Is it not possible to skew things in illustrator as in photoshop


When transforming in photoshop if you alt+shift then drag a corner you can skew both corners. The other corners being at side that is opposite in terms of horizontal and vertical depending on the direction that corner is being adjusted. And other corner moves inversely. This helps in making perspective. I can't do this in Illustrator. Is it possible to do it?

2/2/2013 6:23:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Yes, it is possible with Free Transform Tool:

  1. Select Free Transform Tool or press E.
  2. Click and hold one of the corners of the object's bounding box and then press and hold Ctrl / Cmd (it is important to press Ctrl after clicking a corner). You will see that now you can drag this corner.
  3. Now, without releasing both Ctrl and the mouse button, press and hold Alt+Shift and the tool will work just as you want in your question.
2/2/2013 6:42:00 PM

Free Transform works. There's also a Shear Tool:

shear tool

As well as Object > Transform > Shear or right-click/control-click and choose Transform > Shear from the contextual menu.