The Pen Tools are great ways to draw objects in Adobe Illustrator. There are actually a few types of pen tools with different jobs. To access the pen tool launch Adobe Illustrator and open a new page. Default page settings are just fine for this tutorial. By default the Tool Palette runs vertically up the left side of the window. If you don’t see the Tool Palette go into Window in the main navigation and select Tool Palette from drop down menu.
The pen tool is towards the top of the Tool Palette with an icon that looks like an old fashioned ink pen. See the little tiny arrow on the bottom corner, this indicates there are additional options to this tool. Click and hold on the pen tool to see a drop down menu. You can move the mouse down over each item and select whichever pen tool you wish to use.
The Pen Tools can be great drawing tools just with themselves or combined with other tools. For example you can draw simple shapes with any of the Shape Tools and edit the points with Pen Tools to customize the shapes. This can be a quick way to knock out a digital drawing. Regardless of how you choose to use the Pen Tools after a little experimenting you can draw anything you wish in Adobe Illustrator.