An Organizational Orgy: The Workspace in Illustrator
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Lesson 1: Bigger & Brighter3:51
Lesson 2: The Tools Panel4:15
Lesson 3: The Other Panels14:22
Lesson 4: Good Working Practices7:52
Still Not Extinct0:08
About This Class
This is a very boring and uncreative topic, but one that is absolutely essential, and seriously overlooked, namely YOUR WORKSPACE. I’ll show you how to arrange all the tools, panels, and toolbars for best legibility, minimum clutter, and best efficiency, and then how to save your arrangement. There will also be a final lesson on some good working practices.
This class is well suited to beginners, but may also be helpful for experienced users who have never given enough attention to the Workspace.
It’s an organizational orgy. If you’re one of those obsessively organized creatures like me, who works in a very methodical way, you will love this class, but probably won’t need it. But if you’re a normal person, and you work in a chaotic way, then you will probably hate this class, but you are the one who needs it the most, so hold your nose and go ahead and click Enroll.
I’ve been a freelance graphic designer and logomaniac since the days of B.C. That’s not Before Christ—it’s Before Computers. How many of you colleagues out there remember B.C.? Rubber cement paste-ups, photostats, Linotype, Maylines, adjustable triangles, Letraset, Rubylith overlays, cutting compasses. Yes, positively prehistoric. But it takes a dinosaur to fully appreciate the newfangled wonders of Adobe Illustrator and the iMac. At first I resisted evolution, but after I got a whiff of it I went to the other extreme, and morphed into . . . Logosaurus Rex, DIGITAL Graphic Designosaur. (This whiff sure beats rubber cement inhalation.)