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Hour 7. Working with Vector Paths > Drawing Points and Lines

Drawing Points and Lines

When you draw with the vector tools, you’re not actually editing pixels. Instead, the movements of the cursor are interpreted as points along a continuous path. For instance, when you draw with the brush (see the top object in Figure 7.1), a bitmap object is created, and the color information of the individual pixels underneath the brush tip is changed to match the brush settings. But if you want to smooth out a bump or make the line a little shorter, you’ll have to use another bitmap tool to change the color information of those pixels back to the original setting. You can also use Undo and completely redraw the line.

Figure 7.1. Here you can see similar figures drawn with different tools. The top one was drawn with the brush. The bottom was drawn with the pen but with the same settings as the brush. Notice how the paths are highlighted individually for the vector drawing, whereas the bitmap is one distinct element.



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