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Illustrator tip

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by The Vector Doctor, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    I revealed a little known tip in another thread. Here is another...

    Did you know that in the transform box you can move objects exact amounts?

    Let's say are doing precise work and you have an object that you want to move exactly 2.25 inches up/down/left/right

    Example: in the x y box it says your object is at some oddball amount of x3.764 and y4.214. If you want to move it to the right 2.25 inches you just add the following number and + sign

    It will look like this 3.764 + 2.25. Then hit the enter key. Voila

    You can also copy the original and paste back if you want to duplicate.
     
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  2. HighTec RedNec

    HighTec RedNec New Member

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    Keep em' comin! this and the center object deal are both awesome
     
  3. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    some things I do daily and don't realize they are unknown
     
  4. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Great tip . . . Thanks Eric !
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    same in corel -- add, subtract, multiply, divide in both position and size settings

    great tips doc :thumb:
     
  6. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    I don't use Corel, so I could not confirm this. Thank you jhill
     
  7. Ken

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    Thanks Eric...
    Cheers!
    Ken
     
  8. Vinylman

    Vinylman Very Active Member

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    Here is another tip I just discovered last month.

    If you create a square or rectangle in Illustrator, and it needs to be an exact size that perhaps you didn't put into your original perimeters.

    In the bar at the top of work work page you can pick the object you want to work on, and set EXACT sizes for height and width. Hit the return key and there it is.
     
  9. thewood

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    Same in Flexi as well. I would've thought this was common knowledge. I couldn't function without this feature!
     
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