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The Pen Tools

While all of the vector creation tools in Illustrator produce paths and anchor points as they add objects to the artboard, one tool gives you extremely precise control over the creation process. The Pen tool enables you to place each anchor point individually as you work, deciding between corner and smooth points on-the-fly. There are three additional pen tools to assist in the process.

Creating Paths with the Pen Tool

There are a few simple concepts behind the Pen tool:


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