Fireworks Pen Lesson: Corner Point with Two Handles
A corner point with handles is the trickiest type of point. However, if you master it you will be well on your way to working with the Pen. A heart is an excellent example of an object with corner points with curved handles. I have spent many hours just "doodling" with the Pen tool drawing hearts.
Choose the Pen tool and move the cursor over to where you want the bottom point of the heart positioned. The first point needs to have handles that are shaped in a "V." Start by dragging down and to the right to extend the handles out.
Then, without releasing the mouse button, add the OPTION key on the Mac or the ALT key on Windows, and move the mouse up. This pivots the handles into the correct shape. Now remember, you've made the both handles for this point: the one that controls the first curve of the heart as well as the one that controls the last curve.
Move the cursor over to where the side of the heart should be. Drag straight up to make the smooth side of the heart.
Move the cursor over to where the top point between the two curves of the heart should be. Drag down and to the left to extend the handles out from this point but don't release the mouse button!
Add the OPTION key on the Mac or the ALT key on Windows and pivot the second handle so it creates the "V" shape. Now you can release the mouse button.
Move the cursor over to where the other side of the heart should be and drag down to make the smooth side.
To close the heart, move the cursor back to the original point. Because you created both handles at the start of the exercise, all you have to do is click on that point to close the heart. Don't worry if your heart isn't "perfect." Practice makes perfect!

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