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

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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 (...
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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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display delta transform when moving objects in GIMP?

I wonder if there is a way in GIMP to display the distance in pixels I have moved something with the move tool. When I know the distance I want to move (a guide or a floating selection ect.) it really ...
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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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free transform to reshape a jpg image in illustrator cc 2015

was wondering if someone could tell me please, how to use free transform to reshape a jpg image in illustrator cc 2015? Much Thanks G
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Black color transformation with transparency [duplicate]

I need to make an icon like this http://findicons.com/icon/download/579673/stackoverflow_24_black/24/ico?id=582600 so that it is in blue color (instead of black). I can't use Hue/Saturation/Curves ...
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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 does “Reflect X” work in Transform effects?

I am unable to understand the Step 3 in this tutorial: https://vectorcove.com/illustration/brick-seamless-background-in-adobe-illustrator/ Why does 'Reflect X' bring back every alternate row in line ...
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Moving 2 images apart from eachother

I'm trying to know how to move 2 of the exact same images at the same time, and move them apart from each other. One moves to the left, while the other moves to the right, at the same time. I want ...
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How to edit multiple layers using the marquee tool?

I have 3 layers that I edited with blending options (one with R checked off, one with G checked off, one with B checked off, as I'm trying to create a glitch effect). However, I can't merge these ...
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How to create a “multi-layered smart object”?

I want to non-destructively and non-bindingly use Free Transform such that the transformation is immediately reflected in multiple smart objects, as though each object were one "layer" of a common ...
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Why are the image 'Transform' size values different in Photoshop?

I have a background layer and am inserting a 512x512 image. I want to set the inserted image to 512 x 512. I use ctrl + t and make it 512x512 and apply the free transform. If I push ctrl + t again ...
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Rotating the contents on my canvas in Photoshop

Can I rotate everything on my canvas and keep the quality of my image without resizing all of my contents? I have tried using the image rotation tool but I need to actually rotate my objects. I also ...
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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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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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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 to move around warp points without effecting other points

I'm trying to warp a treebark texture following the grey guidelines as seen below: But when I try to move each warp "line" into position, it effects all the other warp lines, making it impossible to ...
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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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Resize object and parent objects based on child dimensions

I have the following Illustrator drawing of an iPad. The red box is set to be 176x235 pixels and I want to resize it up to 768x1024 pixels and have the the iPad container resize with it. How can I ...
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Can I warp and keep lines smooth?

I have applied a warp to an image I am making and it has made the lines look very jagged. Is there any trick I can do to make these lines look smooth?
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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 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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Illustrator question. How do I cut a section out of a circle, without leaving 2 lines going to the centre

When I use the "Start Angle" tool to cut a circle, Illustrator draws the radius lines to the centre. I just want a space cut from the circle, without leaving a "Pacman" Shape.
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How to achieve this cartoon effect in GIMP?

Cartoon filter doesn't make it. Desired effect examples: [source] [source] Can you describe the process to achieve this cartoon effect entirely in GIMP?
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Why does the whole box fill when I transform an object in Illustrator?

I'm an Illustrator rookie and having problems. Whenever I rotate or transform the object, the whole bounding box fills. See examples below. Rotating, perspective distort, etc all seem to have the same ...
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Is there a way to make the bounding box of a group rotate with the group in Illustrator?

I'm trying to skew square grouped art onto a "cube" shape (a hexagon). I can get the two sides, but the top "diamond" is hard to do because, when I rotate the square image to match the front edge of ...
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How could I simplify a pattern tile with A LOT of repeated mini squares?

I'm designing a nonwoven fabric (the panels size will be 69"x92"). The repeat tile measures 21"x21" and I need to repeat mini squares that measure 1/32" each. Above the layers containing these mini ...