Drawing open path primitives


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Drawing open path primitives

As we know inside of Illustrator we can classify paths as being either open or closed. In this movie, I want to talk about some of the basic primitive tools that you can use to draw open shapes. They are grouped here with the Line Segment tool and cover the Arc tool, the Spiral tool, and kind of hybrid tools because as we'll soon see this creates a combination of both open and closed shapes, the Rectangle Grid tool and the Polar Grid tool. But we will start with a Line Segment tool and I will create a new print document. I will just go ahead and make sure that it's set to a landscape mode just to make it easier to fit in my screen, and I will click OK.

To draw a line that's very simple, simply click and then drag in the direction you want that line to go. Now, you can use modifier keys to adjust the shape as you draw it. For example, holding down the Shift key constrains your line to an angle. I don't want to say that the Shift key allows you to a draw straight line becau...

Drawing open path primitives
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Drawing open path primitives 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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