Use the Scale, Shear and Reshape Tools in Adobe Illustrator CS6
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- 7For more information, refer to our tutorial on how to use "Stroke" and "Fill" colors.You can alter the "Fill" color.
- 19The "Reshape Tool" is a much different tool from the other two of the same group. "Reshape Tool" creates anchor points. Using this tool, you can manipulate your shape to create curves. It allows for more freedom within Illustrator.Select "Reshape Tool" in the same expanded menu on the vertical toolbar.
- 20These will appear as blue dots along the line. Pressing the "Shift" key as you click and drag points along the path may help you keep the shape in proportion. This tool adds an organic way to manipulate shapes in Illustrator. There is a lot of freedom of movement, though somewhat restricted. You can use other tools to overcome the restriction. You can create something flexible like a drawing. You can polish another shape. This tool that can save you a lot of time is quite useful.Simply click different areas along the path to create anchor points.Advertisement
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