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Chapter 12. Béziers > To move control handles to reshape a curve:

To move control handles to reshape a curve:

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Choose the Item or Content tool.

2.
Select a point on a curve segment .

3.
Press and drag a curve handle toward or away from the point to change the height of the curve . The angle of a handle affects the slope of the curve into the point. The handles on a smooth point move in tandem, but can be different in length. The pair of handles on a symmetrical point move in tandem and are always equal in length.

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Rotate the handle around the point .

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On the Measurements palette, enter a number in the angle field for the diamond-shaped curve handle or in the angle field for the square-shaped curve handle .

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On the Measurements palette, enter a position in the distance field for the diamond-shaped curve handle or in the distance field for the square-shaped curve handle to adjust the distance from the point to that handle . To make the handles of equal length, enter the same number in both fields .

When you retract a curve handle, it disappears and the curve becomes pinched.


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