Questions tagged [transform]

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

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Photoshop: exact transform via 3 point selection

I need to exactly align maps of the same area. Because they come from different sources, they need to be scaled / slightly rotated / skewed to match the features. I can do it manually, but my work ...
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Rotate Tool keeps rotating the specified path as well in Adobe Illustrator

Trying to use the Rotate Tool to move a rectangle AROUND a circle. Instead both the rectangle and circle rotate. How do I stop this from moving? The circle should be fixed in its position. Before ...
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Transform/Distort Image points to new positions in Photoshop

How do I transform the 4 points A B C D to 1 2 3 4 respectively so that the individual planes AB, BC, CD and DA are mapped and stretched evenly across into 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 and 4-1?
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Adobe Photoshop — How do I set the arrow keys to always move objects by 1px, regardless of zoom?

I want to be able to reliably move objects in Photoshop with the arrow keys by 1px, regardless of zoom. When the document is not at scale, the arrow keys randomly move objects by either 2px or 3px (...
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Is there a way to get rid of the center dot when transforming?

I'm trying to figure out how to disable the center mark thingy when transforming objects in photoshop. I always end up dragging the dot instead of the object and it gets pretty annoying. Any ideas?
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AI positioning circles within an arc at equal distances and heights

I am trying to create a simple visual, but I can't find a good way to align smaller blue circles within a larger arc. You can tell I've just kind of eye-balled it. Here is what I'm working with: I ...
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How to straighten round-edge document or book page automatically?

I have hundreds of documents, which are rounded: the document was not straight when it was photographed, and the image is curved or rounded in various ways. I'm looking for an automatic or semi-...
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Cannot change multiple objects to the same absolute value in Illustrator 23.0.3

Example: I'm trying to edit the rightmost column of squares (below) so they all have the same x value. However when I try to edit their values as a group selection, it does not alter their values ...
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Keep pixels crisp when rotating object?

I noticed that when rotating an object in Photoshop the preview of the image has nice and crisp pixels, but when I rotate the image and finish the transformation it adds an annoying blur. Is it ...
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How to stretch the corners of this image so that it looks like a perfect rectangle?

I have an image that I took at an angle, so it isn't a perfect rectangle: How would I pull the bottom left and bottom right corners in so that they line up perfectly with the top two corners? Like ...
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In Photoshop, can you transform a folder in order to transform all layers in it?

I have a "template" Photoshop file where I need to import many pictures into it and transform (specifically need to skew them) a certain way. Is it possible to somehow transform a layer folder so that ...
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Photoshop: Stretch Image at a custom angle

How do I broaden the face without reorienting the picture and therefore losing image quality?
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GIMP Clone using different size, rotation, reflection, perspective transforms?

Is there a plugin for GIMP to enable cloning with transforms (size, rotation, reflection and/or perspective) performed automatically? Currently, the only way I can see to do these things is to ...
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What is the problem with the line and the color of my objects?

I am using Adobe Illustrator CS6 and I have a problem with the line and the color of the objects. For some reason, they do not fit together. From the picture, you can see that the line is outside the ...
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Transform chained layers in Gimp like one same merged layer

How I can transform (Scale, Rotate..) chained layers in Gimp 2.10 simultaneously? For example, I set chain icon to 2 or more layers and want scale them like one merged layer.
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Curve leaf shape and grains with minimal distortion. What technique?

I am trying to curve a wheat stem that has even-sized grains emanating from a central stem. Something like this (but starting from a vertical line): I have tried: Puppet warp Envelope Distort > ...
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Make an random shaped image rectangular ( photoshop )

I have a shirt imagine, that was originally rectangular, but is now deformed: I want to make my selection " fille the rectangle ", i dont mean to just "zoom into it ", but more like transform it like ...
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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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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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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 ...