To maintain the object’s proportions, hold down Shift as you drag. To scale relative to the object’s center point, hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) as you drag.
How do you keep an aspect ratio in Illustrator?
Hold down the Command (Mac) or Alt (Windows) key as you rescale to maintain the original center point of the object. Or, hold down the Shift + Option (Mac) or Shift + Alt (Windows) keys to maintain the original aspect ratio and the original center point as you rescale (Figure 37b).
How do you change proportionally in Illustrator?
To scale proportionally, click the Constrain button on the widget to toggle it on (Lock icon) and then drag or Shift-drag. To scale from the center, hold down Alt (Win) or Option (Mac), and then drag.
How do I resize without distorting in Illustrator?
Currently, if you want to resize an object (by clicking and dragging a corner) without distorting it, you need to hold down the shift key.
How do you scale evenly in Illustrator?
To scale strokes and effects, choose Edit > Preferences > General (Windows) or Illustrator > Preferences > General (Mac OS), and select Scale Strokes & Effects. If you want to choose whether to scale strokes and effects on a case-by-case basis, use the Transform panel or the Scale command to scale objects.
How do you lock the scale in Illustrator?
Please hold shift+command and then scale the image or any object so that their proportions are locked.
How do you resize an Illustrator file?
Resize Artwork in Illustrator
Hit Ctrl + A on PC or ⌘ + A to select all the art in your file. Look in the top bar or Transform window and you’ll see the width and height of your selection. link clicked, enter a new height or width dimension and hit enter which will then scale your image proportionally.