Drawing a straight-sided path


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Drawing a straight-sided path

In this exercise, I'm going to introduce you to the Pen Tool, the famed Pen Tool. It really is the tool that launched Illustrator on its way, back in 1987, long, long, ago, in a galaxy very nearby. And the Pen Tool derives its power from the fact that it's so incredibly methodical. You draw lines and shapes one point at a time, so you need to give it patience, in return it gives you control. That's the bargain. And we're going to start things off here by drawing the simplest things that you can draw with the Pen Tool, which are straight-sided paths or if you prefer, free-form polygons same difference.

All right, I'm going to go ahead and grab the Pen Tool from the palette by pressing the P key, or clicking on the tool, and I'm working inside of a file called Base template.ai. It's the same file that we've been seeing over the course of the last couple of exercises. It's just that this one's loose inside of the 07_pen_tools folder, just so that w...

Drawing a straight-sided path
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Drawing a straight-sided path provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS3 One-on-One: The Essentials

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