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Adobe® Illustrator® 10 Classroom in a Book® by Adobe Creative Team

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Drawing the pencil shape

In Adobe Illustrator, you control the thickness and color of lines that you draw by setting stroke attributes. A stroke is the paint characteristics of a line or the outline of an object. A fill is the paint characteristics of the inside of an object. The default settings will let you see the objects you draw with a white fill and a black outline.

First you'll draw a series of rectangles and triangles that make up the pencil. You'll display Smart Guides to align your drawing.

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Select the zoom tool () in the toolbox, and click in the middle of the window once or twice until you are zoomed in to 150%. (Notice that 150% ...

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