Using the Pen tool


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Using the Pen tool

Probably one of the most intimidating tools for new users is the Pen tool. I know it scared me when I first started working with vectors. Well, the Pen tool in Fireworks is not as scary as it may seem. And it's a very important tool to master, because at some point, you're going to want to progress from using pre-built shapes and create your own, or even if you just want to edit pre-built shapes, to make them more organic looking - the Pen tool can help with this too. I'm working with a file called peppers_start.png, and you'll find it in the chapter 4 folder. And before we actually use the tool, let's take a look at the existing shape that's on our screen.

This is a vector shape and when I select it, you'll notice a blue highlight around the entire shape. And around that blue highlight, you'll see little blue boxes. These are called control handles, or control points. And basically, every time you see one of those boxes it means that the vector shape is taking...

Using the Pen tool
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Using the Pen tool provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Jim Babbage as part of the Fireworks CS5 Essential Training

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Web
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Fireworks
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