How to Use the Convert Point tool Photoshop CC


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Using the Convert Point tool

Now we've seen how to convert points. For example, how to convert a smooth point to a cusp point, or a corner point to a cusp point, by dragging or Alt dragging on it using the pen tool. But that only works with the last point you drew. That is to say, with an end point. If you try those maneuvers on an interior point, it's not really going to work. For example, if I were going to click on an interior point in this path, I would delete it, like so. So I'll go ahead and press Ctrl+Z or Cmd+Z on a Mac to undo that change. The solution is to take advantage of a tool we haven't seen yet which is also available in the pen tool fly out menu.

And that's this tool right there, the convert point tool. And you can cycle to it by the way by pressing Shift+P a couple of times. Notice it has the most unremarkable tool icon which is sort of the tip of an arrow. Or a carrot if you prefer and sure enough the cursor looks like that carrot when you hover over an existing anchor point. So you may reca...

Using the Convert Point tool
Video duration: 6m 43s 12h 39m Advanced Updated Sep 19, 2014

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Using the Convert Point tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CC 2013 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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Photoshop Camera Raw
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