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  1. I like what they're doing with the 3 products, but aside from the isometric functionality, which I hate in Illustrator, I realize it will be quite a while before I can dump Illustrator - in this case the Illustrator Reflect tool just gets it done with no dragging, transforming, flipping and whatever else needs to be done. Just way too much to do so little IMO.
  2. I really appreciate your input, but I'm just not getting transform handles no matter what combination of key presses I make. I can rotate and move, but not transform like you did. No biggie as I went through the process @Alfred suggested. Took a bit longer and IMO was kinda clunky, but it worked.
  3. Nope, all I get is move (four arrows) when using only the point transform tool. Maybe this is a Windows only defect?
  4. What tool are you using to drag after you use the point transform tool to set point of origin?
  5. @PixelPest yeah I was aware of that procedure however I don't see it being practical in the situation I posted above.
  6. Yup, in the meantime I did something like that, but WOW it was more work than I anticipated - initially thought I was using the wrong tool. I'm coming from Illustrator where it is a simple process with the rotate command, pick the origin point + CTRL (to duplicate) + SHIFT, (to constrain to angles) done. Hopefully Designer gets there soon.
  7. I'm trying to duplicate and mirror an object. I found the point transform tool, which only seems to rotate and duplicate, but not mirror. In this illustration, the 'mirror' gets to the other side, but upside down and below where I want it. Any help is appreciated.
  8. @Alfred Ohhh kay. Thanks for clarifying.
  9. @Palatino sry, can't read your layer names. Could you instead explain the steps to achieve this?
  10. Got it. On the line...Layer > Expand Stroke
  11. Just trying to create a simple icon, but can't get the 'heartbeat line' to subtract from the heart. I need the heartbeat line portion to be transparent. These are both curves.
  12. Answered my question by accidentally finding the answer... Apparently there is another transform handle just below and to the right of the transform box - this is what needs to be manipulated in order for everything including text on a path to scale in sync. I dunno, kinda weird having all these extra functions, I'm not sure why you would need that additional handle as opposed to this happening by default. Why would i ever want text on a path to not transform with other selected artwork??? And I just realized, you can't use the Transform panel with text on a path. C'mon guys!
  13. Creating a logo design, which is a rectangle with four lines of text inside. Two of the lines are on a curved path. When I grab a handle + SHIFT to make the artwork smaller/bigger, the text either stays the same size (scale up) or 'folds' onto itself (scale down). Whaaaa??? Text doesn't scale in Designer? No such thing in Illustrator, as everything scales at the same time, so I obviously didn't check off something essential in Designer. Not that it should matter, because this are not strokes, but I have "Scale with object" checked within the Stroke panel. Just to clarify, as it seems to be isolated to this type of element; text on a path is what does not transform with selected objects.
  14. @razorpig After I create a shape, in this case a circle > Convert to Curves (from the context menu or toolbar) > Node Tool > SHIFT select opposite nodes > Transform Mode (toolbar) > click a node + CTRL + drag
  15. @firstdefence Grasshoppa thank you.

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