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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Enlarging the workspace in Adobe Illustrator

When working in Adobe Illustrator there are times when you need to pan out to see your entire creation and times when you need to zoom in close dramatically enlarging your work space.  There are three ways you can do this in Adobe Illustrator.
  • On the keyboard hold done the CTL key (for PC) and hit the + sign until the page view is the desired size.  To decrease you can use the same technique but use a – sign instead.
  • Click the Magnifying Glass from the Tools Palette then click it anywhere on the page. Notice the contents of the page become larger with each click. 
  • At the very bottom left corner of the window there is a number, that is the magnification percent of the page.  Click on that number in the bottom left corner and a box will open with numbers to select.  Or you can type a number in the box for a custom percent magnification.
Using one of these methods for quickly enlarging or decreasing the page while you are working in Adobe Illustrator can help your design process flow smoothly.

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