• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 4. Creating and Editing Paths > How Anchor Points Shape Paths

How Anchor Points Shape Paths

To understand how paths are shaped, it’s important to understand how anchor points work. The path’s segments are what we stroke and fill and otherwise use in Illustrator to produce art. However, it’s the path’s anchor points that actually determine the shape of those segments.

The paths used in vector art are referred to as Bézier curves, named after the French engineer who pioneered their application, Pierre Etienne Bézier. (See the Sidebar “Why “Bézier” Curves?” in Chapter 18 for more information on Monsieur Bézier.)



PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint