How to Resize Anchor Points in Illustrator

Mar 26th, 2018
Savannah Reising

Earlier this month, Adobe announced the newest features in lllustrator. Astropad users will be excited to hear that there is now an option to control the size of anchor points, handles, and bounding boxes in Illustrator CC18.

This feature will be particularly useful for selecting anchor points with your finger or a stylus in Astropad. You can adjust the size for better visibility and control while creating complex artwork on your iPad.

How to adjust anchor points, handles, and bounding box display sizes

Click on Illustrator CCPreferences > Selection & Anchor Display.

Example of default Anchor Point size

You will find an adjustable slider towards the bottom of the “Selection and Anchor Display” preferences. Starting from Default to Max, move the slider to the right to increase the size of anchor points, handles, and bounding boxes. Select a size that’s comfortable for your setup.

When anchor points and handles are set to a larger size, it adds better control for creating and simplifying paths, working with the pen tool, and adjusting your objects.

Example of adjusted Anchor Point size

You can find more tips for organizing an Illustrator workspace for Astropad here.

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