Author Topic: Suggestion: combining Move and Transform tool  (Read 1216 times)

Mika

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Suggestion: combining Move and Transform tool
on: October 20, 2021, 10:10:29 PM
This suggestion is for a design consideration that I have found troubling previously and now with renewed inspiration from the 27 minute mark in this video https://youtu.be/k1YOnKRREY4

The Transform tool is a staple tool for me and this should be given the same icon treatment as a default tool. It does what the Move tool can do plus a lot more, so it confuses me why Transform is seperate. If you are to replace Move, perhaps have a button to lock scale within Transform if some users find the lack of Move tool troubling.
Last Edit: October 21, 2021, 01:01:42 AM by Mika

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Re: Suggestion: combining Move and Transform tool
Reply #1 on: October 21, 2021, 03:17:26 AM
Move and transform tool are two different tools used for different purposes so they should not be combined. If you you don’t need “move tool” you can simply remove it from your toolbar.

And to give “transform tool” an icon you can use “SF symbols” app on AppStore to browse for SF symbols, and most of them can be used to give different tools customized icons, you simply have to rename the tool to the according SF symbol name and it will change to that icon. For transform I can recommend “skew” symbol. I attached screenshot so you can see how it looks.

Hope that helps. :)

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Re: Suggestion: combining Move and Transform tool
Reply #2 on: October 21, 2021, 11:11:15 AM
Wow that is a great workaround! I still hope Lucky Clan offer an official symbol for the tool, but this is the next best thing

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Re: Suggestion: combining Move and Transform tool
Reply #3 on: November 09, 2021, 07:26:51 AM
Just type "skew" as a top toolbar action name. "skew" is a perfect SF Symbol for Transform.

Wow that is a great workaround! I still hope Lucky Clan offer an official symbol for the tool, but this is the next best thing

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Re: Suggestion: combining Move and Transform tool
Reply #4 on: November 09, 2021, 07:54:05 AM
You can find all SF Symbols for example here:
https://github.com/cyanzhong/sf-symbols-online/blob/master/README.md

There is also official Mac app:
https://developer.apple.com/sf-symbols/