Draw or resize shapes and selections from the centre in Illustrator


Hold alt/cmd while drawing with the mouse.

This is especially useful for creating concentric shapes.

Found this tip useful? Find out how to move a shape/selection while drawing.

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Apply a gradient fill across multiple objects in Illustrator

Maintain or scale stroke width while resizing in Illustrator

Creating and exporting a print document in Illustrator CS5

Apply gradient fill to editable text in Illustrator

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