Free transform tool

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Oct 20, 2017 Oct 20, 2017

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Where has the free transform tool gone in illustrator cc 2018

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Contributor , Oct 20, 2017 Oct 20, 2017
I like to show it to you. Easy to find under the puppet warp tool

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Oct 20, 2017 Oct 20, 2017

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I like to show it to you. Easy to find under the puppet warp tool

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Oct 20, 2017 Oct 20, 2017

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Thank you, wish things were not moved though

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Nov 01, 2017 Nov 01, 2017

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...and next for the viewing audience, thepatje shows us how he makes his quick gifs that are so useful.   6 of 10 questions could probably be answered more easily with little gifs like that.  Thanks!

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New Here ,
Mar 25, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

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Great! Thank you. I watched several videos showing how to use it.. but none mentioned where it was.

For years (I kid you not) I wondered why Phtoshop had a distort control, butn Illustrator didn't. Please don' tell me it has had it for years......

 

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Explorer ,
Nov 20, 2017 Nov 20, 2017

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Is it me, or have the buttons for free distort and perspective distort disappeared?  The only option is to use hotkeys? 

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 14, 2017 Dec 14, 2017

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Hidden under the tool pallet. Skjermbilde 2017-12-14 kl. 11.25.08.png

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Jan 14, 2018 Jan 14, 2018

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Thanks for a quick and clear answer! =: )

Pretty opaque and unexpected location for tool that's used so often — putting it under a special case tool.

Especially when it's a different location in InDesign — more logically with the other transformation tools.


Oops!

Must have been the day after the Christmas party at Adobe when they placed that one.

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2018 Jan 24, 2018

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Right? I thought I was going crazy for a moment there..

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New Here ,
Feb 07, 2018 Feb 07, 2018

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this thing drives me mad...whyyyyyyy????

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New Here ,
Mar 02, 2018 Mar 02, 2018

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I know, let's all just move things around for no apparent reason

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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manager: 'how's the revision of the Free transform tool coming along?'

Developer: 'well we've dropped it behind the puppet warp tool, it'll be the first place that everybody looks'

manager: 'Brilliant! that makes perfect sense, let's hide one of the most used tools in illustrator, anything else?'

Developer: 'Well....we wanted to surprise you with this one, but here we go... we've also hidden the rest of thefree transform tools....wait for it... BEHIND THE TOOLS PALATTE!'

manager: 'Genius, just genius. How've you guys managed this in a year is beyond belief - this will steal the show at the next Adobe Keynote and put those pesky guys over in Affinity back in their place.'

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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let's hide one of the most used tools in illustrator

I guess that depends on who you are. I very rarely use the Free Transform Tool.

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Explorer ,
Jun 20, 2018 Jun 20, 2018

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thanks for the animation - I searched under the HELP menu for "transform" and this didn't come up - why on earth wouldn't it come up in search results?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 20, 2018 Jun 20, 2018

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that only searches the menus, not the tools.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 04, 2019 Aug 04, 2019

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WHat if every morning you got in your car and the steering wheel was in a different place or the ignition or the brake pedal was in a completely different place. It would take you about an hour to relearn the controls in your car and then once you did actually start driving to work some guy would come flying through an intersection and you slam on the... windshield wipers!

That's how logical moving tools around is. This once great company called adobe is now run by entry level coders who have never done any graphic design before but they want to do things. So they took a great program and turned it into a sluggish, temperamental, painfully awkward, mess.

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