Understanding anchor points


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Understanding anchor points

Another one of the building blocks of artwork here inside of Illustrator are the anchor points. Everything you create inside of Illustrator is made up of paths and anchor points. We've already talked about exactly what paths are; you know those are the skeletons that make up the artwork that we are working on. However, the anchor points are the joints that hold that skeleton together. If you look at this document that I have open here, you will notice that I have two squares on the end of this line right in the middle. If the path is this line going between them, the anchor points are these boxes at the end which serve as holding places for the ends of that path.

Without those anchor points, the path has nowhere to start and stop. As you work throughout Illustrator, you are going to see many different kinds of anchor points. You are going to run into selected anchor points, non-selected anchor points and you may even see anchor points with control handles associated with them as w...

Understanding anchor points
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Understanding anchor points 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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