| Drawing Paths
With the Pen Tool
A path is any line or shape that is
drawn using the Pen, Magnetic Pen
Freeform Pen Tool.
Unlike the bitmap shapes drawn by the pencil, paths do not
get printed when an artwork is printed. This is because the
paths are vector objects that contain no pixel.
Paths can be open or closed. Open paths
have two distinct end points. Closed paths are continuous.
The circle is an example of closed path.
Anchor points mark the endpoints of the
The thumbnail preview of the paths
drawn can be viewed using the Paths
Magnetic Pen and
The first two A & B, are known
as Magnetic pen and
Freeform pen, they
let us draw paths as if we are drawing with a pencil on a
| Add-Anchor Point
and Delete Anchor Point
Following them is C & D, which
are known as Add-anchor-point
that lets us add or remove a point from the path.
The tool indicated by E is known as Direct-Selection
The tool indicated by F is known as
The controls provided in the palette are:
Fill path, Stroke path, Make Selection,
Make Path, New Path &
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