Change radius 1 and 2 and numbers of tips AFTER creation

Explorer ,
Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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I created several stars. I would like to modify some of them by adding sides "tips" and changing the radius 1 and 2. Are you able to change this AFTER you have already created them. I know you can set it before you create it, but I'm looking for editing after. Thanks!

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Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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So at this point, it cannot be done? You just have to create one that you know you will work with? I don't want to keep hunting for a solution if there isn't one! 

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Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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The star tool cannot change the number of points AFTER a star is created.

 

As a non-perfect workaround:

  1. Make a circle.
  2. With the cicle selected, choose Effect > Distort & Transform > Zig Zag.

To edit the effect later, click on the Zig Zag effect in the Appearance panel (which you can open via Window > Appearance).


— Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor at Noble Desktop | Web Developer, Designer, InDesign Scriptor

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Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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Thank you. Any suggestions for changing the radius 1 and 2?  That is my biggest need. Any workarounds for that?

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Apr 25, 2022 Apr 25, 2022

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Select the inner (or outer) anchor points using the Lasso tool. Then use the Scale tool to shrink or enlarge.


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Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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That method won't be geometrically exact.

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Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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Yes, you need to scale around the real center of the star shape instead of the center of the bounding box.

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Apr 26, 2022 Apr 26, 2022

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Like Dan suggested, use the Lasso tool to select the points you need to change. (and don't forget to vote).

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