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Lesson 7. Working with Shapes, Text, and... > Working with the Bezier Tool

Working with the Bezier Tool

The first free-form tool that you'll work with is the Bezier tool. The Bezier tool allows you to create shapes with both straight and curved lines.

When you set the Bezier control points, remember the connect-the-dots drawings. The idea isn't to draw everything, just the outline of the shape. A good rule to remember is to set a new control point each time the outline of the shape changes direction. Just like in a connect-the-dots drawing, you need to place the control points in order either clockwise or counterclockwise around the object. When you make it all the way around the shape, click the first control point again to complete the shape. Once the outline of the shape is complete, it will automatically be filled with white color to create a solid shape. You can then change the fill color, just as you change the color of a circle or rectangle shape.


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