Rotate Tool: Snap to Angles

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Neal Burger

· 5 min read

Sometimes you want to rotate an object 90°. The most common technique is to open up the Channel Box and manually enter the value. We will take a look at an alternative using the rotate tool (E). Simply press “J” while rotating to toggle “Discrete Rotation”. This feature will force the rotate tool to snap to specific angles. You can adjust the default behavior in the Tool Settings  (Window > Setting and Preferences > Tool Settings) of the Rotate Tool.

Snap to Angles Settings

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About Neal Burger

Neal Burger is a successful entrepreuner. He is the founder of Acme Inc, a bootstrapped business that builds affordable SaaS tools for local news, indie publishers, and other small businesses.