Using the Rotate tool, every rotation is in increments of 1 degree, but I want to rotate something 7.5 degrees. I can do this using Transform in the right pane, but then I can't pick a custom center point to rotate around.

Is there a way to get the best of both worlds, by rotating around a custom center point in increments smaller than 1 degree?

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You can rotate by 0.1 degree by holding Alt key and increasing or decreasing value in Transform field by or keys. Additionally, you can enter values directly into the Transform area's rotate box— it supports increments smaller than 0.1°.

To rotate around a custom center, select the rotate tool and drag the centerpoint wherever you please.

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  • When I use the arrow keys, the shape (including the custom center) always rotates around its (non-custom) center, whether I hold alt or not. Dec 2, 2015 at 4:51

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