The Select tool is used to select strokes in the Drawing view, and apply basic transformations, such as repositioning, rotating, scaling or skewing using the different handles of the bounding box.
Sometimes, when you want to select multiple objects while leaving one unselected, it can be handy to select only the stroke or line that you do not want included in your selection. Then, you can invert the selection so that everything else becomes selected. This can be quite a time saver.
Some of the transformations, such as rotation, scale, skew, and flip are done relative to the position of the pivot point. You can temporarily reposition this pivot point for a transformation using the Select tool.
- In the Tools toolbar, select the Select tool or press Alt + S.
- In the Camera
or Drawingview, select the drawing objects.
|‣||You can select all the drawing objects in a drawing by using Edit > Select All or by pressing Ctrl + A (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ + A (Mac OS X).|
- To deform or reposition a selection:
|‣||To reposition, click the selected drawing object and drag the selection to a new area.|
|‣||To rotate, grab the selection box handle and rotate it.|
|‣||To scale, pull or push on the top, side, bottom or corner control point. Hold down Shift to lock the selection’s ratio.|
|‣||To skew, drag sideways or up and down the sides or top and bottom segments, between the control points.|
- From the top menu, select Edit > Invert Selection or press Ctrl + Shift + I.
- In the Drawing view, select the drawing object you want to transform.
The pivot point appears in the middle of your selection.
- Click the pivot point and drag it to a new position.
This becomes the new position of the pivot point for the current transformation and will remain there until you make a new selection.