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Adobe Pen Tool Workshop

Skill Level Introductory

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Introductory: Appropriate for students completely new to professional Desktop Publishing and Web Design

This and all of our classes require key computer skills

Not required, but may be useful before taking this course:

$149 • one–half day (3 hours)
meets 1:30pm–4:30pm

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Class Description

Very informative and easy pace to follow. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and overall vibe of the class.
Adobe Pen Tool student

The key tool in drawing digitally, the Pen Tool, is now found in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Flash. Master it once, and use it universally. It is with the Pen tool that you create paths on which to run text and to precisely create lines to enclose any shape no matter how exotic.

Many users of other drawing programs (e.g., Freehand) will already be familiar with the behavior of this tool. However, those who are new to drawing should spend these few hours with us in preparation for learning the other aspects of applications like Adobe Illustrator.

Pen Tool icon

Not sure what the Pen Tool is? Open up any of the Adobe applications mentioned above, and look in the Tool panel (left side of your screen). Do you see a fountain pen nib? That's the Pen Tool!

Enrolling in both this class and the Desktop Publishing Overview class in the same registration gets you a $100 discount.

who should take this class?

what we cover—in detail

(always customized for the students in attendance)

Path anatomy
  • anchor points
  • handles
  • Bézier concepts
Moving paths from application to application
  • when to copy, when to export
  • which options to chose when pasting and placing
Tips & Rules of Thumb
  • how many points are enough? too many?
  • time-saving keyboard shortcuts and modifiers
  • how precise to be or not to be
Time to do and practice
  • use these new skills with the instructor close-by
  • put the theory into practice
Use the Pen in different applications
  • use paths to control InDesign features
  • create vector objects in Illustrator
  • see how Photoshop differs in behavior and purpose
Q&A
what the pen does

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