Draw Freeform Paths with the Pencil Tool in Illustrator CS5


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Drawing freeform paths with the Pencil tool

In learning about the Pen tool, we've come to understand that when we use the Pen tool, we're actually plotting anchor points and Illustrator automatically connects all those anchor points with the path. And it really requires us to imagine where those anchor points are going to go. However, there is another tool inside of Illustrator. It's called the Pencil tool. And it works in the exact opposite way that the Pen tool works. In other words, it allows us to draw the paths and then Illustrator automatically figures out where the anchor points need to go. In other words, the Pencil tool really mimics the way that you currently interact with the pencil on a paper.

Let's take a look at how the Pencil tool works. I'm going to create a new document. I'll use a Print profile and I'll click OK. And I'm going to switch now to the Pencil tool, which you'll find right over here inside of the Tools panel. Now I'll be honest with you. If you're trying to use the...

Drawing freeform paths with the Pencil tool
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Drawing freeform paths with the Pencil tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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