6. Using the Basic Drawing Tools

Lesson overview

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Draw curves and straight lines with the Curvature tool.

  • Edit paths with the Curvature tool.

  • Create dashed lines.

  • Draw and edit with the Pencil tool.

  • Join paths with the Join tool.

  • Add arrowheads to paths.


This lesson will take about 30 minutes to complete. To get the lesson files used in this chapter, download them from the web page for this book at www.adobepress.com/IllustratorCIB2021. For more information, see “Accessing the lesson files and Web Edition” in the Getting Started section at the beginning of this book.

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