Draw Straight and Perpendicular Lines with Illustrator CC


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Drawing straight and perpendicular lines

In this movie, I'll show you how to draw both straight, and perpendicular lines using the Pencil tool. So, once again start by selecting the Pencil tool, and let's say I want to create some eyes and a mouth inside of my heart here, and I want the top of my first eye to be a straight line. If you want to draw a straight line with a Pencil tool, you press and hold either the Alt key here on the PC, or the Option key on the Mac. And you need to keep it down, and as long as you have that key down you'll see that straight line next to the cursor.

And now you drag with the tool in order to draw a straight line at any angle, and as soon as you release the Alt or Option key, then you'll continue drawing a freeform line like so, and then I'll go ahead and connect things at the end there to close the path. If you want to draw a perpendicular line, or a line at a 45 degree angle, then you press and hold the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac, and you drag just as you did before. But then you...

Drawing straight and perpendicular lines
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Drawing straight and perpendicular lines provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Draw Better and Faster with Illustrator CC

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Illustrator
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