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redroy
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: 1393
Insane since: Dec 2003

posted posted 05-10-2004 18:08

Just about getting used to this pen tool I'm wondering if there is a way to get the pen tool to go straight from a curved anchor point? I can't think of a better way to explain it so here's a pic:

Hope that makes sense.

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synax
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 05-10-2004 18:54

Grab the anchor on the right, and bring it all the way back to the point.

"Nothin' like a pro-stabbin' from a pro." -Weadah

redroy
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: 1393
Insane since: Dec 2003

posted posted 05-10-2004 19:18

Thanks! Don't know why that never crossed my mind

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Tao
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

posted posted 05-10-2004 20:26

krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Right-dead center
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 05-10-2004 20:35

When you are drawing the path you can hold the Alt key and the path tool will change to the convert point tool so you can do it right then.

:::11oh1:::

Steve
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Boston, MA, USA
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 05-10-2004 22:50

Just alt-click the point

http://gurusnetwork.com/tutorial/pen/3/
('bout 3/4 down the page)

theGuest
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Vancouver, BC Canada
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-11-2004 14:15

Actually if you go and ALT-click on the control point both the bezier handles will be removed. So that won't work in this case Steve. If you however ALT-click on the bezier handle instead, it will become independant of the one on the other side of the control point. And this will make it easier to either drag it back to the point, or, even simpler, drag it to the control point at the end of the straight line you're creating.

Sometimes when you try dragging one of the handles exactly onto the control point, it can freak out and start screwing with the opposite handle... and that's why you need to ALT-click the handle; so it becomes independant.

redroy
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: 1393
Insane since: Dec 2003

posted posted 05-12-2004 05:31

This place rocks... and that's not the crazy medicine talking, the nurse hasn't come by yet . Peace.

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