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Create a water drop in Adobe Illustrator 

1 : Identifying smooth points

Using the Direct Selection tool to select and manipulate anchor points and direction handles.


Illustrator CC 2018 | mp4 | 2:11min



2 : Understanding and manipulating smooth points

To work effectively with paths and points you need to be able to identify smooth points and use direction handles to change the shape of curve segments.


Illustrator CC 2018 | mp4 | 2:50min



3 : Converting smooth points to corner points using the Anchor point tool

Use the Anchor point tool to convert a smooth point to a corner point, then go back to the Direct Selection tool to make further edits.


Illustrator CC 2018 | mp4 | 5:02min





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