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Pencil Tool

(Ctrl + Shift + E)

Pencil Tool lets you draw open or closed paths as if you were drawing with a pencil on paper. It is useful for fast sketching or creating a hand-drawn look. Once you draw a path, you can immediately change it if needed.

Anchor points are set down as you draw with the Pen tool and you do not need to determine where they should be positioned. However, you can adjust them once the path is completed. The number of anchor points is determined by the length and complexity of the path.

Draw Freeform Paths with Pencil Tool

  1. Select Pencil tool on Symbols tab.
  2. Position Pencil Tool where you want the path to begin, and drag to draw a path.
  3. As you drag, a dotted line follows the pointer. Anchor points appear along with the path and at both ends of the path. The path takes on the current stroke and fill attributes, and remains selected by default.

Draw Closed Paths with Pencil Tool

  1. Select Pencil tool on Symbols tab.
  2. Position the tool where you want the path to begin, and drag to draw a path.
  3. When the size and shape of the path is what you want, move the mouse to the first anchor point and release the mouse. The path will be closed.