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Don’t Be Constrained by Control Points: An Introduction to Extreme Path

by Grant Friedman

on February 23, 2010

in Illustrator Tutorials Screencasts Tutorials

Hello everyone! Today, I would like to introduce you to Extreme Path, a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator that allows you to manipulate paths and shapes in ways that you can’t otherwise do using Illustrator. One of the biggest selling points to Extreme Path is the ability to manipulate line segments without using control handles. I’m sure I’m not alone in my loathing of control handles. Extreme Path allows you to edit curves simply by dragging out a portion of the line segment. This makes the process of refining your shapes much more intuitive. In addition to Extreme Path’s line segment edit tools, it also comes with some really nice options to help you manipulate and rotate shapes. In this 7-minute video tutorial I will demonstrate how to use Extreme Path and use these tools to help you work in Illustrator much more smoothly.

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About Grant Friedman

Grant Friedman is a graphic design, blogger, and author. In addition to being the founder of this website, Grant is also the editor of Psdtuts, one of the world's most popular tutorial websites.