Transform let users transform selections or whole the glyph. Transform is available when the Editing Tool is active. To switch to transform mode can either be through the app menu bar 'Transform' or 'command-T' or you can create a Hot Key in the Preferences. Double click the selection will also switch into transform mode.
Double click outside the transform box will deactivate transform.
Once users switched into transform mode it possible to translate, scale, rotate and skew the selection.
Move the selection around. Translate is the default transform setting. (square corner points)
|click + drag||translate the selection|
|click + drag one of the four corners or their middle points||scale the selection|
|drag + shift||translate moves the selection on x, y or 45° axis|
|drag + shift one of the four corners of their middle points||scale on x, y, 45° axis or proportional based on the transform box of the selection|
Scale the selection. Activated when ‘command' is down. (diamond corner points)
|click + drag||start scaling the selection|
|drag + shift||scale on x, y, 45° axis or proportional based on the bounding box of the selection|
Rotate the selection, Activated when 'alt' is down. (round corner points)
|click + drag||rotate around the mouse down point|
|drag + shift||rotate on x, y or 45° axis|
Skew the selection. Activated when 'command + alt' is down. (triangular corner points)
|click + drag||skew around the mouse down point|
|drag + shift||skew on x, y or 45° axis|