Reform is a unique plugin for Adobe Illustrator which lets you intuitively sculpt and reshape a portion of—or an entire—path. It avoids the need to individually adjust, or even think about, multiple anchor points and Bézier handles that normally defines the path.
Reform offset markers can be created and positioned with intuitive click-and-drags. The region of the path to reshape can easily be set by moving one or both of the end markers. Offset markers can be either smooth or sharp, with an option to smoothly transition the reshaped portion back to the original path.
The optional Looped editing mode is ideal when working on smooth shapes such as ellipses. Astute Graphics' unique and powerful variable offset path technology is masked by Reform's ease of use, ensuring creatives can concentrate on making the shapes they want.
We have created a set of workflow videos for you to learn how to use Reform in just 20 minutes.
We have also asked some designers to try out the plugin and create videos on how they have incorporated Reform into their workflows.
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Sculpt or reshape any unlocked path
Refine all changes to a path before applying or cancelling
Apply changes instantly, maintaining all other original path attributes (color, transparency, etc.)
Resultant paths 100% standard, with no evidence Reform was used
Works directly with all vector shapes, compound paths, clipping masks, text base-lines, etc.
Sculpt mode, ideal for regions to whole paths (open or closed)
Looped mode, ideal for closed smooth paths (effectively, variable offset)
Constant offset mode, ideal for offsetting a region of a path
Annotation preview showing potential changes to the path
Define one or more offset values at any position along a defined path region, or the whole path
Click-and-drag offset markers, optionally maintaining position along path or offset distance
Switch between Sculpt and Looped modes
Marquee-select multiple offset markers
Click-and-drag multiple offset marker or numerically merge to constant offset value
Numerical control for offset marker(s)
Variable transition smoothing to elegantly merge sculpted, reshaped path to original
Corner types: Mitered, Rounded and Beveled
Define any marker as smooth or corner
Mirror selected marker(s) across path
Swap direction of all offset marker
Smart Join option for intelligent merging of path shape at ends of the reshape region
Advanced clipping option to disable automatic, intelligent clipping of reshaped path
Save and recall user-defined sculpt and looped Profiles
Apply saved Reform Profiles to any region of, or entire other paths
Manage Profiles with rename and delete options
Profiles stored across all Illustrator sessions
Think/thin annotation lines for maximum visibility or precision
Integrated Smart Point Removal (unique Astute Graphics technology to optimise the number of resultant points)
Move Points to Tangencies to better place resultant points like a pro
Edit Selected Path Only to assist editing complex, layered artwork
Keypresses available throughout editing process to speed up workflows
Works with Astute Buddy plugin to provide context-sensitive key shortcut information, when you need it