Laura Coyle

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2020.

CSI Illustrator: Solving Mysteries

Tuesday, 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Central

Have you ever purchased a piece of vector stock art thinking it would simplify your life, only to discover a virtual crime scene of innumerable misplaced anchor points, strange groupings ,and uneditable text? Or maybe you jump in to change a color in your colleague’s Illustrator file, only to spend an hour you don’t have?

In this session, Laura will demonstrate an organized, time saving method for working in Illustrator.

You’ll learn:

  • How to “investigate” an Illustrator file from top to bottom, find transparency and identify all the components
  • Best practices for editing and creating files to save you from spinning and crashing
  • Plugins that keep order and improve performance
  • Quick color-change methods and organization
  • Creative Cloud Library Tips for collaboration
  • Tips for dealing with problem Illustrator files