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How to scale objects with a custom reference point in Illustrator?

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Not really sure how to frame the question, but I'm trying to figure out how/if I can transform objects in Illustrator the same way I can in Photoshop, as seen in this gif. I'm not talking about the Reference Point section of the Tranform panel. When I use the free transform tool, I can easily move the center reference point, but when I Option + Shift + Click and drag a corner, it does not scale based on where I moved that reference point. It just scales from the center, no matter what. Any ideas?

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Apologies in advance if this has already been discussed in the Community—I just didn't find anything related to this in any of my searches.

 

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Hi @zacp77572021,

use the Scale Tool with reference point.

scale_about_referencePoint_01.pngscale_about_referencePoint_02.pngscale_about_referencePoint_03.png

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How to scale objects with a custom reference point in Illustrator?

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Not really sure how to frame the question, but I'm trying to figure out how/if I can transform objects in Illustrator the same way I can in Photoshop, as seen in this gif. I'm not talking about the Reference Point section of the Tranform panel. When I use the free transform tool, I can easily move the center reference point, but when I Option + Shift + Click and drag a corner, it does not scale based on where I moved that reference point. It just scales from the center, no matter what. Any ideas?

ezgif-1-5efc4c82d186.gif

 

Apologies in advance if this has already been discussed in the Community—I just didn't find anything related to this in any of my searches.

 

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Hi @zacp77572021,

use the Scale Tool with reference point.

scale_about_referencePoint_01.pngscale_about_referencePoint_02.pngscale_about_referencePoint_03.png

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Hi @zacp77572021,

use the Scale Tool with reference point.

scale_about_referencePoint_01.pngscale_about_referencePoint_02.pngscale_about_referencePoint_03.png

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