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Help: Illustrator CS4 Setup

Discussion in 'Adobe Forum:' started by Xenonsoft, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    Hi all,

    I'm reasonably new to Illustrator and don't really know my way around. Anyway, I seem to have lost the toolbar that normally appears when you load the eraser tool, to change brush size, style etc.

    If you could point me in the right direction that would be appreciated cheers.

  2. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    You see where it says "LAYERS" to the right on your image, do you see the little double arrows above and to the left of it? Click that, that should open them up.

    If this isn't what you mean then I'm not too sure as I don't use Illy often, sorry.
  3. Pixels Ink

    Pixels Ink Member

    Having not used CS4 I'm not sure.

    Normally if I lose something like that I just go to:

    WINDOW > select the thing you are looking for


    WINDOW > WORKSPACE > BASIC (to reset to default)
  4. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    I was going to say that but they have now removed the default workspace option, you now have 9 different settings depending on what you are doing or what software you are used to working with, for example there is now a "Like InDesign" and "Like Photoshop" setting, maybe try a few of these?
  5. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    Cheers for the help lads. I haven't found a solution to the problem yet, hopefully someone with CS4 can help me out.
  6. Helen

    Helen Member

    Does Window> workspace> panel not work? I have CS3 and that's how I do it when I inadvertently remove the tool bar.
  7. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    Cheers for trying to help Helen. I think they've swapped it about in CS4, I don't think they have the toolbar for size of brushes etc at the top anymore. I just went through the different workspace options and none of them change the toolbars at the top.

    Might just have to learn how they've redone it, it seems that way.
  8. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    Still struggling with it.

    If anyone has any idea how I could remake the umbrella below into the same grunge style of the font that would be extremely helpful. Otherwise I'll keep trying, guess my way through!

  9. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    Still struggling with the above. I've told the client I'm quite busy over this week, which I am, so he's not expecting a quick turnaround, but I'm hoping to work out how to do it soon.
  10. illustrator CS4 help

    just got the new CS4 package, and it seems to have had the filters removed, so when i try to 'round corners' on a box in effects and look at it in wire view it hasnt rounded the corners! i have tried to look for plug-ins but cant seem to find any! can any one help?

  11. Is there not a brush in photoshop you can use over it? Or effects in the layers tool-blending options. Try that.
  12. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    It needs to be done in illustrator, it must be fully vectorised.
  13. They have different types of brushes, like ink spatter, that's pretty good, or try re-creating the style yourself and drag it into brushes and you can edit it and change it in there?
  14. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    I can't even use the brushes available in illustrator CS4 now, so creating a new one wouldn't help. Cheers for trying though.

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