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Review questions

1Describe how to draw straight vertical, horizontal, or diagonal lines using the Pen tool.
2How do you draw a curved line using the Pen tool?
3How do you draw a corner point on a curved line?
4How do you change a smooth point on a curve to a corner point?
5Which tool would you use to edit a segment on a curved line?

Review answers

1To draw a straight line, you click twice with the Pen tool—the first click sets the starting anchor point, and the second click sets the ending anchor point of the line. To constrain the straight line vertically, horizontally, or along a 45° diagonal, hold down the Shift key as you click with the Pen tool.
2To draw a curved line using the Pen tool, hold down the mouse button and drag to create the starting anchor point and set the direction of the curve, and then click to end the curve.
3To draw a corner point on a curved line, hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and drag the direction handle on the endpoint of the curve to change the direction of the path, and then continue dragging to draw the next curved segment on the path.
4Use the Direct Selection tool to select the anchor point, and then use the Convert Anchor Point tool to drag a direction handle to change the direction.
5To edit a segment on a curved line, select the Direct Selection tool and drag the segment to move it, or drag a direction handle on an anchor point to adjust the length and shape of the segment.

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