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Illustrator's pen tool


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#1 Zenn

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

Sketching is convenient and beneficial for design process. But what do you do once you've created a solid drawing? One of the most important, basic tools in the Adobe suite is the pen tool. By using the pen tool you can create a solid design. Try out to create vector art using Illustrator's pen tool.

#2 kirarja

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

Couldn't live without the pen tool but it needs a lot of practice.

#3 6Digits

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:06 PM

agree,, I always use the pen tool when sketching and don forget the Anchor Point convert tool for refinement when needed, :)

#4 sc06tty

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

really great tool

#5 jlc

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:31 AM

Basic illustrator tool yet pretty amazing.

#6 rajagee

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:02 AM

Dear Please check this link i hope you learn more about pen tool Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide | Vectortuts+

#7 Judapa

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

agree,, I always use the pen tool when sketching and don forget the Anchor Point convert tool for refinement when needed,

#8 HappyGD

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:14 AM

agree,, I always use the pen tool when sketching and don forget the Anchor Point convert tool for refinement when needed,

Definitely! It's always good to remember the shortcut for that tool... hold option key (alt on windows I think) when the pen tool is active :)

#9 JPMGraphical

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:45 AM

Pen tool is really awesome. I occasionally have trouble making it behave as I want it to after I turn it into a curve. I have found a few ways to refine it but it does take practice.

#10 JPMGraphical

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:00 AM

If you have real complicated shapes it is often best to make many anchor points.

#11 pitung

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:46 AM

Thanks! Great work!!

#12 gnikkel1

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:51 PM

The pen tool is incredible, especially for lettering. I love the ability to make straight lines as well as curves with one tool.

#13 snapperpow

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:57 PM

80% of what I do in illustrator is then pen tool, used to be 95%. God bless my teacher who pounded the pen tool into my head everyday for a whole year.

#14 nvillegas

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:26 PM

It's hard to design a logo without knowing how to use the pen tool.

#15 Bloom

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:33 PM

That's right, the pen tool is really an essential tool to master if you want to be good at this. Bit of a learning curve (pun intended) at the start, but you just have to keep at it.

#16 3187mohit

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:49 PM

Using a pen tool i feel like playing CS,
it was a saviour before i had a tablet, kept me interested in AI :D

#17 varlan

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:07 AM

Yeah, importing the drawing or scanning the original then using the pen tool is vital to do really fast work. I still think there is nothing close to as fast as a pencil and paper but after that...pen tool is the tool of choice.

#18 AGT

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

Ok. Illustrator's fans using pen tool is essential, why not ask all together to Adobe to make or let us edit menus to have access menu with right mouse button, with the direct tools to add or remove vertices more easily as with Photoshop and not to mention the super tool to simplify paths

#19 dologo

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:00 AM

The "pen tool" is essential. But I love the "smooth tool" (access by clicking the "pencil [not pen] tool"). It is what it sounds like. A tool for making things smoother. But beware, don't make it too smooth. Almost every logo needs some kind of edge :-)

#20 todorut

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:34 PM

Dear Please check this link i hope you learn more about pen tool Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide | Vectortuts+


Excellent guide for using the pen tool.




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