Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Reshaping paths with the Pen tool, part of Illustrator CC 2013 New Features.
…Drawing complex shapes in Illustrator using the pen tool can…be somewhat of a daunting task for many new beginner users.…And so Illustrator CC now has a…feature that makes drawing inside of Illustrator even…easier than it was before and also adds in a more wizzy-wig way of editing paths.…Which I think is really going to really change…the game in terms of how people design.…And draw inside of this application Let's take a look.…So I've got here…what is the beginnings of a heart shape inside of Illustrator.…I just used the pen tool to draw several straight lines segments.…
And many people start out this way with the pen tool with the point…and click method because drawing curves is…a little two intimidating for them at first.…And so now if I were to select the pen tool in order…to make changes to this shape, all I have to do is move.…Right around the edge of one of the paths like this…and hold down my Option key on Mac, the Alt key…on PC.…And what I'm going to be able to do is just…simple click and push the path upward to curve it.…
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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.