Did You Know: Freehand Files

Did You Know: Freehand Files

This post is like a quick tip, but it focuses on helpful Illustrator features. Did you know Illustrator can convert Freehand multi-page documents into multiple artboards? Pretty handy if you are a Freehand user moving to Illustrator or opening old Freehand files. Anyone even still using Freehand?

Did You Know: New Window

Pasted Layers

This post is like a quick tip, but it focuses on helpful Illustrator features. Did you know you can display different details of you current document simultaneously in a new window? You can view the same art in different View Modes, Zoom Levels, Proof Setups, and more! Pretty handy! Check it out by going Window > New Window.

Did You Know: Paste Layers?

Pasted Layers

This post is like a quick tip, but it focuses on helpful Illustrator features. Did you know, with Paste Remembers Layers enabled, pasted objects in Illustrator keep their layer order and will create Layers for you if there are none! Enable this feature from the pop-up menu of the Layers panel. This feature is really helpful when pasting between docs!

Did You Know: Wacom Eraser?

This post is like a quick tip, but it focuses on helpful Illustrator features. Did you know, if you have a Wacom tablet, you can flip the pen over and Illustrator will automatically switch to the Eraser tool. It’s a cool little feature that can make drawing in Illustrator a little more natural. Remember, you can also set your Eraser tool to use your pen tablet pressure sensitivity.

Did You Know: Join More?

This post is like a quick tip, but it focuses on helpful Illustrator features. Did you know, in CS5 it is now possible to join more than two anchor points at the same time? In previous versions of Illustrator you were only allowed to join two anchor points. I’m sure a bunch of you know this, but it’s handy info if you didn’t!

Did You Know: Symbol Layers

Symbol Layers

This post is like a quick tip, but it focuses on helpful Illustrator features. Did you know that Illustrator CS5 Symbols contain their own layers! Symbols in CS5 have an independent layer order so you can create sublayers in the Layers panel for symbols when in symbol editing mode. Pretty cool.