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?


      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.
      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.
      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.