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Chapter 5. PEN AND BEZIERS >  Using the Pencil Tool

Using the Pencil Tool

You may find it difficult to use the Pen to draw paths— especially positioning anchor points and Bézier handle. Fortunately InDesign 1.5 has a Pencil tool that is much easier to use.

To draw with the Pencil tool:

1.
Click the Pencil tool in the Toolbox .

Figure 5.25. The Pencil tool in the Toolbox.


2.
Press and drag with the Pencil .

Figure 5.26. Press and drag to create a path with the Pencil tool.


3.
To close the path, hold the Option/Alt key .

Figure 5.27. Hold the Option/Alt key to close the path created by the Pencil tool.


4.
Release the mouse to create the path.


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