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Real World Adobe by Mordy Golding

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Chapter Four. Advanced Vectors

Drawing rectangles, ovals, and stars is nice, but that’s not why you use Adobe Illustrator. The true power of Illustrator is that you can use it to create custom shapes as you need them—this allows you to tweak a design to perfection. Illustrator comes with a variety of tools and functions, each with its own strengths and uses. Whether it’s the mystifying Pen tool, the Live Paint feature that allows you to edit and color vector objects more freely, or the dependable Pathfinder and path functions that have helped make Illustrator so powerful over the years, this chapter reveals the true art of the vector path.

Drawing and Editing Free-Form Vectors

Strip away the cool effects. Forget all the fancy tools. Ignore the ...

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