# Chapter 59. Using Join And Average On Open Paths 5:57

• Simple shapes can be made into complex objects
• Andy started with AI in ’87
• Was already in natural media industry all his life
• Wanted to get into new computer media
• First attempts were frustrating but learned that
• Practice makes perfect
• You don’t have to draw the Mona Lisa
• Instead draw simple shapes that can be made into the Mona Lisa
• Double-Clicking the hand tool, not the zoom tool, returns the zoom to 100%
• You can weld two Anchor points
• Only two
• This is Marqueeing that area
• Use the Direct Selection Tool A
• Be sure you only got two
• Sometimes you want to consider the curvature of the two lines
• This is the Average operation
• Both is cool
• Join helps, too
• Easily make complex shapes out of simple objects