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

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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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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

Okey; 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. ...
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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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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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Why these two shapes behave differently when scaled up using align to pixel grid?

See image 1 below. Orange shape has a width of 38px and a thickness of 1px, with a radius of 12px Green has a width of 152px and a thickness of 1px, with a radius of 3px I created these shapes ...
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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 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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Skew text in Photoshop without transform

I have a PSD file with a multiline skew text and I need to know how to do the same thing from the scratch. I am not so good at Photoshop, and the only way I know is applying skew transform to the ...
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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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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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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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Illustrator power shortcut

EDIT: Is there a direct shortcut to access the Width field on the Transform Panel in Illustrator? Original text: transform panel ( panel select box width ) shortcut key required. shift +f8 normal. (...
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Is it possible to place copies from illustrator transform above the original object?

So when I use the transform tool in Illustrator and create several copies they always go behind the original element. Is it possible to place them above it? Here's a screenshot of the transform tool ...
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How to Illustrator Apply a value and keep focus in edit field [closed]

Shift + Enter Apply a value and keep focus in edit field
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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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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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Scaling SVG shapes while keeping current coordinate system

I have converted a set of SVG-font glyphs to SVG path elements. An example of such a path is: <!-- This file is called haydn.svg --> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?> ...
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Skew text in scribus

Is there a way to skew text in Scribus? I know there is Item > Transform > Transform > Skewing, but this only skews the text frame, not the actual text within it. Another idea is to ...
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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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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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Illustrator - Transform each scale by specific dimensions

is there any way how to use Transform Each->Scale with specific dimensions instead of percentage (e.g. 2 cm x 1.3 cm)? If I type a specific dimension it just resets the number to the default "100%". ...
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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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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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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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Adobe Illustrator: Help automating a process with actions?

To quickly paste the same design over 40 different color backgrounds https://i.imgur.com/pdAlMv5.png I did 1) Effect>Distort&Transform>Transform = Horizontal Move 1in. Copies 7 2) Effect>...
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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 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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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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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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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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Illustrator CS5 do not automatically change the measuring unit to the files default?

I am creating images for both web and print so I use pixels (px) and millimeters (mm) back and forth. But whenever I open the other type of file (i.e. opened web(px) first then print(mm), or print(mm) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...