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Pen Tool Anchor Point

Explorer ,
Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

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I'm trying to use the spacebar to refine an anchor point. When I hold down the anchor point and click on the space bar, nothing happens other than moving the entire artboard. I am using the pen for the Microsoft Surface Pro. Am I doing this incorrectly?

 

Can you also please explain the difference between using Alt and Ctrl with the pen tool? And how do you deselect the pen tool? 

 

Thank you.

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Community Expert , Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

To deselect the pen tool just select a different tool. To stop the drawing, press Esc or P

So you are trying to move the anchor point in the process of setting it? That's the only time when the spacebar will work in the intended way. It won't do that afterwards.

 

Conincidentally I have just made a video about the pen tool shortcuts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fU5zh8BxgQ

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Dec 22, 2022 Dec 22, 2022

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To deselect the pen tool just select a different tool. To stop the drawing, press Esc or P

So you are trying to move the anchor point in the process of setting it? That's the only time when the spacebar will work in the intended way. It won't do that afterwards.

 

Conincidentally I have just made a video about the pen tool shortcuts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fU5zh8BxgQ

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