## Day 15: Transforming & Moving Objects

In this lesson, you will learn how to quickly resize and rotate objects using the Transform functions. I will be showing some useful transform tricks to create random rotating objects using Transform Each function.

### Resizing Objects

Method 1: Select the object with Selection Tool and the bounding box will appear. Select the corner handle and resize while holding Shift to constrain proportion.

Method 2: To resize from the origin point (the center point of the object), hold Alt/Option while holding Shift.

### Rotating Objects

Method 1: Select the object with Selection Tool and the bounding box will appear. Select the corner handle and rotate to turn the object.

Method 2: To rotate the object from a corner, select the Rotate Tool. Click once at the corner to set the rotation point, next grab the opposite corner and rotate the object.

Method 3: At times you may want to rotate to a specific angle. To do this, select the Rotate Tool and Alt/Option click on the point your want to rotate from. The option window pops up. Enter your Angle and click OK.

### Shearing Objects

Select the Shear Tool. Click and drag to shear the object. Hold Shift to constrain horizontally or vertically.

### Reflecting Objects

Select the Reflect Tool, Alt/Option click to select the reflection axis.

An option window pop us select Vertical and click Copy.

You will get a star mirrored to the right.

### Transform Each Object

To quickly transform a number of objects we can use the Transform Each function. Select your objects and go Transform>Transform Each. Under the settings, I have randomly rotate the squares to a maximum angle of 30 degrees and enlarge them to a maximum of 150%. Make sure to check Random if you want each object to have random settings.

### Repeating the Last Transformation Again

There’s a very useful function call Transform Each to redo your last transformation. You can easily duplicate a row of objects or rotate an object using this trick. With your object selected with the Selection Tool, Alt/Option and drag a new instance to the right while holding Shift. Press Ctrl/Command+D to duplicate a few more instances.

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1. I liked the repeat trick. The duplicates will follow the direction of the drag.

2. Thank you! Those tricks were useful.

3. Great job.
Didn’t know about rotating around a corner with the rotate tool ðŸ˜›

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5. joseluis garabit says:

i already know that trick because of Corel, thats why i would know if illustrator could do a geometric progression, I mean, this same last trick but recognizing the las change whit a similar progressionfor the next one. For example, I duplicate, then turn 30 degress the duplicated one, then command D to duplicated the turned one, IT WILL APPEAR THE NEW DUPLICATION TURNED PLUS 30 DEGRESS. AND EACH NEXT DUPLICATE (COMMAND+D) THE NEW ONE WILL KEEP TURNING. THAT IS VERY USEFUL.

6. Justin Escamilla says:

I know about this tip from Corel as well, however, for some reason when I hit ctrl+d in Illustrator it creates a new one following the same rotation degree but the previous one goes away and I’m left with only the new one, is there a setting I need to change for duplicates or something? Like keep original?

7. Justin Escamilla says:

Sorry, nevermind… I got it.

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I know about this tip from Corel as well, however, for some reason when I hit ctrl+d in Illustrator it creates a new one following the same rotation degree but the previous one goes away and I'm left with only the new one, is there a setting I need to change for duplicates or something? Like keep original?
• #### joseluis garabit

i already know that trick because of Corel, thats why i would know if illustrator could do a geometric progression, I mean, this same last trick but recognizing the las change whit a similar progressionfor the next one. For example, I duplicate, then turn 30 degress the duplicated one, then command D to duplicated the turned one, IT WILL APPEAR THE NEW DUPLICATION TURNED PLUS 30 DEGRESS. AND EACH NEXT DUPLICATE (COMMAND+D) THE NEW ONE WILL KEEP TURNING. THAT IS VERY USEFUL.
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