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Adobe Illustrator has long been the most popular and viable vector-drawing program on the market but, for many, the learning curve is steep. In Illustrator CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials , author and leading industry expert Deke McClelland teaches the key features of Illustrator in a way that anyone can understand. He also goes beyond that, showing users how to get into the Illustrator "mindset" to make mastering Illustrator simple and easy. The training covers how to use the core drawing and shape tools, the transformation and reshaping features, text and gradients, and color management and printing features. Even if learning Illustrator has been a struggle in the past, this time it is going to make sense. Exercise files accompany the training.
All right by now you know all of the essentials. You know everything you just absolutely have to know about zooming and scrolling inside Illustrator, but there's more. There's more, and I just won't be able to sleep tonight unless I tell you everything. For example in the last chapter, I forgot to tell you that you can get to the Bridge by clicking on this little Bridge icon over in the upper right-hand corner of the illustration window. I forgot to tell you that. I don't want something like that on my head. You can't do that to me. I got to tell you everything that's going on with this program. That's part of the One-on-One tradition my friends.
All right, so, here's this little thing. You can scroll around, this is all about scrolling, you can scroll around inside of the Illustrator, or pan if you prefer to call it panning, using the Page Up and Page Down keys. Now if you don't want to remember that's fine. You don't have to remember any of these tricks. In fact you can just click Stop if you're going to be that way. You can just, if you're going to rain on my parade like that, or check it out, Page up and Page down. I know I get so testy. Training does that to you. Page up and Page down. Here's the deal.
If you press the Page down key, you will scroll down a big increment like this. If you press Page up, you'll scroll up a big increment. What if you want to scroll to the right? Then you press Control+Page down, that's Command+Page down on a Mac. If you want to scroll to the left press Command+Page up you Macintosh users, or you PC users press Control+Page up. Those are awfully big increments, aren't they? So you can scroll with more finesse, if you want to by pressing Shift+ Page down, notice that. And this is Shift+Page up and you can even, if you want to scroll by small increments continuously, you can press Shift+Page down or Shift+Page up and you can hold the key down. Tthis is me holding the key that's what we're seeing there.
If you want to scroll back and forth by the small increments then you press Control+Shift+Page down or Command+Shift+Page down on a Mac, and you can of course hold the key if you want to. And then Control+Shift+Page up or Command+Shift+Page up on the Mac and this is me holding those keys down. Now wasn't that worth learning that stuff? Now just assign it to memory and probably very shortly your memory is going to be totally false. So, what I suggest is that you start forgetting people's names like your mom. You don't need to remember her name. Her name's mom. That's good enough.
So go ahead and throw her name away, put these page up and page down keys in there instead cause they're little. They won't take very much room, and Bob's your uncle. Forget that too. Forget that Bob's your uncle. You've got these keyboard shortcuts with you for the rest of your life. Good job. All right in the next exercise I'll show you still more ways to actually scroll and zoom using the scroll wheel on your mouse.
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