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Chapter 4. Creating and Editing Paths > More Path Creation Tools

More Path Creation Tools

Many of Illustrator’s tools create paths while they create objects. A couple tools, however, are designed with path creation, rather than object creation, in mind.

Keep in mind that the Direct Select Lasso tool enables you to select individual anchor points, but does not enable you to manipulate them. For that, you’ll need the Direct Selection Tool, not the Direct Selection Lasso tool. However, the Direct Selection tool can only select anchor points by clicking (and Shift-clicking) on them or by dragging a rectangular marquee. The Direct Selection Lasso tool, in contrast, can draw a selection marquee of any shape to select anchor points. You can weave in and out among anchor points, selecting with far more discrimination.



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