18    The Shape Editing Tools and Distortions

Once you’ve created an object, you might want to edit it, and that’s the theme of this chapter. Whether it’s a preset object you draw with the Rectangle tool, or manual design work with the Pen tools, not even a skilled illustrator is always satisfied with their first try. You’ll learn various techniques in the pages that follow to massage that almost-perfect shape into exactly the shape you’ve envisioned. This chapter covers DRAW’s tools and features for treating vector objects as though they’re malleable in an organic way, and vector paths are as linear as a crumpled piece of paper. Often, creating an approximation of an object you need is a good first step. Then, with a pull here and a tug there, ...

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