The Transform mode offers a way to interactively transform a selection or the whole glyph.

Activating Transform mode

Transform is available when the Editing Tool is active. To enter Transform mode, use the keyboard shortcut ⌘+T, or choose Glyph > Transform from the main application menu. Double-clicking the selection will also turn Transform mode on.

To exit Transform mode, double-click anywhere outside the transformation box.

Transformations

When Transform is active, a frame with handles will appear around the current selection. Use the handles to scale, rotate and skew the selection.

Translate

Move the selection around.

Translate is the default Transform setting (square corner points).

action description
click + drag Translate the selection.
click + drag corner or middle point Scale the selection.
⇧ + click + drag Translate the selection on x, y or 45° axis.
⇧ + click + drag corner or middle point Constrain translation to x, y or 45° axis.

Scale

Scale the selection.

Activated when ⌘ (Command) is down (diamond corner points).

action description
click + drag Start scaling the selection.
⇧ + click + drag Constrain scale to x, y or 45° axis, or keep horizontal and vertical scale factors proportional.

Rotate

Rotate the selection.

Activated when ⌥ (Alt) is down (round corner points).

action description
click + drag Click to define the center of rotation, and drag to rotate around it.
⇧ + click + drag Constrain rotation to 0, 45° or 90°.

Skew

Skew the selection.

Activated when ⌥ ⌘ (Alt + Command) are down (triangular corner points).

action description
click + drag Click to define a reference point, and drag to skew around it.
⇧ + click + drag Constrain skew angle to 0, 45° or 90°.
Last edited on 09/12/2017