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

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4. Drawing with Shape and Line Tools

Illustrator provides tools for easily creating lines and shapes. Drawing with shapes (rectangles, ellipses, stars, etc.) can be a surprisingly creative and satisfying solution, especially if you don’t think you can draw. It can be even more effective than drawing with felt-tip pens in a style that won somebody [that would be John] a potted plant in a fifth-grade poster contest.

If you feel that you’re drawing-challenged, follow the tasks in this chapter and then play with the tools—you’ll discover that you’re able to create all sorts of amazingly creative and useful images.

Tip

Some drawing techniques are so much easier if you use a pressure-sensitive tablet, such as a Wacom tablet. When drawing paths with ...

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