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Chapter 7. Transform > Basic transformations

Basic transformations

The tools

The Rotate tool rotates an object around its center or around another specified point.
The Scale tool enlarges or reduces the size of an object proportionally or non-proportionally.
The Reflect tool creates a mirror image of an object across a specified axis.
The Shear tool slants an object on a specified angle.
The Free Transform tool can be used to rotate, scale, reflect, or shear, or to apply perspective or distortion.
The Blend tool transforms one object into another by creating a multi-step color and shape progression between the two objects.



Using the transformation tools

Before we delve into the individual transformation tools in detail, here's a summary of the basic ways they are used.


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