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I would think that this is a common enough request that there is a program / method to achieve this. I'm looking for a way to take a graphic, like a vector of a carrot or something, and multiply it, then randomly scale and rotate each and spread around, as a background. I'm sure you've seen what I'm describing. It's so tedious to do it manually, just wondering if anyone here in the graphic design community has any experience with this.

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If you have access to adobe illustrator then you can use the TRANSFORM EACH function which has a random option. Lots of control over how random you want it to be too.

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One option in Illustrator is to turn your object in to a symbol and use the Symbol Sprayer Tool then the various symbol manipulation tools to scale, rotate etc.

This took me all af about 2 minutes:

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Another option, as Chris says, is to use Illustrator's Transform functions.

You can use a Tranform effect (not the normal function, but the one in the effects menu), to duplicate your object a number of times:

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Then add another transform effect:

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Expand the appearance of the result, ungroup the objects, then select all and use the Transform Each function with "Random" checked:

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