Introducing the new Pencil Tool.

In this two-part video tutorial, you’ll use the new Pencil Tool and improved Path Segment Reshape feature to complete and refine a simple illustration. You’ll start by learning the basics of the new Pencil Tool, and exploring the simplified Options Panel. By the end of this first video, you’ll see how easy it is to create fluid, beautiful curves with the Pencil Tool.

Pencil Tool basics
  • Prep the demo file (0:53)
  • Explore the options panel (1:38)
  • Draw your first curves (2:14)

Create complex shapes and refine your illustration.

Complete and refine your illustration
  • Continue and close paths (0:36)
  • Create straight segments (1:30)
  • Refine and finish (2:29)

Now that you’ve learned the basics of using the Pencil Tool, you’ll start creating more complex shapes. Learn how to continue a path, complete a shape, and create straight and curved segments, all using the Pencil Tool. You’ll also take a look at the Path Segment Reshape feature and make some finishing touches to our illustration before moving it into the final composition.