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Lesson 1. Getting to Know the Work Area

Lesson 1. Getting to Know the Work Area

To make the best use of the extensive drawing, painting, and editing capabilities in Adobe Illustrator, it's important to learn how to navigate the work area. The work area consists of the artboard, the scratch area, the toolbox, and the default set of floating palettes.

In this introduction to the work area, you'll learn how to do the following:

  • Open an Adobe Illustrator file.

  • Select tools from the toolbox.

  • Use viewing options to enlarge and reduce the display of a document.

  • Work with palettes.

  • Use online Help.

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