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Adobe Illustrator CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques by David Karlins

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#31 Selecting Path Segments and Paths

Illustrator paths are made up of anchors with path segments connecting them. You can select and edit an entire path when you want to copy, move, or resize the path. You can select either an anchor or a path segment to reshape an object.

You can select path segments by clicking on (or within three pixels of) the segment with the Direct Selection tool.

Note

You can change the 3 pixel Tolerance setting by choosing Illustrator (Mac) or Edit (Windows) > Preferences > Selection ...

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