Recording a transformation sequence


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Recording a transformation sequence

Now let's take a look at a fun creative technique that you can pull off using Actions and this one is pretty darn satisfying. Basically, the idea is this. This is something I hear from freehand users all the time, which is in freehand I could scale and rotate and clone an object and then power duplicate the heck out of it, and that's not something I can do in Illustrator. I have already showed you one way to do it in the Illustrator using the Transform effect, but you can gain even more control over the situation by recording your operations as an Action and then playing them back.

So here I am working inside Musical-review.ai. It's found inside of course the 30_ actions folder. Notice these hands here, these long hand elements that are rotated and repeated the total of four times on either side. Well, if you go to the layers panel and I am going to go ahead and increase the height of my layers panel. Notice that I've moved the Actions panel into the right-hand list just so...

Recording a transformation sequence
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Recording a transformation sequence 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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