This is a very vague question, but being a newbie I do not
know how to look up info if I don't know what it is called.
What is the circle with a plus sign in it called? How do I
move the location in reference to the object it has with it?
> This is a very vague question, but being a newbie I do
> not know how to look up info if I don't know what it
> is called.
Fair enough. :)
> What is the circle with a plus sign in it called? How do
> I move the location in reference to the object it has
I think you're talking about the circle and plus you see
when you select
a symbol on the stage (or in some timeline). That's actually
the circle is the transformation point and the plus is the
The transformation point is the hinge, or pivot, around
transformations (scaling, skewing, etc.) are made. Select
your symbol with
the Free Transform tool, for example, and you'll see that you
can stretch it
and resize it, and the circle indicates how those
transformations are made.
With the Free Transform tool engaged, you can click that
circle and drag it,
to change your pivot. Watch what happens as you hold down
alternatively release) the Shift key when you move the resize
The registration point is the (0,0) point of the symbol.
When you enter
that symbol's timeline -- by double-clicking it on the Stage
Library -- keep an eye on the X and Y values in the Property
you add new artwork to the timeline of your layer, you'll see
position of the new artwork takes its bearings from that
little plus sign.
To move that plus, you'll have to think in reverse ...
because the plus
itself can't be moved. Instead, select all the artwork inside
and move your combined selection.