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Basics of Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is graphic designing software of Adobe used to create vector graphics. The best thing about vector graphic is that you can shape the artwork to any scale without worrying about its clarity and you can print the artwork at any resolution.

Uses of Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator can be used to create logos, flyers, posters, business cards, invitation cards, banners, digital illustrations and many more things. You can draw any shape or image on illustrator.

How to install Adobe Illustrator?

As you have understood what adobe illustrator is and what are its uses so now let’s install it.
Adobe Illustrator runs both on Mac and Windows. For installing Adobe Illustrator, you have to create an Adobe Account on Adobe Creative Cloud and from there you can download trial version of Adobe Illustrator. Later you can buy the product either by monthly payment or by annual (one time) payment.

Illustrator Workspace

After installing adobe illustrator, let’s launch the illustrator. When you will launch the illustrator it will display the home screen. The home screen consist of create new button and open button.

Create new button is used to create new documents and open button is used to open exiting documents.

As you are new to illustrator you will click on create new. This will open your workspace where you will create your artwork with help of different tools.

Your illustrator workspace will look like this-

Illustrator workspace consists of:

  •       Menu Bar which is situated at the very top. It consists of options like File, Edit, Object, Type, Select, Effect, View, Window and Help.

  •          Tools Panel is on the left side and it contain tools for creating and editing artwork.

  •  Panels on the right side help in monitoring and modifying the artwork.

  • Document window in the middle of the workspace is the space where your artboard is placed. Artboard is the file on which you create your artwork.

This is all about Illustrator workspace where you will create your vector artwork with help of different tools and will give visual shape to your ideas and thoughts.

I hope this medium of shaping your thoughts is developing interest in you and you are eager to learn more about Adobe Illustrator.

In the next article you will learn about tools of abode Illustrator.

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