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[AD] Node Tool «fixed direction» mode, please

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Hey everyone,

 

I cringe a little at the default (and sadly the only available, for now) node tool action. When a segment is dragged, its adjacent nodes change directions, just like it works in Inkscape (last time I checked, at least). This is a real deal breaker when it comes to more precise jobs like logo design, modifying letterforms (not to mention creating them from scratch, although I know there are dedicated tools out there for that) etc. In Illustrator, this the the only mode of editing, in Photoshop there is a choice between a «legacy mode» as they called, which functions the old way (preferred in my case), and the default mode (like AD works). Such a choice would be ideal, wouldn't it? :)

 

This is what I mean in case my description wasn't clear enough (left, AD, right, AI).

 

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best regards,
Matt

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holding down Alt would do this


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@dutchshader, not quite. Unfortunately, dragging with Alt also changes the adjacent nodes to sharp ones. As stated in the help file:

 

• The Alt key changes the node type to a sharp node to create a cusp in the line.

 

The feature I describe shouldn't break the curve continuity. If the nodes are smooth, they should remain so.

 

regards,

Matt

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