Understand Illustrator to Create Artwork in CS5


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Rotating artwork

Another common transformation that's applied often inside of Illustrator is Rotating. Similar to scaling, there are many different ways to apply rotate transformations inside of Illustrator. If I select some artwork here, I can open up my Transform panel and specify a rotate angle right here, and the rotation will also originate from the point that I specify here in this reference point icon, however, I find it sometimes a lot easier to perform rotates right on my artboard using the Rotate tool.

If I double-click on the Rotate tool inside of the Tools panel, the Rotate tool dialog box appears where I can punch in exact Angle and then click OK to rotate my artwork, or click on the Copy button to rotate a copy of it. Of course, if my artwork contains patterns, I can choose whether or not I want to rotate the Objects, the Patterns, or both. I am going to click Cancel on this case, and I want to talk about using the Rotate tool itself, similar to how we use the Scale tool before. You see...

Rotating artwork
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Rotating 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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