## How to draw and edit curves in Illustrator

Learn how to create smooth, refined curves and straight lines in Adobe Illustrator, then apply these techniques to create elegant curves and lines in your own designs. Sample files include Adobe Stock assets that you can use to put what you’ve learned in this tutorial into practice.

## How do you curve a shape in Illustrator?

To practice, click the straight line segment directly above and drag out a smooth curve with the Selection tool, then switch to the Curvature tool and double-click the center point at the bottom to make the corner a smooth curve. To delete the point, click to select and press Delete.

## How do you curve a shape?

Make a curve.

- Click Shapes on the Insert tab, then Lines, then Curve.
- Click where you want the curve to start, drag to draw, and then click wherever you want to add a curve.
- To end a shape, do one of the following: double-click at any time to leave it open, or click near its starting point to close it.

## Where is the curvature tool in Illustrator?

In single-column view, the Curvature tool is directly below the Pen tool, and in double-column view, it is directly to the right of the Pen tool.

## Which tool is used to draw curved lines?

Curved or straight lines can be drawn with the curved line drawing tool, which gives you more control over the shape of a polyline than the straight line tool (see Drawing With the Straight Line Tool).

## What is a curved line called?

A curve (also known as a curved line in older texts) is a mathematical object that is similar to a line but does not have to be straight. Level curves and algebraic curves are sometimes referred to as implicit curves because they are defined by implicit equations.

## What is a simple curve?

A straight line that does not cross itself is referred to as a simple curve.

## What shape has 3 straight lines and 3 curves?

A polygon is a closed two-dimensional figure with three or more straight lines. A triangle is a closed figure or shape with three sides, three angles, and three vertices.

## Is a circle a curved shape?

A circle is the most common two-dimensional curved shape, and it is important to understand the key properties of a circle in order to work with circles (and other curved shapes) in geometry. The diameter of a circle is a line straight across its center.

## What is Curvature tool?

The Curvature tool simplifies path creation and makes drawing simple and intuitive, allowing you to create, toggle, edit, add, or remove smooth or corner points without having to switch between different tools.