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The Non-Designer’s Illustrator Book by John Tollett, Robin Williams

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3. Learn to be Selective

It may seem premature to talk about paths and segments and shapes and points and how to select individual parts of each, but what you learn in this short chapter applies to everything you will ever do in Illustrator. You will select paths and shapes to assign color and fill attributes, as well as to modify objects in various ways to create your amazing art. All subsequent chapters in this book build upon what you learn about vector artwork here.

We advise you to read through this chapter so you know what the possibilities are and so you know where you can find the information when you need it. Trying to select exactly the paths you need when you’ve got a complex illustration can be hugely frustrating if you don’t know ...

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