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Last reply by: Professor Simpson
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:48 PM

Post by suresh mamidala on September 29, 2013


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Last reply by: Professor Simpson
Sun Apr 7, 2013 3:11 PM

Post by Andrew Corona on April 5, 2013

What is that pen and surface interface you are using?

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Last reply by: Professor Simpson
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:17 AM

Post by Denise Ladson on January 11, 2013

Thanks for the information


  • Customize the application to fit your working style with Preferences.
  • Customize location of windows and panels as a workspace.
  • Artboards contain the printable artwork.
  • Use Rulers for precise measurements and to create Guides.
  • Grids appear behind your art to help with alignment.
  • Panels are windows you can collapse, expand and group for easier access and to improve your workflow.


Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:05
  • Preferences 0:23
    • General
    • Selection & Anchor Display
    • Type & Units
    • Guides & Grid
    • Smart Guides
    • Slices
    • Dictionary & Hyphenation
    • Plug-ins & Scratch Disks
    • User Interface
    • File Handling, Clipboard, & Appearance of Black
  • Workspaces 5:01
    • Workspaces Overview
    • Creating Your Own Workspace
  • Artboards 8:05
    • Introduction to Artboards
    • Example Artboards
  • Rulers and Guides 11:24
    • Show Rulers and Guides
    • Hide, Lock, and Clear Guides
    • Make Guides: Turning Vector Art Into a Guide
  • Grids 14:38
    • Customizing Your Grids
  • Panels 17:44
    • Main Control Panels
    • Side Panel
    • Tools Panel: Selection
    • Tools Panel: Drawing and Painting
    • Tools Panel: Editing
    • Tools Panel: Viewing
    • Tools Panel: Fill and Stroke
    • Tools Panel: Drawing Mode
    • Tools Panel: Full Screen Mode
  • Lesson Summary 24:19