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Visual QuickStart Guide Illustrator CS2 for Windows and Macintosh by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 1. Illustrator Interface

This chapter introduces Illustrator’s tools, menus, palettes, and measurement systems.

Note: If you’d like to glance onscreen at the features discussed in this chapter as you read, launch Illustrator and create a new document (see pages 3941).

Tools

Using the Toolbox

The Toolbox contains 74 tools that are used for object creation and editing. If the Toolbox is hidden, choose Window > Tools to show it. To move the Toolbox, drag its top bar. Click once on a visible tool to select it, or click and hold on a tool that has a tiny arrowhead to choose a related tool from a pop-out menu. Some tools have a related options dialog box; double-click the tool to open it.

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