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Getting started

Before you begin, you'll need to restore the default preferences for Adobe Illustrator. Then you'll open the art file for this lesson.

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

Start Adobe Illustrator.

Choose File > Open, and open the L13strt1.ai file in the Lesson13 folder, located inside the Lessons folder within the AICIB folder on your hard drive.

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

Choose File > Save As, name the file Circus.ai, and select the Lesson13 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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