Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Dragging curved segments, part of Introducing Illustrator.
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…In this movie, I'll show you how you can directly modify the curvature of…a segment, either by dragging on it, or with the help of a transformation tool.…I'm going to go ahead an zoom in on this pocket.…So you may recall, that if you click on a straight segment, and you drag on…it, you'll move that segment to a different…location, and you'll end up stretching the neighboring segments.…That's not what I want, so I'll press…Ctrl+Z, or Cmd+Z on the Mac, to undo that move.…
Things work differently, with a curve segment.…So in addition to dragging control handles, you also have the option…of directly dragging on the segment in order to adjust its curvature.…And this technique is generally useful when you're trying to make small changes,…because notice, if you go too far out, you're going to end up curling…the segment like so.…And if you go too far in, it'll flare in the wrong direction.…And when stuff like this happens, you're going to have to go back…to dragging the control handles in order to gain control over them.…
- Setting up your first Illustrator document and artboards
- Drawing and painting basic shapes with the brush tools
- Creating and formatting text
- Coloring artwork with fills, strokes, and gradients
- Working with paths to create free-form shapes
- Creatively applying dynamic effects that are automatic and editable
- Tracing scanned artwork to create digitally editable graphics
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Document and Setup
Creating a new document7m 28s
2. Drawing Fundamentals
3. Text and Formatting
4. Fills and Strokes
5. Edit and Organize
6. Drawing Free-Form Outlines
7. Dynamic Effects
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