Using the Free Transform tool


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Using the Free Transform tool

We already know that when you click on any object using your Regular Selection tool you get a bounding box, and that bounding box allows you to perform simple transformations, such as, the ability to scale your object or to rotate your object as well. I'm going to press Undo for a second here. There is another tool in Illustrator called the Free Transform tool. The keyboard shortcut for the Free Transform tool is the E key. So I'll think free transform. If I go over here to the tools panel I can see the Free Transform tool. I'll go ahead and select that, and it does not look any different because what it really does is it actually does the same thing for the most part that the bounding box does. Although it has a few little hidden tricks built into it so let us explore what that is.

First of all, I can go ahead and I can click on any of the handles and scale it. Again holding down the Shift key to be proportional if I wanted to, one thing that the bounding box does not do t...

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 CS4 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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