Tracing features with the Pen tool


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Tracing features with the Pen tool

In this movie we'll trace the mouth, nose, nostrils and eyebrows and this time we'll just go ahead and use the Pen tool. So, I'll go and zoom out a little bit here and we are going for a symmetrical face. So, we are going to be tracing the things on the right side and then flipping them in order to create the shapes we need on the right side. But that doesn't mean that we only go for complete and total symmetry and the one thing I decided to make a little bit asymmetrical is the nose. So, I'm going to start things off by selecting the Pen tool, which you can get by selecting the P key, and I'm going to first draw the eyebrows just by clicking and dragging here and then dragging right about there.

In order to create a couple of smooth points, and now I'll press the V key to switch back to my Black Arrow tool. I'll click on that path outline to select it. That way I can see my line weight up here in the options bar. I'll change that line weight to four points like so...

Tracing features with the Pen tool
Video duration: 5m 43s 3h 37m Intermediate

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Tracing features with the Pen tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Designing Your Own Online Avatar

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Design
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