Illustrator Pen Tool Part 2

Illustrator Pen Tool Tutorial – Part 2

There are four options for the Pen Tool.
Clicking and holding the mouse over the pen in the tool box reveals extra options in a fly out menu, in this tutorial we shall have a look at what each one does.

Pen Tool Options

Pen Tool
The basics of drawing with the Pen Tool are covered in part 1 – click here to view

Add Anchor Point Tool
This tool adds an extra anchor point to the path

Pen Add Anchor Tool

Delete Anchor Point Tool
This tool deletes an anchor point on the path

Pen Delet Anchor Tool

Convert Anchor Point Tool
This tool toggles between a smooth and a sharp anchor point

Pen Convert Anchor Tool