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New Reshape tool "Unusable"

Jan 31, 2014 12:04 PM

Tags: #tool. #reshape

I used the word "Unusable" because that's what it is, if I need to do the tasks I've used it for, for the last, oh, 20 years.


Try this:


  1. Create a curved path including 4 or 5 anchor points.
  2. Delete one of the points along the path.
  3. Now try to drag the changed line segment back into place, to closely match the original line. It CAN'T be done with the new "improved" reshape tool


The tool is fine if you have no defined shape to achieve, but is useless for refining traced lines.


Adobe, have you gotten this message? This is MORE than a little inconvenient. It is a crying shame.

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    Jan 31, 2014 12:15 PM   in reply to rcraighead

    Yes, unfortunately.


    This has been discussed at length, and if Adobe AI Dev Team is reading their mail, they already know how bad this "improvement" is, since it destroys original functionalities.


    Here is the Feature Request discussion:


    So now we wait, and learn to either only use Reshape when CHANGING control point direction, or go back to AI 1.0 functionality and only edit control points individually.  :-(

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