Object Manulipation Handles

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Am I missing something? Is it possible that you cannot rotate an image, asset, object using the handles. Instead i have to use the properties rotation tool?
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charles.ragucci

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Joe Morgan

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With the asset highlighted on the timeline.Hover over the center asset. You will see a green handle light up.That's a rotation handle.Left click to grab it.Once you have grabbed it. You can hold the cursor and move it outward from center.That gives you easier control over rotation.
Regards,Joe
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charles.ragucci

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Okay thanks Joe right in front of me the whole time..My problem is that i am so used to working in Photoshop that i look on the sides for those rotation handles.. Appreciate
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Joe Morgan

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I use Photoshop all the time, I prefer to grab the corners

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charles.ragucci

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Me too. Personally i do not like the center rotation tool.
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Jenm

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Yes the center rotation is not precise, so I end up using properties anyway. 
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I'm constantly mixing up what I can do in Photoshop to how it works or doesn't work in Camtasia. Especially, the Alt + Shift to easily expand an object Photoshop from the center out. LOL  I use both the center rotation tool and the properties.
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You can get pretty precise with rotational handle.I do it all the time.

 The key is grabbing the handle and moving your cursor far away from the center while holding down the left click.

 Here I have the cursor moved to the far side of the canvas at the bottom.It's highlighted in Red. It turns into a circled arrow that's hard to see. You can easily arc in very small increments.


You can also sweep into the UI area. You don’t have to remain in the Canvas area.I normally edit using 2 monitors. The 32” 2556 x 1440 for the Canvas. The timeline goes on a 23” 1920 x 1080 on the right. 

If you look at the bottom of the timeline, you’ll see the rotation cursor way over there. So controls off the charts in that situation.

90 degree rotation points snap into place.


You can do the same in thing in Photoshop. Just in case you didn’t know this.

Regards,Joe

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I was used to the way Photoshop did things to. But, Joe gave a great explanation on how to work with this which makes it easier if you are using a two monitor setup. If on a laptop screen that may be smaller it might be a little different.
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Actually Fred,

 I showed how it works using either 1 monitor or 2. See Image 1and information posted above it.

 I showed the 2 monitor setup primarily to show an extreme example. In that particular situation my cursor is about 3’ feet away from the arrow.

In reality, it’s impractical because it only works if the rotation to be applied is to the far right.

I was simply demonstrating that you place/move the cursor/control  handle as far outside of the canvas area as you want and still use it.

Although, in that particular 2 monitor set up, I could rotate that arrow in 1/10ths of a degree quite easily.