First make sure that the Drawing toolbar is selected (View > Toolbars > Drawing). On the Drawing toolbar, locate the Effects icon . Click on the arrow next to that icon. This opens a submenu with all the special effect tools (see below).
1 Rotate 2 Flip 3 In 3D Rotation Object 4 Set in Circle (Perspective) 5 Set to Circle (Slant) 6 Distort 7 Transparency 8 Gradient
The tools are described in the following sections with the exception of the 3D rotation tool, which is described in Chapter 7 of this Guide.
Rotating an object
|Grab one of the handles and move it to rotate the object. The black circle in the middle of the object is the pivot (center of rotation). You can move the pivot with the mouse.|
Flip an object
This dashed line is the axis of symmetry. The object will be reflected about this line. Move one or both ends of the line with your mouse to set the axis,
Then grab any one of the 8 green handles and move it across to the other side of the dashed line. The new position of the figure is shown dashed until the mouse is released.
Officially this useful command does not (yet) exist in Draw. It can however be easily emulated. Move the axis of symmetry to the desired location of the mirror axis. Copy the object to the clipboard. Flip the object, then click on an empty area of the Draw screen in order to de-select the object. Paste from the clipboard to put a copy of the object in its original location and now you have a mirror copy.
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