Illustrator problems with free transform and type tool


I was used to trasform object by clicking ctrl+T and then working the shape off by dragging the vertexes here and there as much as I want.

Now this shortcut is not working anymore and I dont know why..(the new shortcut is suddenly "E")I also have a similar problem with type tool. I click on the Type tool then click on the stage and start dragging for defining the area for my text.So I start writing my paragraph.

The point is that when I try to resize the text area also the font stretches!

why this is happening?

thanks Luca

7/29/2011 11:25:00 AM

Really two questions, here. Broad answer: You're confusing Photoshop and Illustrator. They don't use the same shortcuts and they don't handle text frames the same way.

The keyboard shortcut in Illustrator for Free Transform is E. Ctl+T is the Photoshop shortcut.

As to the font stretching, it sounds like you're using point type (not in a box) or the Free Transform tool, either of which results in scaling the actual text.

7/29/2011 8:42:00 PM