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Pattern Building and Editing in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator has the facility to build and edit patterns. To build a simple pattern start by creating the artwork you want to use as a pattern on your artboard — polka [more…]

Gradients in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

You can use Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator to create and apply gradients. Gradients are used to apply smooth metallic effects or just to add dimension to illustrations. If you’re not sure [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Use of Opacity Masks

You can use opacity masks to make more interesting artwork in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator. Create an opacity mask from the topmost object in a selection of objects or by drawing a mask [more…]

The Live Paint Feature in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Using the Live Paint feature in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator, you can create the image you want and fill in regions with color. The Live Paint bucket automatically detects regions composed [more…]

Select as a Transformation Tool in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

In Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator you can use the Selection tool to scale and rotate a selected object. Drag the bounding box handles to resize the object, or move outside a handle and [more…]

The Liquify Tools in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

When you use the Liquify tools in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator you can bend objects — make them wavy, gooey, or spiky — by creating simple to complex distortions. [more…]

The Envelope Distort Command in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

In Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator the Envelope Distort command is used to arch text and apply other creative distortions to an Illustrator object. To use the Envelope Distort command, you [more…]

The Mesh Tool in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

If you’re creating art in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator you can turn to the handy Mesh tool to create smooth tonal variations in your illustration. Choose to blend one color into another [more…]

The Blend Tool in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Use the Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator Blend tool to transform one object to another to create interesting morphed artwork or to create shaded objects. Using the Blend tool [more…]

The Character Panel in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

The Adobe Creative Suite 5 (AdobeCS5) Illustrator Character Panel allows easy access to text formatting customization. The panel can be used in default mode or additional options can easily be made visible [more…]

The Paragraph Panel in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

The Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator Paragraph panel has all the attributes that apply to an entire paragraph, such as alignment, indents and hyphenation. Hyphenation is not covered in this [more…]

Find and Replace and Spell Checker in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator has text utilities which include find and replace and spell check. These text utilities enable you to easily and efficiently perform all these otherwise tedious [more…]

Text Production Utilities in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator has text utilities which include a Find Font and Change Case features. These features enable you to quickly prepare text for publication. [more…]

Save Photoshop Images as JPEG for Web and Mobile Devices

Saving files for the web or mobile devices in Photoshop Creative Suite 5 creates a smaller version of your image so it will load quickly. The idea is to make the image as small as possible while keeping [more…]

Color Editing in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

In Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator you edit colors in the Swatches panel by using the Swatch Options dialog box. This dialog is accessed by double-clicking the color or choosing Swatch Options [more…]

Create Comments with Acrobat CS5 Sticky Note Tool

You can easily add electronic sticky notes to Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 PDF files by using the Comment & Markup toolbar, which you can access by clicking the Comment option in the Tasks toolbar. You [more…]

Annotate Text with Acrobat CS5 Text Edits Tool

You can easily annotate text in an Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 PDF file by using the Comment & Markup toolbar, which you can access by clicking the Comment option in the Tasks toolbar. You can then [more…]

Stamp PDF Documents with Acrobat CS5 Stamp Tool

You can easily stamp a document in Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 by using the Stamp Tool in the Comment & Markup toolbar, which you can access by clicking the Comment option in the Tasks toolbar. You [more…]

Highlight, Underline, and Cross Out Text in PDF Documents

You can easily highlight, underline, and cross out text in a document in Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 by using the Highlight Text Tool in the Comment & Markup toolbar, which you can access by clicking [more…]

Attach Files to Acrobat CS5 PDF Documents

You can easily attach files to a document in Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 by using the Attach Files Tool in the Comment & Markup toolbar, which you can access by clicking the Comment option in the Tasks [more…]

Add Shapes to Acrobat CS5 PDF Documents

You can easily add clouds, ovals, rectangles, and other shapes to a document in Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 by using the drawing tools in the Comment & Markup toolbar. Access this toolbar by clicking [more…]

Create Notes in Acrobat CS5 PDF Documents

You can easily create notes to prominently display in a document in Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 by using the Text Box Tool in the Comment & Markup toolbar. Access the toolbar by clicking the Comment [more…]

Create Callouts in Acrobat CS5 PDF Documents

You can easily insert a callout text box in a document in Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 by using the Callout Tool in the Comment & Markup toolbar, which you can access by clicking the Comment option in [more…]

Create Freeform Lines with Acrobat CS5 Pencil Tool

You can create freeform lines in Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 documents by using the Pencil Tool in the Comment & Markup toolbar, which you can access by clicking the Comment option in the Tasks toolbar [more…]

View Comments in Acrobat CS5 PDF Documents

One of the most powerful features of Adobe Acrobat Creative Suite 5 commenting is the ability to easily manage and share comments and annotations among reviewers. [more…]

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