Adjust path segments
Keep the following tips in mind when editing segments:
- If an anchor point connects two segments, moving that anchor point always changes both segments.
- When you initially draw a smooth point with the Pen tool, dragging the direction point changes the length of the direction line on both sides of the point. However, when you edit an existing smooth point with the Direct Selection tool, you change the length of the direction line only on the side you're dragging.
Move Straight Segments
Before you can reshape or edit a path, you need to select the path's anchor points, segments or a combination of both. With the Move Anchor tool, select the segment you want to adjust.
Drag the segment's anchor point to its new position.
Adjust the Length or Angle of Straight Segments
With the Move Anchor tool, select an anchor point on the segment you want to adjust.
Drag the anchor point to the desired position.
Adjust Curve Segments
With the Move Anchor tool, select a curved segment, or an anchor point on either end of the curved segment. Direction lines appear, if any are present.
Do any of the following:
To adjust the position of the segment, drag the segment's anchor points.
Click to select the curve segment. Then drag to adjust
To adjust the shape of the segment on either side of a selected anchor point, drag the anchor point or the direction point.
Drag the anchor point or drag the direction point