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Getting started

You'll work in one art file during this tour. Before you begin, you need to restore the default preferences for Adobe Illustrator. Then you'll open the finished art file for this lesson to see what you'll create.

To ensure that the tools and palettes function exactly as described in this tour, delete or deactivate (by renaming) the Adobe Illustrator 9.0 preferences file. See "Restoring default preferences".

Start Adobe Illustrator.

To open the finished art file, choose File > Open, and open the TourEnd.ai file in the Lesson00 folder, located inside the Lessons folder within the AICIB folder on your hard drive.

If you like, choose View > Zoom Out to make the finished artwork smaller, and leave it on your screen as you work. If you don't want to leave the image open, choose File > close.



For an illustration of the finished artwork in this lesson, see the color section.

Now open the start file to begin the tour.

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To open the start file, choose File > Open, and open the TourStrt.ai file in the Lesson00 folder, located inside the Lessons folder within the AICIB folder on your hard drive.



Choose File > Save As, name the file Cambria.ai, and select the Lesson00 folder. Leave the Format option set to Adobe Illustrator® Document, and click Save. In the Illustrator Native Format Options dialog box, select Illustrator 9.0 Compatibility and click OK.


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