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Shortcuts for PathScribe

The VectorScribe plugin is oriented towards ensuring the creation of your vector masterpieces is easier, faster and more flexible. I hope you have already experienced it (if not, download a 7 day full trial now!).

Today's article is devoted to the PathScribe Tool using keyboard shortcuts guide. This information, along with the instructional product movies, will help you create vector artwork using the keyboard like on a piano…

Notes:

  • Mac key names are used throughout here, but it understood that for Windows, Alt = Option, and Ctrl = Command.

Drag Operations:

When dragging a smooth point:

"Option" (when dragging the handle) allows you to adjust the length of the handles, maintaining the existing angle.

Shortcuts for PathScribe

"Option" (when dragging the handle) allows you to adjust the length of the single handle, maintaining the existing angle.

Shortcuts for PathScribe

When dragging a corner point:

"Option" converts the point to smooth and allows the handles to be adjusted in length at the angle of the "out" handle.

Shortcuts for PathScribe

"Option" (when dragging the handle) moves handle, maintaining the angle.

Shortcuts for PathScribe

When dragging a smooth point (1 handle):

"Option" extends new handle 180° from existing handle.

Shortcuts for PathScribe

When dragging a corner point (1 handle):

"Option" extends new handle at path tangency angle.

Shortcuts for PathScribe

When dragging a smooth point (0 handle):

"Option" extends two new handles at path tangency angle.

Shortcuts for PathScribe

When dragging a corner point (0 handle):

"Option" extends new "out" handle at path tangency angle.

Shortcuts for PathScribe

When dragging a segment:

"Option" constrains the angle of each handle.

Shortcuts for PathScribe

"Shift" reshapes path while keeping it symmetric. Symmetric means that both handles are the same length and form the same angle to the imaginary line running through the endpoints of the path segment.

Shortcuts for PathScribe

"Shift" + "Option" reshapes path with the following constraints: the handle lengths are kept equalized, and the handle angles are constrained to their original values.

Shortcuts for PathScribe


Click here to read Shortcuts for VectorScribe (PathScribe) : Part 1

Click here to read Shortcuts for VectorScribe (PathScribe) : Part 2

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