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Chapter 9. The Magic of Transformations ... > Slanting Objects the Weird Way

Slanting Objects the Weird Way

The final transformation tool is the oddly named shear tool—the first alternate tool in the scale tool slot. Rather than removing wool from sheep—as the tool's name implies—the shear tool slants selected objects.

I have been making fun of the name of this tool since the first edition of this book. Shear is not an obvious name for the tool. Skew, maybe. Slant, certainly. But for millions of new users, shear only brings to mind cutting yardage at the dry goods store. Rather than carry on about this as I have in the past, I now ask that you all contact the Illustrator product managers (who used to be my friends). Tell them to change the name of the tool. Maybe they'll have a contest for the best name. And the winner would get to go to Adobe-land.



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