Taming Smart Guides and the Bounding Box


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Taming Smart Guides and the Bounding Box

It's time to have a frank talk about two features inside of Illustrator that I find sometimes really annoy people. And usually it's because they either don't understand why it's there or they have no idea on how to control it. So let's talk about something called the bounding box inside of Illustrator and also let's talk about Smart Guides. Now the easiest one to talk about is the bounding box. That's basically where I take your shape, for example an oval here. I'm going to click and can drag. Let's make a nice long shape like this. And when I click on it to select it with the actual Selection tool, I'll see that there is now these handles that appear around the bounding area of the artwork.

Now if I position my cursor just to the edge of any of the corners here, I can actually rotate this and I could also click and drag on these handles to scale. That is of course possible without having to use the dedicated Rotate tool or the Scale tool. Now I know ...

Taming Smart Guides and the Bounding Box
Video duration: 10m 53s 4h 39m Intermediate

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Taming Smart Guides and the Bounding Box 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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