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Chapter 2. Selections and Shapes > Drawing the pencil shape

Drawing the pencil shape

In Adobe Illustrator CS2, you control the thickness and color of lines that you draw by setting stroke attributes. A stroke is the paint characteristic of a line, or the outline of an object. A fill is the paint characteristic of the inside of an object. The default settings let you see the objects you draw with a white fill and a black outline.

First you’ll draw a series of rectangles and triangles that make up the pencil. You’ll display Smart Guides to align your drawing.


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