To skew an artistic text object, you slant it vertically or horizontally. To rotate an artistic text object, you spin it around a central point (called the center of rotation marker). There are two ways you can skew or rotate text:
The skewing and rotation handles become visible when you double-click any object with the Pick Tool. The skewing handles are the arrows in the center of each side of the object. The rotation handles are the curved arrows in the corners. Rotation and skewing are both measured in degrees.
Double-click an artistic text object with the ...