How do I draw a line in a shape in Illustrator?

How do you draw inside a shape in Illustrator?

Select the shape you want to put content into, and then select the Draw Inside mode located towards the bottom of the Toolbar. Then create, paste, or place content and it will appear inside the selected shape—essentially, it is masked by the selected shape.

How do I make a line segment in Illustrator?

Draw a Line Segment

Press to select the Line tool. Select a Stroke color from the Colors area of the Tools panel. Click and drag on the artboard, and then release the mouse when the line is the length you need. Hold down the Shift key, and then drag to draw a 45, 90, or 180 degree line.

Why can’t I draw inside in Illustrator?

With an already existing clipping mask, you cannot draw inside anymore. Use Isolation mode instead. You can just select (only) the clipping path with the Direct selection tool. Then the Draw Inside mode is available again.

How do I draw only in Illustrator?

Draw freeform paths with the Pencil tool

  1. Click and hold the Shaper tool ( ). Select the Pencil tool .
  2. Position the tool where you want the path to begin, and drag to draw a path. The Pencil tool ( ) displays a small x to indicate drawing a freeform path. As you drag, a dotted line follows the pointer.
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How do you turn a Pen tool into a line?

Select the Pen tool using the shortcut P. To make a selection, click two points to create a line between them, and drag a point to create a curved line. Use Alt/opt-drag your lines to change them.

How do I convert lines in Illustrator?

Try converting the letters to outlines (Type > Create Outlines or Shift + Ctrl + O) and change it from a solid with no stroke to a stroke with no fill. Use the Scissors Tool (C) to snip the ends so you get 2 distinct paths. Then use the Blend Tool (W) to connect them with just 1 step.