Hover over the tool you want to use for your artwork.
Learn how to work on the Discover panel and explore tools and articles within Illustrator.
The new Discover panel oﬀers contextually relevant help and learning resources to quickly locate articles and work efficiently with the tools in Illustrator.
The panel gives you recommendations that improve speed and efficiency with Illustrator tools. These recommendations include tips and tutorials on how to get multi-step workﬂows done faster.
To access the new Discover panel at any time in Illustrator:
To exit the Discover panel at any point, hit the Esc key.
You can use the Discover panel search bar to access the full repository of tools, in-app tutorials, and articles that help you build your skills. Search offers auto-complete suggestions including suggested content, tool shortcuts, and quick links.
Use the back arrow to return to the previous page, or select the home icon to start over.
The Discover panel surfaces tools and menu items based on your search queries. The search results page organizes recommended content into easily identifiable categories.
When you click the search result, a floating blue coach mark appears to help you discover where the tools or menu items are located.
Find important information quickly with optimized search results. Find tools and learn to use them seamlessly with the help of Tool Tips and Techniques.
The following steps will help you get started with any tool in the toolbar:
To open the Discover panel settings, click the settings icon in the bottom right of the Discover panel and select Preferences.
Location coach marks: Enable to view the location of the tool or a feature within the app when the pointer is over it.
Quick select: Enable to select the top tool or feature when you press Enter after typing in the search field. When turned off, pressing Enter shows all results.
Watch this 2 minute 55 seconds video on how to make the most of Illustrator's native search panel.