CHAPTER 11 Editing Objects

Let’s say you’ve drawn an object and you’re fairly pleased with it, except for that little corner that you couldn’t draw just right. Editing objects is the theme of this chapter, where you’ll learn various techniques to massage that almost-perfect shape into exactly the shape you’ve envisioned. Because every object you draw on a page can be broken down into rectangles, ovals, path segments, and so on, this chapter covers the tools and features for doing exactly this: breaking down shapes, combining them, subtracting a little of this, adding a little of that. Often, arriving at a design of your dreams can be most quickly accomplished by creating an approximation of the shapes you need. Then, with a pull and a tug here ...

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