1 To modify individual segments of paths, you drag the anchor points on the path using the direct selection tool. You can also edit the shape of curved segments by dragging the direction points at the ends of the direction lines that extend from the anchor point of the curve.
2 To select an entire path, hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS), and click the path using the direct selection tool. When an entire path is selected, all the anchor points are solid.
3 To add points to a path, you select the add-anchor-point tool hidden under the pen tool and then click the path where you want to add an anchor point.
4 To delete points from a path, you select the delete-anchor-point tool hidden under the pen tool and then click the anchor point you want to remove from the path.
5 The direction you drag with the pen tool defines the direction of the curve that follows.
6 If you need to create an intricate selection, it can be easier to draw the path with the pen tool and then convert the path to a selection.
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