Using the Pen tool


Using the pen tool in illustrator:

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The Pen tool at first can be a bit tricky but with some practice
it is a very powerful tool.

The short cut to select the pen tool (on default settings) is the
letter P on your keyboard.

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1.)Create a shape with the pen tool by selecting your starting point
first by left clicking.

2.)Then move your pen to the next spot and left click.

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3.)A straight line will be drawn. To curve the line hold down the left
click and pull outward. Release the left click when you
are satisfied with the curve.

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4.)Close the shape by clicking on your first anchor point.
That is how you create a shape in illustrator.

To change the color of the circle
1.)Select your move tool by hitting the letter V

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2.)Select your shape by left clicking and draging over the shape.
A box will appear to let you know what is selected.

Your color chips tell you the color of the fill and stroke.
3.)Select the arrows to flip flop the colors.

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Double click on the fill to open up the swatch pallet and select
a different color.

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This is how you change colors in illustrator.

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