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drawing circles from center and concentric (not using polar grid)

May 5, 2013 3:57 PM

Anyone know how to draw a circle with its center at the starting cursor location of the drag motion?  It's given that the ellipse shape tool is chosen.  Neither simultaneously depressing the shift or control key concurrent with the drag motion accomplishes this objective.  Also, anyone know a simple way to draw concentric circles each of which has a randomly chosen diameter and varying stroke width?  The polar grid tool isn't relevant to this objective.

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    May 5, 2013 4:01 PM   in reply to cyberbaffled

    AltClick to invoke the Ellipse dialog. AltDrag to do it interactively. (Add Shift to constrain to a circle.)


    It's in the documentation.


    Always state what version you are using.




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    May 5, 2013 4:39 PM   in reply to cyberbaffled

    of which documentation do you speak?


    CS3 Online Help. (I don't have CS5 loaded on this laptop.) Default Keyboard Shortcuts. Keys For Drawing:




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