Smoothing and erasing paths


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Smoothing and erasing paths

If you're going to be doing a lot of freehand drawing inside of Illustrator, you've got to familiarize yourself with two tools: one is the smoothing tool, and the other is the Path Eraser tool. Both of these are going to be your best friend. The Eraser tool, because it allows you to undo that which you didn't intend to do, and the smoothing tool, because it's going to clean up those jagged paths that you've created while you're drawing with your mouse. Let's take a look at exactly what I mean. I am going to be using my Pencil tool here, and I am just going to draw out some freeform shapes. So I am going to draw out something like a flower, and I am going to hold down my Option or Alt key to indicate that I am going to close this path, then I will release my mouse, and I will release my Option or Alt key.

That's going to close that path for me. But you can tell by looking at this that it's pretty nasty. It's jagged, it doesn't have a lot of smoot...

Smoothing and erasing paths
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Smoothing and erasing paths provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Illustrator CS6 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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