Tweaking a design with the Pencil tool


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Tweaking a design with the Pencil tool

All right, at this point, I want to call your attention to a few design inconsistencies where our letter form is concerned. Notice these white edges on the right sides of the terminals of this character. The one down right is thick, as you can see labeled here; the one up right is thin, and then the one associated with the middle portion, the bar of the character, is downright skinny. Now, of course, we need to address these design inconsistencies, and we're going to do so using the Pencil tool.

So, I'll go ahead and turn off my highlights layer because I don't really need it anymore, and I'll go ahead and zoom in on the top right terminal. And then, I'll go ahead and grab my Pencil tool, which I can get by pressing the N key and when the pencil tool is selected, you can get to its dialogue box by pressing the enter key or the return key on the Mac. Now, last time we visited this tool, I had dragged the fidelity slider triangle all the way over to the right to smooth. But for this ...

Tweaking a design with the Pencil tool
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Tweaking a design with the Pencil tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Draw Better and Faster with Illustrator CC

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Design
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Illustrator
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