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How to transform just the middle of the pattern without changing the object shape on Illustrator

How to transform just the middle of the pattern without changing the object shape on IllustratorThis time I will introduce how to transform just the middle of the pattern without changing the object shape on Illustrator.

It is possible using the transform tool to transform only the pattern.

Let us quickly try because there are types of pattern transformations that are not just enlarging/shrinking.

Types of tools used

The tools used are in the red rectangle in the picture above.

Use [Object→Transform→☐] and also [Right click→Transform→☐].

Also, it is possible to use 「Tool panel」.

Expand/shrink

Select the object that was a fill and select 「Expand/Shrink」. If you set it the above settings, only the pattern will be expanded/shrunk.

If you want to expand/shrink at the same ratio check Fix aspect ratio and enter values. For those who want the size of the length and width to be separate, check Transform aspect ratio and enter values. The value below 100 will shrink.

Even if you ouble-click the 「Expand/Shrink tool」, the dialogue box will be displayed.

Rotate

After selecting 「Rotate」, display the above picture’s dialogue box. If you put in values and check pattern, only the pattern will be rotated.

Even if you double click the 「Rotate tool」 the dialogue will be displayed.

Reflect(Invert)

It is difficult to understand the the above picture has lateral stripes, so reflect the 45 degree rotated thing.

After selecting 「Reflect」, put a check in the above picture’s horizontal/vertical and also in the pattern, and then only the pattern will reflect. If you put a check in horizontal/vertical, then it will automatically input 90 degrees as the angle, so for those who want different angles, please enter only the degree.

Even if you double-click 「Reflect tool」 the dialogue will be displayed.

Shear (Distort)

The degree and direction of shear (distort) can be decided.

After selecting 「Shear」, display the dialogue like in the above picture, and put a check in the above picture’s horizontal/vertical and also in the pattern, and then only the pattern will distort.

Even if you double-click 「Shear tool」 the dialogue will be displayed.

Move

Select 「Move」, and when the dialogue is displayed, enter the values and put a check in Pattern.

If you enter values in horizontal/vertical, values will be put automatically in movement distance/angle.

If you put a value in angle, values will be automatically put into horizontal/vertical.

Supplement

How to transform just the middle of the pattern without changing the object shape on Illustrator

By putting checks just in these 5 transform tool patterns, only the pattern is transformed without transforming the object.

Depending on the pattern, it will change, so please enter values will looking at the preview screen.

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