Illustrator CS2 is an incredibly robust application with toolsets for dozens of different creative workflows. Although a minority of users will never do more than a single type of project in this amazing program, most users find themselves performing many different types of tasks. The same person who draws street maps in Illustrator may also trace scanned images and build Flash animations. A web designer may use Illustrator to sketch, slice, and export a website template, build variable data SVG content for delivery on mobile devices, and end the day working on a photo-realistic drawing of a fruit still life. The uses for the program are virtually limitless, and so are its arrangement of job-specific palettes.

Rarely does any one project require all of Illustrator's many palettes onscreen simultaneously. Instead of dealing with either a cluttered screen or hidden palettes, create multiple workspaces specific to different types of projects:


Choose a single type of project you perform in Illustrator and decide which palettes are needed for such projects.


Open the needed palettes, closing all others.


Arrange and size the palettes into a productive work area.


From the Window menu choose Workspace, Save Workspace.


In the resulting dialog, type the kind of project for which the arrangement has been optimizedfor example, Web Design or Animation. Click OK.


Repeat the previous five steps for another kind of project, with a different palette arrangement.


From the top of the Window, Workspace menu choose the first project. The entire work area will reconfigure to your project-specific organization. Switching between different computer users' workspaces is just as easy.

Special Edition Using Adobe Creative Suite 2
Special Edition Using Adobe Creative Suite 2
ISBN: 0789733676
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 426
Authors: Michael Smick

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