Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding 64-bit support, part of Illustrator CS6 New Features.
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One of the things that Illustrator users have been clamoring for is 64-bit support.…Well, in CS6, you're getting your wish. That's right!…Illustrator is now a 64-bit application on both the Mac and PC platforms.…Now you might be thinking this is an amazing moment or you might be thinking, so what.…Let me explain exactly what this means in terms of potential workflow…enhancements for you.…In previous versions of Illustrator it didn't matter how much RAM you had…installed on your machine, because Illustrator was 32-bit, so it couldn't…leverage more than 3 GB of RAM in any given time.…
This means a lot of out of memory errors and even the occasional crash when…you're rasterizing large files or working on multiple files simultaneously.…It also meant that applying complex effects like Gaussian blurs and Drop Shadows…took an eternity to render.…With a 64-bit architecture, Illustrator can now leverage more RAM, which makes…the processing time for things like effects and rasterizations much faster.…
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