Workspace & Toolbar

Knowing your way around the application's workspace and tools is crucial to your success using it. We will walk through the Tools panel today and discuss briefly each tool. Getting into Illustrator and working with each is really where you'll see their ability. Here is a helpful video over 10 very quick basic things that are helpful when jumping into Illustrator.

Link: 10 Things Beginners Want To Know How To Do

Keep In Mind

  • A small white arrow next to the tool's icon indicates that it has a submenu with more related tools. (i.e. Rectangle has other shape tools underneath it)
  • Some tools can be adjusted by double-clicking on the tool's icon.
  • Some tools require you to single-click on the Artboard to get options for the tool. (i.e. Polygon tool gives you options for number of sides.)