Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!
Illustrator in 60 Seconds: Custom Workspaces
Working with a new piece of software can sometimes get a little frustrating since you might be greeted by an interface that is cluttered with tools that you might not even use.
Adobe has come up with a solution for that by introducing Custom Workspaces, which allow you to adjust the interface to your own workflow, thus giving you the ability to focus on what matters.
If you want to learn how to use this option, you should definitely check out this video, since it will show you all you need to know in order to get a nice, tidy layout.
How to Create a Custom Workspace in Illustrator
Now by default, Illustrator comes with a predefined workspace layout which you can change by using the Workspace Switcher on the top right side of the application bar.
You can fully customize each of these workspaces pretty easily so if you want to move a tool from a stack to another, simply Click and Hold while directing towards the desired area. To remove it, simply direct it away from the stack, and Click on the little X button to Close it.
You can always create a new custom one by first editing your layout, and then going over to the Workspace Switcher, and clicking on New Workspace. Then give your new workspace a Custom Name, and hit OK and it should now appear next to the default predefined layouts.
Wat to see this in action? Check out the video above to see this lesson at work!
A Bit More Detail
Want to learn more about Adobe Illustrator's vast tools and settings? Check out these tutorials below:
- RoundupsThe A to Z of Adobe IllustratorMary Winkler
- Adobe Illustrator10 Essential Tips & Tools All Adobe Illustrator Beginners Should LearnSharon Milne
- Clipping MaskQuick Tip: Advantages of Using the Clipping Mask Over the Pathfinder PanelAndrei Stefan
- Adobe IllustratorNew Coffee Break Course on Using Layers and Artboards in Adobe IllustratorAndrew Blackman
60 Seconds ?!
This is part of a new series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+. We're aiming to introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!