In Adobe Illustrator, if you want to rotate objects around a shape or want to rotate objects to make a design for your project or any piece of art then the Rotate Tool is the best. You can create Multiple designs by rotating objects.
You can create Mandala art using the rotate tool. As the design continues repeating in 360O in the Mandala art. These are some of the design examples that can be create using the Rotate Tool in Illustrator.
If you are new or you don’t know how to use the rotate tool in Illustrator, then you are at right place. In this tutorial we will tell you how to use Rotate Tool in Illustrator.
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Use Rotate Tool in Illustrator (Easy & Quick)
In Adobe Illustrator, you can use the Rotate Tool to create different arts such as Mandala art. The most famous Mandala art can easily be created in Adobe Illustrator. You can create much more design of any type using the Rotate tool.
Let’s create a design using the Rotate Tool.
Step 1: Long press or right click on the Rectangle Tool and then select the Ellipse Tool. You can also use the keyboard shortcut L to select Ellipse Tool.
Step 2: Press and hold the Shift key to create a Circle on Artboard.
Step 3: You can choose any Stroke color for the circle by Properties > Appearance > Stroke.
Step 4: Increase the Stroke by 6pt.
Step 5: Long press or right-click on the Rectangle Tool and select the Polygon Tool.
Step 6: Left Click once on the artboard. A Polygon panel will appear. Add 3 value in the Sides and press OK.
Step 7: A Triangle will appear on the artboard.
Step 8: You can resize the triangle easily by one of its Anchor.
Step 9: Place it on the Circle, just like we did here.
Step 10: Select the Triangle with the Selection Tool.
Where is the Rotate Tool in Illustrator
Step 11: Select the Rotate Tool from the left toolbar or simply press “R” from your keyboard to select Rotate Tool in Adobe Illustrator.
Short Cut key for Rotate Tool
You can also use the keyboard Short cut R to use the Rotate Tool in Adobe Illustrator.
How to Rotate Around Circle in Illustrator
Step 12: Press and Hold the Alt key from the keyboard and click once right in the center of Circle.
Step 13: Rotate panel will appear.
Step 14: Add the Angle value 360/5 and check Preview and then select Copy.
Step 15: Press Ctrl+D three times.
The selected object is duplicated and is rotating around the shape. This is how it will look.
We have to use the Rotate Tool to rotate objects around a shape. You can add as much as you want. Change the value of 5 with any other value according to your choice.
We can create multiple design using the Rotate Tool in Illustrator.
You can also simply select a shape and select Rotate Tool and duplicate it by pressing Ctrl+D as much as you want.
In this tutorial you have learn to use the Rotate Tool in Adobe Illustrator. You can use the Rotate Tool to create different designs for your projects. You can also watch our complete video tutorial that is given at the start.
Do You Have More Questions?
If you have any question related to Rotate Tool in Illustrator then ask in the comment section below. We have also answered some most frequent questions.
How to Flip Object in Illustrator
Select the object that you want to flip in Illustrator by using the Selection Tool then go to Properties > Transform > select from Flip Horizontally or Flip Vertically.
Illustrator Rotate Tool Not Working
If Rotate Tool is not working in Illustrator make sure you select the object first that you want to rotate also press Alt key from the keyboard before setting the point of rotation.
All Done! Enjoy.