Adjusting a few key Preferences settings


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Adjusting a few key Preferences settings

In this movie I'll show you how to adjust a few key preference settings so that you can get your work done more quickly and with less frustration, especially as you begin to assemble more complicated artwork. To get to the Preference Settings, press Ctrl+ K or Command+K on the Mac, and that will bring up the Preferences dialog box. And this first item, Keyboard Increment, is something that I'd like to modify. Now, by default it's set to 1-point, which means every time you press an arrow key, you nudge the selection by a point. But while you can always nudge by a greater increment by pressing Shift along with an arrow key, you can't nudge by a smaller increment, the way you can inside InDesign, for example.

So it pays when you're working in Illustrator to set the Keyboard Increment to something small in the first place. I find that 0.2 point works out very nicely. That is a fifth of a point. In that way, especially when I am nudging anchor points or curved segments around in...

Adjusting a few key Preferences settings
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Adjusting a few key Preferences settings provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design
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Illustrator
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