Adjusting the behavior of the Pencil tool


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Adjusting the behavior of the Pencil tool

At first glance the Pencil tool inside of Illustrator looks very simple; however, there are some pretty powerful features hidden inside of it. Let's actually discuss a few of those here by trying to lay down some paths here for Mister Zee. I'm working on this document called drawing.ai and basically all I've done is create a template layer there with a new artwork layer that I am going to start using to draw some paths. I am going to zoom in maybe on this hind leg here of Mister Zee because maybe I want to draw this curve right over here. So I am actually going to zoom out just a bit. That looks really good.

Centre that on my screen and now I am also going to go ahead now and choose my Pencil tool. I can start to click and drag. Normally, we might think that if we want to have a very smooth and fluid path, we would need to click and kind of go very quickly. But it's going to be very hard for you, because your hand is probably somewhat removed from the screen, because it...

Adjusting the behavior of the Pencil tool
Video duration: 7m 5s 4h 39m Intermediate

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Adjusting the behavior of the Pencil tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Drawing without the Pen Tool

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Design
Software:
Illustrator
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