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Daniel Schultznewbie question: Scaling objects
by on Jan 31, 2011 at 2:07:23 am

I'm sure there's a simple answer to this. Used to using other adobe products (illustrator). I want to scale objects and have them not change size from the center anchor point, but instead just scale in or out from whereever I'm moving the handle on the box. Couldn't seem to find it in the preferences or menus. Anyone know?

Dan S.


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Dave LaRondeRe: newbie question: Scaling objects
by on Jan 31, 2011 at 2:35:06 am

AE ALWAYS scales a non-parented layer from its Anchor Point.

You want it to scale from a different spot on the layer? Move the Anchor Point.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Angie TaylorRe: newbie question: Scaling objects
by on Feb 1, 2011 at 1:04:18 pm

Hi there,

You can move the anchor point (the point which a layer scales around) using the Pan Behind Tool from the tool bar. Simply choose the Pan Behind Tool and drag the anchor point to the desired location then Scale as you normally would.

BTW The Pan Behind tool is the one between the Camera Tool and the Shape tool. It can also be used to Pan an image behind a mask, that's where it originally got it's name from! :-)

Hope this helps! :-)

cheers,

Angie

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Daniel SchultzRe: newbie question: Scaling objects
by on Feb 1, 2011 at 2:22:28 pm

Thanks, Angie! Very helpful!

Dan S.


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