Making anchor points visible all the time


Now I am working on compound paths and I need to remove all the redundant anchor points: so I press - and click some of them, but other ones are constantly disappearing, so I should click on V and click the path and - again, which is very disturbing.

Is there any way to make ALL the anchor points visible ALL the times? I don't speak about Cmd+H of course.

4/28/2014 4:40:00 AM

Accepted Answer

The goal of the question was to perform anchor points manipulations without loosing selection of different parts of compound objects or different objects. This type of selection is impossible.

However, I found very handy solution:

After selecting the Instrument (let's say Remove Anchor Point) we can easily temporary switch to Selection tool pressing Command/Control button and selecting the desired object, then leaving the button returning the selecting Instrument. That worked for me.

6/14/2014 9:27:00 AM

Compound paths are different. Since you can only delete a single point on one path at a time with the Delete Anchor Tool, you have to work on one path at a time. You can't work on one path and keep other paths selected/highlighted.

If you want to delete anchors on multiple paths, simply select the anchors with the Direct Selection Tool (the white arrow). You can Shift+CLICK to select anchors anywhere, even on multiple paths, and then click the Delete Anchor button on the control panel:

delete anchors