4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2012 2:16 AM by Jacob Bugge RSS

    Advice on using Pen tool to create shine effect?

    media kat Community Member

      I'm very new to the pen tool. I want to draw a shape at the top of my rectangle and lower the opacity of it to make it appear similar to a top lit shine like something that Apple uses.


      I place my first anchor point in the upper left corner, move the pen to the center of the rectangle (based on what the smart guides tell me) and drag the handle to the right, I then plot the anchor point in the upper right hand corner and it finishes the other side, Lastly, I close the path by clicking back on the first anchor point.


      1.) is this the correct way to use the Pen tool?

      2.) can anyone suggest anything else I might do make this effect look better?


      Thanks in advance!Screen shot 2012-04-15 at 6.37.52 PM.png