Adjust path segments

Some clipart and shapes can changed the path by requirement. You can edit a path segment at any time, but editing existing segments is slightly different from drawing them.

Keep the following tips in mind when editing segments:

  1. If an anchor point connects two segments, moving that anchor point always changes both segments.
  2. 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

  1. 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.

Move straight segments

  1. Drag the segment's anchor point to its new position.

Adjust the Length or Angle of Straight Segments

  1. With the Move Anchor tool, select an anchor point on the segment you want to adjust.

  2. Drag the anchor point to the desired position.

Adjust Curve Segments

  1. 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.

Adjust curve segments

  1. Do any of the following:

    To adjust the position of the segment, drag the segment's anchor points.

    adjust the position of the segment

    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.

    adjust the shape of the segment

    Drag the anchor point or drag the direction point

About Connection Points

Adding Text

About Connectors

Aligning and Distributing Shapes

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