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Chapter 9. Transforming > Numbers Are Your Friends

Numbers Are Your Friends

If numbers scare you, you’re going to be scared by the Transform palette and Control palette. Don’t give in to math anxiety—these palettes are simply too useful to avoid. The first step in taming them is to understand what it is these controls are called, and what they can do for you (see Figure 9-4). To display the Transform palette, press F9; to display the Control palette, press Command-Option-6/Ctrl-Alt-6.

Figure 9-4. Friendly Numbers

*Coordinates of the point correspond to the point selected on the Proxy, and are measured relative to the current zero point on the ruler.

The Control palette has all of the controls found in the Transform palette, and offers a few additional options, as well. Most of the time, we use the Control palette, but it’s much harder to show in our screen shots.



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