How to Use the Pen Tool in Illustrator

By Spencer Martin | Updated: July 31, 2022

In this video tutorial, learn how to use the pen tool in Illustrator. The pen tool is one of the most common tools in Illustrator, and one that you must know.

How to Use the Pen Tool in Illustrator

To use the pen tool, press P on your keyboard. You can create points by clicking on your artboard, and you can create curves by clicking and dragging in the direction you want your line to move. Close the path by clicking on your original point and you’ve created a shape with the pen tool.

For more beginner Illustrator tutorials, head over to my Illustrator YouTube Channel.

Spencer Martin

Spencer is a graphic designer and content creator who creates educational tutorials. He graduated with honors from Ball State University and received a BFA in Visual Communication. Today he is the Director of Content for Pacers Gaming and runs Pixel & Bracket LLC, an educational resource for creators.

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