The long-awaited addition of multiple artboards will be sufficient reason for some Illustrator users to upgrade, but Mordy Golding also discusses many other noteworthy features and improvements in Illustrator CS4 New Features. He demonstrates the improved Appearance panel, how to work with transparency in gradients, enhanced clipping mask behavior, and the all-new expressive Blob brush. This comprehensive overview includes a tour of the new interface, templates, and content. It also covers integration with Kuler and other services for creative professionals. Example files accompany the course.
Using the new graphic styles behavior
Working with the improved Smart Guides and alignment features
Simulating color blindness
Understanding changes to the default Pathfinder behavior