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Long time away from Illustrator and now all my paths are being automatically "corrected?"

Community Beginner ,
Jun 22, 2020

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I apologize for this very simple question but I am so frustrated. To give some background, I started using Illustrator back when Illustrator 7 came out. Soon after I got work at a newspaper company doing layout and design. I did that as a living for several years and was very proficient in doing basic illustrations and using the program. But its been at least 5 or more years since I used the program and when I come back now I find that the normal path tool seems to have changed. It seems like its snapping to some type of curve correction but I cant seem to get it off. Its automatically correcting or smoothing out my paths but I have snap to grid pixel and every other form of snap turned off. I dont want it to correct and angle my curved paths for me. I have no issue creating accurate and precise paths and this fucntion is throwing off my ability to use the program in the way I know how. This is driving me insane and I may be out of the loop but I dont know what changed or what its called or how to fix it other than disabling snap features. Please help, sorry to ask such a simple question but I cant seem to figure it out and dont have time to deal with this right now.

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Long time away from Illustrator and now all my paths are being automatically "corrected?"

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Jun 22, 2020

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I apologize for this very simple question but I am so frustrated. To give some background, I started using Illustrator back when Illustrator 7 came out. Soon after I got work at a newspaper company doing layout and design. I did that as a living for several years and was very proficient in doing basic illustrations and using the program. But its been at least 5 or more years since I used the program and when I come back now I find that the normal path tool seems to have changed. It seems like its snapping to some type of curve correction but I cant seem to get it off. Its automatically correcting or smoothing out my paths but I have snap to grid pixel and every other form of snap turned off. I dont want it to correct and angle my curved paths for me. I have no issue creating accurate and precise paths and this fucntion is throwing off my ability to use the program in the way I know how. This is driving me insane and I may be out of the loop but I dont know what changed or what its called or how to fix it other than disabling snap features. Please help, sorry to ask such a simple question but I cant seem to figure it out and dont have time to deal with this right now.

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Jun 23, 2020

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Are you referring to the Pen tool or something else?

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while using the pen

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Are you using the Curvature tool?

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Im just drawing curved paths using the pen tool and its acting as if its automatically snapping the curve to a projected angle rather than letting me do it how it was in the older versions.

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Can you show that behaviour in a screenshot?

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And all the snapping is turned off in the View menu?

Are smart guides turned off as well?

How far are you zoomed in?

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Do you really have disabled all options?

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