Skew objects

Skewing an object using the resize handles

To skew an object by using the resize handles

  1. Select an object or a group of objects or anchor points. The resize handles appear.

  2. Position your pointer near but outside one of the side handles and use one of the following methods:

    • To skew horizontally, drag the top or bottom side handle of the object to the left or right.

    • To skew vertically, drag either the left or right side handle.

    • To skew the object around its center point, hold down the ALT key.

A shape (in blue) being skewed with the top handle



You can skew and create a duplicate of a selection at the same time by holding down CTRL+ALT when you drag.

Skewing objects using the Action Bar

To skew an object by using the Action Bar

  1. On the left side of the Action Bar, click the registration point Cc294499.be82a820-b5c5-486c-a15a-092947c5fa3e(en-us,Expression.10).png icon to indicate which part of the selected object you want to stay stationary during skewing. For example, if you want the upper-right corner of your object to remain in position when the rest of the object skews, click the upper-right corner of the registration point icon.

  2. Adjust the Skew Angle Cc294499.3b77184b-4d07-42c5-ac32-5f7f06bca2a9(en-us,Expression.10).png. Drag the pointer up or to the right to increase the value, or drag it down or to the left to reduce the value. Click the field to type a numeric value.


    To skew vertically (shear) instead of horizontally, set the Rotation Angle Cc294499.6b8b3aa9-9eff-4e55-a221-5b55d6d79930(en-us,Expression.10).png and Skew Angle Cc294499.3b77184b-4d07-42c5-ac32-5f7f06bca2a9(en-us,Expression.10).png fields to the same value.

See also


Use resize and rotation handles

Action Bar