Star tool not working properly in Illustrator


I can't make proper stars. I've been playing with the Star Tool by pressing keys like CTRL + Arrow buttons, CTRL + ALT. And suddenly I got my Star Tool broken.

What I have:

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How it should be:

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The problem is that I got these squares inside my star...

12/4/2017 3:08:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Figured it out.

If you take the Star Tool and go all the way down to only 3 points for the star (first example below) and press Ctrl+Up Arrow Key, you will get that design. Never knew this existed.

To get out of this mode, you need to start drawing a star and press Alt+Up or Down Arrow Key.

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I honestly don't know what you did back there to get those lines inside your star but I know a workaround till someone else comes with a more permanent fix for your problem.

  1. Select the star tool
  2. Click on the screen and add 5 to points section
  3. If you see the lines inside the star, select the whole star and go to Pathfinder > Unite
  4. Change the background color to yellow and resize the star to fit your needs

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2/28/2016 2:09:00 PM