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Building art upon art upon art

Building art upon art upon art: Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals
Building art upon art upon art: Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals

Join for an in-depth discussion in this video Building art upon art upon art, part of Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Fundamentals.

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Skill Level Beginner
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Q: I was not able to locate my saved shortcuts and cannot locate the folder I created to place the preferences into. The Illustrator steps are clear and using the search function I should be able to find the folder, but it cannot be located. How can I find the shortcuts file on a Mac?

A: To search for the shortcuts file on a Mac, press Cmd+F. Then change the option that says "Kind" in the top-left corner to System Files by choosing "Other" and selecting "System Files" from the menu.

Then change the next option to "Are Included." Search for "KYS." The search should find any files that were installed.

Q: The instructions for installing the dekeKeys don't work on my computer (which is running Mac OS X Lion). Is there an update to these?

A: The dekeKeys distributed with this course will still work for Lion. You just need to add them to a slightly different folder than in previous versions of OS X.

Open a new Finder window and choose Go > Go to Folder. Type the following file path exactly as written below. Copying and pasting may result in an error.

~/Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator CS5 Settings/en_US

Move and/or copy/paste the dekeKeys to this folder and follow the rest of the instructions as outlined in the video, "Installing the dekeKeys keyboard shortcuts."

Skills covered in this course
Design Illustrator

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