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Knofe Tool Not Cutting Straight

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by Imminent Death, May 4, 2007.

  1. Imminent Death

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    So I've been using Illustrator for a while now, and I have not once been able to use the Knife Tool in a straight line. Well, that's not entirely true... if I sit here and go super slow along a guideline, I probably get a straight line 1 out of every 3 times.

    I have read help articles online and skimmed through Illustrator books about this. All it says is that I should be able to (do what would seem to be the obvious answer and) hold the Shift key and the Knife Tool will lock into either the x or y axis. This just simply isn't the case. What am I missing?
     
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  2. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    You should specify your cutter/plotter and rip software program !
     
  3. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    Not sure why either.
    ARe you holding down the key before or after you start moving?
    I know it works here.
     
  4. Imminent Death

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    I've tried holding Shift before and after clicking and I get no straight line. It blows my mind.

    Replicator, this is reference to the Knife Tool (or Knofe as I so eloquently typed it in the subject) within Illustrator. Our plotter works fine, I'm just unable to draw straight lines to divide graphics in Illustrator.

    I also really like your avatar :thumb:.
     
  5. Bill Modzel

    Bill Modzel Active Member

    Hold down the option (alt on pc) key and start dragging any direction you want.
    If you want to constraing it to 90, 45 etc, hold the shift key at the same time.
     
  6. MobileImpact

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    whats a "knofe"?
     
  7. Replicator

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    My BAD !
     
  8. Imminent Death

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    Aha! That did it.

    Thank you much!
     
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