Learn how to work with the Microsoft Surface Dial in Illustrator.
Illustrator now supports Microsoft Surface Dial on Windows 10 Anniversary edition and later or directly on Surface Studio. You can use Surface Dial to adjust settings and parameters for your Illustrator documents.
You can choose one of the following tools in Illustrator: Rotate, Scale, Brush, Blob Brush, and Eraser.
- Select the Rotate tool, plot a pivot point on the selected object, and then rotate Surface Dial to transform the selected artwork about the pivot point at an interval of five degrees.
- Select the Scale tool, and then rotate Surface Dial to uniformly scale the selected artwork at an interval of 5 percent.
- Select the Brush tool or the Blob Brush tool, and then rotate Surface Dial to adjust the brush size.
- Select the Eraser tool, and then rotate Surface Dial to adjust the diameter of the eraser.