Mirroring objects

You can mirror objects horizontally, vertically, or diagonally You might find it easiest to mirror objects using the mouse. You can also use the Free Angle Reflection tool to mirror objects using the Property Bar. By default, the mirror anchor point is in the center of the object. When you use the Free Angle Reflection Tool or the Transformation Docker, you can change the anchor point to specify the direction in which you want to mirror the object.

Using the mouse to mirror an object vertically.

Using the mouse to mirror an object vertically.

Vertically Opposite Angles Objects

To mirror an object horizontally using the mouse

1 Select the object with the Pick tool.

2 Hold down CTRL and drag the object's left or right selection handles to the opposite side of the object.

An outline of the object appears when you reach the opposite side of the object.

3 Release the mouse button and then release CTRL.

To mirror an object vertically using the mouse

1 Select the object with the Pick tool.

2 Hold down CTRL, and drag the object's top or bottom selection handles to the opposite side of the object.

An outline of the object appears when you reach the opposite side of the object.

3 Release the mouse button and then release CTRL.

To mirror an object diagonally using the mouse

1 Select the object with the Pick tool.

2 Hold down CTRL, and drag one of the corner handles of the object's selection box to the opposite side.

An outline of the object appears when you reach the opposite side of the object.

3 Release the mouse button and then release CTRL.

To mirror an object using the Free Angle Reflection Tool c^J I Open the Shape Edit flyout, and click the Free Transform tool. ^ 2 Click the Free Angle Reflection tool on the Property Bar.

3 Click the object you want to mirror.

4 Click anywhere in the Drawing Window to fix an anchor point.

5 Drag the mouse to create the line of reflection.

To mirror an object using the Transformation Docker

K I Select the object with the Pick tool.

^ 2 Click Arrange, Transformation, and click the Scale And Mirror button.

3 Click one of the following buttons in the Transformation Docker: B+ • Horizontal Mirror — mirrors an object horizontally c=i=i • Vertical Mirror — mirrors an object vertically

4 Enable an Anchor Point check box to assign an anchor point.

The check boxes correspond to the eight selection handles and the object's center. By clicking a button, you specify the direction in which you want to mirror the object.

5 Click the Apply button.

^^ • Mirror an object diagonally using the Transformation Docker by clicking both the Horizontal Mirror and the Vertical Mirror buttons in the Transformation Docker.

• Because the mirror anchor point is in the center of the object, a symmetrical object may not appear to move when you mirror it.

The closer you move the cursor to the object along the line of reflection, the more sensitive the mouse is to movement. The further you move the mouse from the object, the smoother the movement.

• You can also mirror an object by selecting it with the Pick tool and clicking either the Horizontal Mirror button or Vertical Mirror button on the Property Bar.

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