SAi FlexiSTARTER 19 Curved Paths Bezier Path Tool (Part 3) Working with Paths Mini-Series

flexistarter bezier curved paths

If you are looking at, make more dynamic flow type designs, then being able to make curved path is a must.

The curved paths can be trickier to get the hand of then the straight paths, but one you get the hang of it you should notice how generic it is throughout different programs.

This video is part of a Mini-Series.
Next video covers Drawing Arcs paths.
Previous video covered Drawing Straight Paths.

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Hi there, guys. In today's video Flexi Starter, we're gonna be looking at creating curved paths using the busier path to. But before that, let's have a quick intro first. So today's video can be found on softwaretraining.co.za c o dot Today we make short and easy to watch problem solving videos and also we have daily updates. Otherwise, if we go back on the programme here now, when it comes to curve tool also as I curve them parts, this is quite nice for more dynamic type designs. So in the previous video, we covered straight points. So if you want to have a more static type design and that is great where, um for more dynamic what We're using curves so it keeps the flow and so forth. Now there's a few things to cover about the tool actually going to the straight and the or for the straight and the curve. But today we're gonna be looking at creating a basic and then in the future, we're gonna be looking at how to actually edit these to get more flexibility and possibilities out of it. So now, first of all, what we wanna do is obviously Elector Tool, which will be under our main toolbar, and it's got that little pen with a calligraphy type style. So short covers P. We can simply select that. And what you can do is you click where you want your starting point. Then if you click your next point and you hold your left mouse parts and in, then you will see we get these control arms so you can now move this around the way you want it to manipulate it. So I'm gonna make, like, maybe a gentle curve, so it's got that point. As you can see, we can still edit these points, dragging it and you'll see as I edit the one point the other point. Also it it's and that is where the style. But we will be covering that in the future. Then we can simply do is click where you want the next point. Either you can keep shifting or just normal click because if you wanna keep the path going, then I would say you maybe keep shift in. I mean, sorry, keep your left mouse button in. As you can see, the path continues here. So now it's maybe curve it around and we work our way back to the beginning. So now what you can do, you can either just click press escape to close the path or go on our design central year and close the past there. Or you can wear a closed path icon. If you have on your starting point, or you can use the other icon close, that is gonna go there. Keep shifting so we can make some form of continual shape. And, as you can see there now, we've got a nice, curved path. It's quite dynamic. Got a bit of a hard edge there, but we can easily fix that just with the basic editing. So we just stopped the paths that line this one in. Okay, I'm not sure what I did wrong there, but I'll look at We'll look into that for the next few videos because otherwise that is it. And creating a curve parts. Just one thing to keep in mind when you're creating paths. Um, at any point, you can just simply controls edit to undo that last move. If you didn't like it or you can simply just delete the point, let's try that again, so you can just make a path. Also, the leader points at least one extra in other words, all the little entire path. So now we can actually also delete points to kind of undo that step. So if you have to and also with the curve path, we can start it with a click and drag, as you can see that so we don't have to start it with a normal static. You can click and drag if you wanna have it curved from the beginning. Now, also, you can change kind of the behaviour of these points. So the type of points, whether you shift or control, um, the way behaviour is not quite the way you want it to. So I wouldn't recommend using this, but just for, for example, which shifting we can. It almost looks like it's constraining it, as you can see. What if we live here? Okay, it's kept this point the same. If we go control, we'll see if we can get these little curves in. It's a bit of a trick controlling them. But then, as you can see here, the point actually changed to Crisp. Um so the shift and control keys do work, but they are quite a trick. So I would recommend we do that afterwards with editing, which we were covering suit. But otherwise that is it on the curves tool. So if we had here too softwaretraining.co.za hat you guys got a variety of different software to cover. And you can't isolate your search on the top of right. If you do not however, find the video looking for you can request a training video and we will make that video for you. But otherwise thanks guys for watching and choose.

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