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Using the Line Tool - multiple lines

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Jun 08, 2020

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Hello, I have just started using Illustrator for the first time. It's the latest version, updated and all preferences have been reset to default.

I am trying to create a simple shape by drawing several lines using the line segment tool. When I drew the first line I was hoping to be able to simply click the mouse again to start a new line at the anchor point of the first line and then repeat this several times to create a shape. But when I hold down the mouse to create a second line the first line rotates rather than creating a new second line segment.  Do I need to create all the line segments for the shapes individually or is there a way to quickly draw multiple lines the are joined together? Thanks.

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

But if you want multiple lines joint together, just click with the Pen tool.

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Using the Line Tool - multiple lines

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Hello, I have just started using Illustrator for the first time. It's the latest version, updated and all preferences have been reset to default.

I am trying to create a simple shape by drawing several lines using the line segment tool. When I drew the first line I was hoping to be able to simply click the mouse again to start a new line at the anchor point of the first line and then repeat this several times to create a shape. But when I hold down the mouse to create a second line the first line rotates rather than creating a new second line segment.  Do I need to create all the line segments for the shapes individually or is there a way to quickly draw multiple lines the are joined together? Thanks.

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

But if you want multiple lines joint together, just click with the Pen tool.

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View > Hide Bounding Box should fix it.

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But if you want multiple lines joint together, just click with the Pen tool.

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Many thanks for the quick response

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Good to hear that helped.

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Hi Martin, 

 

Glad to hear you found the solution. In addition to response given by Ton, please check out help articles below:

1. https://helpx.adobe.com/in/illustrator/using/transforming-objects.html#transform_using_the_bounding_...

2. https://helpx.adobe.com/in/illustrator/using/drawing-pen-curvature-or-pencil.html#drawing_with_the_p...

Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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