Using the Pen Tool in Illustrator: Part 1

In this video, we will be looking at the basics of using the pen tool in Illustrator. I highly recommend you get to know this tool, because it’s also available in Photoshop and InDesign too. Once you have the basics mastered, see Using the Pen Tool in Illustrator: Part 2 for more useful tips.

Rather than me reinventing the wheel in this blog post, there’s an excellent resource on the Envato Tuts blog you should also look at:
Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide.

Among other things, the guide outlines various different functions, useful keyboard shortcuts and how to set up different preferences etc.

Illustrator Pen Tool

Any questions or specific issues you’re having with Illustrator, drop me an email g.stclair@brighton.ac.uk

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