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Design Illustrator Foundations Creating an Icon Pen Tools

Alison Pearce
Alison Pearce
7,440 Points

Creating Curve on Moon Icon

Hi everyone!

I'm having a bit of difficulty when creating my moon icon. I get all the way to the part where I've made my first curve, but when I go to do the second part I can't seem to get it. Also when I go to do the "Outline Stroke" step, I get this error message: OSEG.

Not quite sure where I'm going wrong. Can anyone direct me to some more resources on perfecting this?

Thanks!

  • Alison

4 Answers

Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller
12,466 Points

I think I know what you're talking about. You simply hold Alt and click on the point you just added. This will delete the handle that is not being used so you can create a sharp corner at that point instead of a rounded curve. Maybe this GIF will help. After I add the second point and drag out the handles, I hold Alt and click that point to remove the unused handle and create a sharp corner. Alt-click

Ivan Burda
Ivan Burda
10,897 Points

Hi Jacob. Thank you for the advice. I have been stuck for a day at the same spot as Alison until I found your post. Much appreciated.

Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller
12,466 Points

What exactly are you having trouble with? What do you mean by the second part? Thanks.

Alison Pearce
Alison Pearce
7,440 Points

Hi Jacob,

The part I'm referencing happens at the 7:25 mark of the video for "pressing alt". At that point you've done the first stroke (inner stroke) for the shadow, and are about to do the second. Does that help to clarify?

Thanks,

Alison

Alison Pearce
Alison Pearce
7,440 Points

Thanks so much Jacob! This was exactly what I needed. It helps a lot to see it up close and in slow motion.

Thanks again!

Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller
12,466 Points

You're welcome. Glad I could help! :)