Adjusting a dynamic transformation origin


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Adjusting a dynamic transformation origin

Now that we've created the base four- leaf clover, I want to show you how to create a reflective tile pattern. And I have tile pattern in quote fingers, because really we're creating a reflective pattern using the Transform effect. I've saved my progress as Overlapping leaves.ai. And I'm going to press Ctrl+0, or Command+0 to zoom out all the way, so that I'm fitting the illustration on-screen. And I'll press Ctrl+Semicolon or Command+Semicolon on the Mac in order to bring up my guides. Now you can see that I've used the guides in order to divide my artwork into eight areas.

So I'm dividing the artboard into two regions vertically and four regions horizontally. And that's because these are the regions into which I want to flip my fourleaf clover. But how I accomplish that? Because recall inside the Transform effect dialog box, one of the big limitations of that dialog box is that your only control over the origin is that little reference point matrix. So you ...

Adjusting a dynamic transformation origin
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Adjusting a dynamic transformation origin provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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