In this chapter, you'll learn about the new tools, modes, and features in Illustrator CS5 related to drawing and painting. Topics covered include the Bristle Brush, perspective grids, the Shape Builder, and joining paths.
Painting and Drawing
The Bristle Brush is a fantastic new tool that allows you to mimic the look and feel of traditional media such as watercolors or paint.
Antialiasing has always been a problem when creating artwork for the web in Illustrator. This is no longer the case thanks to PixelPerfect Drawing, which allows you to precisely align any design to a pixel grid and generate clean and crisp graphics for the web.
In the past, when you changed the Document Raster Settings, many raster-based effects (Photoshop Effects) would be displayed incorrectly. Illustrator now recalculates the parameters of these effects to match the new resolution.