Here you meet the main character of the book: Adobe Illustrator CS. You get a look at its illustrious past, its remarkable powers, its place in the universe, and (most importantly) what it can do for you. You probe the difference between vectors and pixels. You hover above the various parts of Illustrator and watch what they do. By the end of this part, you uncover a straightforward and easy-going program behind the complex, sometimes intimidating exterior of Illustrator.