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  • The Pen Tool Explained

    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Pen Tool.

    The Pen tool can be found in many Adobe applications and they way it works can sometimes be a little different. Colin Smith will take you through the similarities and differences with the Pen tool in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and After Effects. Colin also talks about AICB, what it means and why you should use it.
    14 minutes.
    This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
    "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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    I think it should be mandatory for all new members to read this... First you pick your GDF username, input where you're from and your e-mail address and once you hit "Accept" it sends you here. And then followed by a link on how you should be using Illustrator for Logos and NOT Photoshop.
    Less marketing douchebaggery, MORE TANKS!

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    • #3
      Awesome tutorial!

      Thanks!
      “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
      -Louisa May Alcott

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      • #4
        Wonderful! As an old Macromedia git I can find the Adobe pen tool a bit aggravating at times.

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        • #5
          I never knew they were pronounced "Bezh-yay" curves. I called them "Bee-zee-er." Now I don't have to worry about sounding like an ugly American.
          People will believe anything, which means I will believe anything…I want to start believing in things that have shapeliness and harmony.
          -Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by The Lumberjack View Post
            Wonderful! As an old Macromedia git I can find the Adobe pen tool a bit aggravating at times.
            They were just different enough, weren't they? The times I tried to learn Freehand I always ended up wanting to put my fist through the monitor.
            This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
            "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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            • #7
              Yes, and honestly I can't remember what difference were, as it was back in Mac OS 9 and I no longer have a running copy.

              But just a slight difference from the expected outcome is sometimes enough to make you want to put your fist through the monitor.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nobert View Post
                I never knew they were pronounced "Bezh-yay" curves. I called them "Bee-zee-er." Now I don't have to worry about sounding like an ugly American.
                LOL! I am right there next to you sayin the same thing...
                Typos are very important to all written form. It gives the reader something to look for so they aren't distracted by the total lack of content in your writing.
                - Randy K. Milholland

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ang View Post
                  LOL! I am right there next to you sayin the same thing...
                  Americans have this odd tendency to turn French -er and into ay. I have no idea why.

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                  • #10
                    Nice post Garricks! Thanks

                    Originally posted by The Lumberjack View Post
                    Americans have this odd tendency to turn French -er and into ay. I have no idea why.
                    It's probably because that's how they're taught in HS (well, some of them). I took Spanish in HS, but my mother being fluent in it and I had a decent background, and knew the accent well. In those classes, however, they Americanize the poor languages so much you won't know what they're saying. The alphabet was murder...

                    "Ah
                    Bay
                    Say
                    Day
                    etc.."
                    ♪ Butterfly in the sky,
                    I can go twice as high.
                    Take a look,
                    It's in a book,
                    A Reading Rainbow ♫

                    Reading Rainbow...

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                    • #11
                      Pierre Étienne Bézier (September 1, 1910 – November 25, 1999; [ˈpjɛʁ eˈtjɛn beˈzje]) was a French engineer and one of the founders of the fields of solid, geometric and physical modeling as well as in the field of representing curves, especially in CAD/CAM systems.[1] As an engineer at Renault, he became a leader in the transformation of design and manufacturing, through mathematics and computing tools, into computer-aided design and three-dimensional modeling.[1]
                      I know it's teh Wikis, but there's a pronunciation listed.
                      This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
                      "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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                      • #12
                        Vous Americaines... You butcher the french language.

                        Where as up here, we make fun of them as a people

                        Lol They make fun of us so it's all fair game.
                        Less marketing douchebaggery, MORE TANKS!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The Artist View Post
                          Where as up here, we make fun of them as a people
                          ^^ Speaking of butchering a language...

                          This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
                          "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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                          • #14
                            ...? If you're going to complain about me missing a comma or something that's just going too far badger man
                            Less marketing douchebaggery, MORE TANKS!

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                            • #15
                              I finally figured out you're trying to say "Whereas…"
                              This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
                              "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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