How to Resize Anchor Points in Illustrator

New to Adobe lllustrator, there is now an option to control the size of anchor points, handles, and bounding boxes in Illustrator CC18.

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

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

In the top menu bar, click on Illustrator CC β†’ Preferences β†’ Selection & Anchor Display.

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Example of default Anchor Point size

You will find an adjustable slider towards the bottom of the Selection and Anchor Display preferences.

The 'Selection and Anchor Display' menu in Adobe Illustrator
Adjust the slider between Default and Max

Move the slider between Default and Max to increase or decrease the size of anchor points, handles, and bounding boxes. Select a size that’s comfortable for your setup in Illustrator.

Setting anchor points and handles to a larger size can help you better control create and simplify paths, work with the pen tool, and adjust your objects.

And that’s all there is to it!

An illustration of a planet in Adobe Illustrator
Example of adjusted Anchor Point size

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