Rotate Tool

Community Beginner ,
Sep 05, 2020 Sep 05, 2020

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Lately, I've been having a lot of issues with my adobe suite, despite having the most updated versions. Today, I'm having issues with the rotate tool. I am trying to rotate and copy these 2 circles around the bigger circle center, so in the first picture as you can see I positioned the target(not really sure if that's the name but it is highlighted in the picture)   in the middle of the white big circle but as I open the rotate tool panel, the target has moved and I can't fix it while the panel is open.

I am pretty sure this is how I've always done it, but maybe I'm doing something wrong?


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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 05, 2020 Sep 05, 2020
If you want to rotate an object from its center using the rotate panel then just double-click the rotate tool in the tool bar and enter the degrees of rotation you want for your selected object in the rotate panel and click Okay. The program default is to rotate from the center when accessing the rotate panel in this manner. Clicking with the tool on a different point of rotation within the selected object is what you would do if using the tool itself to manually drag the object's rotation.

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Sep 05, 2020 Sep 05, 2020

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If you want to rotate an object from its center using the rotate panel then just double-click the rotate tool in the tool bar and enter the degrees of rotation you want for your selected object in the rotate panel and click Okay. The program default is to rotate from the center when accessing the rotate panel in this manner. Clicking with the tool on a different point of rotation within the selected object is what you would do if using the tool itself to manually drag the object's rotation.

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Thanks, I knew it was possible but I was unsure if I was missing something or there was a bug in my illustrator too.

 

All I was missing was hitting alt at the same time I changed the reference point to open the panel automatically and keeping my reference point in the place I needed it to be.

 

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Hello, I just have some feedback regarding the new Rotate View tool and its use on Mac laptops with track pad - either there needs to be a lock setting where you are not at risk of rotating your whole canvas accidentally - or, you should not be able to rotate the whole canvas with the two finger gesture. This is too close to zooming and other things. This feature just showed up in my illustrator and i'm already having trouble with it. The two finger gesture is too easy to do accidentally. And the Rotate View feature does not seem popular enough/used enough to require such an easy motion. On a tablet, this makes sense, but not a computer. Thank you!

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