3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 13, 2009 7:36 PM by Wade_Zimmerman

    New To Illustrator CS4  - How do you select the Arc Tool to Draw Arcs?

    SSSPin

      PDF on Illustrator doesn't indicate how to select the Arc tool. Extract from toe pdf follows:

       

      Draw arcs
      1 Select the Arc tool .  (HELP -- I CAN'T LOCATE THE ARC TOOL).
      2 Do one of the following:
      • Position the pointer where you want the arc to begin, and drag to where you want the arc to end.
      • Click where you want the arc to begin. In the dialog box, click a square on the reference point locator to determine the point from which the arc is drawn. Then set any of the following options, and click OK.
      Length X-Axis
      Specifies the width of the arc.

      Length Y-Axis
      Specifies the height of the arc.
      Type
      Specifies whether you want the object to be an open path or a closed path.
      Base Along
      Specifies the direction of the arc. Choose X Axis or Y Axis depending on whether you want to draw the base of the arc along the horizontal (x) axis or vertical (y) axis.
      Slope
      Specifies the direction of the arc’s slope. Enter a negative value for a concave (inward) slope. Enter a positive value for a convex (outward) slope. A slope of 0 creates a straight line.
      Fill Arc
      Fills the arc with the current fill color.
      Note: To see a dynamic preview of the arc as you set options, double-click the arc tool in the Tools panel.