Adobe Illustrator Video Tip: Quickly Add Smooth Transition Anchor Points

In this video, I am sharing with you a vector path creation technique to speed up the process of creating curved paths by adding intermediate anchor points after your corners have been created. I used to create my anchor points as I was following the curve of the shape I was tracing. Instead, with this technique the anchor points are added to your vector path after your corners have been created, allowing Illustrator to approximate the length of the curve handles for you with much greater accuracy the first time around.

It’s tough to explain with words, which is why I created this video :)

Enjoy, and boost your productivity in Adobe Illustrator!

* the song in the background is a little ditty I created myself in GarageBand with my trusty guitar.

The artwork in this post is copyright George Coghill or the respective client, and is not to be used for any purposes whatsoever without express written permission.


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5 Responses to Adobe Illustrator Video Tip: Quickly Add Smooth Transition Anchor Points

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  2. Orion Palmer says:

    That was the best, simplest tip I’ve ever come across. Thanks!

  3. Nice video, great tip! Thanks for posting.

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