Mastering the transform tools


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Mastering the transform tools

In addition to becoming familiar with the modifier keys inside of Illustrator, you also have to really be efficient with using the Transformation tools that Illustrator has, namely the Scale tool, the Rotate tool and the Reflect tool, we'll start by using the Rotate tool. So I'm going to first start by drawing a shape. I am going to take a rectangle maybe click and drag and make a nice long rectangle over here and now maybe I want to rotate this. So if I now press R on my keyboard which will activate now the Rotate tool, you can see there right now in the center of my screen it's a little bit of a crosshair right on the center point of my object.

That crosshair is what would we refer to as the origin point that means that that is where the transformation is going to take place from. Imagine if right now I have this rectangle and I kind a nail it to a board right through the middle. Now if I try to rotate it I can rotate it around that nail, but that middle area can't move. ...

Mastering the transform tools
Video duration: 6m 37s 4h 39m Intermediate

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Mastering the transform tools provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Drawing without the Pen Tool

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Design
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Illustrator
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