Smoothing and erasing paths


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Smoothing and erasing paths

When using the Pencil tool inside of Illustrator, you may find it difficult to get really nice looking smooth paths. This happens more often when you're using a mouse with the Pencil tool, but it can happen when using a tablet also. After all Illustrator is simply trying to keep up with the paths that you create. But the truth is you really don't need to worry about this because there is a tool inside of Illustrator to help you modify that. Let's take a quick look. I am going to jump into a new document. I'll use the Print profile and I'll click OK. And I'll use the Pencil tool here to draw a few paths to my screen.

May be I'll create some kind of a basic outline of a flower here. So let's create this. Let's create some nice looking leaves here for now. I'll hold down my Command key to select all these elements and just move this down just a little bit here. Command+Click to deselect them, and add some kind of a daisy type of flower here. Now say I want...

Smoothing and erasing paths
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Smoothing and erasing paths provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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