Questions tagged [transform]

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

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How to set the rotation point and use Transform Each in Illustrator?

I have a triangle I'm trying to rotate in Illustrator using the Object->Transform->Transform Each command, but I can't figure out how to set the rotation point like I can if I just use Free ...
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How do I shear a selection in Inkscape?

I know I can scale by pulling on the handles with the Select and transform tool. Or similarly, rotate them by first clicking to toggle the handles. But how do I shear an image? Clicking again ...
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Is it possible to specify width in pixels for multiple objects at the same time in Illustrator CS5?

Illustrator has the 'Transform Each' dialog, but it only allows you to scale multiple objects by specifying a percentage. Is there any way to specify the size in pixels? More specifically, imagine ...
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Convert a line drawing from raster to vector **LINES**

Here are already such questions, like: Convert a line drawing from raster to vector What is the best way to convert a series of boxes (right angles) from raster to vector? Converting B&W to ...
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Illustrator equivalent to Photoshop's skew tool

In Photoshop the skew tool allows you to move each corner of the object being skewed independently. Is there an equivalent in Illustrator? Envelope distort seems overkill and harder to achieve the ...
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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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Perspective transform on a raster image in Illustrator

All I want is the Illustrator equivalent of what right-click -> Perspective does in Photoshop. Normally I would just use the Free Transform Tool, but it doesn't appear to let me do it with an imported ...
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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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Which angles look good

A friend of mine had a poster made for his business. Here is a segment of it: I can't tell for sure, but I think the angle of the logo is not quite right... (I don't mean any pun with the business's ...
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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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Placing a logo on a hot air balloon (Photoshop)

I want to use Photoshop CC to place a logo on a photo of a hot air balloon and make it look realistic. I've tried a displacement map but the logo came out oddly distorted, as follows. I've tried ...
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Make font size bigger than max limit of 1296 pt in Adobe Illustrator (2015)?

For some reason and for many years there's a limit for font size in Illustrator. It is 1296 points max, so you can't go bigger without converting type to outlines first. Converting to outlines means ...
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How to move object by a specific distance in Inkscape

I draw a circle of 150px diameter in Inkscape,Now I want to move this circle, for example, upward exactly 45px. How to do it in Inkscape?
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In illustrator is there a way to reset rotated transform controls?

When you rotate an object in illustrator the transform controls to resize it/squash it rotate with it. What if i want to stretch it relative to the canvas?
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Remove transformations when exporting as SVG with Illustrator

Is there a way to remove path/group transformations when exporting as SVG with Illustrator? My problem is similar to this one but the given solution is only for Inkscape.
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How can I rotate a pattern overlay layer style?

If I apply a pattern overlay layer style to a rectangle drawn using rectangle tool, is there anyway to rotate just the pattern itself to a diagonal? I'm looking for a way to do it similar to how ...
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How to transform a pattern without affecting its parent objects' shape in Illustrator?

I am currently trying to simply rotate and move a pattern within an object without affecting the object, but I cant figure out how. The only thing I was able to figure out is how to scale a pattern ...
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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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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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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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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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Reproduce WordArt in Inkscape (trapezoid shape)

I try to convert an old logo to a vector format using Inkscape. The logo was originally made using WordArt. The text is transformed to a trapezoid shape. I tried to use "Modify Path -> Perspective" ...
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Why doesn't GIMP rotate correctly?

It seems like Gimp is not rotating correctly. I have two duplicate layers of this GIF: It looks like this: I click the rotate tools, click one of the layers, and choose 90 degrees. It looks like ...
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How do I make objects created with transform effect into an actual object?

Say, you apply transform as an effect and make a bunch of rotated copies of an object. Now those copies are an effect and if you center the object it will only center the original object and not the ...
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Gimp Non-square resize

I've been tearing my hair out trying to figure out how to get gimp to do a scale in the way I want. I think what I'm after is either a non-linear scale, or a trapezoid distort. I'm not sure I'm using ...
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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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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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How to twist a complex shape in Inkscape?

I have a shape derived from the letter i: Each of the blue “waves” and the two orange crosslinks are a path, the dot is a circle. I want to make the shape derived from a script i instead, following ...
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Make a random dispersion of images

I got a lot of unique images, so my goal is distribute all that images randomly and apply randomly scale and rotation transformations. Like these So which is the best way to achieve these ? I use ...
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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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Multiple non-inheriting transforms effects?

I'm designing a template for product packaging. While designing, I'd like to have the layout as it would be printed out flat, but I'd also like to have different 'views' (front, back, bottom, etc) so ...
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how to set PhotoShop CS5 to Free Transform images by default

I recently had to perform a format/reload on my box due to a HDD failure and after reinstalling CS5 I am noticing different behavior than before. In the past when I pasted an image into Photoshop (or ...
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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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Can I transform an image's location in a Photoshop action so that it's relative to the canvas and NOT the image?

I'm trying to create an action that will move a layer around the canvas. The problem is that my image won't always be the same size and neither will my canvas. If I record a transform and move my ...
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How can I extract a layer's transformation matrix in Photoshop?

I have a smart object in Photoshop CC which has been carefully distorted using Photoshop's 'Transform → Distort' function. Photoshop presumably manages a transformation matrix for this layer, and I'm ...
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Transform or filter which selects similarly colored regions?

Is there any transform, which "looks" at any region of a picture and then compares it with neighbor region, and if two regions are similarly colored, then unifies two regions in one and colors it with ...
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Why does the contract tool in photoshop mangle my shapes?

I am trying to cut up a circle into several smaller rings, I am using a quick method I where i go to the Select menu option and choose Modify > Contract. Using this sparingly like 5px, the object ...
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Tapered/sloped text effect in Illustrator (NOT skew or perspective)

I'm not too sure how to describe the effect that I'm going for or what it is even called. Thus, I'm having some trouble finding any help through Google. I want to accomplish something like this "...
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Manually italic fonts inkscape

In the Transfer-Mode (CTRL+t) in Photoshop i can hold CTRL and drag the Edge of my font element to get it italic. I can't figure out how to do that in inkscape. (Italic is not available for my ...
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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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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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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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Inkscape Transformation Matrices

I am trying to transform a rectangular shape to a trapezium as shown in the image below. In the Inkscape transform menu, there is an option to use a 2x3 matrix. However, that does not allow "3d" ...
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Pixels shifting after applying Transform in Photoshop

Before Transform: During Transform: After Transform: As the images above show, when trying to use the Transform tool to rotate a layer the pixels in the end-result are in different positions from ...
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How to Remove Stroke while Resizing Object to Appear the Same - Illustrator

I have an object in Illustrator that has both a Stroke and a Fill of the same colour. I would like to remove the Stroke and resize (or otherwise alter) the object so the Fill matches what the object ...
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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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Lifting one side of text - Illustrator

I'm trying to lift the right side of my text, so it is similar to text in this logo: I've tried different kinds of warps, but can't find the right one. Maybe I should be looking at another effect?
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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 Illustrator SVG upside down transform matrix

I create a new Illustrator file, draw a graphic element and convert it to a symbol. I save the file as SVG. In the SVG file, the graphic element in the symbol is drawn upside-down i.e., its ...
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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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