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I use pen tool to draw around of shapes in my sketch in illustrator , during drawing I do wrong and the path is closed , I want to continue from one point of this path but I don't know how do it by pen

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If the file is still open, follow OghmaOsiris' answer.

If the file was closed and/or undo is not available, use the *Direct Selection Tool * (White arrow) to click the section of path you do not want, and then tap the Delete key. Only that section should be removed. You can then use the pen tool to click one of the end anchors and continue drawing the path.

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Undo the last click (Ctrl+Z for Windows, Command+z for Mac) and with the Pen tool selected, hover over the last node you created and it should change to a '/'. When you click the node you'll be adding on to the path you created.

I also suggest changing your fill color to transparent until you've completed the path so you can see your sketch underneath completely.

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