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Doing and Undoing

I said we were going to jump into the topic of drawing, but again, a detour, this time to offer a few words of assurance. Don't worry about making mistakes, because in Illustrator you can almost always fix them. Illustrator provides you with the ability to nullify the results of previous operations. In fact, Illustrator lets you retract several operations in a row. So when drawing anxiety sets in, remember this simple credo: Undo, redo, relaxum. That's Latin for “Chill, it's just a computer.”

Undoing Consecutive Operations

Edit » Undo—or its universal shortcut, Ctrl+Z (Cmd-Z on the Mac)—lets you negate the last action performed. For example, if you move a point and decide you don't like how it looks, choose Edit » Undo Move and the new point disappears. More to the point (ha ha), Illustrator returns you to the exact moment before you moved the point. Better yet, you can always undo the last action, even if you have since clicked somewhere on the screen or performed some minor action that the command does not recognize.


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