Adobe Illustrator tutorial for scientists 1 - importing

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This 1h45min tutorial covers the basics of using Adobe Illustrator in scientific contexts, for example to make posters, gussy up figures and making diagrams. It is split into 8 parts:

Part 1: Importing from other software including Matlab plots and Word equations
Part 2: Selecting and aligning objects, using guides and layers
Part 3: Resizing regular objects, lines and text separately
Part 4: Groups, compound paths and clipping masks
Part 5: Creating filled objects, lines, arrows
Part 6: Creating and manipulating text, text columns, bullet points, exponents
Part 7: Creating and editing curved lines and making complex shapes
Part 8: Exporting for the web, print, or Powerpoint presentation

Links to items discussed in part 1:

exportfig - http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/727
plot2svg - http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/7401
CutePDF - http://www.cutepdf.com/

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