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I'd like to see some additional options in the node type selectors.


Currently I can:

  • Convert to Sharp
  • Convert to Smooth
  • Convert to Smart


However, more often than not I want to add a handle just to one side of the point, effectively joining a curve to a straight segment.

The only way to easily do this is to drag on the joining line to add handles to the 'inside' of the nodes at either end, then adjust these nodes after.


My suggestion would be 2 more options to the above:

  • Add handle to left
  • Add handle to right


I appreciate there might be occasions where those need to be 'Add above' or 'Add below', but this could be calculated, surely?

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5 minutes ago, avicenna said:

Just in case you don't know, you can create 1 handle by dragging a node with pen tool + ALT.


Alt-dragging creates a cusp, where the node and its two control handles don't lie in a straight line. To 'remove' one handle (actually just setting its distance from the node to zero) you need to Alt-click without dragging.

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