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Visual QuickStart Guide Illustrator CS2 for Windows and Macintosh by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 7. Geometric Objects

Paths (objects) that you create in Illustrator consist of anchor points connected by straight and/or curved line segments. You can create closed paths, such as polygons and ovals, or open paths, such as arcs or straight lines. In this chapter, you’re going to be creating a lot of objects, so we’ll start off by telling you how you can get rid of the ones you don’t need. Then you’ll learn how to create geometric objects quickly and easily by using the Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Star, Flare, Line Segment, Arc, Spiral, Rectangular Grid, and Polar Grid tools. Once you’ve learned the basics in this chapter, your next step is to learn how to select paths for editing (Chapter 8), copy and align them ( ...

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