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Questions tagged [transform]

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

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Maintain padding between shape on scale in illustrator

I would like to scale multiple shapes, but locking the padding between them. Is this possible within Illustrator? For example:
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Illustrator: How to scale precisely to a specific (off-screen) reference point?

In Illustrator is there a way to precisely scale to a pivot point or "reference point" that is off the screen? I mean when you want to zoom in somewhere far away from where you set that point and then ...
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Bounding box and groups in Illustrator

In the past I have been able to group objects and use the bounding box to center my selections. I checked "hide bounding box" and it is not active. I've also checked "hide edges" I also can't rotate ...
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Object gets jagged lines after doing free transformation, How to make it smooth?

When I rotate the object, it is having jagged lines. It was smooth before but I am suddenly facing this problem. The first image is the original one, 2nd one after rotating a bit.
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Photoshop Free Transform Constrain Proportions in Photoshop CC 2019

It appears that the latest Adobe update (Photoshop CC 2019) has changed the way proportions are done. Previously I would use Shift + Drag to constrain proportions in Free Transform mode. Photoshop now ...
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Photoshop linked object becomes blurry after shrink and transform apply

I'm trying to figure out why Photoshop is making my linked object blurry after I reduce the size of the object. The object looks fine after I import the link, and after I shrink the object. It only ...
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How can I use free transform to rotate an picture while keeping resolution

I'm trying to rotate several images of artwork without losing resolution for some banner artwork. Every time I save the image after using free transform to rotate it's a bigger file size but the ...
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GIMP: do not move layer to top when transforming

Using GIMP 2.99, I'm trying to fit photographs into a photo frame with cutouts. I created the cutouts in a top layer, and am trying to visually scale the photos on the below layers so I can make a (...
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Why these two shapes behave differently when scaled up using align to pixel grid?

See image 1 below. Orange shape has width 38px, and thickness of 1px. Green has width 152px and thickness 1px. I created these shapes using the technique in image 4. There are two rectangles one over ...
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How to make positioning of lines around circle or curve

Is it possible to make even distance positioning of lines of different length around circle or curve? I mean lines have different sizes like on pic.2, but I need they have equal distance around ...
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Script for random movement (scatter)

I have found (and use) scripts for random opacity, random resize, random rotation etc. but I can't seem to find one which will do a "random displacement/move" With the other above mentioned scripts, ...
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extract src and dest coordinates after warpping in adobe photoshop

any way (plugin, extended script, etc,.) to extract src and dest coordinates after warpping? here is a very simple example: we'll puppet warp the photo, and the we'd like to extract the coordinates ...
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Reset text rotation in Photoshop

I've rotated multiple texts with the transform tool in Photoshop by an arbitrary angle. Now, I need to reset that rotation, and have the text straight. I am not able to do it by hand, its always ...
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Get an image to lie flat on an axonometric grid in inkscape

I am new to graphic design and I am working on some figures for a paper. I want to use the isometric perspective and I have been drawing on the default axonometric grid with snapping. I want to put a ...
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How to only scale a certain part of a logo in Inkscape?

I have stumbled upon a problem regarding the creation of a logo for a Piaggio vehicle (the truck below). Because of the grooves I want to scale a certain part of the logo and make it look good when ...
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Inkscape: Transform geometry of cloned path, but not the style

I want to design an illustration with a curved path and a skewed version of it. The original path org is somewhat "in flux" and a moving target; I have to adjust the shape of org so that important ...
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View / save pattern transformation (Illustrator)

I have a pattern in Illustrator. I have transformed the pattern (scale, rotate, etc.) within an object. The pattern is only transformed within that object. The parent pattern remains the same. I ...
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InDesign: change dimensions of mulitple objects

Is there a way to alter the size of multiple objects at once? For example those rounded rectangles in the screenshot have a height of 10 mm, but I want to reduce all of them to 8 mm. From what I know ...
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transformation help and text bold inkscape

I want to bold a font to make it more legible but it does not have a bold feature. it needs to fit within a certain ratio equal to the logo. This font is put on a path. any suggestions? I typed out ...
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not all text layers are transfoming with scale in inkscape when stacked with put on path

when I 'select all' and/or 'select all in all layers' in inkscape to transform and manipulate my design for transform/scale not all layers are transforming. all layers visible and no layers are locked....
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How to get rid of the space between 2 square shapes after transform them 45°

Please note that "Snap Vector Tools and Transforms to Pixel Grid" already enabled and I did so much search before I post this. I use Photoshop CC 2014. First I created a square 400X400 and I ...
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Convert skewed rectangle back to original in GIMP

Consider this image: I know the aspect ratio. I would like to turn this skewed rectangle to rectangle with correct aspect ratio, as big as possible. I can use perspective transformation in GIMP, but ...
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Illustrator: scaling changes when I relink an image

I'm assembling panels of multiple images in Illustrator CS5. The images are similar, but of slightly different sizes, therefore I put each image in a clipping mask, so the final sizes of clipped ...
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Perspective with google map or bing image

I have a common google map image and I would like to transform to a one-point perspective changing its shape to a trapezoid filled with the original map. The new map would have streets and building ...
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Transform/convert shape into line

I want to create a clipping mask (Object > Clipping Mask) with a rounded rectangle shape above an image. But when I do it, rounded edges get angled (straight, without rounds). How to transform that ...
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How do i edit the starting orientation of free transform handles in Photoshop?

I'm a Photoshop newbie, and I was wondering how or IF I could adjust the starting orientation of the free transform-"box" (Ctrl+t) in Photoshop? I'm not good with words, so I'll try my best to ...
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How to write 3D Isometric text using Sketch app?

I need to write Isometric text in Sketch app. I tried using "Convert to Outlines" option to do transformation. But that doesn't help to transform the text to isometric projection.
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Illustrator : how do I see the sequence of transformations that are applied to an object?

In Illustrator, I have this object (text in my case) on which some shearing, rotation, probably scaling has been applied. I'd like to look at these transformations and modify or reset one or more of ...
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Photoshop Rounding Transform Dimensions

What I really like about Illustrator is the ability to mathematically resize objects. In Photoshop you can input the desired dimensions of an object which is good enough more often than not. I was ...
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Rotate object parallell to line

Suppose I have an object A containing a line segment l. Now I have another line segment q in my drawing. How can I rotate the whole object A such that the line segment l becomes parallell to q? I've ...
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There is no bounding box around line in Illustrator CC 2017

I've recently started to use Illustrator CC 2017 (so far I used CS5). I noticed that line object doesn't have a classic "4 node" bounding box as earlier, just "two nodes". It allows rotation, but not ...
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Turning type in a rectangle to a circle in Illustrator

How is the below example achieved? I'm assuming that the type would have been laid out normally within a rectangle and its interior lines, which would help the designer get the positioning and its ...
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How to resize multiple icons (centered in multiple artboards) in Illustrator?

I have multiple versions of a logo (different colours, keylines etc) laid out in a file on multiple artboards. This so I can save off in batches multiple .PNGs from the one file. My problem is I now ...
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Make a selection wider

I have an object that is a rectangle which has a 20px wide border. I want to resize the rectangle, but to maintain its border width. If I select it and use Transform I will have a smaller border width ...
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How to polar stretch/scale a set of object in Illustrator

Suppose I drawn a set of objects that will fill an angular wedge of approximately 58° of a circumscribed circle. Now I want to stretch these object so that they fill a wedge of exactly 60°; more ...
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InDesign: reset assets to their original dimensions

I want to resize placed vector graphics to their original dimensions they had upon importing. In Photoshop I was used to the transformation tool showing percentage relative to the original size, so ...
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Exported svg from illustrator lacking transform attribute

I'm trying to save svg clipart for my site. For some reason they are missing the transform attribute which I need. I export with "presentation attributes" (though I've tried style attributes as well). ...
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Illustrator CS5: Evenly spaced stars along a curved path?

I am attempting to create a logo with stars along the outside of a circle in Adobe Illustrator CS5. Everything I have tried has distorted the stars. I have created an art brush and used that along ...
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Illustrator: how to draw “snowflake” in live mirror mode?

I want to draw such "snowflake" pic using 1/8 part of it. Is there way to use Illustrator to draw such a snowflake in live mirror mode? I thought that I can use clipping mask and Transform Effects ...
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How does object snapping work in Inkscape?

I am trying to understand how the snapping of object translations works in Inkscape. In my experience, objects do not snap to targets in object manipulation mode F1, and neither do their rotation ...
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Illustrator: Resizing multiple objects proportionally by specific values

Is there a way (script) to resize multiple objects proportionally in Illustrator by a specific width or height? Illustrator only does it by percentage.
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Inkscape - Mapping the transform scale onto the path of SVG

I have this big vector (SVG) graphic which is not to scale. I want to scale it to size. However, doing so in Inkscape applies transform-scale on the paths parent group. What I want is for the path ...
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Is it possible to do “Step and Repeat” on a group of layers at once?

Step and Repeat can be applied to a single layer by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Alt+T. But after I tried it on a group of layers, it is not working; it is repeating the transformation, but not duplicating. ...
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Illustrator CC, matching two layers (with Transform applied) that are from different files

We have one Adobe Illustrator file layer and we want it to match up to a previous file layer. Problem is the previous graphic artist did a rotate, which we know, but then some kind of transformation, ...
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Z-axis rotation of multiple layers/objects in GIMP

Using GIMP, I have split an image into multiple layers, each holding a similar part of the image (object). I want to perform a z-axis rotation on each of these objects/layers, to give the impression ...
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How do I stop strokes from increasing the measurements of an object?

When I draw a box that's 4x2. The transform panel usually confirms this measurement by showing W:4 (width) and H:2 (height). The new version adds the stroke measurement to this which makes it ...
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Transform every item in group without affecting the group

In my Illustrator diagram I have a group with ~100 small objects in it (dots on a scatterplot chart). I want to scale each dot in place to be smaller. If I select the group and scale, the placement ...
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How to warp an image as if it were reflected in a convex surface

I want to make an image look like it is being reflected in a mirrored, convex shape (in this case the visor of a helmet). What sort of settings and effects would best achieve this?
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Gimp: change center of transform

I'm trying to scale a layer but would like to use a different center of transformation from the default which seems to be the top left corner (or another corner if the handles are used). Even if I ...
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Warp raster using an arbitrary polygon

In Photoshop, is there a way to warp an irregular image selected area, but with controllable number of sides (let's say 8), by these boundary lines instead of a general rectangle around the selection (...