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Design Illustrator Foundations Creating an Icon Pen Tools

12,334 Points

Pen Tool Settings


When I try to use the pen tool and start at a point and move rightward, it also creates a line leftward as well (equal in size). so basically where ever I start is the middle of my line and this is not how the instructor has it during his tutorial. Is this a setting or am I using the wrong tool?


1 Answer

Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller
12,466 Points

What is actually happening when you click and drag with the Pen tool is you are creating handles for the anchor point that is placed where you clicked. So if you click again, it will drop another point. The handles let you adjust the curve of the line and are not actually part of your line.