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6.7 The Transform Dialog

A more powerful tool for transforming objects numerically is the Transform dialog (). It has separate tabs for each of the four transform types we’ve been discussing (moving, scaling, rotating, and skewing) as well as a tab for the complete transformation matrix. Generally, you choose one of the tabs, type the values you want, and click Apply.

Let’s look at these tabs in order.

6.7.1 The Move Tab

Unlike the X and Y values in the Selector controls bar, which always show you the absolute coordinates of the selection, in the Move tab (shown in Figure 6-11) you can view and specify both absolute coordinates and relative displacements. ...

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