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Chapter 5. PEN AND BEZIERS

Chapter 5. PEN AND BEZIERS

I remember the first time I tried to use the Pen tool in a computer graphics program. I clicked the tool and dragged across the screen in the way I thought would create a simple curve. Instead, I got a wild series of lines that shot out in different directions. When I tried to change the shape of the curves, things got even worse. I was so startled I immediately closed up the program and didn't use the Pen tool for a long, long time.

When I finally got up enough nerve to try the tool again, it took a lot of trial and error but eventually I was able to understand the Pen and Bézier controls. Once I got it, I realized the principles are simple. I just wish someone had written out easy to understand, step-by-step instructions. So think of this chapter as the instructions on the Pen tool that I wish I had back then.


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