Can i move shapes equally?

Explorer ,
Jan 19, 2021

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As is shown in the begining of the video,
you can scale equally the squares by pressing ALT and click on one side and move.

Is there a similar way to make the squares closer to the middle?
like the right shape 5 cm to the center and also 5 cm the shape on the right to the center?

Cause what im doing now, is moving them manually counting how many time i press the arrows to move one shape and then do the same to the other shape.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 20, 2021
John Mensinger Adobe Community Professional , Jan 20, 2021
There would have to be something in the center to reference; a 3rd object, a guide; something.   Then, you could: Select all 3 Click again on the center item to make it the Key Object Enter a desired distance from the center object in the Spacing Value field at the bottom of the Align Panel Click the Horizontal Distribute Space button

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 20, 2021

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To move an object 5 cm to the left:

  • Select the object
  • In the Transform panel, click inside the x: field, then tap the End key and type -5cm
  • Press Enter

 

To move an object 5 cm to the right:

  • Select the object
  • In the Transform panel, click inside the x: field, then tap the End key and type +5cm
  • Press Enter

 

Note: This assumes your x axis origin is at the left edge of the artboard, or in any case, that the target objects are positioned to right of that origin.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Jan 20, 2021

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John, as far as I can see both work wherever.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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As always, you're correct, Jacob. minus=left, plus=right is constant regardless of the x orgin's relative proximity. I was overthinking it, which resulted in underthinking it.

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Explorer ,
Jan 20, 2021

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Got ya! So there isnt an option to do it simultaneously? you know like, mark them both, click something and each shape will come close to the center with the same distance

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Add a vertical line between the shapes, select all three and use Distribute to specify your distance, with the line as the key object. You can then delete the extra line. 

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There would have to be something in the center to reference; a 3rd object, a guide; something.

 

Then, you could:

  • Select all 3
  • Click again on the center item to make it the Key Object
  • Enter a desired distance from the center object in the Spacing Value field at the bottom of the Align Panel
  • Click the Horizontal Distribute Space button

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