Illustrator: Rotate Guides

Another useful tool is the ability to rotate guides in Illustrator. You can do this by first creating a horizontal or vertical guide on your Artboard. Next, select “R” and then click anywhere on the guide. This should create a retical point. Finally, click and drag anywhere on the Artboard and watch your guide rotate on the axis point you created. You can hold down Shift while dragging and reach 45° easily.

Short: Create Guide > “R” + Click Guide > Click/Drag Off Guide = Rotate Guides

Nick Winters

Nick performs web marketing and design for Wenatchee Valley College. In his spare time, he takes on freelance projects and fun creative opportunities via Pixel to Press.

4 Comments

  1. Ivan Oliveira on January 30, 2015 at 7:46 AM

    Thank you.

  2. Steven on July 25, 2016 at 8:44 AM

    does not work. Rotates the artboard instead. I cannot for the life of me figure out how adobe with its gigantic user base and monthly subscription model bringing in all that money has worse functionality in this regard than INSkscape.

    In inkscape, all you have to do is hover on the guide to highlight it, click on it, and then you can rotate it using the mouse, or type exactly what you want in the dailog box.

    even though illustrator is more feature rich, i feel like the workflow in INkscape is 8x faster.

    another example, in illustrator, you cannot choose transparency for a fill color from the color picker window. you can type in hsl, rgb, or hex, but nothing for transparency. instead, you have to click on a dedicated transparency menu on the “essentials” sidebar. Again, in inkscape, this process is significantly more simple. there are sliders and input fields for the TRANSPARENCY right by the other sliders and fields for rgb, hsl, or whatever else you’re using.

  3. Steven on July 25, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    Also, on the subject of ux – the textarea element used for this comment uppercases everything so it’s impossible for a user to see which characters will be capitalized and which will not. I know you can hold down shift to capitalize but it does not preview. Lastly, the leading in this box is distracting too.

    Sorry to just complain twice in a row but Illustrator has me frustrated.

  4. Iruyan on September 24, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Thanks nick!

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