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Chapter 6. PEN AND BEZIGON > Working with the Pen Tool

Working with the Pen Tool

Learning FreeHand’s Pen tool makes it easier to learn the Pen tool in Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia Flash, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress, or Adobe InDesign.

To create straight sides with the Pen:

1.
Choose the Pen tool from the Tools panel 1.

Figure 1. The Pen tool in the Tools panel.


2.
Position the cursor where you want the path to start and click. A corner point appears as a white square 2.

Figure 2. Clicking with either the Pen or the Bezigon creates a corner point shown as a hollow square.


3.
Position the cursor for the next point of the object and click. A line extends from the first point to the second point.

4.
Continue clicking until you have created all the sides of your object 3.

Figure 3. Straight lines extend between each of the corner points.


5.
Create a closed path by clicking the first point again.


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