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Newbie question about anchor points

Explorer ,
Sep 14, 2020

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Hello,

For the life of me, I can't sort this out.

I've got a design of a simple arrow.

 

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I would like to make the head shorter / smaller without compromising the curve at the end of the sticks.

 

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How can I select the anchor points and move then together to shorten that part & without changing the angle ?


Thank you,

Alexandre

 

 

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Correct answer by Doug A Roberts | Adobe Community Professional

As long as that's a 45° angle, drag-select them with the white arrow (direct selection tool) and then click and drag while holding shift.

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Newbie question about anchor points

Explorer ,
Sep 14, 2020

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Hello,

For the life of me, I can't sort this out.

I've got a design of a simple arrow.

 

Screenshot 2020-09-14 at 12.27.37.jpgScreenshot 2020-09-14 at 12.27.55.jpg

 

I would like to make the head shorter / smaller without compromising the curve at the end of the sticks.

 

Screenshot 2020-09-14 at 12.29.11.jpg

How can I select the anchor points and move then together to shorten that part & without changing the angle ?


Thank you,

Alexandre

 

 

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Doug A Roberts | Adobe Community Professional

As long as that's a 45° angle, drag-select them with the white arrow (direct selection tool) and then click and drag while holding shift.

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As long as that's a 45° angle, drag-select them with the white arrow (direct selection tool) and then click and drag while holding shift.

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Ok, I think the problem I'm having is that holding shift does not have the expected effect.

When I click Shift I see the tool name (at the bottom of my window) going from "Direct Selection Tool" to Toggle Selection Tool. I'm not sure this is what I need to group move those anchor points.

 

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That's doing what it's supposed to. Just select those points then click + drag.

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Ahh, ok now I see, I managed. 
Boy, if you click the Shift to early or to late in the process, the thing doesn't work.
Thanks.

 

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As Doug says but even if it is not 45°, drag select the curve and then click on the anchor that is on the straight path and dragalong the same path as a guide basicaly

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