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

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Chapter 12. Reshape

In Chapter 7 you learned how to draw closed and open geometric paths without thinking about their individual components. In this important chapter, you’ll learn how to reshape paths by manipulating the nuts and bolts that all paths are composed of: direction lines, direction points, anchor points, and segments. Once you learn how to alter the profile of an object by changing the number, position, or type (smooth or corner) of anchor points on its path, you’ll be able to create just about any shape imaginable.

In addition, you’ll also learn how to quickly reshape all or part of a path with the Erase, Pencil, Paintbrush, Smooth, and Reshape tools; average anchor points; join endpoints; combine paths; split paths; cut paths using ...

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