Pen tool tips
76. Tweak anchor points
When using the Pen tool, hold down Cmd/Ctrl to temporarily switch to the Direct Selection tool. This lets you move anchor points and control handles.
77. Add a point
To add a point, hover over the existing path line and the Pen tool will automatically change to the Add Anchor Point tool.
78. Remove handles
Remove handles from a point and make it into a sharp angle by Alt-clicking over it.
79. From selection to path
Turn any active selection into a path by clicking the 'Make Workpath from Selection' icon at the bottom of the Paths Panel.
80. Add handles
Add handles to a point by holding Alt then dragging outwards from the point.
81. Path options
Once you've made a path with the Pen tool, right-click for lots of options, including Make Selection, Fill Path and Stroke Path.
82. Magnetic pen
For a magnetic Pen tool that behaves just like the Magnetic Lasso tool, choose the Freeform Pen tool from the Tools Panel then check 'Magnetic' in the Options Bar.
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