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

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Chapter 13. Live Paint

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In this chapter, first you’ll learn to draw in a freehand style using the Pencil tool. Then you’ll learn how to convert objects to a live paint group, apply colors to faces and edges in the group, reshape the group, and finally, expand it into standard paths. At the end of the chapter you’ll find a practice exercise.

What is a Live Paint Group?

What is a Live Paint Group?

The live paint features offer a novel method for filling in sketches and are a boon to Illustrator users who like to draw in a freehand style. First you create some open or closed paths with the Pencil tool or another drawing tool, then you convert the whole drawing into a ...

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