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Illustrator CS5

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Hyphenation Feature in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator has a specialized text utility to customize your hyphenation settings. Nothing is worse than trying to read severely hyphenated copy. Most designers either [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Ruler and Guide Customization and Use

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator has Ruler and Guide functions to help organize and accurate place your illustrations. These functions can be used with their default settings but can also [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator Clipping Masks

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator includes the Clipping Mask functionality. Similar to peering through a hole in a piece of paper to the objects underneath it, a clipping mask allows a topmost [more…]

Object Transformation in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

The Rotate, Reflect, Scale, and Shear tools in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator all use the same basic steps to perform transformations. Here are five ways to transform an object: one for [more…]

Transform Tools in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

The most popular Transform tools in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator — Reflect, Scale, Shear, Reshape and Free Transform — are easy to use and quickly alter your illustration. [more…]

How to Apply an Effect in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

In Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator you can choose from many effects, and they’re all applied in much the same manner. In this example, the zig zag effect is applied. [more…]

Drop Shadow Effects in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Applying a drop shadow effect in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator is a quick and easy way to add dimension and a bit of sophistication to your artwork. The interaction between the object [more…]

Save a Graphic Style in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator allows you to save a graphic style. A graphic style is a combination of all settings you choose for a particular filter or effect in the Appearance panel. [more…]

Filter and Effects Menus in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator has moved the Filter menu; all functions are now grouped with Effects on the Appearance panel. Filters apply permanent changes to artwork, they are [more…]

Adobe CS5 Illustrator File Sharing within the Creative Suite

The best way to save an Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator file is as a native Illustrator .ai file, particularly if you’re working with the other programs in the Creative Suite. For instance [more…]

EPS File Format in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Encapsulated PostScript File (EPS) is supported in Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator. EPS is the file format that most text editing and page layout applications accept; EPS supports vector [more…]

Tips for Saving Web Artwork in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

When saving Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator artwork for the web, keep these points in mind — they make the whole process much easier for you and anyone who uses your illustrations: [more…]

Paragraph Style Creation in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

Paragraph styles include attributes that are applied to an entire paragraph. What constitutes a paragraph is all text that falls before a hard return (you create a hard return when you press Enter in Windows [more…]

Character Style Creation in Adobe CS5 Illustrator

In Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Illustrator you create a character style when you want individual sections of text to be treated differently from other text in the paragraph. [more…]

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