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Deforming a Drawing

When drawing on vector layers, the Perspective tool is used to deform a drawing selection and alter its perspective.

NOTE: This tool cannot be used on textured brush strokes or bitmap layers.

To deform a drawing with the Perspective tool:

  1. In the Tools toolbar, select the Perspective tool.

  1. In the Stage view, select the drawing you want to deform.
  1. Click and drag the different anchor points to deform the shape.

 

Perspective Tool Properties

When drawing on vector layers, selecting the Perspective tool displays its properties and options in the Tool Properties view.

Setting the Selection Tool

When selecting areas from a drawing, you can use the Lasso to make a freehand selection or the Marquee to make a rectangular selection.

To set the selection tool:

In the tool properties, select Lasso or Marquee mode to change the selection style of the Cutter tool. Hold down the [Alt] key to temporarily switch from the selected mode to the other.

Flipping Areas Horizontally and Vertically

Once you have selected areas from a drawing, you can flip them horizontally or vertically.

The Flip Horizontal and Flip Vertical operations flip the current selection Horizontally or Vertically. If no strokes are selected, the layer will be flipped. If you select more than one layer, they will all be flipped individually.

To flip an area:

  1. Select the area to flip.
  1. Do one of the following:
In the tool properties, select the Flip Horizontal or Flip Vertical button.
Press 4 to flip horizontally. Press 5 to flip vertically.
Select Tools > Transform > Flip Horizontal or Flip Vertical.

Rotating Areas

Once you have selected areas from a drawing, you can rotate them by 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise.

To rotate an area:

  1. Select the area to rotate.
  1. In the tool properties, select the Rotate 90° CW or Rotate 90° CCW button. You can keep rotating areas at 90 degree increments by clicking the button again.