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So I am trying to make a heart shape and found the supposedly wonderful and fast way to make a heart on YT, not so fast for me.
Problem is, after I have the square at 45 degrees, (the square is selected) and I hit the Pen Tool and try and hold alt/opt to grab the path to edit the rounded heart shape, the pen just adds a point and wants to draw another path with the pen. Please help! Thank you
Works for me. Are you pressing Option/Alt before you click or after. It works for me if I press the modifier before I click.
Yes, I am pressing Alt/Option before I click.
One time I finally got the right symbol when I touched the line (the line with two points on either end), but never again. I click alt/option and hover all around the path of the rectangle and never again.
I just watched the video you uploaded. It looks like the square is not selected when you click with the pen tool. Is that the case? The path must be selected.
1) The square does not have to be selected.
2) Do not press the shift key before you start to drag the line segment.
3) Once you have started to drag you can release the opt/alt key, before or after you press the shift key.
4) Be sure that this function is deselected in the Preferences:
Thank you! The settings were correct already, but the fact that I did have the shape selected was exactly the problem. When I deselected the shape and selected the pen tool and hit opt/at while hovering the path I wanted to change, I was able to adjust the path accordingly!
You're welcome! I'm glad you found it useful.