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Moving

In these instructions, you'll move an entire object with all its layers.

More ways to move

  • Use the Transform palette to move a whole object to an exact location on the x/y axes (see page 114).

  • Use the Layer-offset tool to move an individual object layer by dragging (see page 70).

  • Use the Layer palette to move an object layer by entering precise X Offset and/or Y Offset values (see page 70).


To move an object:

METHOD 1 (nudging)

1.
Choose any selection tool (except the Pen-selection tool) or choose the Transform tool (E) , then select the object.

2.
Press an arrow key to move the object one pixel at a time. Hold down Shift as you press an arrow to move the object 10 pixels at a time.

METHOD 2 (dragging)

1.
Choose the Selection or Subgroup- selection tool or choose the Transform tool (E).

2.
To move a geometric object with a Fill property or to move an image object, drag from anywhere inside the object (Figs. 12).If it has an Outline property (a geometric or type object), drag the outline. Don't drag a handle.


Figure .


▸ Shift-drag to constrain the movement to the horizontal or vertical axis.

▸ Option-drag/Alt-drag to drag a copy of an object.

▸ Be careful not to move an object's center point when you're using the Transform tool (unless that's what you want to do!).

METHOD 3 (hidden object)

1.
Choose the Drag-selection tool (U) .

2.
Drag a marquee completely over the area where the object you want to select is located. If multiple objects are stacked behind each other in the same spot, they will all become selected.

3.
Drag the selected object.


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