Drawing open-path primitives


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Drawing open-path primitives

Now let's take a look at some of the open path primitive tools found inside of Illustrator. Again, I'm going to start with just a blank regular document. I'm going to go over here to the Tool panel and click on the Line Segment tool. I'll actually click and hold my mouse button down and use a tear-off here to bring these tools up to into focus. And the Line tool does something very simple. It allows you simple click and drag to draw a line. The release the mouse and you have created the line. Some of the keyboard shortcuts that we used for the closed paths tools work the same here. For example the Shift key allows me to constrain my path to be 45-degree angles. That way I know for sure I get a straight path. I could also be drawing your path and realizing, oh I want to move it somewhere else. Hold down the Spacebar, reposition that path. Again, release the Spacebar and then continue drawing my path there as well.

So that's the Line tool. I'm going to go ahead and ...

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 CS4 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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