Welcome back! This tutorial I’m going to
cover the curvature pen tool. You’ll find it under the regular pen tool. So
I right click on the pen tool and I’m going to go down here to where it says
curvature pen tool. So the icon looks a little different, it does everything that
pen tool can do. It’s probably a little easier to understand, it just may not be
as accurate, so let’s take a look at it and give it a try. So with the curvature
pen tool, I’m just going to basically click. There’s no clicking and dragging,
so I’m going to click here, click here, click here, and just kind of go around
until I have all this fixed up, and you can see how it builds a curve. In fact,
with this tool, I suggest you turn off the rubber band because that can get a
little confusing. That being said, let’s take a look at how to fix this. Now it
just creates a curved anchor point every time you click so if I want it to be a
straight connect, I can go to that curve and double click on it and it strains it
out. So this one and this one need to be straight connects and that’s not so bad.
The other thing I can do is I can just start dragging and editing these curves.
Or adding, click and drag, and adding another curve or add another anchor
point, so that’s really cool. So it’s easy to fix stuff and I’m not pulling down
any modifiers. I’m just simply dragging that anchor point around until it looks
like I want it to. Pretty nice, huh. Let’s come over here
and try the apple. Same thing, every time I make a path I want to
double click on it, give it a name, and then select away from
it so that if my new path will be on a separate layer. So I’m going to move in
here a little closer. To outline this, basically I’m just going to click here,
here, here, here, and here. Now those are curves and I want them to be straight so
if I double click, they’re straight now, not so bad right? So my Apple has a lot
of curves but I have these points that I want to have a straight connect on. So
instead of just clicking and making curves, when I come to those, I can
double click and it will automatically turn it into a straight connect. So if I click,
double click on the corners, pretty cool, right? Again, this is going to take a little
practice as to know where you need to click all these, but then I can always
come in and without modifiers I can correct some of these anchor points. I
just double click on that one. So to change it from that, that was an accident,
I’m going to double click again and now it’s a curve again. Isn’t that great? It’s
just like magic. So I can create a new anchor point by
clicking on the line. Again, I don’t want a bunch of anchor points.
The more anchor points I get, the more crunching my line gets.
Pretty cool, right? So let’s do one more like that. We’ll
double-click the name, say okay, click away. Move down here to our chili pepper.
All right, I’m just going to start right here by double clicking, making that a
straight connection or corner connect, let’s call it a corner connector,
it’ll make more sense. Double click, click, double click, and now
I can just add those two curved sections. Pretty nice, huh. Click here and just kind
of keep clicking, don’t click here because that’s a corner, and you’re not trying to get it perfect,
but I can come back and correct these things later.
Right here, double-click that that one to make it a corner connector, and I’m just
going to start dragging these where I need them to be or adding new anchor
points as I need to. So it’s not as accurate as the pen tool itself, but it’s
pretty quick and it’s a lot more intuitive than the
pen tool is itself. Keep watching, get smarter!