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Chapter 3. Modifying Simple Graphics > Converting, Removing, and Adding Points

Converting, Removing, and Adding Points

In some graphics programs, you select pen modifiers to convert, remove, and add points. In Flash, the pen tool automatically turns into a modifier as it hovers over a path or an anchor point. The subselection tool can change corner points to curve points. The pen tool can add new points between existing curve points, can reduce a curve point to a corner point, and can reduce a corner point to no point at all.

To convert corner points to curve points:

1.
Using the subselection tool, click the path you want to modify.

Flash highlights the path and its anchor points.

2.
Position the hollow-arrow pointer over a corner point.

The anchor-point modifier appears.

3.
Click the anchor point to select it.

4.
To pull Bézier handles out of the point, Option-drag (Mac) or Alt-drag (Windows) away from the selected corner point.

Flash converts the corner point to a curve point (Figure 3.48).

Figure 3.48. To change a corner point into a curve point (one with Bézier handles), use the subselection tool to Option-drag (Mac) or Alt-drag (Windows) a selected corner point (top). You actually pull a Bézier handle out of the point instead of relocating the point. When you release the mouse button, Flash redraws the curve (bottom).



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