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Setting Up and Exploring the Interface

Let's get started with an overview of the interface.

When you launch Adobe Illustrator Draw, a series of project panels opens, as shown in Figure 3. Tap on a project panel to open a canvas. A menu appears along the top of the screen and the toolbar. On the toolbar are mark-making and coloring tools such as the Pencil and Brush. When a canvas is active, the top menu contains the undo, share, layers, pen (Hold Pen to Connect), shapes library, target (activate virtual slide ruler and shapes), and full-screen view icons.

Figure 3 A project with its individual canvas panels. The menu icons at upper right allow you to share, add a new canvas to the project, use the trash, or edit the project.

Figure 4 shows the Adobe Illustrator Draw interface with a project canvas open. The Brush tool is chosen. Tapping on the Brush icon reveals the Size, Color, and Opacity icons. The Grid icon is nested below the toolbar, as shown in Figure 5.

Figure 4 The open canvas with the toolbar on the left, with the Brush tool chosen.

Figure 5 When the Brush is selected, you can adjust both the size of the brush and the opacity of the paint.

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