Adobe Illustrator Resize Question...

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Joe Bannon, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Joe Bannon macrumors regular

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    I have a project where I created a 11" x 17" poster (below). Now I want to turn that into a 4.25" x 6" postcard. What is the best way to do this without having to create my design from scratch?

    BTW, I have at least 10 layers, all with lines, colors, etc.

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  2. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    if the proportions are correct, apple+A then shfit+drag from any corner.
     
  3. yukio macrumors regular

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    looks like it won't scale cleanly.

    you choice is to scale against the vertical length and then adjust everything horizontal.

    or scale against the horizontal length, then adjust everything to fit vertically.

    it doesn't look like it should be too hard - in fact, make it a little easier and pull the black border before you scale and add it to the smaller version at the end..
     
  4. Joe Bannon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will this work on all the layers?
     
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  6. Joe Bannon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sweet, I'll try it. :)
     
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    One thing I noticed, line stroke sizes don't change when you resize. Is there a way around this or am I going to have to change them manually?
     
  9. heehee macrumors 68020

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    You can go back to the original size. Go to Illustrator > Preferences > General > and check Scale Strokes & Effects. :)
     

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