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modifying an ellipseassimilate paths
adjusting control handles

Quickly clean up vector art to create smooth transitions from one segment to another. With only a click, make a segment straight or curved, blending seamlessly into the adjacent segments. Adjust the control handles of Bezier curves, keeping them tangent to their smooth anchor points. Drag a path to another to assimilate them with a smooth connecting segment. Drag a selected anchor point to move it, constrained to the path’s tangent angle, even if it’s under other art objects. And much ore!

Click:

  • On an endpoint or intermediate anchor point to delete it
  • On a path segment to add an anchor point

Shift click:

  • On an endpoint or intermediate anchor point to make it a corner point and collapse its handles
  • On a control point to make its anchor a corner point (no change in the location of the control points)
  • On a path segment to make the adjoining anchor points corner points and collapse the control handles for that segment

Option/Alt click:

  • On an endpoint to extend its control handle
  • On an intermediate anchor point to make it a smooth point and rotate the control handles to become tangent
  • On a control point to rotate it to become tangent to the adjacent segment’s control handle
  • On a path segment to make its anchor points smooth, extend the control handles, and rotate the handles to become tangent to adjacent beziers

Shift-Option/Alt click:

  • On an endpoint does nothing
  • On an intermediate anchor point toggles it between a corner and smooth point
  • On a control point toggles its anchor point between a corner and smooth point
System requirements

• Adobe Illustrator CS6 through 2021
• Windows 7-10, 32- or 64-bit
• macOS as required for your version of Illustrator. Only 2019-2021 plugins are notarized for macOS 10.15 Catalina or newer