Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Transform effect, part of Introducing Illustrator.
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…In this movie, I'm going to introduce you to what has to…be my favorite command in the Effect menu, and it's called Transform.…It allows you to rotate, and scale, and reflect, and duplicate objects…using numerical settings, and then modify those settings any time you like.…And we're going to use the command almost single-handedly,…to transform, these base objects, into this elaborate montage.…So I'm going to start things off by selecting this central object right here.…
And you can see that it's a group of four paths.…And I'm going to rotate it around in order to create the complete wheel.…And I'm going to do so by going up to the Effect…menu, choosing Distort and Transform, and then choosing the Transform command.…And you can see it brings up this dialog box that contains…Scale, Move, Rotate, and Reflect options. Now, I'm going to start things…off by setting the rotate value to 60 degrees, happens to work for this object.…
And then I'll turn on the Preview Check Box.…And you can see that this isn't the effect that we're looking for at all.…
- Setting up your first Illustrator document and artboards
- Drawing and painting basic shapes with the brush tools
- Creating and formatting text
- Coloring artwork with fills, strokes, and gradients
- Working with paths to create free-form shapes
- Creatively applying dynamic effects that are automatic and editable
- Tracing scanned artwork to create digitally editable graphics
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Document and Setup
Creating a new document7m 28s
2. Drawing Fundamentals
3. Text and Formatting
4. Fills and Strokes
5. Edit and Organize
6. Drawing Free-Form Outlines
7. Dynamic Effects
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