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

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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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.

  • http://richworks.in Richie

    This is just what I wanted. Extreme Path is an awesome tool to create magic in pen tool… Thanks Grant
    .-= Richie´s last blog ..Create a retro grunge typographic poster in Photoshop =-.

  • http://[email protected] Sitesyrup

    Cool ! am going to get the demo straight away, Thanks

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  • Julia

    if im not wrong Freehand used to have the segment direct edit

  • Tim

    Yes, FreeHand had A LOT of illustration tools and ease of use that Illustrator doesn’t.

  • Tim

    I have to say, $140 is pretty freakin steep for a plugin, no matter what it does.