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Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium All-in-One For Dummies by Fred Gerantabee, Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 10: Using the Transform and Distortion Tools

In This Chapter

check.png Discovering transformation methods

check.png Putting the Transform tools to work

check.png Becoming familiar with the Liquify tools

check.png Distorting, warping, and otherwise reshaping objects

Transformations you can give to objects in Illustrator include scaling, rotating, skewing, and distorting. In this chapter, we show you how to use the general Transform tools as well as some of the neat 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 10-1, 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.

Figure 10-1: Use the bounding box to resize or rotate a selected object.

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

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