How do I make curved lines in Illustrator?

Using the Pen tool, drag to create the first smooth point of a curved segment. Reposition the Pen Tool and drag to create a curve with a second smooth point; then hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (macOS) and drag the direction line toward its opposite end to set the slope of the next curve.

How do you curve a shape in Illustrator?

  1. Draw a rectangle in a new Illustrator document.
  2. Click the "Edit" menu, select "Transform" and then "Warp." Click on "Arc" in the warp options menu.
  3. Click the "View" menu and select "Extras" to display the deformation mesh and control points.
  4. Click a control point at the top of the shape and drag it up to arc the shape up.

What tool is used to draw curved lines?

The curved line drawing tool is used to create curved or straight lines. The curved line tool provides more control over the shape of a polyline than the straight line tool (see Drawing with the straight line tool).

Where is the curl tool in Illustrator?

In the 2014 release of Adobe Illustrator CC (the October release to be exact), Adobe provided users with a new tool called Curvature. You'll find the Curvature tool in the Tools panel, directly below the Pen tool in single-column view, or directly to the right of the Pen tool in two-column view.


The Curves tool is the most sophisticated tool for changing the color, brightness, contrast, or transparency of the active layer or a selection. While the Levels tool allows you to work in both Shadows and Highlights, the Curves tool allows you to work in any tonal range.

How does a shape curve?

draw a curve

  1. On the Insert tab, click Shapes.
  2. Under Lines, click Curve.
  3. Click where you want the curve to start, drag to draw, and then click where you want to add a curve.
  4. To end a shape, do one of the following: To leave the shape open, double-click at any time. To close the shape, click near its starting point.

What does Ctrl H do in Illustrator?

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shortcuts windows MacOS
launch guide Ctrl + Shift-double click guide Command + Shift-double click guide
show document template Ctrl+H Command + H
Show/hide artboards Ctrl + Shift + H Command + Shift + H
Show/hide artboard rulers Ctrl+R Command + Option + R

How do I create a custom shape in Illustrator?

Follow these steps to create your own unique shape using the Shape Builder tool:

  1. Create multiple overlapping shapes.
  2. Select the shapes you want to combine.
  3. Select the Shape Builder tool, and then click and drag across the selected shapes. …
  4. Create another shape that overlaps your new combined shape.

What tool allows you to draw straight and curved lines?

Lines can consist of multiple segments, and line segments can be curved or straight. Line segments are connected by nodes, which are represented as little squares. CorelDRAW provides several drawing tools that allow you to draw curved and straight lines, and lines that contain both curved and straight segments.

What tool is used to draw?

Drawing tools can be used for drawing measurement and layout. They include pens, pencils, rulers, compasses, protractors, and other drawing utilities.

What tool is used to erase the drawing?

The Eraser tool is used in conjunction with the drawing and painting tools for usable final artwork. As its name suggests, the Eraser tool is primarily used for erasing.

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