Ai Practice: The Pen Tools

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September 22, 2022 by mrgoldsack

Previously we checked out the Shape and Shape Builder Tools in Illustrator.

You may noticed the Pen Tools, as well…and how they work a bit awkwardly. Don’t worry, this is normal. In this section we will look at an practice using the Pen Tools for different tasks.


The Materials

The Pen Tool

Download and Open the following file: Pen_intro
Here’s a video on what to do with this file, in case you want a refresher.

Want to get more reps in with the Pen Tool? Check out this challenge game!

The Curvature Pen Tool

Download and Open the following file: avd__curvature_pen_tool
Here’s quick video on what to do with this tool. On Mac, hold the Option key while drawing to access the anchor tool for editing.

Due Sept 28
Assignments (/15)


Here’s a video comparing the Pen and Curvature Tools.

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Mr. Goldsack is a fan of wet coffee and dry humour.

Contact: mgoldsack@sd35.bc.ca

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