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Illustrator CS6 New Features
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Thank you for joining me on this tour of the new features of Adobe Illustrator CS6. As you can see, this is definitely a nice upgrade over its predecessors and I'm certain that most of these new features will in some way help you to improve your workflow. If you like to get better acquainted with Adobe Illustrator, I invite you to check out all of the Illustrator training courses that are available to you in the lynda.com Online Training Library. Thanks again for joining me! My name is Justin Seeley, and I hope to see you again real soon.

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Illustrator CS6 New Features
56m 58s Intermediate Apr 23, 2012 Updated Oct 04, 2012

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With the CS6 release, Adobe Illustrator is turning 25 and has a new look and a few new features. In this course, Justin Seeley hosts a tour of the interface changes and the tools introduced in this version. The course covers Pattern Options for creating simple, repeatable patterns for web graphics, advanced tracing options with the Image Tracing tool, and the improved performance and file management features. Justin also discusses the exclusive features you get with the Creative Cloud subscription to Illustrator, like the ability to quickly unembed images and one-click file packaging.

This course was updated on 10/04/2012.

Topics include:
  • Adjusting the interface brightness
  • Understanding updates to panels and preferences
  • Creating a repeatable pattern
  • Performing a basic trace
  • Converting pixels to paths
  • Understanding what 64-bit support means for you
  • Introducing startup profiles
  • Understanding the Save for Web changes
  • Enhancing artwork with gradients on strokes
  • Working with the improved Gaussian Blur
Subject:
Design
Software:
Illustrator
Author:
Justin Seeley

Where to go from here

Thank you for joining me on this tour of the new features of Adobe Illustrator CS6. As you can see, this is definitely a nice upgrade over its predecessors and I'm certain that most of these new features will in some way help you to improve your workflow. If you like to get better acquainted with Adobe Illustrator, I invite you to check out all of the Illustrator training courses that are available to you in the lynda.com Online Training Library. Thanks again for joining me! My name is Justin Seeley, and I hope to see you again real soon.

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Q: This course was updated on 10/04/12. What changed?
A: We added a new chapter to address the new features that come with Illustrator when you have an Adobe Creative Cloud membership. These include features like the ability to quickly unembed images and one-click file packaging.
 
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