Adobe 钢笔工具:精通

Adobe 钢笔工具:精通

Become more proficient with the Adobe Pen tool by learning advanced techniques, including the proper way to create Bezier curves. In this course, Deke McClelland takes a deep dive into the intricacies of this Adobe standby, and helps bolster your expertise by explaining its mechanics and features. Deke starts off by discussing Bezier curves in anatomical detail—all the way down to their anchor points, control handles, and segments. In addition, he explains the difference between constrained and unconstrained path dragging, and shows how to create smooth and cusp points. Next, he explains how curves really work, providing their mathematical underpinnings. He then gives you an advanced look at how pen functionality works across the three main graphic design programs in the Creative Cloud suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

Topics include:

  • Creating and editing Bezier curves
  • Drawing in Illustrator
  • Working with a vector-based shape layer
  • Tracing a complex image with the Pen tool
  • Using a vector mask in a composition
  • Drawing a custom symbol in InDesign
  • Creating inline graphics
  • Wrapping text around an offset path
  • Customizing text converted to outlines


  • 英文名称:Adobe Pen Tool: Mastery
  • 时长:6小时52分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Welcome
  2. Bézier curve fundamentals
  3. Working with Bézier curves
  4. Dragging an unconstrained path
  5. Dragging a constrained path
  6. Creating a smooth point
  7. Drawing a curved segment
  8. Adding segments to a Bézier curve
  9. Closing a path with a curved segment
  10. Extending and connecting curves
  11. Creating a cusp point
  12. Alternate ways to create cusp points
  13. Hidden Pen tool tricks
  14. How Bézier curves really, truly work
  15. The zero-or-two rule
  16. The two-thirds rule
  17. The oval-and-arc rule
  18. The tangent rule
  19. The straight-to-curve rule
  20. Introducing a tracing template
  21. Drawing a flexible compound shape
  22. Signposts and stacking order
  23. Advanced transformations
  24. Dynamic round corners
  25. Variable-width strokes
  26. Advanced Width tool tricks
  27. When to use the Pencil tool
  28. Combining drawing tools
  29. Using variable-width profiles
  30. Converting strokes to closed paths
  31. Shape building and angled objects
  32. Gradients and clipping paths
  33. Working with the Gradient tool
  34. Experimenting with dynamic effects
  35. The finishing touches
  36. Vector-based paths in a pixel-based world
  37. Working with a vector-based shape layer
  38. The Pen tool and the Paths panel
  39. Filling and stroking a path outline
  40. Turning a path into a vector-based mask
  41. Why and when to use vector masks
  42. Tracing a complex image with the Pen tool
  43. Converting a selection to a path outline
  44. Using a vector mask in a composition
  45. Repurposing a mask as a path outline
  46. Drawing a shape layer with the Pen tool
  47. Using a shape layer as a clipping mask
  48. Stroking a path with the Brush tool
  49. Custom symbols and page ornaments
  50. Drawing a custom symbol in InDesign
  51. Drawing in Illustrator and pasting into InDesign
  52. Creating inline graphics
  53. Converting shapes and anchor points
  54. Creating type along a path outline
  55. Creating text around a circle
  56. Creating text inside any path outline
  57. Wrapping text around an offset path
  58. Customizing text converted to outlines
  59. Next steps