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How to set the rotation point and use Transform Each in Illustrator?

I have a triangle I'm trying to rotate in Illustrator using the Object->Transform->Transform Each command, but I can't figure out how to set the rotation point like I can if I just use Free ...
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Is it possible to specify width in pixels for multiple objects at the same time in Illustrator CS5?

Illustrator has the 'Transform Each' dialog, but it only allows you to scale multiple objects by specifying a percentage. Is there any way to specify the size in pixels? More specifically, imagine ...
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Which angles look good

A friend of mine had a poster made for his business. Here is a segment of it: I can't tell for sure, but I think the angle of the logo is not quite right... (I don't mean any pun with the ...
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Placing a logo on a hot air balloon (Photoshop)

I want to use Photoshop CC to place a logo on a photo of a hot air balloon and make it look realistic. I've tried a displacement map but the logo came out oddly distorted, as follows. I've tried ...
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Illustrator equivalent to Photoshop's skew tool

In Photoshop the skew tool allows you to move each corner of the object being skewed independently. Is there an equivalent in Illustrator? Envelope distort seems overkill and harder to achieve the ...
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Convert a line drawing from raster to vector **LINES**

Here are already such questions, like: Convert a line drawing from raster to vector What is the best way to convert a series of boxes (right angles) from raster to vector? Converting B&W to ...
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How to transform a pattern without affecting its parent objects' shape in Illustrator?

I am currently trying to simply rotate and move a pattern within an object without affecting the object, but I cant figure out how. The only thing I was able to figure out is how to scale a pattern ...
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Reproduce WordArt in Inkscape (trapezoid shape)

I try to convert an old logo to a vector format using Inkscape. The logo was originally made using WordArt. The text is transformed to a trapezoid shape. I tried to use "Modify Path -> Perspective" ...
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In illustrator is there a way to reset rotated transform controls?

When you rotate an object in illustrator the transform controls to resize it/squash it rotate with it. What if i want to stretch it relative to the canvas?
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How to twist a complex shape in Inkscape?

I have a shape derived from the letter i: Each of the blue “waves” and the two orange crosslinks are a path, the dot is a circle. I want to make the shape derived from a script i instead, ...
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1answer
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Make a random dispersion of images

I got a lot of unique images, so my goal is distribute all that images randomly and apply randomly scale and rotation transformations. Like these So which is the best way to achieve these ? I use ...
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Can I transform an image's location in a Photoshop action so that it's relative to the canvas and NOT the image?

I'm trying to create an action that will move a layer around the canvas. The problem is that my image won't always be the same size and neither will my canvas. If I record a transform and move my ...
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How can I extract a layer's transformation matrix in Photoshop?

I have a smart object in Photoshop CC which has been carefully distorted using Photoshop's 'Transform → Distort' function. Photoshop presumably manages a transformation matrix for this layer, and I'm ...
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Transform or filter which selects similarly colored regions?

Is there any transform, which "looks" at any region of a picture and then compares it with neighbor region, and if two regions are similarly colored, then unifies two regions in one and colors it with ...
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Why does the contract tool in photoshop mangle my shapes?

I am trying to cut up a circle into several smaller rings, I am using a quick method I where i go to the Select menu option and choose Modify > Contract. Using this sparingly like 5px, the object ...
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Multiple non-inheriting transforms effects?

I'm designing a template for product packaging. While designing, I'd like to have the layout as it would be printed out flat, but I'd also like to have different 'views' (front, back, bottom, etc) so ...
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Lifting one side of text - Illustrator

I'm trying to lift the right side of my text, so it is similar to text in this logo: I've tried different kinds of warps, but can't find the right one. Maybe I should be looking at another effect?
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how to set PhotoShop CS5 to Free Transform images by default

I recently had to perform a format/reload on my box due to a HDD failure and after reinstalling CS5 I am noticing different behavior than before. In the past when I pasted an image into Photoshop (or ...
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Pixels shifting after applying Transform in Photoshop

Before Transform: During Transform: After Transform: As the images above show, when trying to use the Transform tool to rotate a layer the pixels in the end-result are in different positions ...
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Why does the whole box fill when I transform an object in Illustrator?

I'm an Illustrator rookie and having problems. Whenever I rotate or transform the object, the whole bounding box fills. See examples below. Rotating, perspective distort, etc all seem to have the same ...
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Tapered/sloped text effect in Illustrator (NOT skew or perspective)

I'm not too sure how to describe the effect that I'm going for or what it is even called. Thus, I'm having some trouble finding any help through Google. I want to accomplish something like this ...
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Change Website Screenshot to 3D Perspective

Using Photoshop I want to mimic what moz.com does with their product tour. I have a screen shot of my website and I want change the perspective to look like this: http://moz.com/products/tour What's ...
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Can I revert a transformation in Photoshop?

Let's say I have transformed an layer/element in Photoshop and I'm well past the point of being able to undo, or it would be highly inconvenient. Is there a way to revert the transformation back to ...
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Text Distortion Effect (like it is written on a page)

I want to display a text like it is written on some surface like notebook page or wall via Photoshop CS6. I added two example. This image seems like image distortion: And this image looks like ...
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1answer
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How to scale arc corners to be equal?

I'm trying to duplicate and scale a rectangle I created with arc corners to create a series of thinner lines inside. The problem is when I start scaling the lines the arcs don't equally line up with ...
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1answer
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In Photoshop CC: “edit/transform” instead of edit/transform path"

In Photoshop CC (latest update), how do I change back to just "edit/transform" instead of "edit/transform path"? I have never had this happen before, and when I go to transform a layer, I get an error ...
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Is there a way to batch distort images?

In photoshop elements (or any other program really), is there a way to batch "distort" a bunch of images? Lets say I have multiple images (all 500 by 500 pixels) and I want to distort them all to a ...
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Perspective transform on a raster image in Illustrator

All I want is the Illustrator equivalent of what right-click -> Perspective does in Photoshop. Normally I would just use the Free Transform Tool, but it doesn't appear to let me do it with an imported ...
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1answer
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Cannot freeze transformations in Maya

I'm trying to freeze transforms in Maya, for an object that has animated children, but is not animated itself. (Explanation will follow in detail) First of all, is this possible? Because it should ...
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1answer
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How do I shear a selection in Inkscape?

I know I can scale by pulling on the handles with the Select and transform tool. Or similarly, rotate them by first clicking to toggle the handles. But how do I shear an image? Clicking again ...
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2answers
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Is there a way to make the bounding box of a group rotate with the group in Illustrator?

I'm trying to skew square grouped art onto a "cube" shape (a hexagon). I can get the two sides, but the top "diamond" is hard to do because, when I rotate the square image to match the front edge of ...
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1answer
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How could I simplify a pattern tile with A LOT of repeated mini squares?

I'm designing a nonwoven fabric (the panels size will be 69"x92"). The repeat tile measures 21"x21" and I need to repeat mini squares that measure 1/32" each. Above the layers containing these mini ...
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Change color on object after 3d extrude and bevel and transform

I have google this but can not find an answer to my specific problem. I am using Illustrator CC (2015) I am new to illustrator, but know the basics and am learning as I go along using different ...
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How do I transform images to specific image dimensions without distortion?

I need to resize images to given width/length, but when I do this in photoshop my images come out warped looking. What should I do?
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How to achieve this cartoon effect in GIMP?

Cartoon filter doesn't make it. Desired effect examples: Image 1 source: http://stackoverflow.com/a/1357489/1165509 Image 2 source: http://stackoverflow.com/a/1357751/1165509 Can you describe ...
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Unable to achieve long shadow effect in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have read several guides on how to achieve the Long Shadow effect using Illustrator, I tried both using the Transform Effect and Blend Modes, however I fail achieve it using both. When I try using ...
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Illustrator CS5 do not automatically change the measuring unit to the files default?

I am creating images for both web and print so I use pixels (px) and millimeters (mm) back and forth. But whenever I open the other type of file (i.e. opened web(px) first then print(mm), or print(mm) ...
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How do I make objects created with transform effect into an actual object?

Say, you apply transform as an effect and make a bunch of rotated copies of an object. Now those copies are an effect and if you center the object it will only center the original object and not the ...
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How can I resize a layer's content now that I have paths in my image?

I'm learning how to use Photoshop's pen tool. Now that I have a path in my PSD, I'm having trouble dealing with my unrelated layers. For example, I select a layer on the layer palette, then when I try ...
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Transform screenshots to look like a photograph

I want to give my screenshots a 3d, realistic photograph effect. Something like this: I tried using Skew but it didn't bring me desired result. Can anyone help me through?
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How to specify a transformation in GIMP

I have a specific perspective transformation that I want to apply to an image. How can I enter the matrix values manually in GIMP instead of playing around with stretching the image until the numbers ...
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Manually italic fonts inkscape

In the Transfer-Mode (CTRL+t) in Photoshop i can hold CTRL and drag the Edge of my font element to get it italic. I can't figure out how to do that in inkscape. (Italic is not available for my ...
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How to access the rotate by angle functionality of Illustrator's Rotate Tool

I read that when I select the Rotate Tool (R) in Illustrator CS6 then Alt + Click on a point to select the rotational reference, a dialog should popup prompting for an angle. When I did that nothing ...
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How to match up map shapes of different map projections, in Illustrator?

In Illustrator, I've got vector map data that I want to match up to a map of Australia that I've pulled from Open Street Map (OSM). Problem is, the map my data is on is a different map projection. ...
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Conflict between reflection matrix and rotation matrix

Consider the following matrix used for reflection. | 0 -1 | | -1 0 | This matrix produces the reflection across y=-x according to [B] = [T]×[A] where T is the above Transformation ...
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How do you rectangulate a quadilateral selection in photoshop?

What this is for is that, i have a lot of scanned documents with passport size photos in each of them. The photos are aligned randomly. I need to separate them out. What i currently do is make ...
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Why doesn't GIMP rotate correctly?

It seems like Gimp is not rotating correctly. I have two duplicate layers of this GIF: It looks like this: I click the rotate tools, click one of the layers, and choose 90 degrees. It looks like ...
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How do you resize an image through pixel scaling?

I use Adobe's Creative Cloud to generally resize images...but I came across a strange use case. I want to resize a graphic of mine...but not using a standard scaling formula. I want to resize my image ...
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Simple Scaling/Distorting Question

I'm working on a small project to add the note names to one of my guitar fretboards. Right now I've got all the note names laid out in a simple grid but I can't for the life of me figure out how to ...
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Illustrator: Transforming group of paths/compound paths results in different larger version

I have a logo which I want to scale to a larger size. I started by setting up my artboard to the size I wanted it, then I grouped all the logo paths/objects which are in one layer and opened the ...