Defining a cusp between two curves


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Defining a cusp between two curves

All right gang now that we've seen a corner point, which represents a corner between two straight segments, and a smooth point, which represents a continuous arc between two curving segments, let's see a cusp point, which indicates a corner between two curving segments. See a little of both, corner and smooth mixed together. So I've got my white arrow tool active here. I'm still working inside the Finished spline.ai file that I opened in the previous exercise, and to which I've added this curving line right here along the left side of the animal's head, it's right side of course, cause it's looking at us, I guess. It's got it's eyes closed or something.

So I'm going to go ahead and move this point up just a little bit there, cause I want to kind of keep some floppiness to this ear, so that it looks like an natural ear to a natural animal. All right I'm going to go ahead and grab my Pen Tool now, and notice my Pen Tool cursor has a little...

Defining a cusp between two curves
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Defining a cusp between two curves provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials

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