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Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium All-in-One For Dummies by Fred Gerantabee, Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 5: Using the Pen Tool and Placing Images

In This Chapter

check.png Familiarizing yourself with the Pen tool

check.png Creating paths, closed shapes, and curves

check.png Using the hidden Pen tools

check.png Tracing some artwork

check.png Placing images in Illustrator CS6

check.png Using the Image Trace feature

You’ve seen illustrations that you know are made from paths, but how do you make your own? In this chapter, we show you how to use the Pen tool to create paths and closed shapes.

remember.eps Using the Pen tool requires a little more coordination than using other Illustrator tools. Fortunately, Adobe Illustrator CS6 includes new features to help make using the Pen tool a little easier. After you master the Pen tool, the possibilities for creating illustrations are unlimited. Read this chapter to build your skills using the most popular feature ...

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