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Practice Practice Practice

This page contains all the practice templates for drawing with the pen. Here are tutorials for Deneba Canvas™, Adobe® Illustrator®, Adobe Photoshop®, Macromedia® FreeHand® and CorelDRAW®. These tutorials are setup for both Macintosh® and Windows® platforms.

You might ask, "What are Photoshop tutorials doing here in the vector application section?" Using the pen in Adobe Photoshop is virtually the same as using the pen in Adobe Illustrator. Learning pen skills really belongs here with the other vector applications. I have linked the Photoshop section of the web site to these pages for learning the pen.

These tutorials are short and fun. Make sure to download the setup sheet for the application you are using. The setup is very straightforward. Except for Photoshop (which rasterizes the PDF file...turns it into a bitmap), you simply load the tutorial PDF file into the drawing application, then lock the layer containing the template, then add a new layer and draw on that new layer. The reason you keep the template on a locked layer is because the template contains vector objects which can get selected and altered otherwise. Don't worry, it's really simple. All the instructions are in the setup sheets.

The tutorials are setup in sequence starting with the easiest ones. Each one gives you a different skill. By the time you get to the last one you will see how it all comes together. They have been purposely setup to take advantage of keyboard shortcuts so you don't have to return to the tool palette once the pen tool has been selected.

The whole point is to train you to take advantage of the keyboard shortcuts so you will draw faster, smoother and more fluidly.

Download Instructions:

Instructions:

1. First download and install the free Adobe Acrobat® Reader

2. If you wish to view the PDF file only, simply click on the link below

3. To download in Windows®: Place mouse pointer on the link, then right click the mouse.

For Internet Explorer®: "Save Target As..."
For Netscape®: "Save Link as..."
then save it to disk

4. To download in Mac®: Hold the mouse button down for a second or Control + Click and a pop up window will appear.

For Internet Explorer: "Download Link to Disk"
For Netscape: "Save this Link as..."
then save it to disk.
   
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Pen Tutorials For Macintosh® and Windows

  Canvas 5-7 Illustrator 7-9 Photoshop 5 FreeHand 8-9 CorelDRAW 8-9
Setup Sheet

setupcnv.pdf
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34.20K

setupai.pdf
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15.20K

setuppsd.pdf
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15.60K

setupfh8.pdf
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18.50K

setupcdr.pdf
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41.70K

Tutorial 1

tem1cnv.pdf
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9.33K

tem1ai.pdf
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3.38K

tem1psd.pdf
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3.49K

tem1fh8.pdf
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9.45K

tem1cdr.pdf
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10.00K

Tutorial 2

tem2cnv.pdf
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5.48K

tem2ai.pdf
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9.03K

tem2psd.pdf
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5.42K

tem2fh8.pdf
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5.35K

tem2cdr.pdf
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5.50K

Tutorial 3

tem3cnv.pdf
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6.67K

tem3ai.pdf
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8.76K

tem3psd.pdf
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6.20K

tem3fh8.pdf
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6.19K

tem3cdr.pdf
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6.73K

Tutorial 4

tem4cnv.pdf
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4.36K

tem4ai.pdf
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10.10K

tem4psd.pdf
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6.80K

tem4fh8.pdf
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6.87K

tem4cdr.pdf
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4.33K

Tutorial 5

tem5cnv.pdf
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3.68K

tem5ai.pdf
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6.22K

tem5psd.pdf
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3.69K

tem5fh8.pdf
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3.73K

tem5cdr.pdf
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3.82K

Tutorial 6

tem6cnv.pdf
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32.60K

tem6ai.pdf
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21.30K

tem6psd.pdf
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21.10K

tem6fh8.pdf
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32.00K

tem6cdr.pdf
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31.80K

Complete Set
Macintosh

temcnv.sit

84.60K

temai.sit

61.90K

tempsd.sit

56.00K

temfh8.sit

73.00K

temcdr.sit

92.00K

Complete Set
Windows

temcnv.zip

82.20K

temai.zip

60.60K

tempsd.zip

53.90K

temfh8.zip

70.70K

temcdr.zip

89.10K


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