How do I get anchor points back in Illustrator?

Go to the Illustrator Preferences > Selection & Anchor Point Display and turn on the option that is called Show Anchor Points in Selection tool and Shape tools.

How do you fix anchor points in Illustrator?

Select the Direct Selection tool and click a path to see its anchor points. Click a point to select it. Shift-click to add or remove points from the selection, or drag across anchor points to select them. You can add points to a selected path by clicking the path with the Pen tool selected.

Why can’t I see my anchor points in Illustrator?

Go to the Illustrator Preferences > Selection & Anchor Point Display and turn on the option that is called Show Anchor Points in Selection tool and Shape tools.

How do you remove anchor points in Illustrator 2021?

To delete an anchor point:

  1. Select the Pen tool or the Delete Anchor Point tool and click over the anchor point. Note: The Pen tool changes to Delete Anchor Point tool as you position it over an anchor point.
  2. Select the point with the Direct Selection tool and click Remove Selected Anchor Points in the Control panel.

Can you merge paths in Illustrator?

You use the Pathfinder panel (Window > Pathfinder) to combine objects into new shapes. Use the top row of buttons in the panel to make paths or compound paths. To make compound shapes, use the buttons in those rows while pressing the Alt or Option key.

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How do I stretch a shape in Illustrator?

Do one of the following:

  1. To scale from the center, choose Object > Transform > Scale or double-click the Scale tool .
  2. To scale relative to a different reference point, select the Scale tool and Alt‑click (Windows) or Option‑click (Mac OS) where you want the reference point to be in the document window.

Where is the Add Anchor Point tool in Illustrator 2021?

Hold down the Pen tool icon in Illustrator’s Tools panel to access additional tools: the Add Anchor Point, Delete Anchor Point, and Convert Anchor Point tools.

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