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Vector Basic Training: A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork by Von R. Glitschka

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Chapter 5. Shape Surveillance

It's time to take your refined drawing out of analog and move it into the digital realm. In order to do this accurately, you must know exactly where to place your anchor points in order to precisely form the paths needed to create your final vector shapes.

It does no good to spend time up front drawing and refining the shapes in your art on paper only to fall short by building them poorly on screen. Placing points incorrectly wastes time in the build stage of your creative process, and ultimately, you end up with imprecise vector results.

I can't stress enough the importance of proper anchor point placement. You must be able to look at any visual shape, drawn or otherwise, and know exactly how you'd go about building ...

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