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  • Rotation point in Illustrator

  • Alex Kuzelicki

    January 28, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Hi there,

    This may be a super-basic question but I haven’t been able to find the answer yet.

    Just want to know if and how you can move the rotation point of an object/illustration in Illustrator?

    Basically, I just want to shift it from the middle to a corner (the same way I can shift the Anchor point in After Effects) so I can rotate the object around that corner.

    Sorry if this is a no-brainer. Thanks in advance,

    ALEX

  • Vincent Rosati

    February 23, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    You can’t permanently change the center point. The best you can do is to use the Rotate Tool (R) to move a center point for rotation, but after the you’re done with the tool the object will hold it’s original center.
    Here’s something about using the rotate tool…
    https://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/adobeillustrator#rosati_vincent
    You could also group your object with a large empty square. Where you would position the main object’s desired center-point to the center of the enclosing square…

    Of course, you would not use the dotted line in your version. The stroke would be empty.

    Vince

  • Alex Kuzelicki

    February 25, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Hey Vince,

    Thanks for the advice and leads.

    Appreciated,

    ALEX

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