Setting Up Adobe Illustrator CS6 CC For Maximum Productivity

Set up Adobe Illustrator CS6/CC to make you a more productive graphic artist. Beginners to Experts welcome!
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (651 ratings)
32,927 students
1hr 21min of on-demand video
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You will understand and be able change the unit of measurement, color mode, and user interface in Illustrator CS6.
You will be comfortable using artboards, and will learn to quickly render multiple versions of your works.
You will customize your workspace to show the tools and panels you actually use.
You will incorporate elements like your logo, symbols, favorite fonts etc. into a reusable template that will kick-start any new design or project


  • Adobe Illustrator CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, or CC


This video series will teach you how to set up Adobe Illustrator CS6 to make you a more productive graphic artist. Learn how to set up Illustrator for exactly what you want to do, and create effective templates that you will use in all of your future projects.

This course covers:

  • New Document Creation
  • Document Setup
  • Preferences
  • Artboards
  • Workspaces
  • Components of the Workspace
  • Templates
  • Finding Free Resources

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner to Expert Illustrator Users
  • Graphic Designers
  • Anyone Wanting to Work Faster


Designer, Artist, Evolving Consciousness
Douglas Butner
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 1,637 Reviews
  • 59,938 Students
  • 9 Courses

I love to learn and teach. I am a free-spirited creator and artist in many disciplines. My courses focus on selling art online, energy work, and music. I teach what would help a younger me, including the strategies I used to sell over 20,000 copies of my artwork without advertising, energy techniques I have learned to unlock human potential, and tips to help musicians.

My Life

I grew up near Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, and I am currently travel-living as a digital nomad thanks to selling art and teaching online. I plan to keep traveling, creating, and learning from this amazing planet as long as I live!

My purpose on Earth is love. Love is the greatest teacher, healer, and creator. I believe when the individual chooses to love all unconditionally, that feeling lights up the whole world instantly. That is the world I want to live in, so I choose to. I hope to inspire others to find this vibration in their own way.

My Projects

I created Current X Change, a company that makes apps that allow creators to share their creations on a global map for all to see and vote on. You can try out our first web app, cXc Music, at cxc .world and learn more about our vision at currentxchange .com.

I also started Aquarius Academy (aquarius .academy) an open academy of consciousness. Our mission is to help evolve planetary consciousness with love. We distill conscious content to help seekers connect with the right information for their point of their journey.

I started fashion lifestyle brand Live in Love liveinlove .life and also sell my art on POD sites like Redbubble & Society6, and stock photography sites like Adobe Stock and Shutterstock.

Infinite love,

- Douglas

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