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The Pen Tool Is Your Friend

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Published: November 11, 2007
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I hope this comes in handy to all aspiring vector artists! :)
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cherellis8's avatar
This was a ter0rific tutorial. You very clearl described when and how to use the alt shift and other keys to control the anchor points and handles.

All of the above AND examples of how to place handles parallel for best shape results.

I have seen this advice, but not all in one place and clearly described.
clippingpathindia's avatar
Really great one.. I think this is the another option to find more something like it.. goo.gl/q49XM8
I-Do-Care's avatar
I don't use Photoshop, but I think this is #useful for any application that uses #bezier curves. Thanks! :+fav:
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theheekProfessional Digital Artist
wonderful tutorial thank u
UltraMatt's avatar
Awesome tutorial!!!
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ta1setsuStudent Artist
this is the BEST tutorial I found, OMG thank you so much!!!!!!!
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UntoldPromisesStudent Digital Artist
I LOVE YOU! Thank you so much! The pen tool is like trying to stop a pipe that's bursting out water for me xD
Very well explained, fun, and simple to follow.
Thanks again :D <3
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whiteowl152Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful
Thank you
DAVILOU's avatar
Thank you so much for your Tut
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itznikki530Professional Digital Artist
this tut has helped me so much! thanks!
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ToonEGuyHobbyist Traditional Artist
The Pen Tool hasn't always been a friend for me. Sometimes it can be a pain and seem so difficult you wonder what you're doing wrong, because of how hard it can be to get the right shapes out of it. Today just seems to be one of those days for me and artwork. :disbelief:

But I try my best to be patient and keep on using it anyway, cause it still gives be the best results for outlining.
jackli109's avatar
Useful tutorial, it contains great scientific spirit. THX.
PureTassel's avatar
I don't think that the Pixlr Editor has it. If not, is there a way to imitate the pen tool on it?
ambercarlson's avatar
Thanks for giving us such an informative stuff...I’ll be definitely coming back to your site. Keep the Great work up...

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Lightstar98Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a good tutorial, but I fail at the very beginning with this...Anchorpoints or whatever....It NEVER looks like your examples...neither like a normal curve :cling:
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NeRrOoProfessional Interface Designer
thanks, and good
brunokrazler's avatar
a great tutorial, I learned one thing from reading this tutorial, very good.
Klydee's avatar
This helped me.I'm going to this whenever I need help.
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cecy-loveartStudent Traditional Artist
i never understood how to use the pen tool until i saw this thanks
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DemoraFairyHobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial, really helpful! I've got a question, if you make two shapes using the pen tool that intersect each other, when you fill the path the intersection isn't filled - do you know if there's a way to get it to fill the intersection too?
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