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Illustrator Tutorial: Pen Tool by pwg Illustrator Tutorial: Pen Tool by pwg
umm, can we have an Illustrator tutorial category? :P

This is an in-depth beginner tutorial of the Adobe Illustrator pen tool. All you need to get started and a little more (considering you already have illustrator). I want to do a couple more about predicting where curves will go, and how to CG. Depends on how this goes I guess.

This should all work for several versions, maybe as far back as 7.0... I made it in CS and tested it in 10 so I know those work.
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hiteacher Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
I would like a copy of the above handout to show my student but can't get a copy to print. Do you have an electronic copy I can use with my special education student as I am trying to assist him in learning Illustrator and the Pen tool?
mirishka10 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
brilliant. thank you.
RussianBust Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
thanks for the tutorial friend :D
Yahavage Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this - I'm just learning how to use this, and this tutorial has been by far the most useful one I have found on the internet. I feel like I may be able to get the hang of this now ^^

Thanks :D
Apres8 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Thanks! Very helpful!
Bhiqm Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
but.. how can I traze the traze with a brush??

srry 4 my english XDD

es k hablo español!
belituca Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
gosh, it was so many time without drawing with freehand or illustrator i really forgot how it goes ^^UU i feel stupid...

thanks a lot ^^UU
QuikSilver04 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Student General Artist
FINALLY! I found help for the pen tool. Than you soooo much ;A;! You have no idea how confused I was about it!
OspreySoul Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for a great tutorial! I'm positive I learned this in my Graphic Design class, but this was a good refresher. :]
gothicpsyche Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
This is an awesome tutorial -- thank you for explaining Illustrator pen tool basics. I've had the Illustrator program for months but haven't gotten around to using it. This would really help me out! ;)
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