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Q1: How do you modify individual segments of a path?
A1: To modify individual segments of paths, you drag the anchor points on the path using the direct selection tool. You can also edit the shape of curved segments by dragging the direction points at the ends of the direction lines that extend from the anchor point of the curve.
Q2: How do you select an entire path?
A2: To select an entire path, hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS), and click the path using the direct selection tool. When an entire path is selected, all the anchor points are solid.
Q3: How do you add points to a path?
A3: To add points to a path, you select the add-anchor-point tool hidden under the pen tool and then click the path where you want to add an anchor point.
Q4: How do you delete points from a path?
A4: To delete points from a path, you select the delete-anchor-point tool hidden under the pen tool and then click the anchor point you want to remove from the path.
Q5: When you drag with the pen tool to create a curved path, how does the direction in which you drag affect the curve?
A5: The direction you drag with the pen tool defines the direction of the curve that follows.
Q6: How can the pen tool be useful as a selection tool?
A6: If you need to create an intricate selection, it can be easier to draw the path with the pen tool and then convert the path to a selection.


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