Points are boys, control handles are girls


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Points are boys, control handles are girls

I think this might be a good time to provide some insight into the big picture, what's at the heart of Illustrator. This is a vector-based illustration program. Maybe you know that. Meaning that it relies on mathematically defined objects that communicate resolution independent line definitions to screen, printer, or any other output device. What do I mean by mathematically defined objects? Well, it's all about a point which has a coordinate position, so there's your math, connected to another point, just like a dot-to-dot puzzle. You draw line from one point to another. The difference is Illustrator calls the points anchor points because they lock down the path like stops on the subway, the train, the path has to pass through the anchor point.

You can move a point but if you do, the path moves with it. Here's another thing that's different than dot-to-dot puzzles. In Illustrator the lines, we call them segments because they're just part of a larger line. They d...

Points are boys, control handles are girls
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Points are boys, control handles are girls 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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