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Design Illustrator Foundations Creating an Icon Pen Tools

carolina valencia
carolina valencia
2,111 Points

Help With Illustrator's Direct Selection Tool

when i select my point with the direct selection tool i can't modify those lines that change the angle.

actually those green lines do not appear on my screen , what can i do to show them up ? thanks

2 Answers

Max Senden
Max Senden
23,177 Points

The angles will only show up if you have already made them before using the direct selection tool.

If you already made a shape try using the 'convert anchor point tool': Choose the anchor point of one of your paths and drag your mouse to modify the angle. You can also drag and hold shift to create perfect horizontal, vertical and 45 degree angles.

Mike Lordner
Mike Lordner
9,755 Points

Make sure to have "Show Edges" on from View or Ctrl + H for the short-cut.