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Pull out both handles of a smooth point simulatneously

Engaged ,
May 18, 2018

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Hi,

If I highlight an anchor point with the white arrow tool and turn it into a smooth point it shows both handles of this anchor point on each side of the anchor point itself.

Is there a way of pulling out both handles simultaneously so that the resulting curve is equal on both sides.  I can't take a screen shot because on my mac when I take the screen shot the handles disappear.

Any help would be awesome.

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You may also direct select the anchor point, hit the S key to activate the Scale tool and then drag the handles simultaneously (turning on Smart Guides is recommended).

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Pull out both handles of a smooth point simulatneously

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Hi,

If I highlight an anchor point with the white arrow tool and turn it into a smooth point it shows both handles of this anchor point on each side of the anchor point itself.

Is there a way of pulling out both handles simultaneously so that the resulting curve is equal on both sides.  I can't take a screen shot because on my mac when I take the screen shot the handles disappear.

Any help would be awesome.

Thanks

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

You may also direct select the anchor point, hit the S key to activate the Scale tool and then drag the handles simultaneously (turning on Smart Guides is recommended).

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use the  Anchor point tool ( Shift + C )

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That still only pulls out one of the handles.  I need it so if I pull one of the handles, the opposite handle stretches out the equivalent distance on the other side as well.

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you need to pull out the anchor point itself ( with the anchor point tool)  to get that result

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First use the Anchor point tool to pull out the points.

Then use the Direct Selection tool to adjust each anchor point separately.

Also if you mess up the point, just simply click the point with the Anchor point tool and it will reset the point.

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You may also direct select the anchor point, hit the S key to activate the Scale tool and then drag the handles simultaneously (turning on Smart Guides is recommended).

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This was literally the answer that everybody was looking for. Thank you. 

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