Updates to Live Shapes and the Transform panel make it easier than even to work with shapes in Illustrator. A nice simple icon, give him some color. It's coming out pretty nice. Especially that one, that kind of leafy shape, with one end pointing. I get a little Star Trek badge.
And then I'll find that center guides template that I created, oh, so long ago now, and I'll go ahead and click on the New button, in order to create a blank document. And you can see there are more anchor points in the curvature tool line than there are in the pen tool line. You click with the tool to set points, and those points are connected with curved or straight paths. Double click here for a straight line. And that's a pretty easy shortcut to remember, because after all, the tilde character looks like that wiggly line coming out of the Curvature tool's icon.
To get started Select the Curvature Tool from the tools panel. Click once for a curve. Both paths are editable in the same way. And using that in conjunction with the grid, this allows me to make sure that the curves are gonna be symmetrical. Now if I want to I could go ahead and drag that segment to a different location.
Remember, the biggest thing is that, if I change this one it influences the one above it, so things just end up looking nicer. Using the Curvature tool to create a new point between two existing points. Jason Hoppe is a great instructor who really knows his stuff. That's probably what I'm going to have to tidy up. I bet you, you're going to find some nice things about it. Give it a Fill color. I click on this one, drag it down.
Over here, it's going to be adding a new path. I can adjust this afterwards, I know that one's not quite right. Let's have a look at some of the pros and cons for the Curvature Tool. I do say so myself. Using too many points can also introduce unwanted bumps in a curve. Edit using the same tool — no need to hassle with anchor points and handles.
Again, demonstrating the co-dependent relationship of all of the anchor points as you add them and drag them around. Now here I want to double click. Check here for up-to-date resources, tips, tutorials, and more! And now, I have a nice curve. I can click on a point and hit delete. The pace is good as is the content which progressed logically and covers all the basics you'd hope it would. We're going to focus on the Curvature Tool because probably most of you doing this advanced class has at least got the basics of the Pen Tool.
You can grab the Curve Tool, and go in, and go-- actually this guy just needs to be, maybe up here. And I'm going to double click for a corner. So if your text is on, like this, turn it 'off'. Making the Pen Tool that little bit easier to learn. I'm going to grab the Curvature Tool, and say, you my friend, come down a bit. This one needs a little bit of adjusting. Let's have a look at doing this inside one because that's, I guess, an interesting one as well.
And back to the beginning, that circle that we're looking for. Now don't sweat it for your first version. I'll just go double click. And if you're up for it, let's color them all and do some sort of Ninja alien montage. Well, this is how I put pictures on these pages. Then we're going to look at these other ones, pretty much the same thing. This includes torrents, cracks, file-sharing, etc.