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Lesson 10. Vector Masks, Paths, and Shap... > Altering the appearance of the work ...

Altering the appearance of the work paths

You can now start working with the new work paths as vector shapes. You’ll use the Direct Selection tool, which can be used to edit any path.

1.
Zoom in to 200% so that you can easily see the details in the letter L of the word invitational and at least an inch of the blue shape directly above it.

2.
In the toolbox, select the Direct Selection tool (), hidden under the Path Selection tool ().

3.
In the image window, click the “L” part of the work path.

4.
Select the two path points at the top of the L subpath by clicking one of the points and then Shift-clicking the other. (The points appear solid when selected and hollow when not selected.)

5.
Start dragging the two points upward and then hold down Shift to constrain the movement, stopping when the L extends to about the level of the lower edge of the shape you created from two circles. The L is now about five or six times as tall as it was originally.

6.
Click outside the work path to deselect it, and then zoom out again so that you can see the entire poster.

Double-click the Zoom tool () to switch quickly to 100% view. To switch to Fit on Screen view, double-click the Hand tool icon ().


7.
Choose File > Save.


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