Use Inkscribe to replace the Pen and its related tools, and it will revolutionise the way you draw precise and calculated shapes.
The tool offers a smooth transition for experienced users to gain more freedom, power and time savings when meticulously drawing in vector. But it will also help those new to Illustrator to concentrate on the creative process rather than which keypress to aim for.
For example, are you looking to make straight lines into curves? We've introduced Ghost Handles — handles that appear when you draw a straight line. With just one drag of the mouse, ghost handles transform into bezier handles, changing the line into a curve.
You no longer have to waste time with key-presses when you want to specify corner or smooth points. Whether you're at the initial design stage, or fine-tuning your artwork, InkScribe offers various quick methods to alternate between point types.
If you require precision and control when drawing, you'll find a range of time saving functions within this tool. Set the distance constraint function to measure out new points in multiples of your choice, or close a shape with just a click of a button. Simple stuff, but that's the beauty of this tool - it makes your life so much easier.
With a range of settings and preference options, InkScribe is extremely flexible. It can be set up to behave like the Pen tool, or to support your own needs and creative workflow requirements. Use the context-sensitive annotations to reduce panel / interface clutter, or strip the tool down to display just the very basics.
Whatever your background or level of expertise, once you start working with this tool you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!
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InkScribe - Introduction
InkScribe - Drawing
InkScribe - Change between straight and curved segments
InkScribe - Changing between corner and smooth points
InkScribe - Selecting and editing points and handles