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Part II: Illustrator > Understanding and Drawing Paths in Illustrator

Chapter 16. Understanding and Drawing Paths in Illustrator

IN THIS CHAPTER

Working with Vector Art

Using the Shape Tools

Using Line Tools

Using the Drawing Tools

Modifying Paths

Final Thoughts

Illustrator creates vector, or mathematically plotted, artwork comprised of points and Bézier curves that connect those points. A path is a sequence of at least two points joined by path segments, which may be straight or curved. Although Illustrator imports, exports, and works with pixel-based raster images, its main function—and the area in which it leads all others—is in drawing vector paths and shapes.


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