3. Technical Drawing


Some people seem to “get” the concept of vector drawing immediately. Terms such as anchor points, control handles, and compound paths all make perfect sense to these folks, and the Pen tool in Illustrator is a natural extension of their imagination and creativity. They spend as much time in Outline view as they do in Preview mode. These “people of the path,” if you will, possess an analytical view, and they can visualize the vector “building blocks” that make up an overall graphic.

In this chapter, we’ll focus on the paths and anchor points that make up a vector shape, and we’ll get a grasp of all the tools you can use to ...

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