N.S.L: WEEK 171 – Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 “Curvature Tool”

Think of the Curvature Tool as a new version of the Pen Tool. It allows you to draw with smooth anchorpoints, make edits with the same tool, and it even shows you a preview of what you are drawing. Check out the video above to see it in action.

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Curvature Tool AiCC2014

Curvature Tool Preview

You click to layout anchorpoints as normal but when you move your cursor away from the anchorpoints, you get a preview of your new curve.

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Vector Drawing in Adobe Illustrator CC 2014

Adding points and editing segments

Clicking and dragging on a segment will and a new anchorpoint and edit your segments.

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Smooth Points- Curvature Tool- Creative Cloud

Smooth Points

The highlighted path is made up of curved segments and smooth points.

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Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud

Corner Points

By Double Clicking or Option Clicking on the points you can change smooth points to corner points and back to smooth. This is how you can draw out some straight segments.

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