Moving, adding, and deleting points


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Moving, adding, and deleting points

In this exercise, I'm going to show you how to move, add, and delete individual anchor points here inside of Illustrator. Now, I'm still working inside the Base template.ai file. I have drawn a very rough canoe shape here, assembled as a free-form polygon, a straight-sided shape. Then I have also got this other weird shape up above. All right. So let's say I want to edit one or more of these paths. I have two Arrow tools available to me of course. I have got the Selection tool, the Black Arrow tool, and I have got the White Arrow tool. The White Arrow tool is the one you want if you are going to edit anchor points independently of each other, because a Black Arrow tool is always going to be working on a path as a whole.

Notice this for example. If I grab the Black Arrow tool, and I try to drag, notice I only have one anchor point that's active inside this path, and the active anchor point always appear as filled. There is a little Fill Square. The inactive anchor points ap...

Moving, adding, and deleting points
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Moving, adding, and deleting points provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design
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