Working with open and closed paths


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Working with open and closed paths

Now that we have a better understanding of paths inside of Illustrator, let's go ahead and start drawing some very basic paths. I'm going to create a new document just by hitting Command+N or Ctrl+N on my keyboard, or you can go to File > New, and just hit OK to accept the defaults. Once I get my new document created, I'm ready to start adding some paths. You can create two types of paths in Illustrator: open and closed. I'm going to first start off with the closed paths. In Illustrator there are several built-in shape tools that provide you with closed paths. They're located right here in the toolbar.

If you click and hold, you'll see that the closed paths include the Rectangle tool, the Rounded Rectangle tool, the Ellipse tool, the Polygon tool, the Star tool, and the Flare tool. Let's see how some of these work. I'm just going to grab the Rectangle tool and I'm going to click and drag out a rectangle like so. You'll notice this is a closed path,...

Working with open and closed paths
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Working with open and closed paths 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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