How to Reset Your Bounding Box in Illustrator


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How to reset your bounding box in Illustrator

Hi there. Welcome back to Creative Quick Tips. My name is Justin Seeley, and this week we're going to be taking a look at something called resetting the bounding box inside of Adobe Illustrator. If I go to the File menu and create a new file here, and just hit OK. Doesn't matter how big or how small. Basically, what I am talking about is, when you draw out a shape. Let's say that I am drawing a polygon. And, I'll draw this out and I'll knock down the sides until I have three sides. I'm going to hold down the Shift key so it's a perfect polygon like so. And then I'll switch to my selection tool.

The bounding box is this area that encompasses the shape. And so when I rotate this object for instance, you may notice that the bounding box actually rotates with it. That may not be what I want to happen. Maybe I want the shape to be this direction, but I want the bounding box to be straight up and down so that I can easily scale the shape in any direction that I want. In order to...

How to reset your bounding box in Illustrator
Video duration: 2m 6s 7h 1m Appropriate for all Updated Nov 09, 2015

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How to reset your bounding box in Illustrator provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Creative Quick Tips

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Design Web
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Illustrator InDesign Photoshop
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