The following two parts video tutorial will teach you how to use the new Pencil tool and improved Path Segment Reshape feature in Adobe Illustrator CC.
The rebuilt Pencil tool in Illustrator CC
This video will show you the basics of the new Pencil tool. At the end of the video, you’ll see how easy it is to create fluid curves.Recent changes in the Pencil tool let you draw paths with greater precision. The Fidelity slider in the Pencil tool’s Options panel now includes an extra level of accuracy to create even smoother paths.
Create complex shapes and refine your illustration
Now that you learned the basics of using the pencil tool, this video will show you how to create complex shapes. Learn how to continue a path, complete a shape, and create straight and curved segments, all using the Pencil tool. You will also learn about the Path Segment Reshape feature.
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These videos were originally posted by Kendall Plant on Adobe site.
If you use Adobe Illustrator as often as I use, you know how important it is to know the short cut keys. I created a graphic with some useful keyboard short cuts that helps you when you are working on a project using Illustrator. If you practice using the shortcut more in your design it will make your life easier when you are in a tight deadline to finish a project!
You can download the graphic and use it for your personal projects.