How do I rotate a shape with bezier curve

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I create arrows with bezier curve. I would like to be able to rotate the arrow without changing it's shape, but that seems impossible as there does not seem to be a rotate tool for an object
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Posted 7 months ago

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Joe Morgan

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You are correct, arrows don't have a rotational capability or rotational handle built into them.

If you want to reposition the arrow heads, you have to do it manually.

Regards,Joe
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Hi there

I'm just hazarding a guess on this, but because a simple arrow that you draw may be freely adjusted by moving the start and end points, there is really no need for rotation. Seems Bezier Curve is just picking up on the foundational arrow, so it's not able to be rotated because of what I said earlier.

I might think that one way you could get it rotated would be to copy the curved arrow, paste into a new blank canvas, flatten the curved arrow, then rotate the image to your satisfaction. Then copy that rotated image and paste it back where you copied it from.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Or you could just do the copy to a new canvas, flatten, copy and paste to the original, then use the ability to rotate the new image. (In case you need to use the backdrop as a visual guide)
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It's a workaround, but time consuming when you have hundreds of screencaptures to do.  There should be a rotation functionality on all objects or at least a rotation tool available. Thanks for your input.
JC