Chapter 9. The Illustrator Control Panel 3:29

  • That bar between the top section and the main area is called the control panel
    • Andy called it the control panel
  • You can let it float or drag it to the top or bottom
  • Provides context-sensitive information and control on the selected object
  • First part of the area remains the same
  • Second part of the area changes per-tool
  • Anything colored orange pops up a panel right there instead of on the right side
  • When you do a select all you can bulk transform all object fills and strokes mapping one color to another
  • Can add and remove controls from the control panel
  • Master this!