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How to Edit Quickly a Line in Adobe Illustrator CC?

Hello Everyone,

Sometimes, you may want to transform a plain technical drawing into a more realistic garment illustration.

Vector lines (paths) can be quickly edited by using two Adobe Illustrator tools:

  1. Select a path with the Direct Selection tool.
  2. Select the Pencil tool. Draw right on the path. Edit the line with this tool until desired effect is achieved.

You can draw several additional lines by using the Pen or Pencil tools in order to imitate fabric wrinkles.

Have a look at the image below. The pant leg on the right remained the same, whereas, the pant leg on the left was edited with the Pencil tool.

Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator tools by studying with my e-textbook "The Craft of Garment Design with Adobe Illustrator".

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