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csc309
May 26, 2009, 12:59 PM
In adobe Illustrator CS3 I am trying to convert a corner on a path into a pointed corner. Does anyone know how to do this, or why on one side the corner is pointed an on the other it is not?

I know how to join two endpoints and then specify what type of corner I want but this path is already joined. I could break the path and then join it again but I have to do this a few dozen times throughout the drawing so that will take a lot of time.



tobefirst
May 26, 2009, 01:08 PM
I assume that the correct corner type is selected in the stroke palette already? I would probably use the Convert Anchor Point tool (Shift+C) to re-drag the handles and see if that helped.

TenPoundMonkey
May 26, 2009, 03:19 PM
If the points are joined as one, then you can get the stroke to have a sharp corner in 2 ways-

1. increase the miter limit in the stroke palette

or

2. also in the stroke palette, change the stroke to "inside stroke"

GigaWhat?
May 27, 2009, 08:55 AM
Have you tried redrawing it?

sigmadog
May 29, 2009, 10:31 PM
The miter limit in the stroke palette is the answer. Select the corner point and adjust the miter limit up until the corner sharpens. It's simple. I do this all the time.