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Reflecting and Shearing Objects

The Reflect and Shear tools on the Tools panel allow you to be creative as you transform an object. The Reflect tool creates a mirror image of an object, while the Shear tool creates a slanted image of an object. To reflect or shear an object using exact values or percentages, open the Transform panel, which is available on the Control panel or Window menu.

Reflect or Shear an Object

  • yellow1.jpg Select the Selection tool on the Tools panel.
  • yellow2.jpg Select one or more objects to transform.
  • yellow3.jpg Select the Reflect or Shear tool on the Tools panel.
  • yellow4.jpg To move the reference point, click a new point.
  • yellow5.jpg Use the appropriate method:
    • Reflect. Click to establish a reference point, and then click again to establish the axis of reflection.

    • Shear. Drag away from the object.

  • yellow6.jpg To reflect or shear an object using exact values or percentages, use the Transform panel.
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