How do I continue making a path without losing the other bezier handle?

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Jul 03, 2022 Jul 03, 2022

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Lets say I left an open path and want to continue editing it later. The first thing should do is click the last point and a "/" symbol appears when I hover over it. However, the other bezier handle disappears and get a sharp corner. How do I continue drawing the path without losing the smooth curve like in photoshop?

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Advisor , Jul 03, 2022 Jul 03, 2022

When the "/" symbol appears, click and drag.  A handle is created. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 03, 2022 Jul 03, 2022

Click-and-drag and match the existing curve.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 03, 2022 Jul 03, 2022

It won't work like in Photoshop (or InDesign).

 

You can get a similar behaviour by continuing the path with the Curvature tool instead of the Pen tool. But it's still different.

 

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When the "/" symbol appears, click and drag.  A handle is created. 

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Is there any way to just click it? like in photoshop?

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Click-and-drag and match the existing curve.

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Is there any way to just click it? like in photoshop?

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Jason,

 

You can, Smart Guides being your friends, select the Pen Tool and:

 

1) Click and Hold beside the end Anchor Point, then press the Spacebar and still ClickHolding Drag the new Anchor Point to snap to the end one and let go;

2) Join the Anchor Points from 1) into one; you can (deselect and) ClickDrag over the Anchor Points with the (Direct) Selection Tool;

3) Continue the path by simply Clicking the joined end Anchor Point with the Pen Tool as you wished to do in the first place.

 

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It won't work like in Photoshop (or InDesign).

 

You can get a similar behaviour by continuing the path with the Curvature tool instead of the Pen tool. But it's still different.

 

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