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About This Event


This workshop lasts 3 hours.

In this workshop, participants will learn about paths. Paths are used as the building block for all vector objects in many graphic design programs. Once participants are comfortable with paths, we will learn how to use one of the most challenging and powerful path creation tools: the Pen tool. This tool is difficult to master, but in this workshop, we will build up specific skills slowly, and by the end of the workshop, partipants will be comfortable using the tool. We will also examine differences of the tool in several Adobe applications, including InDesign, Fireworks, Flash and Photoshop.

This workshop will run for 3 hours, with an additional half hour of lab time for participants to practice their new skills with the instructor present. Participants are free to use as much of the practice time as they like.

The CS6 materials for this workshop are currently under development, but the CS5 version of these materials and exercise files are still available.


What You'll learn

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  • use the Pen tool proficiently in the Adobe Creative Suite

  • understand paths and path creation in the Adobe Creative Suite

  • create simple and complex shapes using the Pen tool

  • alter paths to create new shapes

  • examine path creation with multiple tools

  • examine how the Pen tool would be used in Photoshop, InDesign, Flash and Fireworks

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What you need to know

  • use the mouse and keyboard proficiently

  • use the Adobe interface

If you don't have those skills, consider first taking the workshop:

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