Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with the Pen tool preview, part of Illustrator: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates.
…One of the reasons that people seem to fear the pen tool inside…of Illustrator is because the pen tool's behavior can be a little unpredictable.…But, in this latest version of Illustrator CC, there's a…new feature called pen tool preview which allows you to…see almost a rubber band-like preview of what the pen…tool is going to create before you actually create it.…Let's take a look.…I'm going to go the file menu, choose New.…Just going to hit OK.…Doesn't matter how bigger how small, this document is.…
Once I have the document created, I'm going to…press the letter p on my keyboard to get…the pen tool or simply grab it from the tools panel right over here on the left.…And then, what I'm going to do is just…click anywhere on screen to create a point.…And then I'm just going to move my mouse around, and you can see,…that I get this little preview of what the pen tool is going to draw.…So in this case it's going to draw a straight line.…If I click and hold and draw out, I can see…the curve, just like I always could, but now, when I go…
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 10/06/2014. What changed?
A: We added a new chapter covering the October 2014 changes to Illustrator CC, which includes the new Curvature and Join tools, auto-sizing text, and Design Libraries.