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Point Transform Tool - duplicate + mirror


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3 hours ago, PixelPest said:

Don´t seems you´re using the "Point Transform Tool" (F).

Ok, you are correct wasn't using it.

Another thing: I've noticed that If I try to use the Tool with a complex design (result of boolean addition of many shapes) it won't work. It will just drag the copy and not make a transformation happen.

Am I doing anything wrong?

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Steps are:

1. Make a duplicate

2. Take Point Transform Tool

3. Shift and snap Origin Point with shift key down horizontally

4. Hold Shift key down to scale the copy over to the right till it snaps at 100%

5. mirror vertically ( and horizontally if needed) - done

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8 hours ago, PixelPest said:

Steps are...

At least for me, this only works if there is a node on the curve at one of its corners & with the Point Transform Tool I drag on one of those nodes. So for example, it would work with the lower shape below but not the upper one:

1373351219_dupmirror.jpg.3444d6ade1e203830dd68830bfed0f09.jpg mirror or not.afdesign

Am I missing something?

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2 hours ago, PixelPest said:

In this case the Move Tool will do:

Yes, it will, but my point is the Point Transform Tool will not. It would be nice if we had a simple Duplicate & Mirror tool mode of some sort that worked on all shapes.

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15 hours ago, R C-R said:

Yes, it will, but my point is the Point Transform Tool will not. It would be nice if we had a simple Duplicate & Mirror tool mode of some sort that worked on all shapes.

Exactly, we shouldn't have to duplicate, then go into a special point mode, then have to move the mouse back and forth 10 times to make sure it's -100% scale, then flip it.

That's even when it does work, because as others have said it often does not.

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4 hours ago, PixelPest said:

It will:

I could not get it to snap to 100% size, regardless of which node I used. Am I missing something, or is it just a matter of very carefully setting it to 100% manually?

Either way, it is still a multi-step operation so it would be nice if there was a one-step duplicate & mirror tool mode of some kind built into the app.

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2 minutes ago, R C-R said:

I could not get it to snap to 100% size, regardless of which node I used. Am I missing something, or is it just a matter of very carefully setting it to 100% manually?

Either way, it is still a multi-step operation so it would be nice if there was a one-step duplicate & mirror tool mode of some kind built into the app.

It's more than just a nice to have really. Graphics apps have had this basic functionality for over 3 decades.

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33 minutes ago, PixelPest said:

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We're aware of some issues currently with posting replies on the Forums and I wouldn't be surprised if image uploading is also affected - please bear with us whilst we work to resolve these issues :)

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1 hour ago, Dan C said:

We're aware of some issues currently with posting replies on the Forums...

I have also noticed that topics seem to be taking more time to load than usual. Maybe related?

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