top of the workspace, just above the Document window an arrow is pointing to it in the following figure. Similar to the Properties panel, it offers quick access to options, commands, and other panels relevant to the currently selected content. Also, notice all of the collapsed panel icons on the right side of the workspace. In workspaces, you can create groups of panels that are stacked one on another.
Choose Essentials from the workspace switcher above the docked panels to switch back to the Essentials workspace. Choose Reset Essentials from the workspace switcher in the Application bar. When you choose a previous workspace to switch to, it remembers any changes you made, like selecting the Libraries panel.
To completely reset a workspace, Essentials in this case, to its default settings, you can choose to reset it. You can also set up the panels the way you like and save your own custom workspace. Drag the Artboards panel by the panel tab onto the Properties panel tab at the top of the docked panels on the right.
When a blue highlight appears around the entire panel dock, release the mouse button to dock the Artboards panel. Select the workspace name, and click the Delete Workspace button. Click the X at the top of the free-floating Asset Export panel to close it. The name of the workspace could be anything, as long as it makes sense to you.
In the New Workspace dialog box, name the workspace with the original name. A message appears in the dialog box warning that you will overwrite an existing workspace with the same name if you click OK. Notice that the panels return to their default positions.
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