Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the redesigned Pencil tool, part of Illustrator CC 2013 New Features.
…The pencil tool is a tool that is a tool…that is often forgotten by a lot of Illustrator users…because it usually resulted in some less than desirable results,…and often times frustrated a lot of people, like myself.…However, in the latest update to Adobe Illustrator…CC, Adobe has completely redesigned the pencil tool,…in a way that, in my opinion makes it a direct competitor to the pen tool.…Alright, let's start off by double-clicking on the pencil tool itself.…That's located right…here in your toolbar.…And so once you open this up, you're going to…notice, this thing comes up called Pencil Tool options.…
And here inside of this dialog box, you have…the ability to control not only the fidelity of the…pencil tool, but also the behavior of the tool as…it relates to existing paths in your designs as well.…So let's start off here at the top.…And at the top, you're going to notice that there's a…slider here which allows you to go between accurate and smooth.…Dragging the slider all the way over…to accurate will make the pencil tool behave…
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- Placing multiple files at once
- Unembedding raster graphics
- Searching for fonts and swatches
- Loading images in brushes
- Working with Automated Corner Generation
- Using the updated Free Transform tool
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 01/16/2014. What changed?
A: When Creative Cloud applications are updated, we refresh our training to make sure it covers the latest features and interface changes from Adobe. This update covers Illustrator's redesigned Pencil tool, reshaping with the Pen tool, and Live Corners.