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Learn to Use the Pen Tool in Affinity Designer

Isabel Aracama, "Every expert was once a beginner."

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16 Videos (1h 32m)
    • Introduction

    • Vector Lines & Bezier Curves

    • Nodes: Sharp, Smooth & Smart

    • The Pen Tool Icons

    • The Pen Tool Modes

    • The Node Tool Icons

    • Start Working with the Pen Tool

    • Understanding the Handles

    • Pen Tool Exercise #1: Draw a Circle

    • Three Methods to Use the Pen Tool: Exercise #2: Draw a Heart

    • Pen & Node Tool Actions

    • Pen Tool Exercise #3: Draw a Letter

    • Snapping

    • Final Exercise: Part 1

    • Final Exercise: Part 2 (Time-lapse)

    • Conclusion & See You Soon!

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About This Class


In this course, you are going to learn to USE THE PEN TOOL FOR GOOD, with 3 different methods I prepared for you, so by the end of the course, you will be able to control it in such a way you won´t be frustrated by it anymore. 

I prepared the course in such a way that, if one method does not feel good to you, you will still have two additional methods to find your way and finish the exercises and final project. However, I am pretty sure that, with just a bit of practice, you will master the 3 very soon, and combine them in your designs.

You’ll learn about segments, bezier curves, the pen tool, nodes and the node tool. You will also learn how to combine them to get the most out of their powerful possibilities, and master the most important and pivotal tools in vector drawing. For this, we will do some easy to follow exercises, to finally end up creating a more complex one, focusing in how to use the pen tool and a few more tools we will see in the course.

We will use Affinity Designer, but once you’ve learned how to use it, you’ll have a much easier grasp on any other pen tool on a different software, since, even though each one has their own particularities, in essence, they are very similar.

This class is for anyone wanting to learn how to draw with vectors, especially beginners, but also those who having some knowledge, still don’t have a good understanding on how the pen tool works and what are the logics behind it. 






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Isabel Aracama

"Every expert was once a beginner."

Hello, I'm Isabel.

I am a designer and illustrator from Spain. Get on board and I will going to teach you all I know.

I specialise in digital art and specially stand out in vector drawing, although as a Fine Arts graduate and also Scientific Illustrator, I also use and love traditional techniques.

You can check some of what I'll be teaching you in the images below or in any of my portfolios in the links, to see if you'd like to join me.

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