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Simetric Handles

Simetric Handles

Simetric Handles


I am drawing a heart on illustrator and have already made it look nice.

Now I want the heart to be 100% simetric and for that I would like to know how to make the handles direction and lenght simetric to each other?

Please see picture in attachment.

What about if I wanted to have parallel handles?

Thank you!

RE: Simetric Handles

...work with half the heart, when you have one half as you need then duplicate the path, then flip horizontally using the transform palette...

...then you can join the two paths to make it one shape by selecting the top middle anchor points and pressing "command + J"...

...same with the bottom anchor points...




RE: Simetric Handles

...to add to my post above...

...to duplicate a path in position, select path and press "command + C" then "command + F", this will paste in front...

...before you flip the duplicated path horizontally (transform palette flyout menu), change the proxy preview in the transform palette to the left or right points (depends which way you are flipping)...




RE: Simetric Handles

That's how to do anything symmetric; just do half and then copy/paste in front & mirror.

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