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skeeterz71xxx 167 posts
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how to change reference point for rotating object

May 6, 2013 9:28 AM

I have a square object I want to rotate in Illustrator CS6. The object wants to rotate from the center. I want to rotate it from one of the corners. How do I change the reference point from which to rotate around?

 

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    May 6, 2013 9:40 AM   in reply to skeeterz71xxx

    skeeterz,

     

    You may choose the Rotate Tool, click the corner, then rotate by one of the other corners.

     

    Smart Guides may help you rotate to specific predetermined angles.

     

    Or you may select the appropriate corner Reference Point in the Transform palette and rotate by the desired number of degrees.

     

    Or you may create a large circle centred at the corner and rotate the square with it; you may DoubleClick the Rotate Tool and insert the number of degrees.

     

    Or something else that someone else will say.

     
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    May 6, 2013 9:36 AM   in reply to skeeterz71xxx

    Use the Scale tool (KBSC is b) and Option click on the corner you want to use or use the Transform box in the Control panel like this

     

    Screen shot 2013-05-06 at 9.34.13 AM.png

     
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    May 6, 2013 10:41 AM   in reply to skeeterz71xxx

    Does it do the same with the Align to Pixel Grid unchecked?

     
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    May 6, 2013 11:09 AM   in reply to skeeterz71xxx

    skeeterz,

     

    The corner Reeference Point method only works when that corner is the/an extreme part of the object in that direction.

     

    For a square that only applies when the sides are horizontal and vertical.

     

    You can still use the other methods suggested in the first post.

     
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    May 6, 2013 8:17 PM   in reply to skeeterz71xxx

    how ever when I repeat the same steps for the third object, it rotates from a different reference point

     

     

     

    Where you set the transformation center by AltClicking does not have to be on the object. Transform Again will rotate other objects about the same location.

    If this is not what you're talking about, then you need to explain what you are trying to do more explicitly.

     

    JET

     
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