Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing updates to units of measurement, part of Illustrator CS6 New Features.
One thing that's always driven me nuts about Illustrator is the inconsistency of…the way the units of measurement were handled.…If I were working on one document in pixels and the other in inches, whatever…the general preference of the application happened to be would take priority…over the actual unit of measurement I was using in the document.…This was a nightmare for somebody like me who hates doing calculations and who…works on multiple print/web projects at one time.…In CS6, the behavior of Illustrator has changed, so that each document now…reflects a consistent unit of measurement based on the document profile.…In other words, if I start in pixels, I stay in pixels.…
If I start in inches, I stay in inches. Let's take a look.…I will start off here in CS5 to show you an example.…I have open here a web document and a print document.…If I were to change the unit of measurement that I'm working on, for instance,…if I go to the File menu, choose Document Setup, and change this to something…
This course was updated on 10/04/2012.
- 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