Question about vector resizing in Adobe Illustrator CS... Please answer!

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  1. omgwut macrumors 6502

    omgwut

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    Hey there,
    I've been tracing over a photo of myself in Illustrator to draw myself in vector shapes, with the idea of bringing the files to Kinkos tomorrow to have them printed out on hi-res glossy paper.

    I guess my only potential mistake was not measuring the dimensions of the image out before I began, but I know that with vector, image pixellation and distortion really isn't a problem. I know how to resize individual shapes on seperate layers, but how can I resize in equal proportion the entire drawing, including all of the layers should I find that mine isn't big enough to print? Do I have to flatten them all first or what? What do I click on?

    Thanks alot!
     
  2. monke macrumors 65816

    monke

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    Not sure if Illustrator has te feature, I know PS does.

    Can you create a folder? If so, drag all the layers you want to be resized into that folder. Now resize that folder like you would normally with a single layer.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. macaddicted macrumors regular

    macaddicted

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    AFAIK so long as none of the layers are locked you should be able to do a select all (cmd-A) and scale. I usually use the scale tool and option-click to bring up the scale dialog window.
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Unlock all the layers, select all, click on the selection tool (black arrow), then shift-drag to stretch. That should be all there is to it.
     

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