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Questions about transformations. For example; rotation, translation, reflection, or resizing.

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How would I create lines that rotate with increasing distance in Illustrator?

I've created a version manually, but it has small errors and I want to create an automated one (attached my manual one here): I thought it would have something to do with the Rotate option within the ...
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How to mirror/flip the whole artboards in illustrator document at once?

I have 60 artboards in illustrator with different objects on them, some of the objects aren't centred. I am trying to reflect each individual object along the X-axis of its respective artboard. I have ...
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Transform effect issue, the effect is showing behind

I was trying to learn how to do this in Illustrator. But instead I'm getting this. I don't know how to make the transformation effect in front so it stays visible when I color the square. Pretty sure ...
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What is the precise transform for a circle onto an isometric grid?

What are the precise parameters of the ellipse that results when a circle of diameter 1 is projected from an orthonormal grid onto an isometric grid? Working on isometric transformation of my TTRPG ...
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How to flip horizontally all elements of a psd file?

I have designed a psd file which includes many elements in English, now I want to reproduce it in Persian language which is a right-to-left one so I need to flip whole the document horizontally. ...
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Vanishing point in perspective projection

I synchronised with @David k's first and second answer regarding perspective and parallel projection. From the first question I understand that image on the screen is typically described in horizontal ...
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Shortcut for duplicating and decreasing stroke width incrementally illustrator CS6

I use transform again to duplicate paths/shapes at an equal distance. I was wondering if there was a way do make a stroke on a path incrementally smaller? So I could just hit command d or any other ...
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Special case of perspective projection [closed]

I am reading perspective projection from computer Graphics Hearn Baker book. But two concepts are not understanding. Special cases 3 and 4 not understanding. Case:3 when zvp=0 then projection ...
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Why shearing multiplying by y? [closed]

We know that shear is transformation that distorts the shape of the object. Shear relative to X-axis that is y=0 line can be written as: x′=x+shx.y, y′=y.My question is why shx is multiplying by y,why ...
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How to change the width of multiple objects individually?

I have this graph: It was copied from excel, but as you can see, not all the bars have the same width. How do I apply the same width to all bars? Doing it manually is not an option as I have 24 more ...
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making perspective of shape match angle in photograph. Illustrator CS6

I am trying to replicate this angle to create mock-ups of a self-branding project. I've tried skewing and free transforming the perspective but I have multiple designs like the image and I want to ...
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Distorting perspective using free transform tool illustrator CS6

I am trying to distort in perspective warped type using the free transform tool in illustrator as CS6 doesn't have a pop-out menu for the freeform transform tool. I am finding it difficult to find ...
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How transform a square image into a triangle (by scaling the height with a factor linearly decreasing from left to right)?

Suppose I have a square image in GIMP. I want the height to be scaled non-uniformly in a specific way. The left-most column of pixels should not be affected at all. The right-most column of pixels ...
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Duplicate shape and scale from centre illustration CS6

I am using illustrator CS6 and was wondering if there is a way to duplicate a shape while scaling a shape down to the centre? For example I am making a donut so I want to create a smaller circle in ...
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Photoshop: align transform box with an selection area

In Photoshop, if I have an existing rectangular selection area that is at an angle, can I align the transform box to its sides? I tried "Transform selection" but it transforms the selection ...
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How can a selection be upscaled in GIMP (without upscaling a layer or canvas)?

When using GIMP's scale option on a selected image, the entire layer is scaled. Canvas scaling also scales the layer (along with all layers). There are also Transform tools that can scale, ...
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Photoshop Action to make mirrored tiling images

Let's say I have many 1:1 ratio (square) images of varying pixel dimensions and I want to make them double the resolution and flip them on both X and Y axes so that they create a mirrored tile. For ...
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How can I make this effect with lines in Illustrator?

I tried scale and shear, but dont know how to smake this effect
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Radial scaling towards an inner circle [duplicate]

In an image, I want to shrink the light green ring (outside of the black inner circle) inward, radially, towards the edge of the inner circle (dark green). After the transform, the light green ring ...
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Illustrator - Converting Transform Effect reflections into actual paths

I've created symmetrical drawings using the "Transform" effect under Effects > Distort & Transform > Transform. After I'm done with them, I'd like to change the whole thing into ...
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Is there an option to apply "shear" as an effect on a layer?

I would like to implement the rules to make an isometric drawing on a layer instead of an object. The rules are the following: Scale the width times 0.866 Shear by +/- 30° around the vertical axis ...
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Adobe InDesign 2021- Make images scale proportionately automatically WITHOUT holding Shift

Anyone know how to change the preferences in InDesign so that you do not have to hold down shift when scaling a photo or shapes to make it so that it scales it proportionately? You no longer have to ...
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maintaining stroke proportions along length of a curved path in Illustrator

I’m attempting in Illustrator to generate a series of images with 6 elements and to maintain their proportions along straight and curved paths. I have a path that represents a segment of an ellipse, ...
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photoshop CC how to transform RGB and Alpha channels simultaneously

I'm trying to transform my whole image which contains an Alpha channel. When I select all with the Alpha channel visible, the transform does not apply to the Alpha channel. What can I do to transform ...
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Apply transformations in Indesign?

I've made some transforms to a vector shape in Indesign and would now like to 'finally apply them' so that this transformed shape becomes the standard base shape I can work from moving forward. I can ...
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Where is the straightening tool that allows ~4 guide lines?

After numerous queries involving various combinations of "straighten perspective guides transform photoshop adobe" I've come across many new ways to change the perspective of an image but I ...
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How to export from Inkscape w/o transforms

I have created SVG image and I would like to display it on the HTML page. I want to use only path elements with d attributes. To this end I need to export it somehow without transforms, namely, I want ...
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How to mirror the entire canvas in Illustrator?

I have a very simple drawing with a single object on the canvas. I have finished working on it and exported the result, and now I need the mirrored counterpart. I could easily mirror the exported PNG ...
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illustrator resetting reference point

Quick question on Illustrator. Is there a shortcut or a quick way to reset reference point to center of object, when using rotation, skew, or reflect tool?
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How to resize an image inside a frame? [closed]

How can I edit this image to make the image of the woman square-shaped and the polaroid frame around it resized to fit it? It's not necessary that the photo is rotated, but ok to be rotated. The edge ...
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VU meter design

I'm trying to create a VU meter in Illustrator. I've tried various methods but cannot achieve the result I like. (I tried blend tool method, and also warp Arch method as seen in my example attached.) ...
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Inkscape - Concentric closed paths?

In inkscape I can draw a circle. If I want a bigger circle centred around it like an outline I can just hold down the shift and ctrl keys and I'll get concentric circles. This works because obviously ...
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Illustrator, Copy & Scale to create repeating pattern

I'm trying to create a repeating pattern of objects that scale and rotate to create something similar to the peacock design within the circle in this Alphonse Mucha Illustration, Is there any way to ...
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How to link objects to each other in Adobe Illustrator?

I know there is no such feature in AI, but I'm about to find any way to doing so. In Photoshop, user can "Link" objects to each other by selecting multiple objects and select "Link" through layers ...
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Resizing objects with different width by specific value in Illustrator

I've searched similar questions but none matched my need. Let's say you have a lot of rectangles with different width (12mm, 35mm, 6.54mm etc) and you want to add 2mm to each object's width, 1mm both ...
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How to make this clean hex shape with complex shape inside it?

How to make this hexagonal shape with complex geometrical shape inside it? I try to make this with this shape I experiment with transform effect for 2 hours still have no idea how to make this. ...
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Need help with a transform

I want to create the following transform by transforming the BLACK layer of the attached gif. I know how to transform the white part (that's how I created the gif). Is this possible? In my production ...
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Sketch - Apply transformation to shape?

How can I apply a transformation to a shape in Sketch, so that on export it actually changes the SVG coordinate values instead of just applying the transformation with a transform-property? I made an ...
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Rotating selected area causes pixellation - Photoshop CC 2020

I draw a lot on photoshop but often use the selection tool to select parts of my drawing and rotate/resize parts as I go along. Until a few days ago I used to use Photoshop CC 2014 and had no problems ...
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"Transform Patterns" doesn't work

Following this explanation to scale a pattern down in Illustrator 2020 doesn't seem to work. To reproduce: Create a New Document, draw a Shape, apply a Fill color, select a Graphic style, right-click ...
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Why does deleting the transform property of a rotated object change the object's location?

Why does the location of an object change when I delete it's transform property? Steps to reproduce: Create a rectangle and select it. Click again to get to see the rotation handles and rotate it a ...
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How to make a precise polar stretch in Illustrator

I want to take a pattern and stretch it within concentric circles with the centers being the same. I'm trying to make guidelines for a laser cut piece of cardboard to test out an idea. The pattern is ...
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Photoshop CC always using Legacy transform

Okay; this is going to sound weird I guess; but I was one of those people who actually liked the new way Photoshop uses transform; I like that I don't need to hold SHIFT to proportional transform. But ...
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How to convert a cylindrical pattern into a plane?

I have a single photo of a cylindrical object from an unfortunate point of view with an image printed on its side. Are there any utils or plugins to unwrap the texture of the cylinder in the photo ...
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How to align rotated objects in Illustrator?

I've been looking everywhere but don't know if a solutions exists for my problem: In the image below, you can see two shapes. I want to rotate the shape on the left so it matches the shape on the ...
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scale by specific dimensions - illustrator transform effect

Is there a way to use transform effect to scale to a specific measurement instead of percentage? I have ran into this thread but it talks about the "transform each" tool and not the transform effect ...
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Illustrator: Rotate a group of paths randomly and individually about the groups center

Basically, how do I do a hybrid of Rotate which rotates every object in a selection a fixed [there is no random option here] amount about the selection's center, and Transform Each> Rotate[random] ...
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Transform is limited to border which I can't change

I have an object which is limited by black-yellow border Then I surround it with cage transform markers Then when I move those markers to do the transformation, the object is still limited by the ...
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SVG order of transforms

Does the order of transform functions matter in SVG transform? For instance if i want to scale a shape but preserving the original coordinates specified in it's translate, would it help to first ...
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How to warp an image for sloped rooftop graphic?

I have a friend/client who wishes to paint a single graphic mural on their garage/shed rooftop, but they want it to appear in "proper" perspective when viewed standing on neighbor's lawn. First, ...
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