Chapter 4

Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images


check Familiarizing yourself with the Pen tool

check Creating paths, closed shapes, and curves

check Using the hidden Pen tools

check Tracing some artwork

check Using the Image Trace feature

check Placing images in Illustrator CC

You’ve seen illustrations that you know are made from paths, but how do you make your own? In this chapter, we show you how to use the Pen tool to create paths and closed shapes.

remember Using the Pen tool requires a little more coordination than using other Illustrator tools. Fortunately, Adobe Illustrator includes features to help make using the Pen tool a little easier. After you master the Pen tool, the possibilities for creating illustrations are unlimited. Read this chapter to build your skills using one of most popular tools in the ...

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