- Perspective Drawing
- Variable-Width Strokes
- New Bristle Brush and Other Brush Improvements
- Enhanced Strokes: Dashed-Line Adjustments, Precise Arrowheads
- Shape Builder Tool
- Multiple Artboard Enhancements
- Drawing Enhancements: Joining Paths, Select Behind, Draw Behind, Draw Inside
- Roundtrip Editing with Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5
- Symbol Enhancements
- Crisp Graphics for Web and Mobile Devices
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.