Reflecting and skewing artwork


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Reflecting and skewing artwork

In addition to moving, scaling and rotating, Illustrator has two more transformations, something called reflecting or mirroring and also something called sharing or skewing. Let's take a look at both of those. Many times when drawing artwork inside of Illustrator that needs to be symmetrical, it's easy to just draw one half of a piece of artwork, like I have here, and then use the Reflect tool to automatically create the other part of it. You can find the Reflect tool grouped together with the Rotate tool inside the Tools panel.

Remember that, by default, Illustrator puts the origin point at the center of the artwork. However, I want this artwork to reflect from one of the edges here, so I get the appearance that I am looking for. So one thing that I could do is simply click once on this Anchor Point to move my origin point right here, and now what I'll do is I'll click and drag, and I'll hold down the Shift key, and I can see now that I can create artwork that fills u...

Reflecting and skewing artwork
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Reflecting and skewing artwork provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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