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Chapter 5. PEN AND BEZIERS > Drawing Curves

Drawing Curves

Smooth curve points create curves like the track a roller coaster follows. There are no abrupt changes from one curve to another.

To create smooth curves:

1.
With the Pen tool active, position the cursor where you want to start the curve and drag. Handles extend out from the smooth curve point.

2.
Release the mouse button. The length and direction of the handle controls the height and direction of the curve.

Tip

You will not see a curve until you create the next point of the path.

3.
Move the cursor to where you want the next part of the curve. Drag to create the curved segment between the two smooth curve points .

Figure 5.7. Drag with the Pen tool to create smooth curves.


4.
Continue to create curved segments by repeating steps 2 and 3 .

Figure 5.8. A path with a series of curved segments.



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