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Top 10 New Features in Adobe Illustrator CS5

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Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book, loves the handy new (and often long-awaited) features in Illustrator CS5. He highlights 10 of his favorites for users who want to know whether CS5 fulfills its promises.

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Symbol Enhancements

Symbol Enhancements

Symbols have been an integral part of Illustrator for many versions, and as more content is developed for use on the Web and in presentations, Illustrator adds more web content support. Illustrator CS5 provides enhanced 9-slice scaling support for symbols that are going to be used in Adobe Flash for graphic style or movie clip symbols (see Figure 10).

Figure 10 You can now use 9-slice scaling directly on symbols in Illustrator, which makes it easier to work with web elements such as rounded rectangles.

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