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Handles are stacked; won't move individually.

Apr 14, 2013 2:45 PM

Tags: #illustrator #cs5 #help #path #objects

I am working on adjusting a leaf shape drawn with the pen tool in Illustrator CS5. On the inside corners of the shape, I see two handles, but one is on top of the other, and I cannot move each handle separately. Is there a way to separate the two handles so I can adjust each side of the shape? See the yellow elipses (handles inside).Stacked_handles.png

Thanks for any help you can offer—this is making me crazy!

 
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    Apr 14, 2013 3:16 PM   in reply to Carrot_Top

    Use the convert anchor point tool to create them new.

     
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    Apr 14, 2013 3:25 PM   in reply to Carrot_Top

    Carrot Top,

     

    You may try to save the file, close down Illy, and Move the folder (reversible) or just press Ctrl+Alt+Shift/Cmd+Option+Shift during startup (irreversible) to clear the preferences.

     
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    Apr 14, 2013 4:40 PM   in reply to Carrot_Top

    It's a longstanding bug that has never been addressed.

     

    JET

     
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    Apr 14, 2013 9:37 PM   in reply to Carrot_Top

    2013-04-15_0956.jpg

    I was able to move the handles (stacked on top of each other) independently for the path shown above with the Direct Selection Tool/Convert Anchor Point Tool.

     
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