Saving Views in Adobe Illustrator
I love Adobe illustrator for creating vector graphics. I’ve been using illustrator for close to 10 years now, and to me, it just keeps getting better and better. The interface is becoming more and more intuitive with each upgrade. One of the newest features that I found, is the ability to save different views of your work. This can be really handy if you are need to work on the details of specific areas and you want to be able to snap back to certain areas of your design. You can save different views of your artwork, either zoomed in or send out, just how you want it. This makes it incredibly easy to get the perspective that you want for your work.
The way it works, is it that you zoom in to a specific area of your artwork. Once you do that, you go up to the top menu of Adobe Illustrator, and select View> New View. Then you can save it as something that makes sense, such as a couple of words that describe that portion of your artwork. You can save as many views as you’d like, so you can be taken instantly to specific areas of your artwork that need special attention. This is just one of those features that adds to the user friendliness of Adobe Illustrator.
You can also edit existing views as well. Simply go back to View> Edit Views, which will open up a dialog box that enables you to delete existing views, or change their names. This ensures that you only have the views that you need, so that you can keep everything in me and tidy.
Do you think this new feature will help you? I think it can help in certain situations, but I’m not sure that it’s something I would use forever single project. Nonetheless, I think it’s always handy to have tricks that you keep in the back your head for certain occasions. Knowing the ins and outs of your software can help you to save time and frustration in the long run. This may not be attempted should use today or tomorrow, but if you ever end up creating highly detailed illustrations, this feature could be something that could save you a lot of time.