Understanding the many faces of the Pen tool


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Understanding the many faces of the Pen tool

In Illustrator, the Pen tool does exist as its own stand-alone tool, but it also has many other faces that you might encounter as you start working with artwork. In this movie, we will explore the many faces of the Pen tool, and what they mean, so that you know what the Pen tool is about to do as you encounter it inside of Illustrator. The first thing I have to do, of course, is switch to the Pen tool, and I can do that with the letter P on my keyboard, or by clicking it. I'm also going to bring the Pen tools out on screen, so you can see them individually. In order to do that, you're going to click and hold on the Pen tool, then come over here to the right, and find this little arrow, and click.

Once I do that, it brings the Pen tools out on screen, and I now have the ability to see each one of them without having to go back over to the tools panel each time. The Pen tool is actually comprised of four different tools: the regular Pen tool, the Add Anchor Point tool, the Delete...

Understanding the many faces of the Pen tool
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Understanding the many faces of the Pen tool 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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