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Adobe Illustrator has long been a popular vector–based drawing program, but for many the learning curve is steep. In Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Fundamentals, author and leading industry expert Deke McClelland shows users how to get in to the Illustrator mindset and overcome this learning curve. He covers the application's key features in a new way, making it simple and easy to master Illustrator. Deke teaches viewers how to use the core drawing and shape tools, the transformation and reshaping features, text, and the Pen tool. He also explains how to export and print. Even if learning Illustrator has been a struggle in the past, this training can help make sense of it. Exercise files accompany the course.
This chapter is all about the Pen tool, which creates a path outline as a series of anchor points and control handles. These points and handles act like dots in a connected dot puzzle, with Illustrator drawing straight and curved segments in between. But the dots serve different purposes. The anchor points lock down the segments. Like stops on a subway, the train, the path, has to pass through the anchor point. You can move a point, but if you do, the path moves with it. The control handle is not an anchor; it's a magnet. It's suggests rather than directs. The control handle loves the path, but it hates the path. It says come hither, it says go away. If you want to think of it this way, the anchor point is the Y chromosome.
You know, the boy, the simple boy and his is a very simple message. You've got to go my way. The control handle, she is the X, she is a little mysterious at first, but once you understand her ways, she is very predictable and she makes the entire program run. The control handle is where Adobe as a company started. It's one of the first patents. It's the beginning of everything. It's really that cool. Here is how it and the Pen tool that makes it work.
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