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Two Curvature Tool questions for Illustrator:

  1. How do you "end the drawing"? Enter works for the Pen Tool but not the Curvature Tool. I've always just changed tools but that feels lame. Sometimes I'd like to start a new curve

  2. Say I have a curve drawn with Curvature Tool that contains a corner (in the first picture below, I'm referring to the curve that is not selected). If I draw a second curve with the Curvature Tool (the active curve in the first picture), and then click the end of the first curve, it loses its corner (see second picture). Why does clicking on the end of a curve remove its corner points, and can I stop that from happening? See gif below for this issue in action.

I hope these both have straight-forward answers. I've googled around with no luck.

Two curves, both with corners Joined the curves, but the second lost its corner

gif of described behavior

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  1. Press Escape, or close the path

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  1. Hold down Alt+click to create a corner points, or double click does the same

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  • You answered #1 for me, thanks! I think you didn't understand what I was getting at for #2. I added a gif in my q for clarity. I was trying to ask why under certain conditions corner points I've already made disappear.
    – TimH
    Feb 22, 2022 at 22:58
  • @TimH - OK, I see that now. Thanks. I get that too - just some weird inexplicable glitch. Illustrator is like that sometimes! Anyway, you can double click on the changed corner point to turn it back into a proper corner point.
    – Billy Kerr
    Feb 22, 2022 at 23:14
  • Thanks very much. I've done that too sometimes but it's not nice when you lose more than a few corner points... I posted it on their issues forum here. Appreciate your help!
    – TimH
    Feb 23, 2022 at 2:00

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