A fun game to master the Pen Tool!

If you want to become really comfortable at using the Pen Tool in Illustrator, this fun online game gets progressively more challenging and really helped me improve how fast and accurately I can draw exactly the shapes I want.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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That is so cool! Thanks for sharing Nathalie!

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Ooooh thank you for sharing! I’ve always been intimidated by that tool :heart_eyes:

Me too, Amy! I’ve drastically improved my comfort level using it by playing this game for a few sessions. It’s making a huge difference in how I work in AI now :smiley: It’s awesome and fun <3

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Ah! This is really interesting, Nathalie!

I don’t tend to use the unlink control handles option, so I guess I’ll need to learn it. :slight_smile:

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It’s a game changer!! Try it! :raised_hands:t2::heart:

thanks for sharing! :slight_smile: i have to share this with my students.

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You’re most welcome! It really doesn’t take long to get very comfortable using this tool. This game is like solving puzzles. It’s great! I hope your students will love it too :slight_smile:

Great game, I really need to get better with the pen tool.

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Weirdly enough, I got much better with the pen tool once I understood the principles behind Bézier curves. If you’re a weirdo like me, this interactive animation of the math behind them is what made it click for me: https://www.jasondavies.com/animated-bezier/

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It took me a few short sessions to greatly improve my pen tool skills. It’s fun!

That’s a pretty cool way of looking at it!

Thanks for sharing this I will have to check it out!!!

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It’s super fun to play!

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Thanks for sharing! :blush:

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Well, I’ll be damned. This is great!

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I am always working with pen tools but when i played bezier game, i’m stuck in drawing human’s head :sweat_smile:

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I know, right? I’m glad you like it too!

:sweat_smile: Practice makes perfect :smiley:

This is how I taught my mom how to use the pen tool! She really struggled at first, but after a week she was a pro. It really works!

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