In this Instructable I will show some of the basic tips&tricks I have picked up to maximize the efficiency of Adobe Illustrator’s Pen Tool. When I started using … So, to start this tutorial I will trace an image with distinguishable objects. First I always lock the image in the Layers panel. This helps prevent accidentally moving … This step is somewhat optional, but I highly encourage it because not only will I be referencing the shortcuts in the upcoming steps, but also is a huge time saver … Now I start to trace. It doesn’t really matter where you start because you can always go back and edit your points later. I typically choose to start … Turning the sharp corner. Now we come across a hurdle in the design. We have two curves connected by a sharp turn. The Pen Tool naturally creates a … If you ever click anywhere outside of your path line while using the Ctrl key trick, you will break the continuity of the Pen Tool. When this happens, … A) 1st select the Direct Selection Tool B) 2nd select the Pen Tool C) Hold down Ctrl for quick access to Direct Selection Tool to manipulate anchors and … It will probably take a bit of practicing to get the hang of these short cuts, but this tutorial should make tracing and drawing with the Pen Tool … The only ‘way of the master’ to vectorize this particular image, is to recognize individual paths, re-create them and stroke them. That ensures borders of ‘lines’ to be perfectly parallel paths (after expanding and merging).Congratulations to original artist for good result without ‘CAD’. Source.