Skew objects

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.

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.30).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.30).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.30).png and Skew Angle Cc294499.3b77184b-4d07-42c5-ac32-5f7f06bca2a9(en-us,Expression.30).png fields to the same value.

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