Adobe Illustrator - Create Copies As You Scale Or Rotate For Fast Transformations (10/CS/CS2)
You can select an object's bounding box with the Selection tools, and then use the Transformation tools to scale and rotate. But what if you'd like to make copies as you transform the object? Here's a way you can scale or rotate and make copies simultaneously while avoiding the copy and paste commands. To do so, select the Transformation tool and hold down the [option] key ([Alt] in Windows) as you rotate or scale.