How to Fix the Sizing of a Corner Box in Illustrator

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Just because you've got a problem with the size of a corner box in Illustrator doesn't mean you can't fix it. Fix the sizing of a corner box in Illustrator with help from a well-versed web, graphic and illustrative designer in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Alex Cecilio. I'm a Graphic Artist and I'm going to show you a couple of different ways to adjust your shape in Illustrator. So, I'm going to draw a square and I'm just going to show you a couple of different ways you can adjust the size and angle of your square or of your shape. So, we can, we can do a circle too just so we can tackle that, those side shape. So, I'm going to select the selection tool and there's a couple of different arrows that will show up when you're trying to change the size. The first arrow you'll typically get is this one which is the diagonal arrow and that's so you can change the size diagonally. And if you hold down, oops, see I was holding down shift and that will just you proportionally a bigger or smaller square. But, suppose you don't want that, suppose you want it turn as a rectangle, so you can knock hold down shift and use this arrow and just pull it anyway you want and it'll become whatever you shape. Now, now let's say you want to adjust the angle of this square. So, one thing you can do is take your mouse and just pull it into the corner of the shape; not so that it's making this particular arrow but so that it's making this arrow which is going to help you rotate this shape in any direction you want it to go. And if you want it to be more precise and exact, hold down shift and it'll give you a perfect rotation. And there's also the option to up down arrow re-size it which is basically just up and down. It doesn't go left or right and that's if you want the height to change. And these, this arrow is to change the width; so, we'll just keep it on square for now. Alright. So, the next shape we're going to tackle is the circle. And this one is pretty much the exact same thing. But, sometimes it can just be a little tricky for a circle because you're not really sure; I mean, it doesn't really matter I supposed when you rotate it, but the way that you can easily rotate a circle is just to go up to the corner like we did with the rectangle and just make sure you've got that curve double arrow shape and just rotate it anyway you want. And as you can see, it's not really going to matter what's, which way it's rotated because it's a circle. And that is how you adjust your shape sizes. My name is Alex Cecilio and thank you very much.


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