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In this chapter I'll show you how to establish some key performance-enhancing preferences, upgrade the color settings across the entire Creative Suite, get around an illustration, customize the interface and save your work space. It's all about coming to terms with Illustrator so that you can work inside the program with maximum efficiency and minimum frustration. So if you're familiar with previous versions of Illustrator, take note, Illustrator CS3 sports a very different interface than its predecessors, one that's consistent with Photoshop, InDesign and Flash. So learn it here and any other programs will seem more familiar as well.
All right, let's come to terms with our drawing environment and along the way, make sure that you and I are on the same page, so that we can enjoy and no tears, no tantrums, all smiles training experience. Let's make Illustrator behave.
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