Book about Illustrator Pen tool

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by nicrose, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. nicrose macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Is there a book on how to use the Illustrator Pen tool?
    That tool drives me crazy!!! All my drawings look wobbly.
    I need help.

  2. Mydriasis macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2005
    I think every illustrator book has a chapter on the pen tool. But, what helped me most reading the quick instructions in illustrator help as to what options the pen tool has and then reading about bezier curves in general.

    As with everything else, practice makes perfect. Practice traceing and drawing basic shapes first.
  3. dogbone macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2005
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    Yep, tracing letters is a good way to improve Pen Skills. My favourites are a lower case italic 'f' or 'g'. Then compare points with original outlined letter.

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