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Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Interface and Setup tips to Speed your Workflow

Helen Bradley, Illustrator for Lunch™ & Photoshop for Lunch™

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12 Lessons (54m)
    • 1. Illustrator for Lunch™ Illustrator setup Introduction

      1:36
    • 2. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 1 Understand the Tools Panel

      5:20
    • 3. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 2 Optimize the Control panel

      4:37
    • 4. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 3 Explore the Properties Panel

      3:08
    • 5. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 4 Create Custom Workspaces

      4:17
    • 6. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 5 Configure New Document Profiles

      9:57
    • 7. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 6 Manage Your Preferences

      9:01
    • 8. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 7 Display the Start Workspace

      1:24
    • 9. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 8 Create Keyboard shortcuts

      5:35
    • 10. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 9 Create and Use Views

      3:32
    • 11. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 10 New default fill and stroke

      2:41
    • 12. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Bonus Tip Project and Wrapup

      2:51

About This Class

Illustrator for Lunch™ is a series of short video courses you can study in bite size pieces such as at lunchtime. In this course you'll learn 10 interface and setup tips you can use to configure Illustrator so it works better for you. These tips and trick will help you work smarter and more efficiently in Illustrator. 

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5 Hexagon Patterns in Illustrator - an Illustrator for Lunch? course

Create Color Schemes in Illustrator for Using, Sharing & Selling - An Illustrator for Lunch? Class

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Create Wreaths & Other Floral Designs - An Illustrator for Lunch™ Class

Designing with Spirals - An Illustrator for Lunch™ Class

Doodle Flower Design & Pattern in Illustrator - An Illustrator for Lunch™ Class

Draw a Hot Air Balloon in Illustrator - Fun with 3D! 

Illustrator - Design in Black and White - Create Positive/negative images

Illustrator for Lunch? - 10 Interface and Setup tips too Speed your Workflow

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - 10 Align tips in 10 minutes or less 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - 10 Type Tips in 10 minutes (or less) 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - Ten Top Illustrator Tips in 10 Minutes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Layer Tips in 10 minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Pattern tips in 10 Minutes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Pen tool and Path Tips in 10 Minutes or Less 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Appearance Panel Tips in 20 minutes or less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Color tips in 20 Minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Gradient tips in 20 minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Pathfinder, Crop and Cutout tips in 20 minutes or less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Recolor Artwork tips in (around) 20 minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Reflect and Rotate tips in 20 minutes or less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 20 Things New Illustrator Users Need to Know

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 3D Extrusion Effects - Text, Shapes, 3D

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 3D Perspective Cube design and Bonus 3D star

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 4 Exotic Patterns - Quatrefoils, Moroccan Trellis, and Layered Diamond 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 4 Handy Patterns - Diagonals, Plaid, Colorful Dots, Chevron

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 5 Cool Text Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Abstract Ombre Background - Color Scheme, Blend, Transform 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - All you need to know about Brushes in Illustrator

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Backgrounds for your projects - Sunbursts, Halftone, Blends & Brushes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Banner and Award Badges - Appearance Panel, Masks, Warp 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Blends and Gradients - Blends, Blend Modes, Gradients 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Braids, Rick Rack and More

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Circle Based Patterns - Rotate, Blend, Multi-Color Dots

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Clipping Masks, Opacity Masks & Layer Masks

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Complex Block and Half Drop Repeat patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Complex Rotated Repeating Patterns Made Easy - Using MadPattern templates 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Floral Alphabet character

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Nighttime Cityscape Image

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Plaid or Tartan Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Range of Triangle Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Retro Landscape Illustration

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Textured Dot Pattern - Transform, Vector Texture, Patterns 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Wave Pattern 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Whimsical Tree

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create an Ikat Inspired Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create an Isometric Cube Pattern - Shape Builder, Align, Pattern Make

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Complex Art in the Appearance Panel

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Diamond, Harlequin and Argyle Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Guilloche Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Hi-Tech HUD rings

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Perfectly Overlapped Rotated Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Seasonal Ornaments - Learn new skills while making seasonal art

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Stitches and Sewing Elements

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create with bends and blends - techniques for icons, logos and more

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Creative Half tone Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Custom Corner Tiles for Pattern Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Cute Furry Creatures

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Cutout Text Effects - Photos, Pathfinder & Text

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Designing with Symmetry

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Doodle-Style Heart - DIY Brushes and Nested Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Draw a Retro TV - Shapes, Texture & Sunburst

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Draw a Vintage Birdcage - Shapes, Transform, Texture

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Faux Tissue Paper Collage - Blending, Texture, Transparency 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Flat and Dimensional drawing techniques

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Fun Effects with Graphic Styles - Appearances, Brushes, Styles 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Fun with Scripts - Download, Install, Run

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Get Creative with Blends and Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Get Export File Sizes and Resolution Correct

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Going in Circles - Brushes, Blends & Transformations

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Gradient Background Effects - Find, Adapt, Create & Use

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Houndstooth & Rose - Vector Halftone Tracing & Houndstooth Pattern 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Illustrating Cacti with Custom Made Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - I'm Seeing Stars - Fill, Warp, Clip & Crop Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In the Frame - Shapes, Fills, Strokes & Color

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In the Kitchen - Cartoon Art with Live Paint 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In Your Face - Pen Tool Practice 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Layered Paper Style Collage - Gradients, Graphic Styles, Transform 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Let's Go Steampunk! - Shapes, Rotation, Textures 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a 2017 Calendar from Scratch - Grids, Layouts, Text, Patterns & More 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a 3D Y Shape Pattern - from paper illustration to digital design

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a Lace Pattern Brush - Stroke, Blends, Pattern Tiles, Rotation 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make an Organic Spiral Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Art Brushes - Configure, Color & Scale

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Art Using Other People's Art 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Custom Organic Patterns - Transform, Scissors, Align, Pattern Swatch 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Retro Shapes - Pathfinder, Scripts, Rotation

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Scrapbook Papers to Sell - Patterns, File Formats, Marketing Materials 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to Sell Printables - Stripes, Grid, Lines & Isometric Grid

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Mastering Live Trace - Turn Bitmaps to Vectors

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Meandering Hexagon Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - More fun with Scripts - Text to code, more scripts, more fun (trees too!)

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Multi-Color Faux Pattern - Patterns, Transform, Expand 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Neon Effect - Appearances, Graphic Styles, Fonts

Illustrator for Lunch™ - On (a pattern making) Safari - Repeating Patterns 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - One Design Concept - Many Variations 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern in a Pattern - Achieving the Impossible in Illustrator 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern in Pattern & Irregular Repeating Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern Know-how - Install, Transform, Recolor

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern of Lines and Dots

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pop Art Style Star Pattern 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mandala Design

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mirror Drawing - Symmetrical drawing

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Road Trip - Custom Brushes and Live Paint

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Roaming Square Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Seamless Repeating Texture Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Season's Greetings - Shapes, Brushes, Texture 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Semi Transparent Flowers - Scatter Brushes, Opacity, Blend Modes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Sharing and archiving files - troubleshooting the pitfalls

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Sketchy Image Effect - Image Trace, Swatches, Sketchy Effect

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Something's Fishy - Appearance Panel Tips & Tricks 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Stipple Texture Effect - Grain, Gradients, Blends 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - String Art Inspired Designs

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Stylish Doodles to Make and Sell

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Type on a Path - Type, Paths, Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Using & Troubleshooting Bounding Boxes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Using Photoshop Objects in Illustrator - Images, Shapes, Patterns and more

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Vector Textures - Vectors, Clipping Masks, Pathfinder

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Warp Shapes & Text - Envelope Distort, Warp, Gradients 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Watercolor Magic - Type, Downloaded Patterns & Brushes 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Watercolor stripe seamless repeating pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical diagonal line patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Scrapbook Paper Designs to Sell or Share

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Text Effects

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Textured Drawings Using Hand Drawn Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Zentangle® Inspired Pattern Brushes - Shapes, Effects, Brushes

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Transcripts

1. Illustrator for Lunch™ Illustrator setup Introduction: Hello, I'm Helen Bradley. Welcome to this episode of Illustrative for luncheon Today, we're looking at 10 interface and set up tips that will help you speed your illustrator Workflow. Illustrative for lunch is a serious of illustrated classes, every one of which teaches a small range off illustrated techniques. You'll get plenty of opportunity to reflect on your new skills in the class project. Now, today we're looking at the illustrator interface. I have 10 tips and tricks to help you work just a little bit more efficiently in illustrating to understand a little bit more off what's going on on your illustrator work spice. By the end of this course, you're going to be a lot more familiar with the workspace and a lot more able to set it up to suit your own personal needs. As you're watching these videos, you will say prompt, which asks if you would recommend this class to others plays. If you are enjoying the class, would you do two things for me? Firstly, answer yes, that you would recommend this class and secondly, right, even in just a few words, why you're enjoying the class. These recommendations have other students to say that this is a class that they, too, might enjoy and learn from now on, this green. If you see the follow link, click it to keep up to date with my new classes as they're released. And if you'd like to leave me a comment or a question, place dough. So I read and respond to all of your comments and questions, and I look at and respond to all of your class projects. So now if you're ready, let's get started looking at 10 interface and set up tips that will help you speed your workflow in Illustrator. 2. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 1 Understand the Tools Panel: the first part of the illustrator screamed that we're going to look at is the tool panel over here, which has all your tools in it. Mine is showing as a two column loud, and that's a really good idea. If you're working on a laptop, for example, with screen real estate can be quite reduced, you can set it to obey a single line. If you double click on the bar at the very top of the toolbar, double click it. It becomes a single line of icons. Double click it again, and it becomes a pad set off icon so you can display it any way you choose. If your tour by disappears, I'm going to just make mine disappear by choosing window and then tools. And I'll disable the default told by and it's disappeared. So if you're ever disappears, you can always get it back by going back to a window and then tools and just select default that will read this flat. Now, in a lot of these toolbar positions, there's more tools than are actually showing. So in theory, apps tall position here, which is typically the rectangle tools showing you'll say that there are a lot off tools sharing that tour by position. You know any particular tool has other tools sharing that position. If there's a little triangle in the bottom right corner of the icon, that just tells you there are more tools here now, when you click on that little triangle, just click and hold it with the left mouse button. You'll see these additional tools. If you want to see these tools in their own little bar, just click on this panel over here, and when you click on it, it becomes a tear off toolbar. Now. It doesn't mean that we've lost the tools from up here because they're all still up here. But they also on this sort of little mini toolbar that is tear off and display a bill. You can say that it's going to be traveling wherever I put it, and even if I'm working with other tools, it's not disappearing. So that's hand. If you use tools a lot and you won't have always visible, you can just tear off the toolbar. So let's go and tear another one off. Just click here and assume as I let go, it becomes a tear off toolbar. Now it's also possible to view tools that share the same tool by position. If you hold the all K on Windows, and that would be the option K on a Mac and just tap on this icon. And when you do it changes to the next tool again, Ault or Option Tap. And it's the next tall and you can continue all the way around these tools, and you just rotate around them. So that again is another way that you can select these tools now. You might have noticed that when we were looking at displaying the missing TOBA, that they look to be other options in relation total bar. So let's go toe window and then tools, and you'll say that you can actually create what is called a new tools panel. In other words, a totally separate tools panel. So I'm gonna call mine Helen's, but you could call it whatever you like, and you might want to create tools panels for different sorts off work that you do now. Once you've created your tools panel, you're always going to get the felon stroke here. You're always going to get the default settings and you're always going to get this little icon here that would flip the Phil and struck just reverse. Um, on this plus symbol here just allows you to add additional tools to this panel. So obviously, always use the selection told. I'm just going to drag and drop it in here and I'd like the direct selection tool. So let's go and get the direct selection tool. Let's just drag it into position and a little blue bar tells me where it's going to go in position now. I also like the group selection tools are Let's go and get either and drag it onto here. And so each of these three tools now has its own position. You can't grab a set of tools like a whole panel of tools and dropping them in here. You have to bring them in one at a time, and H one of them has its own position in the panel. So let's go on, get the rectangle talk cause we is that a lot, too. And the Ellipse talks like Is that a lot? Now, if you add a tool to this bar that you don't want, let me just go and get the flare tall and I'll just add it and decide that I really don't want it. Well, I can hold the Ult K. That would be the option k on a Mac and just drag it off. And as soon as I drag it off, it disappears from this Tobar. But of course, it's always on the default toolbar because that's the way that tool by has been built. So this is my little personal toolbar, and I can close it down by just clicking the close button. I don't have to actually save it because it's being saved automatically by illustrator. I want to see it again. I'll goto, we know and then tools, and here's my new toolbar, Click Helen's. It just reopens, and I can add other tools to it if I wish. Now there's also a tool for managing. There's talk about. So if you got a window and then tools and go to manage tools panel that you get a list off the tools panels that you have created. So here's Helen's and I could delayed it if I wanted to. I could create a new tools panel if I wanted to. From this actual dialogue. So that's a way of Peps prepping a tools panel with just the tools that you use most often making sure that they're nice and handy and don't have toe go looking for them in under other tools. 3. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 2 Optimize the Control panel: when they're going to look at the control panel and the panels that appeared down the right off the screen. The control panel is this panel across the top of the document. You can show and hide it by choosing window and then control. So it's now hidden to make it reappear, window and then control, and it reappears. Now what appears on the control panel depends on what you have selected, and right now I have nothing selected. So this is what it looks like when I click on a shape. It looks very different. So it's showing what is relevant to what I'm working on at the moment. Now you can also control things that appear on the control panel. Will. We can actually add things to it. We can remove things. So when I have nothing selected, I say here the document set up and preferences options. There's a list here on this icon on the very far right of the screen that sets up what is going to appear on the control panel when it makes sense for it to appear so right now, documents head up and preferences are visible because I have nothing selected If I day select document here, they disappear and they will disappear from any control panel that they appear on now. They don't appear on all of them. It just depends on what you have selected. But if they were originally to appear on one of those control panels, they now will no longer appear there so we can turn it on or off at our discretion. You probably won't want to make any selections here probably just want to leave things as they are. The honest scenario in which I think it might make sense to turn things off would be if you're working on a laptop screen where screen real estate is fairly precious. And if you have something that's appearing over here on a busy control panel and you want to get access to the things we're over here, then you may choose to turn off what is over here that you don't often use and just leave accessible the things that you do want to use to stop them, for example, being pushed off the edge of the screen. So that's really probably only scenario in which I think that you may want to control a little bit more granular Lee, what appears on the control panel, But also, you probably just want to know what this list is because it can be difficult to find a detailed explanations to what it actually refers to online. If you want to get rid of your panels, whatever state there in, I'm just gonna make a big mess of my screen here for a minute so that we can see what's going to happen. We want to hide the panels, press the tab key, the ta bake A on your keyboard. Everything disappears. The toolbar, the control panel, all the panels down the right of the screen as well as any that were floating. Press tab again, and they will re appear. If you use shift and tab, then only the panels disappear. The ones down the right of the screen and those floating in the U compress shift have to get them back again. Now these panels can be docked. You can see here that's watches and libraries are paired up. What? We could add layers in there by dragging the lives panel on grabbing it by its name, going to drag it in here until it has a sort of blue surround around it. So the panel I'm about to drop it into has a blue surround, and if I let go now, it's going to appear opposite libraries and swatches. So it's now in a panel group, and that entire panel group can be grabbed by this area. He don't grab any one of these panels because that just takes one panel out off the group. You want to grab the group over here. If I collapse that group down, it becomes a Siris of icons, and it would fit over here so I could just grab that group and just slot them in here. Any time I open one off these three panels, all three of them is going to open. So if I open a line here, then Pathfinder and transform both open because they're all part off this little group of three. If I don't want a line to be part of that group of three, I can just remove it. And now we have a group of two with Transform and Pathfinder, but a line is no longer part of that group. It's down here. Well, it can become a group along its owns Aiken just slotted in here, so it is possible to rearrange things to look the way you want it toe look. And, of course, you can close anything that you don't often use or don't want to say, visible at any particular time in an upcoming part Off this class, we're going to look at making some permanent changes to the arrangement of your screen and how you can save them so you can get them back at any time in the future. 4. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 3 Explore the Properties Panel: the next tool that we're going to look at in the illustrator interface was introduced in illustrators Say say 2017 in the October relates. It is, of course, also in illustrator Say Say, 2018 and what it is is the new properties panel. I'll choose Window and then properties to display this panel on what you see in the Properties panel is going to depend on what you have selected at a particular time. Now I have no selection at all. You can say up here it says, No selection are also over here in the control panel, and when I have no selection at all, I get some preferences that I could set. I could also view rollers and grids here. I can view guides. I have some snap options available to me, and I can also say information about my document when I select the shape. Then it changes to show me the properties that are relevant through that shape, for example, that transform panel details appear here and there's a more options button that I can click to show even mawr off those options. I have the appearance data files for this particular shapes you can say the Phil and the stroke. There's also the ability to adjust the opacity settings here. If there were in effect, we would be able to see it here. And we could also choose an effect from the list here Should we wish to apply it to that shape? And here is another one of these more options icons. In this case, it's going to open the appearance panel for us. And there are also some quick actions here, things that we might want to do with this shape. For example, we may want to re color it, and so it opens every color dialogue. For us here is a shape that has an effect applied to it. It is actually a path well, it was a rectangle. It's had some extra anchor points added to it, and it's got a packer and bloat effect applied to it. If I click this once, I'll get my pocket and bloat settings so I could adjust the way that it's being applied to the shape and then click OK again. This will take us to the appearance panel again. This will just show the more options in the transform area going to see that with all of these shapes, the same sorts of things are going to appear here. I have a blend and their options here for a blend. I can click re color, and that would allow me to adjust the starting and or endpoint off my blends. Let's just go toe edit and let's change the blend starting color. You can say that it's as easy as that. So we've actually changed the color off one shape of the two shapes that comprise this blend up here. I've got agreed Now I drew it using the poll. Agreed. Tall and there are different settings again, with agreed there some online and Pathfinder options here. So you may find it handy to include the properties panel, for example, in your collection off icons down the side here to make the panels more accessible to you. Or you may want to keep the properties panel open so that the tools that you most likely to use with individual shapes and as you're working in illustrator ah, handy and visible for you 5. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 4 Create Custom Workspaces: It's time now, toe. Have a look and say how we could rearrange the screen to suit ourselves. I'm going to make the tour by here a double set off tools because I like it to be like that . I don't like to have multiple panels here, but I could if I wanted to us. I'm just going to drag everything out of here that I don't want to bay where it is. And let me just put these two together and let's close them up and let's move them across here and I could take brushes and let's make brushes. Joined knows threes. I'm just putting it into this group. So if, for example, this was the way I wanted my screen to look every time I opened Illustrator, I could save this so I could go here to this drop down list at the moment that waas the painting interface that I had open. We're gonna drop open this drop down list and I'm going to choose new work spies, and I'm going to call this well, let's call it 10 because I'm not actually going to keep it for a really long time. But you could call yours by your name, or you could call it whatever it is that it relates to. So if you like to do a lot of sort of freehand drawing in little straight, you might call this your drawing workspace, so I'll click. OK, and now it's selectable from the list. You'll say that I've got a temp work spice, and I can get back to that at any time by just selecting honored. But you know, occasionally, as you're working in these workspaces, you might make things a little bit messy. So I'm just gonna really miss this up and let's just go and grab all of these and let's close that whole group. So things are now not the way they were when I created temp. If I go to tempt and just select temp, nothing's happening because right now, Illustrator thinks that's the way tempered supposed to look. But we can ask it to show us tempt the way it was when we first created it. And we do that by selecting reset temp and reset temp is effectively show it to me the way it waas when I created it, and now it's jumped back to be exactly as it was when I created it. Now I'm looking at this and thinking One of my students suggested to me that they like to drag their panel out here so that they can actually say the words. And that's a really nice idea. If you like that, you may want to build that look into your workspace. Well, I've got a temp work space, but it doesn't look like this. It wasn't set up like this. So let's see how we would update it goes a drop down list and look for something that says update and we can look into We're blue in the face because it's not there. This is something that is a little bit annoying about illustrated. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna choose new works vice, and I'm just gonna call this temp. Now, I know I already have one called temp and illustrators going Oh, the name or exist clicking OK, will overwrite it. Well, that's exactly what I want to dough. I want tempt toe look like what it looks like at the moment. Not like what it used to look like. So I'll just click, OK, And now temp is going to look like this. We contest it. I'm going to my illustrative for lunch one, which is different again. And now let's go back and let's say temp and it's opened up. This entire panel off panels has become larger so that we can say the text. So this is a really, really valuable way off being able to set up illustrated way you want it to look and also to be able to get back to it at any stage. If you miss things up by just going temp and in race attempt and everything jumps back to the way it used to look. Now there's also a managed workspaces option here, and from that you can say they work spaces that you've got. You can click on any and you kindle ated, for example, if you no longer needed and I'll just click OK to say yes, I wanted to the late sample, and when I go to the list now, sample is no longer one off the options for work spaces you will find being able to create your own workspace is extremely valuable for getting illustrated. Look the way you want it to look in, to be able to get it back to the way you wanted to look really, really quickly 6. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 5 Configure New Document Profiles: we're going to look next at new document profiles. Now I'm working on a pay, say, and I'm going to tell you if you're working on a Mac where things are going to start to be different. So I'm going to click, Create new here, and I'm going to create a brand new document. I'm going to do it on a Web profile because I happen to like the Web profiles. I'm going to open these presets here because I want to go and find one called colors copy, cause I just want to show you what's happened to this file. This is one I've created myself, so all selected and click create now built into this document, profile is the size of the document. It's 1000 pixels by 1000 pixels, but also built into it is the color swatches and here in the last pallet the size off the Latham now so we can save elements like this inside a preset that we can use any time that we want to create, I fall that looks like this. Well, let's go and make a change to this one, as if we were setting it up to suit ourselves. So I'm going to make this 1920 by 10 80 size so the art board is a different size. I'm also going to change the size off the Latham. Now go to the fly out menu and archers panel options. Now I have been set toe other, which is quite large, but let's take it up a notch further and make it 60 pixels. So it's a nice big layer thumb now and let's go and change the swatches toe. So I'm just gonna have a look at the swatches here, and I'm going to grab most of these and just delayed thumb and let's go and get some news Watchers all go to Swatch Library and I'm going to choose the art history ones. And let's have a look at Impressionism. This will pretty good. So I'm gonna add days through this document Now you could add your own swatches. You can do anything you like here. I'm just trying to give you an example off what it's possible to do. So let me just cause this fly out and we're going to make sure that we reset illustrator for lunch layout just so that everything is looking as it should be, but this is now my new swatches panel. So, having done that, let's see how we would save it. And this is where things are going to get a little bit different, depending on whether you're working on a Mac or a pay. Say so. Let's go for the PC first. You'll choose file and then save. The location you're looking for is on your computer, and you'll go to your user area so that will be in users of Helen or uses whatever your name is, or whatever the name is of the person whose computer you're using. And then you go toe APA, datta and then roaming. And then Adobe Adobe Illustrated 22 settings will. In this case, this is the settings for illustrators say See 2018 if you're working with 2019 when that comes out, it's going to be a bit different. 2017. It's going to be a little bit different and obviously, says six, going to be much different, so you'll just look for the settings that correspond with the version off illustrated that you're using. Now I'm using an English version that is English US But you may have a different language. You might be UK or Australia or some other language, so just look for your language setting. We goto illustrated 22 settings. You'll say that the language that I'm using is the only one that I can select from just gonna double quick on that x 64. I'm using a 64 bit version again. There's only one thing to select here now. We're looking for new document profiles, and here is where I can save minds. I'm going to call this Web because it is a sort of Web layout, and I'm gonna call it 1920 by 10 80 and I'll call it Impressionist Colors. So you can be quite descriptive off what your document profile is going to be called our click ciw. And OK, now I don't want to be working in this document private, because I don't want to pray. Set it with anything. I just want to have those settings in it. So I need to at this point closer, and now if I want to use it to create a brand new document, I'm going to click, create new and I'll Go Toe Web and I'll open up all the presets and let's look for the new one will. Here is the Web 1920 by 10 80 Impressionist ones. I'll click on it and click, create and in age, apart from a not bored, that is 1920 by 10 80 pixels in size. We have our Impressionist colors here, and we also have this much larger layer thumb now, so you're able to create your own document profiles that a preset with the things that you want for a particular job. So, for example, if you're working for a client who has a very limited color palette and a very specific color palette that they want to use, well, you can create a document profile for their projects, and you can set it up for business cards. Or you can set up for just on average sort of size art for which you change. Each time, however, it works for you. But be aware that there's document profiles allow you to configure illustrator in a way that makes sense to you, and that's going to help you with your workflow. So it's so much for the pay. Say, let's switch to the Mac now and just say where we'd save things on the Mac. So here I am with Illustrator Open on the Mac and I'm going to choose file and then new. I'm going to the Web options, and I'm just going to start with a standard sort of Web document, So I'll click create now. From this, I want to make a new document profile that I can use. So let's go to the swatches palette and just see what it looks like. Well, not happy with that at all. So I'm going to grab everything and delayed it again. I'll go through fly out menu open Swatch Library art history. Let's go to the Impressionist palette again and looks like these didn't delay. Let me just get rid of them. And let's add these new swatches. I'm just clicking on H watch in turn, and that adds it to my document. Let's go to the last panel here, and I'm going to panel options exactly the same as I did on the Windows machine, so I'm just going to increase the size and click. OK, so now I've got this document said up. I'm going to save its I'll choose file and then save so on the Mac, I'm going to the Mac hard drive and I'm going toe applications. I'm going to look for illustrators, say, say 2018 which is here. And then I'll go to support files and then new document profiles. Over here, I'll select my language. There is only one, and I'm going to name my file and all clicks I've now. I'm coming up with an era here on my Mac, and the problem is that I don't have the access privileges through the folder that I'm trying to save this file into. So if that happens to you, this is what you're going to do. You'll go toe finder, and you're going to that exact same location that we just went toe. So let me navigate to it again. Applications Illustrators CC 2018 Support files, New document profiles. This is the folder that I need to put them into, but I can't get into it. Well, with that folder selected, I'm going to choose file and then get info, because this allows me to unlock that folders. I'm going down here to this lock icon, and I'm going to click it once toe open it. Now I have to put in my computer's passwords. I'm just typing that, and that will allow me now to make changes to the permissions for this folder. And so what I'm doing is I'm letting everybody have read and write access to that folder. Having done that, I can now go and save the file in that folder. So let me go back to Illustrator. I'm back with this fall of Juice file and then ciw I'm in the location that I previously selected, but I couldn't save it into that location. Now I can. So let's make it 1920 by 10 80 Impressionist colors A I click, save click. OK, I don't have any problems with saving it to that folder. This time, of course, I'm going to close it cause I don't want to make changes to my document profile. I want to create a brand new file based on that profile, so I'll choose file and then new. Now we'll go to the Web collection, and we would expect to see this new document profile in this location. But it's not there, and this is a difference between how the Mac and they pay, say, work. So I'm first of all going to quit illustrator. I've got a whole lot of windows open here. Just ignore those because I'm going to restart Illustrator and all I need to do is to quit and restart. Illustrator and Illustrated goes on, reads those document profiles all over again and discovers that there's a new one. So now when I choose file and then new and God crossed to my Web profiles and open up my presets, you'll find that there is the new one here and here it is the 1920 by 10 80 Impressionist profile so are selected and click create. And not surprisingly, it is 1920 by 10 80 sides it's got all my impressions colors in it. And here is the lies, some now in its much larger. So it is a little bit more off a work around on the Mac because you might have to unlock that folder so that you can put files in it, and you probably will also need to restart your illustrator program for it to be able to find the new profiles. But once you've done that, that's going to be set in concrete. That profile is always going to be accessible to you 7. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 6 Manage Your Preferences: illustrator comes with our whole Siri's off settings that are already in place. There's a for things that you need an actual setting for, and these are called illustrated preferences. And so being able to change the preferences to configure, illustrated, to do what it is that you wanted to do can be important. You're going to find the preferences under edit and then preferences on a pay. Say, on a Mac you're going to go to illustrator and then preferences dialogues the same. It's just in a different place. So I'm gonna start with General now. We're not going to look at all of these preferences, but I'm gonna point out some important ones as we go through the keyboard increment is how far does something move when you adjust it using the cable, the up arrow okay? Or the down arrow kale left or right, you can also display tool tips or not. So when you hover over something, if you say that little tall tip appear when you can turn them off if you don't want to say them anti alias artwork is something that we disable quite frequently when we have problems with our illustrator patterns. anti alias thing is adding a sort of little smoothing around the edge off your artwork so that visibly on the screen circles look like circles because, after all, they're being displayed in pixels, which is square and so anti alias. Things are smoothed things out visibly on the screen. If you turn that off, things that have a little bit more jagged edges, they show that the start workspace when no documents are open, is that start workspace that you see when you first start up, illustrator. And if there are no documents open, you can elect to see that workspace. If you don't want to see that, you can also enable the legacy new file interface, which was just a great dialogue like this where you set up the new file specifications. They don't have to do it using the new version. You could use the older version should you wish to dosa use preview. Bounds actually needs a little bit of explanation. So let me just cancel out of here for a minute. So I have two shapes here. I'm going to select over them. Go toothy align panel to choose a line to K object. I'm no the but these up so that there is zero space between them. So in this case, the two objects align perfectly to each other, so there's nothing in between the edges here. But if I disable preview bounds, which I can do from the Align panel or from the preferences, let's go do exactly the same thing aligned to K object zero space. And now you can say that the objects are aligned to this little marquis, the little sort of selection Marquet and not to the very edges of the object. That's just a difference in how illustrated traits those preview bounds, they said. It's available from the A Line options dialog over here, the line options panel we could also selected or de selected here, and you can see it's Bin Day selected because I d selected over here. The other thing that's important is scale strikes in effect, so that's disabled for now. Let me just say this. If I make this shape a whole lot bigger, notice that the border around it doesn't change in dimensions. It's still the same with, well, if I enable that preference and set it back to scale strokes and if excellent, see what happens when we enlarge this one? Well, the border gets so much larger, it's being scaled when the rectangle itself is being scaled. So depending on what you want to bathe the behavior you can enable or disable that as you wish. Let's have a look at selection and anchor display. I have slightly larger anchors than usual being displayed here. I've got this option selected for May. It just helps you to see the anchor points more clearly on the screen. If you're having trouble saying your ankle points, clearly, you might want to choose this larger option and enable rubber band for the pen toll on curvature. Tool just means that we're using the pen tool. You'll see it's something attached to it as you move. Let me just show you this with the pen tal. So this is the rubber band. So if you don't want that rubber band to appear, you can disable it as a preference in Illustrator. Let's go forward to the type option there a couple of options here that you might want to look at first. It's the font preview. You can set that to small large or medium. So that's showing you in the font drop down list when it appears up here, the actual look of the font. So if you've got a sans serif font, you got you going to see what that funds going to look like. And if you ever in trouble saying it said it to a large size. This option I have disabled, which is film new type objects with placeholder text. What happens if you have that, selectors? Anytime you click to create a type object, the Laura MIPS and text is going to be inserted in a sort of placeholder. If you don't want that, if you get sick of having to remove it, then just turn it off here in the preferences. Now, unit is pretty self explanatory. These air the general units used in illustrator at the moment, and I've got mine set to pixels for general and stroke endpoints for type. It makes better sense to may set yours toe whatever it is that you want. There are options here for grid and guides their options for smart guides, how things are marked as they lined up against each other. So let me just select this shape. And when these two shapes are lined up so that their middles are in alignment, you can see that sort of magenta line. That's a smart guide. It's telling me that the centres of these two shapes are aligned. They can really help you. So if you have some preferences that you want to set for smart guides, color and stuff like that, you can set them here in user interface. I'm going to go straight down to here to user interface. You can choose the style of interface that you have a dark one really dark medium, slightly lighter and a very white or bright Interfax so you could make a choice that makes sense to you. The other thing that you can select a day select. Here's opening documents as tabs at one stage illustrator and Photoshopped change from having sort of floating documents to having them tabbed across the top of the screen. And people really hated that. A lot of people really hated it. I was one of them, so I used to really, really hate saying everything need across the screen, but now I'm learning to live with it, so I have that enabled If you still find that a little bit difficult, disable it and then your documents just going to float in performance. You get to set the under account so you can set 5100 or 200 as your under account. Obviously, if you have more undoes available to you, you're going to be using a lot more computer memory and that may impact performance. So it's the same problems with your computer. Spade the spinning beach ball, for example. On the Mac, you may want to consider dake raising your under accounts, but of course, that's going to give you less ability to under changes if you need toe. Last thing we'll have a look at is file handling and clipboard here if you want to. You can said illustrated. Draw automatically save recovery, doctor, and you can set it to a time. I don't have that enabled you can or not as you plays. You can also disable it for complex documents, But you know what? If you've got it set on probably complex documents of the ones that you'll most likely to want to have that data recovery available. Four. So you might want to consider what settings you choose here. Here. Also, I have set to zero the number of recent files to display. Now that's on the start menu when you first launch illustrator and I have zero. So when I open illustrator and when you see that create new or open dialogue Pierre, there none of my existing files being visible there from May as a teacher, that makes better sense because the screen is nice and clean and tidy and you don't see everything that I've been working on. It may not make sense to you to have zero, so you can adjust this. It's going to be set to some value by default anyway, because I had to change it to zero. I don't remember what the defaults were, but if you want to see the recent files that you've been working on, you can add up to 30 off them by just typing any number between zero and 30 in this box. Now that won't go backwards. So if you were to type now 30 when you open the dialogue next, I'm not going to say 30. I'm only going to say 30 as I continue to open and work on 30. So it's a sort of going forward figure if you like. Not a oh, I wanted to see what I worked on a few days ago, so just type in 30 and see what happens. It's not gonna work like that, so I want you made changes in this dialogue. Just click OK, Those changes are saved as part of your illustrators set up, so they're going to be sticky and they'll be there when you next open. Illustrated. The time that you're going to lose them is if you have to reset your preferences while if you have to open illustrator and lose your preferences file because you've got some problem in working with illustrator and in that case, these of the preferences or some of the preferences that you're going to lose. 8. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 7 Display the Start Workspace: in the previous video. We noted that this is the new start screen in illustrator say say, and that we could turn this off by choosing, edit and then preferences. Of course, Illustrator Preferences on a Mac and go to general and disable this show. Start screen when no documents are open and just click. OK, so this is the interface without the start screen if you opted not to say it. But the secret to this start screen is that it's a workspace itself. So if you don't have any documents open at all in Illustrator from the Workspace drop down list, you'll say Start. And so it any time you could click here to view the starts green. So even if you have the start screen disabled because you don't like to set, it's still going to be accessible to you. But of course, that's only going to be the case when there are no other documents opens. I'm just going to my own workspace, and that lets me flip between the two and because I have no documents open, I can go back to start. But as soon as I open a document, so let me just create a brand new document here very quickly, and let's say that they start screen or the start interface is no longer an option. So we would need to close this document down, and then we could go back to the start screen. So just a little bit off information about what the starts green actually is, and if you turn it off, how you can get it back. 9. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 8 Create Keyboard shortcuts: most applications have some sort of means by which you can create custom keyboard shortcuts , and Illustrator is no exception to this. I have a custom keyboard shortcut that I created to reset the current workspace, and I've used control Old are. So as soon as I tapped that keyboard shortcut, my workspace Ray sets itself. Now this is not built into illustrator. I was able to create it myself, So let's go and see how we would do that will choose, edit and then keyboard shortcuts so that we can get to the keyboard shortcuts dialogue. Now this is my set, its coal mine. But I could go back to the illustrated defaults, and that's the default set that is shipped with Illustrator. He have options for tools so you can create keyboard shortcuts, for example, for tools that don't currently have them. You can also do it for menu commands. They're just going to select what you want to make a change to. Here. You'll say that current short cuts the short cuts that are currently associated with a particular character, so let's go and make a change. So let's go to menu commands now because I'm working in the illustrated of faults. The keyboard shortcut that I showed you a minute ago isn't here, so let's go and put it there. So we're going firstly, Toe window, because I can get to my workspace is here, and here's the workspace sub menu. And here is the option from Ray Set current work spice, and you'll say that that is currently no shortcut associated with it. Well, I'm going to click in here. I'm gonna press control and old and cut the letter R Now illustrator is telling me that the shortcut all control are is already in use, and it's in use by the change toe Art board rollers command. Well, that's a command I never use. So I'm quite happy to forgo the use off this keyboard shortcut to use it for something that I actually do want to use. So I like the fact that Illustrated will tell you that there's a conflict. You can also go to the conflict so you can go and see where that option is. That already using our control are because sometimes when you're in this dialogue, you actually go to use the keyboard shortcut and illustrator says, Well, that's already in use your thinking. Whoa, that's a really good short cut. I didn't know that I could use it for whatever it waas that it's currently set up for. So if you want to go and see where it's currently in use, you can do it side. But I'm quite happy with this. I'm going to put this in place, so that's going to be my new race. At current workspace keyboard Shortcut is going to be all control are you can see here that we now have a custom said. It's not going to overwrite the defaults, that this is a custom set. And so I'm going to click here on Save. I'm gonna call this Helen's skill share and I'll click OK, And so there is now a custom set off keyboard shortcuts that, in close, this old control are cabled. Shortcut. Let me just temporarily go back to illustrated defaults and let's look here at the illustrative for lunch option. You can see that race set no longer has a keyboard shortcut because I'm back to the illustrated of Fault. But as soon as I go and get my set, the Helen Skill share one and just apply those. Then let's go back over here. And you can say that not only is all control are going to race it, whatever the current workspaces, it's not just illustrated for lunch. It's whatever one I happen to be using. But also illustrate is telling me what that cable shortcut is in these menus, as if it's always been there. There are very few illustrated short cut case that have not been assigned elsewhere. So typically, when you're making your keyboard assignments, you will be using things that are already assigned elsewhere. So you're going to be sort of disabling them from one option and using them where you actually want to use them. Now, if you're a teacher, of course, you can always go back to cable short cuts and go and reinstate the illustrated default when you're teaching, because you obviously want to show people the information that's going to be appropriate to their screen, not the customize shortcuts that you've created for yourself. For example, things like this illustrated for lunch, reset one. Well, I know that I put it in there. It's really obvious to me. I remember that one very well. So I would never suggest that you use that in a tutorial because you don't have it. Unless, of course, you decide that that's a really handy short cut. And as a result of watching this video, you determined that that's a really good one for you. Two years now, just a word of warning about what you can use. Typically for tools, you can use a letter of the alphabet or a symbol plus or minus the shift K. If you're looking at menu commands, then you'll be combining things like the altar in the control and the shift Cape Coast on the Mac. That would be option command and shift. So there is a slightly different convention for short cuts that I use for menu items as against short cuts. That I used for tools but illustrate is going to tell you if you're going do the wrong thing. I've tressed all turn F. It says tool short cuts can't contain either function case or the control all modifies. So if you tie to type something that can't be used illustrators going to tell you one final thing to note about the keyboard shortcut dialog is that there is an export text option, and this will export a list off your keyboard shortcuts that have been assigned under whatever said it is that you currently have selected Click That, and you can type a file name to save the file to, and Illustrator will export a list so that you could, for example, printed if you want to learn those short cuts. 10. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 9 Create and Use Views: when you're working on a very large illustration, sometimes that could be handed to same or or less off the screen, or perhaps see other versions off the image that you had planned. I'm going to switch to a different version off this image. So I'm going to view and I'm going to select my lights guy option. Watch as I do so that the sky and these lights here are going to change. If I go back to the dark sky, I'll choose view and then dark sky, and you can say the skies changed and side to have these lights. So what's going on here? Well, what I've done in Illustrator is to preset these two views as to how I want the image to look. So I went to the last palate, and I determined that for the dark one, I wanted to see just one string of lights, and I wanted to say this dark sky background so I had it visible. And when I set up the document to look the way I wanted to look for one iteration, I'll choose view and then New View and Aiken type anything for this new view description I'll call it Doc to just to distinguish it from the original and then to create the 2nd 1 I turned on more strings off lights over here, and I turned off the dark sky. So I've got a document now with a lighter sky and three strings off lights. So again I created. That is a view with view new view and let's call this light to so to switch between them. All I do now is to go to the View menu and choose the one I want to say. Well, let's go to dark toe. The lights have been turned off. Two of the strings, one still visible and the sky has changed. Views can contain things like visible or invisible layers. So if you turn layers off, illustrate is going to remember which of those lads were turned off when you created the view. They can also bay set up for certain parts of the documents. I have another view here. Let's go to view and let's go to top left. And when we go to the top left of the document, not only are these last hidden and this one that this dark sky lion visible, But also we're saying that part of the document that I wanted to focus on so I created a view there actually had a new location in it. So let me just zoom back out again with control or command zero. So what I could do if I was working in this bottom corner off the image is I could go down to this bottom corner and just focus on it. Our move it into the position I wanted to appear in when I'm working on it and choose view and then new view, and I can call this bottom right and click OK so we can easily switch between, for example, the top left of the document and the bottom right of the document just by selecting those options from the view menu. Now these views are stored with this image so we can get back to them at any time. And then just a handy way off, helping you move around a really complex document so that you can see the element that you want to say when you want to say it and not have to go find it every time. Now, there's also a view manager. You can get to that by choosing view and then edit views so you can read off all of your views here. And if there's a view that you no longer want, you can select it and then select delete and then OK, and it will be deleted from the views list. And you can see here is they've used list at the bottom off the view panel. 11. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 10 New default fill and stroke: I'm going to create a brand new document here in Illustrator Want you to have a look at the foreground and background colors that are set here by default for this new document. If I click here on the default Fillon stroke, nothing happens. So something is happening behind the scenes that is controlling a different Phil and stroke in this document, a different default. Well, we already know that we can save presets, so I've saved this style as a preset style. But what is actually controlling these two colors as being the default colors, while the secret is in the graphic styles menu here and this is the default graphic style. So this is what's going to appear here any time I click this icon all press the letter day . So how do you set your own custom graphic style, your own custom default? So if, for example, you would prefer to say colors other than white and black as the stroke and fill color, how you going to do that? Well, let's go and slip up at rectangle here. I'm going to increase the strike this time to four pixels and let's cholera it. So let's go and get a new fill color. So I'm gonna fill my shapes with this sort of orangey color and let's go and get a new stroke color. So if, for example, I want two days to be my new default, so any time I press this icon here, I got these colors. This is what I'm going to do. Firstly, set up a shape with those settings, including the stroke that you want to use. Open up the graphic styles panel and then drag and drop this style over the top off the current default when you do hold down the altar K on the Pacey or the Option K on a Mac so you can drop this new style over the old one. And so now that is the default graphic star for this particular documents, or any time I create a shape and I want to go back to the defaults with the shape selected , all I do is click here, and we're inheriting this'll style that I've now set up as the document defaults. Now, if we combine this with the information that we learned in an earlier video about creating a document preset with all the settings that you want inside a document. Then you could include this in one of these process. So when you choose file and then new and go and select a document preset like this web one that we created in an earlier video, then included in that could be this default graphic style. You just set it up before you actually go and save the document as I knew preset. 12. Illustrator for Lunch™ - Bonus Tip Project and Wrapup: our final and bonus tip is one of them some of just a little bit embarrassed by because I didn't know about it. And when I was researching this class, I discovered it, and I was like, Oh, my goodness, So let's see what it is. I'm going to the align panel here because it's one of the panels that shows us. And in the past, when I suggested that you go to find the extra options for this panel, I was clicking on this icon here and choose show options because that displays these extra options. What I didn't know, and what I do now know, is that this little indicator here is an indicator that there are more options available for this dialogue. And if you click honored, the options are going to appear or disappear so you can toggle through these states that this dialogue can appear in by clicking on this button. So let's go and say, another dialogue that also has this kind of setting in it. While the transform dialogue does, you can say this little indicator here, and if we click on it, we're going to show or hide the additional options available in that particular dialogue. So any time you see a dialogue that has this little indicator in it, that's going to tell you that there's a possibility that there are more options available, form this dialogue and instead of going to the fly out menu to find them, you can just click this icon and they will be displayed. So I hope you really like that bonus tip. I'm certainly finding it very useful. Your project for this class will be to tell me which of the topics that have been covered by these videos isn't going to be of most used to you. Are you going to use presets for your documents? Are you going to create keyboard shortcuts? Are you going to create views? What do you think is going to be of most use to you? Just write a sentence or two about that in the class project area. Now, I hope that you've enjoyed this class. I hope the violent things about illustrator off which you were previously unaware. Now, as you're watching these videos, you will have seen a prompt which asked if you would recommend this class to others Plays if you enjoy the class and learned from it. Would you do two things for me? Firstly, answer Yes, that you do recommend the class on Secondly, right? Even in just a few words why you're enjoying the class. These recommendations really help other students to say that this is a class that they, too, might enjoy and learn from now, if you see the follow link on the screen, click it to keep up to date with my new classes as they're released. If you'd like to leave me a comment or a question, place do so. I read and respond to all of your comments and questions, and I look at and respond to all of your class projects. My name's Helen Bradley. Thank you so much for joining me here in this episode of illustrative lunch, and I look forward to seeing you in an upcoming episode soon.