Positioning the origin point


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Positioning the origin point

In this exercise I'm going to show you how to set the position of the origin point, so that you can precisely control the center of a given transformation. I have gone ahead and saved my progress as Enough circles.ai. After all, we have had enough of the circles already. I am going to go ahead and zoom in on the square. We want to create a couple of additional squares. I'll show you what they look like by clicking on the eyeball in front of the progress layer, so that we can see the template in the background. So we have this larger square right here that I'm tracing with my no can draw icon, because we can't affect this locked layer. Then we have a couple of smaller squares that are aligned with the bottom-left corner of the larger square. So that's where we are going to set our transformation origin, right there in that bottom-left corner.

All right, so turn back on the progress layer, and my Scale tool is still active as you can see here, but I want to go ahead an...

Positioning the origin point
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Positioning the origin point provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design
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