Adjusting control handles


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Adjusting control handles

In this exercise I am going to show you how to work with control handles which allow you to modify the curvature of existing segments. You can also use them to add curvature to previously straight segments. I have gone ahead and created a revised version of this shirt called Updated design.ai found inside the Exercise Files folder and I am going to start things off by showing you the mechanics of a plain everyday average circle. So I am going to go ahead and select the Ellipse tool from the Shape tool flyout menu, and then I will draw a circle by dragging while pressing the Shift key. All right! Now let's take a look at this circle using the Direct Selection tool.

I will go ahead and click out the shape and then click on the top anchor point. And notice that in all we have just four anchor points, one at the top, one over here on the right-hand side, one down here at the bottom and then a fourth anchor on the left-hand side. In the center, we've got a center point, which isn'...

Adjusting control handles
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Adjusting control handles provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Up and Running with Illustrator

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Design
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Illustrator
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