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Mirror and Reflect Issues

New Here ,
May 28, 2024 May 28, 2024

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Hey everyone! I first created an outline of my text to manipulate it, then I decided I wanted to reflect the "K" character in my deisgn. So when I mirror it and reflect it, it still shows an outline of the original K and lets me manipulate it, but as if I hadn't reflected it . But I can still see the mirrored K, I am just having to manipulate it backwards... not sure if this makes sense but here's what it looks like 

Screen Shot 2024-05-28 at 10.02.42 AM.png

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May 28, 2024 May 28, 2024

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Exactly what did you do step by step? Apply the transform effect?

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May 28, 2024 May 28, 2024

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1. Created text 

2. used command, shift, O to create an outline of the text. 

3. Manioulated shape using direct selection tool

4. Applied transform , reflect effect

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May 28, 2024 May 28, 2024

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The effect needs to be expanded with "Expand appearance". You could do that or do the mirroring differently. In the transform panel's menu you can reflect (Flip)

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May 28, 2024 May 28, 2024

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That looks like the Transform effect, mirrored from the center and without creating a copy.

Have a look at the Appearance Panel.

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