Questions about the tool present in image editing software. The pen gives direct control over Bézier curves by allowing the direct placement of anchor points and Bézier handles.

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How to create a sine wave with a given angle between the side of the wave?

I want to create this shape on illustrator CC and maybe it could seem easy but actually it has to be perfect, the shape are basically two triangles and each one of them with 52 degrees of aperture. ...
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Sketch - Joining two seperate paths

How do I connect point A to point Z? Currently, when I select Anchor point A, it tries to connect point A & B(as you can see in image 2).
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Drawing Straight Lines with Pen Tool

I have just installed photoshop and have, as an exercise , tried to design this logo. I am stuck at trying to make one of those 8 rounded triangle shapes.I have used the pen tool to draw the upper ...
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Direct select multiple anchor points in Sketch 3

What is the most efficient way to select multiple anchor points in Sketch 3? I'm an Ai user and I want to instinctively toggle between the direct selection and pen tools and just click and drag - can ...
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What preparations can be done to a photo to make it a little easier to then illustrate?

I'm working on a program that will require a lot of flat styled vectored images. I'm very comfortable with Photoshop but fall short in the artistic department. I've been practicing and am happy with ...
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Pen stroke width keeps changing

I'm having trouble with the pen tool as it won't stay at the stroke width that I set it to. It seems at some points of the image it accepts my settings and others it automatically resets to 1 pt and ...
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Bending a line in CS6

I am trying to bend a line using the anchor points and direct selection tool. I place the anchor point on the line in center. Using direct selection tool when I drag I get this unexpected ...
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Photoshop Pen Tool fills outside of path

When using the Pen Tool in shape mode, the shape is filled outside of the path instead of the inside. How do I make the Pen Tool fill the inside?
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Curvature Tool Illustrator: How to find the curve in degrees and the distance in pixels between point(s)

New to Illustrator CC 2015. I have an image I need to trace and find the curve in degrees and the distance in pixels between the point(s) (Using the Curvature Tool since I think that's the best way of ...
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Photoshop: How to select multiple anchor points without affecting another shape?

How can I click+drag to select multiple anchor points on a shape without activating the shape behind it? Currently, I must first activate the desired layer, then begin the click+drag off the ...
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(adobe illustrator) how do i turn the end point to start point when using pen tool [duplicate]

when I finish using the pen tool to draw a complex line, how do I switch the start point to end point? Is there a better way to do it other than draw it over again?
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Trouble with closing pen tool lines in Illustrator for vector illustration

I’ve had experience with drawing in Photoshop, but never tried vector artwork in Illustrator before. I drew this illustration using separate pen tool lines for the majority of the outlines (her ...
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The pen tool in PS is applying curves when I did not tell it to. Hard to explain, check out attached images

So I am using the pen tool to trace a selection, but it is being weird. So I put the line down and made a bit of a curve by holding down and moving the mouse. Then I move my pen tool around, ...
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Need help making a fillable shape

I am trying to make this shape and want it to be fillable: (file can be dowloaded here: bit.ly/1SYJOfU as pdf or in Illustrator). I know Photoshop a little bit, Illustrator far less! I'd like ...
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Illustrator pen tool changes to subtract point

Sometimes I want to click the pen tool on the end of the path. This can be to change the direction of the path (if I'm doing text along a path). Or it can be to extend the path. Most the time this is ...
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How to control Bézier curves' direction lines in Photoshop?

What are the techniques and features for Photoshop to control the length and angles of the direction lines? For example, how to make two points on a line have the same length and angle of the ...
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How I can adjust the pen tool to the standard gray grid in Sketch3?

you see the pen tool does not meet the standard grid
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How to draw a precise angle with pen tool in Photoshop?

Is it possible to draw a precise angle with the pen tool in Adobe Photoshop CS6? By using Shift key it is easy to draw 45° or 90° but I need for example 37.45°.
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How do you make the endpoints of a diagonal line straight?

I have to make a gradient "V" using the pen tool, but the endpoints are slightly slanted and I want to make the start point and end point look like the image on the right, which is clean and straight. ...
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Illustrator CC Snap to Grid with Pen Tool Not Working Correctly

This is my first time using Illustrator CC and I'm just trying to draw some simple shapes with the pen tool and snap to grid turned on. It's a bit hard to see the grid in the image, but I've zoomed ...
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illustrator brush path to pen path

I need to convert brush path to pen path. I need the path not the outline of the brush stroke. So "expand appearance" or "create outline" is not a solution for me. This is for a project with ...
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1px pencil draws 3px in Photoshop

I am trying to draw with 1px pencil but it draws 3px square. I checked my grid settings and Im sure that every grid is 1 px. How can I fix that? as you see this is 3x3px canvas and pencil is 1px but ...
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Photoshop CS6 - How to duplicate pen tool path then transform it

I was wondering if it was possible to make a copy of a pen tool line, duplicate it then rotate that duplicate pen tool line 180 degrees, then again 60 degrees. After which I join both pen tool lines ...
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How to make direction points move together again in Illustrator CC [duplicate]

When you initially draw a smooth point with the Pen tool, dragging the direction point changes the length of the direction line on both sides of the point. However, when you edit an existing smooth ...
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remove curves from a shape with all curves drawn with pen tool; quick technique

Is there a simple method in removing all curves from an irregular shape drawn by the pen tool? I want to make it all angular with sharp corners. Basically blocky. I want to make sure the basic "shape"...
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How to move one bezier anchor point while keeping the direction locked?

In below image I'd like to move the position of the green anchor point along the green dotted line (I freehanded in there, image it's a straight extension of the anchor point handle's line). I'd like ...
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How to stroke an open path (vector)

I'm on photoshop cs6 I am doing a vectorial drawing, i wanted to draw a path without closing it but that was impossible. If i don't close my path, it stays invisible I tried to create a line then ...
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Isometric line drawings with colour fill - Illustrator

Hey everyone. I am need of some serious help. I am VERY new to illustrator so I don't know if I am doing this the most effective way. So any guidance would be really appreciated. I took on a pretty ...
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How do I create curved edges in Illustrator using the Pen tool?

When creating illustrations, I have seen recently there is this new rounded edges trend going on in the design world like in this image here and I was wondering if anyone knew how to do this with ...
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Illustrator: How to draw circles at control points?

I drew a polygon using the pen tool. Now I'd like to draw small circles (illustrating vertices) at the polygon control points.
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Checking “Align To Pixel Grid” Will Not Turn Off Alignment

I was wondering if there was another function that causes things like the pen tool to align to the grid. Whenever I start a new document, nothing is aligning, which is what I'm trying to achieve. But ...
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Illustrator CC live corners not all corners available to curve? [closed]

This dot that appears at anchor points and you can drag to curve / arc the corner. This tool is useful but I want to know how to make it happen in the corners where it doesn't automatically appear? ...
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Avoid pen tool from modifying another path in After Effects CC?

Sometimes when drawing a path using the Pen Tool in After Effects when I want to click in a place that is near another path a plus sign appears to the pen and modifies that path if I click. How can I ...
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How can I draw line drawings with the pen tool but with rounded edges?

I understand how to draw shapes with sharp corners using the pen tool, but what I cannot figure out is how to draw shapes in line drawings with rounded edges. For example here is my drawing in solid,...
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Creating nice curves with InDesign

I am trying to create nice looking curves with InDesign, but I can't get a good result using the Pen tool. What I want is something like the curves in the following pictures on top and below the ...
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Create a non-closed shape with Photoshop Pen Tool

If I want to draw a nice line with the Pen Tool in Photoshop, I make a path and then stroke it. However, the stroked path is not a vector now. When I create a shape instead, it must be closed before I ...
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Stroke won't change in Illustrator

I'm a beginner with Illustrator and I really need help. I created some shapes with the pen tool and then with the brush, but when I switched back to pen tool I couldn't change the stroke. I can't ...
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How to draw into tiled space?

I want a pen that draws at 9 points spaced in a grid spaced about 90% of the page. In svg or similar vector format. The idea is to be able to make nice tile-able drawings. I have tried photoshop, ...
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Illustrator losing most recent handle when I continue path after editing previous handles

In Illustrator, when creating a path (such as for lettering), how do you go back and adjust handles of anchor points before the current on, and then continue from where you left off without losing the ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC Transparent inside vector [duplicate]

So i have trace a logo using pen tool the problem is the logo has a hole inside that I need it to be transparent. Here is the look of the image link now I need to make the white inside the logo ...
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Pen tool in Photoshop + Adjusting Anchors + Crtl and Alt [duplicate]

I am working on a very large mask for some product photography. After getting my basic shapes drawn out with the pen tool, I am going back and refining my edges and making sure that my shapes are ...
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How do I use the pen tool for just one anchor point?

It is quite hard to explain in words so I will show screenshots of what i would like. This is a screenshot of what happens when I drag with the pen tool. This is what I would like to happen. ...
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How to draw a squiggly in Photoshop?

I'm trying to draw a squigly line exactly like the one in the picture to be used as in illustration featuring Styrofoam peanuts. I've tried the pen tool (with my amateurish skills) and I've even ...
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How to equalize any 2-point curve in illustrator

I'm in the process of building a custom logotype, drawing each character using a combination of the shapes, the pathfinder and the pen tool and I am currently crafting the 'B' character. I would like ...
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photoshop cs6-shape layers option

In Photoshop CC, the pen tool contains the shape layers option. where can i find that shape layers option in Photoshop CS6? Everytime i do shape fill, it wont allow me to subtract front shape. so, ...
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Illustrator CC - Creating a good outline

I'm having trouble finding the best way to create an outline of an object. To be more specific I have a photograph of a car and I would like to create a smooth outline of the chassis so that the ...
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In Illustrator, how do you branch off from an existing line with the pen tool?

I am just starting to try graphic design. I created a shape, and want to make a new line branching off from a point on that shape. I noticed the + sign next to the pen icon and it creates a new anchor,...
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How do I save the name of a path in photoshop?

I now have a pen path called "working path" in the right-hand panel. How can I change the name so that I can save it?
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Link corners (draw hypotenuse) of rectangle using pen tool

I can draw rectangle using pen tool. Is there any way to draw a hypotenuse while drawing rectangle without manually doing it using line tool?
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Pen tool in Photoshop not becoming larger

How do i create a larger or smaller stroke using the pen tool in adobe photoshop?