Learn the Mating Habits of Adobe's Pen Tool

The latest dekePod, a video podcast by Deke McClelland, tackles the moves needed to master the pen tool. As Deke points out, “The pen tool is one of the most powerful but convoluted features in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.”

Adobe’s pen tool defined an industry. But to the uninitiated, its reliance on anchor points and control handles makes it as approachable as first-year algebra. Until you see it’s nothing more than a mating ritual: The points are boys and the handles are girls. Once you get that, it all falls into place.

Click the movie below to see Deke in all his… glory.

Posted on: April 3, 2009

2 Comments on Learn the Mating Habits of Adobe's Pen Tool

  1. Deke does it again – sharp wit, quick paced, and the ability to explain essential and complex concepts clearly. I’ll never look at the Pen Tool the same again!


  2. That was so cool. I loved the analogies

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