[thelist] illustrator paths and points

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Tue Mar 20 16:09:11 CST 2001

> From: "A. Erickson" <amanda at gawow.com>
> and curves -- something I don't have a problem with. It's getting
> those paths and points and curves to look pretty and symmetrical and
> polished that I'm having the problem with.

one technique that i've used... when i want a symmetrical shape, i 
draw a line depicting the axis of the shape... from there i create 
grid lines (not a full grid) so that each point on the grid matches up 
to handles and points on the curves... i duplicate and mirror that 
grid to the other side of the axis, and move the analogous points 
and handles into their respective spots on the now-mirrored grid...

probably an easier way to do it, but it works...

if you want some examples, let me know off-list... ascii art 
representations of what i mean won't work, and i'm not gonna send 
any attachments to the list...

> Does everyone just eyeball 'em? (Say it isn't so!)

heh... that, too...

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