Great, inspiring talk by Mike Monterio about working with contracts. He has his lawyer present with him at the talk, which is helpful.
What I find inspirational is not really the idea of using contracts (legal stuff, but absolutely necessary), but the idea that a designer should have confidence in their place in a client/designer relationship. Designers too often assume the role of the “bottom”, and they don’t need to.
Okay, this has been bugging me for years, so I’m glad I finally found the answer:
In Adobe Illustrator, if you want to -
- Rotate an object
- By a specific amount of degrees
- Around an axis that is not the center of the object
This is what you do:
- Have the object selected
- Select the rotate tool in your toolbox, or just hit “R”
- Figure out where you want the rotation axis to be (e.g. the perimeter of an object)
- Option Click on that point (or, on Windows, Alt-Click)
- A dialog box will appear that lets you specify the rotation in degrees
- If you want, you can hit “copy” and make a copy of that object
What can this do for you? Well, for one thing, you can make pretty sweet spirographs with ease, like this: