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Using the Smooth Tool

Once you have created a path, you may want to delete extra points so that the path is smoother.

To smooth paths with the Smooth tool:
  1. Select the path that you want to smooth.
  2. Click the Smooth tool in the Tools panel square37.gif.
  3. Press and drag the Smooth tool along the path.
  4. Release the mouse. The path is redrawn with fewer points square38.gif.

You can change how the Smooth tool responds to the movements of the mouse as you drag.

To set the preferences for the Smooth tool:
  1. Double-click the Smooth tool in the Tools panel to open the Smooth Tool Preferences dialog box square39.gif.
  2. Use the slider or field to set the Fidelity amount. The lower the amount, the more the new path will follow the original path.
  3. Use the slider or field to set the Smoothness amount. The higher the setting, the more curved the path.
  4. Check Keep Selected to keep the path selected after you have smoothed it. This makes it easier to increase the smoothness of the path.
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