Editing anchor points


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Editing anchor points

While there are many tools inside of Illustrator that you can use to create artwork, I think you'll find that a majority of the time that you spend in Illustrator is editing artwork. We've learned how to use the Pen tool and the Pencil tool to create paths and anchor points. Now let's see how to modify those anchor points and paths by making edits to them. For this example, I have a file open. It's called watering_can. I'm going to zoom in just a bit so we could see a little more clearly and if I select the artwork with my Selection tool, you can see where the anchor points are on the path.

However we're going to want to deal with individual anchor points and when we're using the Selection tool, we can't do that. We need to use Direct Selection tool. So I'll switch to the Direct selection tool and now you'll see that I could actually select some of these anchor points and view the control handles for this part of the path. Just by quickly looking at th...

Editing anchor points
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Editing anchor points provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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