Advanced drawing with the Pen tool


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Advanced drawing with the Pen tool

So now you understand the core concept of what the Pen tool is, it allows you to plot these points and it connects them with these particular paths. Now until now, we have defined corner anchor points, which are connected by straight lines, now let's talk about using the Pen tool to create smooth anchor points and curve lines. So I'm going to use the same file, if you have the exercise files, it's called Pen tool and you will find that in Chapter 04. Once again, we are going to switch to the Pen tool that's right here, I'm also going to use the space bar to simply move over here to the next part of a particular file. So this becomes a little more complex but again the concept here is understanding that we are plotting anchor points; we are not drawing the paths and the paths would be drawn automatically by Illustrator. So let's see how this works.

Now I have basically the same number of anchor points that I would have in a rectangle what I'm going to do now i...

Advanced drawing with the Pen tool
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Advanced drawing with the Pen tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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