We will explain in detail the Stroke Panel and its functions. You use the Stroke panel to control whether a line is solid or dashed, the dash sequence if it is dashed, the stroke weight, the stroke alignment, the miter limit, and the styles of line joins and line caps. So let's see all that in detail.
You've probably used the Pathfinder panel to combine shapes and make new ones. But do you often find yourself clicking (and undoing) each icon in the panel until you get the look you want? Wouldn't it be easier to take some time and learn exactly what each function does? Here's a look at the über-useful Pathfinder panel. The Pathfinder Effects, which are found under the Effects menu, are covered in video format in this tutorial.
Learn how to work with Workspaces in Adobe Illustrator. Workspaces allow you to arrange the Panels and other interface elements in Illustrator. Learn to work with the built-in default Workspaces Illustrator CS4 comes with, as well as how to customize your own workspaces to suit the type of job you’re working on.
Sometimes when you’re working at a very large magnification, it can be hard to see the overall picture. In this screencast, we’ll show you a neat trick using the Navigator panel, that saves you the hassle of zooming in an out constantly. We’ll also show how you can save custom views that will speed up your workflow.
What are all those eyeballs, colored squares and double rings on Illustrator’s Layers panel? They are all visual cues that let you work better and smarter with layers. Watch this Quick Tip and feel the power!