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Adobe Illustrator CS3 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques by Bruce K. Hopkins, David Karlins

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Chapter Four. Editing Paths

Since Illustrator is all about paths, there are all kinds of ways to edit paths in Illustrator. You can select an entire path and reshape, rescale, rotate, skew or distort it, and so on. Or, you can select a path segment—the section of the path between two anchors—select just some path segments, or select a set of anchors.

You can also group more than one path and edit the group as you would an individual object. Selecting objects within groups has always been a bit sticky in Illustrator, but CS3 has a new group isolation feature that makes this process easier.

Illustrator CS3 also allows you to align anchors. This means, for example, that you can vertically align a group of selected anchors so they are all on a horizontal ...

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