Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Isolation mode enhancements, part of Illustrator CS4 New Features.
One of the great enhancements in Illustrator CS3 was Isolation mode, which…basically allowed you to go into any particular part of your document,…double-click on a group or a certain area and just work on that particular area…without having to worry about other things getting in the way.…Well, now inside of Illustrator CS4, Isolation mode goes to a whole new level.…In fact, it's probably one of my most favorite new features inside of…Illustrator CS4. Because often we are working with very complex documents,…for example, in this file called isolation mode, I have many different elements…going on in this particular part of my file. In fact, I have these kind of wavy…patterns that goes here behind the gradient and behind the text and maybe I see…like this little part here this green part, this green wave, that kind of…sticks out right over here, and I want to get rid of that.…
Now the easiest way would probably be to use the Eraser tool and just quickly…erase that area, but to kind of get in here will be very difficult, plus…
- 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