Quick Start/ Cheat Sheet
Name your document. Change units of measurement from points to inches, enter
desirable size in unit field. Enter one or two artboards. No bleeds at this time.
Go to Essential for drop down menu to save and name your own work space.
Fill & Stroke/ bottom of tool bar
Click on fill or stroke to bring forward /to change color.
Click on red diagonal to neutralize fill and or stroke.
point-to-point click to get a stroke.
Window to brush palette / go to brush Libraries for /Artistic /Artistic Paintbrush/Artistic
Click on Line tool and or rectangle tool to get floating pallet/while the mouse
is being held down move to the right to get to the tear off position/ to get
Select navigation tool under window to manage vie of page.
Click on star shape/ to change star points/while holding down mouse click on
up arrow on keyboard; same for all other shapes.
“T” for Type / click for blinking curser
Window/go to type/character for fonts size & font selection.
Type to create outline
Symbol Tool/ Spray Can
Window to Symbol Palette/ Symbol Libraries /Artistic Texture or Grime Vector Pack
Symbol Pallet/Break Link to change color of symbol.
Create own symbol/ drag design to palette /name new symbol/delete
original, use spray tool.
Window to Graphic Styles/ Graphic Styles Libraries /3D Effect/Artistic Effect
Window to Gradient/ gradient tool in tool bar/Radial and linear gradient/drag color
swatches to gradient bar.
To change gradient colors/ gradient tool for more effects.
Neutral Position/ no fill no stroke/red diagonal in fill and stroke/draw box corner to
corner/Select all/ object clipping mask make/ go immediately to black arrow to deselect.
Window to swatch libraries/ Color book/to Pantone Solid Coated
Effect to 3D to Extrude/ be sure to check preview box/extrude letter forms and more
six squares, etc.
Effect stylized drop shadow/ Y and X axis/ Blur/ Opacity