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Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 9

Using the Transform and Distortion Tools

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Discovering transformation methods

check Putting the Transform tools to work

check Becoming familiar with the Liquify tools

check Distorting, warping, and otherwise reshaping objects

You can apply transformations to objects in Illustrator that include scaling, rotating, skewing, and distorting. In this chapter, you discover how to use the general transform tools as well as some of the interesting liquify and envelope distort features available in Illustrator.

Working with Transformations

Using just the Selection tool, you can scale and rotate a selected object. Drag the bounding box handles to resize the object, shown in Figure 9-1, or move outside a handle and then, when the cursor changes to a flippy arrow (a curved arrow with arrowheads on both ends), drag to rotate the object.

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FIGURE 9-1: Use the bounding box to resize or rotate a selected object.

If you want to scale proportionally, hold down the Shift key while you drag ...

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