Using the Free Transform tool


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Using the Free Transform tool

Normally, when I select artwork inside of Illustrator, I can see some handles that appear around the perimeter of that selection, which allow me to quickly scale or rotate the artwork. That happens because underneath the View menu, I have an option here called Bounding Box turned on. However, for the next tool that I want to show you, something called the Free Transform tool, I'm going to turn off the Bounding Box. I am going to choose Hide Bounding Box so we don't see those handles, because I will be honest with you, many times designers don't like to use that Bounding Box feature.

It kind of gets in the way of working sometimes. However, just because you don't want to use the Bounding Box, it doesn't mean that you want to give up some extended functionality inside of Illustrator, and that's why there is this other tool called the Free Transform tool. In fact, there is even something that the Free Transform tool can do that the Bounding Box can't. Let's take a...

Using the Free Transform tool
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Using the Free Transform tool 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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