llustrations created in all major vector drawing programs have a definite anatomy and share a common pattern. Whether you use Deneba Canvas, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW or Macromedia FreeHand y
Continuing with the anatomy of vector illustrations, let’s now take a look at ANCHOR POINTS (or simply points or nodes…please refer to the table of equivalent terminology in the illustration secti
Continuing with the anatomy of a vector illustration, let’s take a look at objects and their properties, paths and subpaths.
Composite Paths and Object Grouping and Combining
The anatomy of a vector illustration has an exact, finite pattern. There are only so many parts to it. It is summarized below:
All the predefined shapes can be converted to editable paths with access to the anchor points. Each program handles this slightly differently, though:
This tutorial is for applications that use the pen: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand. When drawing with the pen you will inevitably have to stop mid-path and make adjus
The idea behind the keyboard shortcuts in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia FreeHand is so you can draw paths in a fluid manner with as few interruptions as possible. Ideally, yo
This page contains all the practice templates for drawing with the pen. Here are tutorials for Deneba Canvas, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia FreeHand and CorelDRAW. These tutor
In Adobe Illustrator, always click the Direct Selection tool before clicking and drawing with the Pen Tool.