In Adobe Illustrator, objects can be flipped easily. Flip objects help to create the other same but opposite part of an object. Just like a right triangle, the wings of a butterfly, or any bird. You don’t have to create these designs, again and again, Just Flip it.
To flip an object two methods can be used, one is by Reflect Tool and the other way is through the Transform panel. Both methods are easy to flip objects in Adobe Illustrator.
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If you are new or you don’t have an idea to Flip Object in Illustrator then you are in right place. In this tutorial, we will tell you How to Flip Objects in Illustrator.
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2 Ways to Flip Objects in Illustrator (Easy & Quick)
In Adobe Illustrator, there are two ways to Flip Objects. One is by Transform Panel and the other is Reflect Tool. We will explain both ways to Flip Objects step-by-step in this tutorial.
1st Method: Flip Objects using Transform Panel
The easiest and quick way flip objects are by using the Transform panel. Let’s see how it works.
Step 1: Select the object that you want to flip using the Selection Tool.
How to Flip Horizontal in Illustrator
Step 2: Go to Properties > Transform > Flip Horizontally.
Note: If your object is already Horizontal then the Transform panel will show you the Flip Vertical option.
The object will be Flipped as you can see here.
This is the easiest way that you can follow to flip any type of object for your design.
2nd Method: Flip by Reflect Tool
Another way to Flip objects is by using the Reflect Tool. Reflect Tool makes the opposite reflection of the object which is the flip of the original object. Let’s see how it works.
Step 1: Grab the Selection Tool and select the object that you want to flip.
Step 2: Go to the left toolbar and long-press or right-click on the Rotate Tool. From the list of different tools select Reflect Tool.
Step 3: Now double click on the Reflect Tool and the Reflect panel will appear.
Step 4: From the Reflect panel, select Vertical and click OK.
The object will flip, as you can see here.
You can flip any type of object using the above-given method. It’s very easy to flip objects. Flipped objects can be used in the design so that you don’t have to create the same objects again and again. The same size of objects is only obtained by flipping because if you create a new one opposite of the first the size may not be the same.
Do You Have More Questions?
If you have more questions related to Flip Objects in Illustrator then feel free to ask in the comment section below. We have also answered the most frequently asked questions below.
Illustrator Flip Horizontal Shortcut
The shortcut key to Flip Horizontal is Press O and then Reflect panel will appear. Select the Axis according to the flip that you want or choose the angle and then Click OK.
All Done! Enjoy.