Using the Rotate tool


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Using the Rotate tool

All right, I have gone ahead and saved my progress so far to a document called Trio of squares.ai found inside the O7_ edit_transform folder. So called because we have a trio of squares located at the leftmost point in this 8-pointed star configuration that we are seeing here. Now, notice that three of the eight points already have clusters of squares associated with them, but five don't and those five need this group of squares right here. So we need to duplicate them into these new positions and we are going that using a combination of the Rotate tool in this exercise and the Reflect tool in the next exercise.

So I want you to start off by grouping the squares together. Assuming you have your Black Arrow tool active as I do, then click on one of the squares and Shift-click on the other two, then go up to the Object menu and choose the Group command or press Ctrl+G, Command+G on the Mac. The objects wouldn't look any different, but they are now grouped together. So if I were to ...

Using the Rotate tool
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Using the Rotate tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design
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