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The Transform tool is used to move, scale, and rotate the shapes and curves forming your composition. It can be selected from the Canvas toolbox.
The Transform tool adds handles around any selected shapes as shown below. The handles can be mouse-dragged to move, scale, and rotate the selection.
Multiple shapes can be selected simultaneously with the Transform tool, allowing them all to be manipulated together as if they were a single shape.
When this tool is selected a number of options will appear in the ribbon running across the top of the Canvas tab. These options are found in a number of sections, as described below.
When a single shape is selected the Orientation section will appear at the beginning of the Transform tool's ribbon. The options in this section control the orientation of the handles appearing around the selection. This option will only make a difference if the selected shape has been rotated.
Dragging scaling handles in Document Orientation mode can skew the shape, as
demonstrated here where the shape is no longer rectangular after stretching it horizontally.
The section allows you to move, scale, skew, and rotate shapes numerically.
This section contains buttons for performing some common transformations. These actions can also be performed by dragging the handles appearing in the workspace.
This section appears when two or more shapes are selected simultaneously. These buttons will align all selected shapes to the last shape that was added to the selection.
This section appears when three or more shapes have been selected.
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