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Chapter 2. Creating Artwork and Text wit... > Creating Paths with the Pen Tool

Creating Paths with the Pen Tool

For design veterans, the universal Pen tool is a powerful option that expands the options for creativity and can take a final piece to a higher level. (Note: It's the third option from the top-left side on the main toolbar.)

For the rest of you, the Pen tool is an often-overlooked toolbar option that gets played with occasionally and then quickly shelved because it can be mildly intimidating and frustrating. That is unfortunate because, after you master the Pen tool—in Flash, Illustrator, or in any other software application—a world of precise drawing and shape rendering manifests.


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