RE: Using the free transform tool in Adobe Illustrator

Subject: RE: Using the free transform tool in Adobe Illustrator
From: "Ed" <hamonwry12 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "'Laura Fergusson'" <l -dot- fergusson -at- codestuff -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 10:54:02 -0400

Laura-

I always find that the order in which you release keystrokes and the mouse
is confusing when transforming. You may want to let go of the mouse button
first, while still holding Ctrl-Alt-Shift. If that doesn't work, try it the
other way.

However, if you're using a placed object, I'd highly recommend using
Photoshop to transform if the object is a raster (pixel-based) image. You
can always re-place it back into Illustrator. If you can swing it, upgrade
to CS3 or CS4, where you can place the object as a Smart Object; that way,
any changes you make outside of the program are automatically updated.

Hope this helps,
-=Ed.

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> Subject: RE: Using the free transform tool in Adobe Illustrator
>
> Having investigated further, I have the feeling that this tool just
> doesn't work on placed objects. Worked fine with a vector object I
> drew...
>
> Any ideas how to do it with a placed object?
>
> L
>
>
>
> From: Laura Fergusson
> Sent: 18 May 2009 12:16
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Using the free transform tool in Adobe Illustrator
>
>
>
> Hi all
>
>
>
> I'm using AI CS2 on an XP PC.
>
>
>
> I am trying to add perspective to an object. I select the image, then
> the Free Transform Tool, then I start to drag the bounding box, then
> finally, I press Ctrl-Alt-Shift (as it says in the help).
>
> However, regardless of what I let go of first (the keys or the mouse
> button) the object reverts back to its original size.
>
>
>
> What am I doing wrong? It's driving me mad! I have searched this and
> other forums but no luck.
>
>
>
> Please help!
>
>
>
> Many thanks
>
> Laura
>
>
>
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