Illustrator CS4 New Features

with Mordy Golding
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Illustrator CS4 New Features
Video duration: 0s 1h 6m Intermediate


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.

Topics include:
  • Using the new graphic styles behavior Previewing separations Working with the improved Smart Guides and alignment features Simulating color blindness Understanding changes to the default Pathfinder behavior


(upbeat, cheerful music) - [Mordy] Hello there and welcome to Illustrator CS4 New Features. My name is Mordy Golding and once again it would be my pleasure to take you on a tour of the new features found in Adobe Illustrator CS4. For many people, Illustrator CS4 represents the upgrade. That's because it has a feature called multiple art boards, something many people have been waiting a long time for. But don't be fooled, there are plenty of features found inside of Illustrator CS4 that make it a spectacular upgrade.

Things like an enhanced appearance panel, the ability to specify transparency and gradients, new clipping mask behavior, and an all new brush called the blob brush. But rather than just talk about it here, let's jump right inside of Illustrator CS4 and take a look.

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