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Vector Basic Training: A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork by Von 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. To do this accurately, you need to place your anchor points precisely so they form the paths needed to create your final vector art.

It does no good to spend time up front drawing and refining your shapes on paper only to fall short by building them poorly onscreen. Placing points incorrectly wastes time in the build stage of your creative process and, ultimately, gives you 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 to go about building it, anchor point by anchor point. This chapter will ...

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