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Adobe Illustrator CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques by David Karlins

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#13 Drawing Lines

Perhaps the simplest way to generate a path is to draw a straight line. Drawing a line with the Line Segment tool is a good way to become familiar with generating paths in Illustrator. Drawing a curved line with the Arc tool is more challenging. When you draw an arc, you create a line segment that curves. Both the Line Segment tool and the Arc tool are found in the Line Segment gallery in the toolbox.

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