Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide



If you use Adobe Illustrator, then it’s almost certain that you use the Pen Tool when creating your paths. This comprehensive guide aims to introduce or remind you of features, shortcuts, and methods for working with what is arguably Adobe’s most essential tool.

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00:00 – Intro & Pen Tool Options
01:00 – Functions
05:44 – Keyboard Shortcuts
06:20 – The Cursors
07:56 – Secondary Mouse Controls
08:32 – Keyboard Controls
11:00 – Preferences
16:04 – Shortcuts & Tips
20:27 – Best Practice Suggestions
21:27 – Pen Tool Exercise

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