Chapter 4. 0104 Top Ten Hits From Andy 7:49

  • Presenter’s name is Andy
  • Shares his favorite ten features
  • These are all new ideas so they are introductory for me
  • Context for me is
    • Keyboard templates
    • Logos and icons for just about everything
  • Top ten follows
  • Custom Toolbar
    • Of course, great idea, I only ever use three to give at least for keyboards
  • Pathfinder Options
    • Merge multiple simple objects into a single object
  • The Width Tool
    • Increase the width of a object interactively
    • Resize multiple parts
  • Rule Guides
    • Make guides
    • Is this for symbol layout on keycaps?
  • Duplicate Last Function
    • Nice for symbol placement
    • Store functions for symbol placement algorithm?
  • Gradient Mesh
    • Create multi-dimensional objects
  • Touch Type Tool
    • Modify individual characters as a unique object while remaining part of the original text
  • Appearance Panel
    • Always include this
    • Single panel for every aspect of the object
    • Is this where layers go?
  • Image Trace
    • Automatically convert an image to an object
  • Live Paint
    • Bucket fill for objects?
  • Look forward to my top-ten