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Chapter 7. Pen and Beziers > Elements of Paths

Elements of Paths

Paths are defined by points and line segments. When you draw with the Pen tool you create the following:

  • Anchor points define a path at points where the path changes . These can be plain corner points, smooth curve points, and corner curve points as explained on the following pages.

    The elements of a path.

  • Segments are the paths that connect anchor points .

  • Control handles extend out from anchor points; their length and direction control the shape of the segment’s curves .


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