Transforming objects

Objects can be flipped, rotated, positioned and sized accurately.

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The background object has been rotated left, while the foreground object has been flipped horizontally.
Flip Horizontal Flip Vertical Rotate Anti-clockwise Rotate Clockwise To flip or rotate objects:
  1. Select one or more objects.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • On the Toolbar, select a flip or rotate option.
    • From the Layer menu's Transform sub-menu, select a flip or rotate option.
To position objects accurately:
  1. Select one or more objects.
  2. On the Transform panel, change X and/or Y values.
To nudge objects:
  1. Select one or more objects.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • For nudging by a single unit of measurement: Press an arrow key.
    • For 10x the single unit of measurement: Press an arrow key with the pressed.
To size objects accurately:
  1. Select one or more objects.
  2. On the Transform panel, change W and/or H values.
Point Transform Tool To transform a selected object about a specific point:
  1. With the Point Transform Tool selected, reposition the transform origin to your chosen 'pivot' point on the current or another object's path (or specific node), or even a random point on the page.
  2. (Optional) Reposition the shape so its transform origin snaps onto another object's geometry or node.
  3. Transform the selected shape by dragging from a chosen node.
Transform Objects Separately To transform selected objects separately:
  1. Select multiple objects.
  2. With the Move Tool selected, select Transform Objects Separately from the context toolbar.
  3. Transform any object.

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