I have drawn my shape with the pen tool and then closed the path with connecting first point to last point. There is a mistake and I need to edit the stroke path. When I move the pen cursor on a anchor point, a minus will be appear near the pen icon and then clicking on that point just deletes that point and does not open stroke path. I need to open where I had mistake and edit that area.

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Use the direct selection tool, not the pen tool

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Then select your anchor point, you can move it, or delete it (it will "open" your path)


  • that not work because the path is closed. i have tested that. just moving whole all path
    – sajad
    Jan 27, 2017 at 15:03
  • Maybe you picked the non-direct selection tool (black arrow). Are you sure you picked the Direct selection tool (white arrow)?
    – Vinny
    Jan 27, 2017 at 15:07
  • yes. white one. may you make a gif tutorial?
    – sajad
    Jan 27, 2017 at 15:15
  • see edited answer
    – Vinny
    Jan 27, 2017 at 15:40

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