Drawing with the Pen tool / Pencil tool / Brush tool & more – EP 10/19

Avatar Gareth David | February 8, 2018 4222 Views 0 Likes 3.43 On 14 Ratings

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In this video we are going to be covering the drawing tools. Along the way i'll be demonstrating some techniques so you can get a good understanding of the possibilities you have in this programme and what tools you may want to use for any given task.



00:04:18 - Pen tool
00:12:50 - Click & drag technique
00:15:26 - Click & convert technique
00:32:40 - Pencil tool
00:38:18 - Brush tool



A - Direct selection tool

Z - Zoom tool

P - Pen tool

V - Selection tool

S - Scale tool

N - Pencil tool

B - Brush tool

Shift C - Anchor tool


cmd (Ctrl PC) + C - Copy

cmd (Ctrl PC) + V - Paste


Press & hold shift + click - Draw straight & 45 degree lines (with pen tool active)

Press & hold shift + click & drag - Snap rotate anchor handles (with pen tool active)

Press & hold shift + click - Select multiple objects (with selection tool active)

Press & hold shift + click & drag - Scale object (with scale tool active)





In this video tutorial, I will be using Adobe Illustrator CC for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.



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