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Design Training 101: Mastering the Pen Tool

Kristy Brown, Graphic Designer | Computer Tech.

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10 Videos (29m)
    • Introduction

    • Class Project

    • Overview of the Pen Tool

    • Beginning of Tracing

    • Tracing with Pen Tool II

    • Tracing with Pen Tool III

    • Brainstorming

    • Sketch Phase

    • Creating your Design

    • Conclusion


About This Class

Have you tried using the pen tool in illustrator, but still get frustrated with it? Do you try to avoid it because you can't get it to work or create the shapes you want it to? Everyone has been there. It takes practice to master the pen tool and Kristy Brown will show you in this course the steps she used to master the pen tool. As for everyone, it was frustrating for her at the beginning, but after taking design classes and tracing different shapes with the pen tool, she finally can say she has control of the pen tool instead of it having control of her. In this course, Kristy Brown will show you what she learned in her design classes to help you master the pen tool. During the course, you will use a practice sheet that will have shapes for you to practice tracing with the pen tool. After practicing, you will have the opportunity to apply your new skills by creating a silhouette or something of your interest to design with the pen tool.

6 of 6 students recommendSee All

Awesome class

The Best is Yet to Come!

Class is very well constructed and clear to understand. It is a perfect class to take if you are needing more experience with the pen tool.





Kristy Brown

Graphic Designer | Computer Tech.

Hello! My name is Kristy. I am a Graphic Designer for small businesses and help young designers learn new design skills. It is my mission to create designs that will make people smile. I first found my passion for design at 14 years old. In high school, I took a few design classes and won three design contests. I just graduated college with my associates of arts transfer degree and took a few college design classes. Graphic Design is my passion and I love helping others so skillshare allows m...

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