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Pen Tool: Removing handles

May 15, 2012 5:41 AM

when you create a line with the pen tool then add an extra anchor point, how do you move that point without the handles creating a curve.

Can you remove the handles?


I just want jagged angles like an ekg machine.

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    May 15, 2012 6:01 AM   in reply to Preditor Corbett

    Just click on the next point but don't drag the pen. This should give a sharp angle.

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    May 15, 2012 6:55 AM   in reply to Preditor Corbett

    Make it a habit to keep one finger on ctrl and one on alt while working with the pen tool.


    Ctrl temporarily switches to the direct selection/path selection tool (whichever is the active one). Alt switches to the convert point tool.


    This lets you move and modify any point and any handle as you go along.

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