There are some great new enhancements to the Appearance panel in Illustrator CS4 that will consolidate your workflow and save users a lot of time. For instance, it’s now possible to make color and stroke adjustments right in the appearance panel, as well as add new fills, strokes, and effects. The new graphic styles panel has new abilities for combining and previewing effects.

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  1. Jeff (AdobeAce) (Reply) on Tuesday September 23, 2008

    Very cool Cheryl!

  2. Tom Viengvilai (Reply) on Tuesday September 23, 2008

    Good tutorials! Keep them coming as much as you can. We need more tutorials in illustrator because there are way too much photoshop, but not enough on illustrator.

    Thanks for the cool tutorials!

  3. Ashtangakasha (Reply) on Tuesday September 23, 2008

    Looks like Illustrator is finally growing up! Not a moment too soon. Nice efficient tutorial, Cheryl. Thanks!

  4. Heather (Reply) on Tuesday September 23, 2008

    cool Cheryl – I hadnt even noticed this! Quicker is always good! – thanks!

  5. Colin Cooler (Reply) on Tuesday September 23, 2008

    After listening to several of the tutorials, I just want to say that I’m generally impressed with the quality. But I am particularly impressed with Cheryl’s pacing (as well as RC’s), i.e, fast, informative, and “no nonsense.” Keep up the good work, Cheryl.

  6. AHMAD (Reply) on Tuesday September 23, 2008

    thanks you sooo much

  7. jerry k (Reply) on Tuesday September 23, 2008

    way better than sitting in the classroom and trying to stay awake.

  8. Frank B (Reply) on Tuesday September 23, 2008

    Option click doesn’t work to add second graphic style. Can anyone help

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