Using the Control panel


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Using the Control panel

While there are plenty of panels inside of Illustrator, perhaps the most important one is called the Control panel. The Control panel, which appears across the top of your screen here, may not look the same as the other panels, but it does behave in the same way in that you can click and drag on this little line over here on the far left to reposition it. Now it's in a floating state. And you can even bring it to the bottom and dock it towards the bottom of your screen. However, I like it towards the top. It's really kind of round where my eye level is, which I like about it, and the most important aspect of the Control panel itself is that it's context-sensitive.

In fact, most of the information that appears in the Control panel is simply duplicated in the other areas of the user interface. For example, in this area I can specify the stroke weight for a path, but that same value also appears here inside of the Stroke panel directly. Since, adjusting the stroke weight is one...

Using the Control panel
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Using the Control panel provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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