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  1. Rama Persaud
    May 9, 2022 @ 7:28 pm

    You are absolutely Brilliant! Thank you for making these plug-ins! I’m trying to figure out how to use them in my everyday work of dressing up line drawings (aka detail drawings). I usually have to place linked graphics into my Illustrator file which contains the line drawing and then use the shear tool to make each graphic conform to their panel. Very time-consuming! I hope to find something in your treasure trove of plug-ins to help me do just this!

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    • Rick Johnson
      May 10, 2022 @ 7:49 am

      Thanks, Rama! Perhaps the Transform tool in ToolShed can help you coerce images into various orientations.

      https://rj-graffix.com/improved-transform-tool/

      You can Alt/Option rotate art with the ToolShed Transform tool to change the art’s bounding-box rotation, then use Adobe’s Free Transform tool to visually shear it along that angle.

      I’d like to add shearing capability to the Transform tool and an axonometric shear tool to AxoTools, but there is no native shear function in Illustrator’s plugin interface. It can be done with a combination of rotating and scaling, and I’m working on the math involved to make it work the way we’ve come to know in Illustrator.

      Thanks for the comment. It’s always interesting to hear of new ways people use these plugins.

      — Rick

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